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The 10 Best Bars In Linz, Austria

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Sophia Karner
Updated: 9 February 2017
Besides its many cultural attributes, Linz also has a very active nightlife with a wide range of stylish bars, laid-back pubs and traditional beer gardens. Cultural diversity is held high in the Upper Austrian capital, where Spanish vinotecas and Japanese sushi bars are as much a part of the local culture as Austrian pubs. Below, take a look at 10 of our top choices to understand more about Linz’s drinking culture.

Frau Dietrich

Frau Dietrich, only a stone’s throw away from Herberstein, invites guests on a journey through time into the world of the 1920s. Swing, big band and blues music creates an authentic flair, while the detail-oriented and tasteful interior contributes to a very relaxed atmosphere. In the style of the 1920s, guests have to dial a number on the phone outside before being admitted into the bar. High class spirits and classic cocktails round off an extraordinary evening in Frau Dietrich’s.

 

Altstadt 8, 4020 Linz, Austria, +43 732 772 774

Herberstein Linz

Herberstein Linz can be found in the heart of Linz’s old town and is the luxury choice for all cocktail and sushi lovers. The bar offers over 100 different cocktails, many of which are personal creations by its innovative barkeepers. In addition to this, there’s also an outstanding Japanese menu. The art of making sushi, as an integral part of authentic Japanese cuisine, can be mastered in one of Herberstein’s sushi cooking classes. Head-barkeeper, Manuela Lerchbaumer, who is mainly responsible for the bar’s extensive cocktail menu, stands out with the title, Best Barkeeper of the Year.

 

Altstadt 10, 4020 Linz, Austria, +43 732 78 61 61

Cocktailbar Easy

Near the Mariendom, one of Linz’s major sights, guests are welcomed into the laid-back atmosphere of Cocktailbar Easy. Leather sofas, lounge areas as well as jazz and blues background music immediately makes guests feel at ease. The bar offers an impressive variety of cocktails, which also includes a number of non-alcoholic versions that far exceed traditional alcohol-free offers. As a special treat, Cocktailbar Easy invites its guests to participate in weekly cocktail classes that will make the art of cocktail-making accessible to everyone interested.

 

Baumbachstrasse 14, 4020 Linz, Austria, +43 732 77 00 90

Lennox

Lennox, situated directly in the heart of the city centre, is definitely the place to go for after-work drinks; it’s an ideal environment for switching off after a busy day in the office. The daily happy hour makes this not only a very tasty but also affordable experience. Every now and then, Lennox also invites its guests to special evening events, such as club sessions with live music and local DJs. Cocktail classes as well as whisky tasting events are equally popular with Linz’s locals.

 

Marienstrasse 2a, 4020 Linz, Austria, +43 677 61 10 35 70

Lennox bar | © Courtesy of Lennox
Lennox bar | © Courtesy of Lennox

Skygarden

Skygarden, in the very centre of Linz, is conveniently located on the top floor of one of the city’s inner-city shopping malls. This makes it the ideal place to take a break and enjoy a little treat from the bar’s snack menu during a busy day of shopping. With its rooftop bar that offers an amazing view of Linz and its modern interior, Skygarden is the place to be for both after-work drinks and relaxed evenings with friends in a stylish venue.

 

Passage Linz 3.OG Landstrasse 17-25, 4020 Linz, Austria, +43 732 77 06 76

Josef Linz

Josef is located right on Landstrasse, Linz’s busiest shopping street. However, with its charming interior and beautiful beer garden, Josef draws its guests into a completely different world. Calm, traditional and down-to-earth, the venue offers Austrian culinary culture at its best. Delicious regional delicacies are complemented with Josef’s very own beers, Josef dark and Josef light, which are personally brewed on the premises. This makes Josef the only still existing active craft brewery in Linz, the former Austrian brewery hub.

 

Landstrasse 49, Linz 4020, Austria, +43 732 77 31 65 30

Josef beer | © Courtesy of Josef Linz
Josef beer | © Courtesy of Josef Linz

Ignis

Ignis Vinothek is a modern wine bar in the centre of Linz with its very own traditional wine cellar. It offers an interesting mixture of high quality Austrian wines, especially from the Upper Austrian regions, and a large variety of renowned international wines. Staff are very competent and happy to take the time to give expert advice on each of their wines, if guests desire assistance in choosing a suitable option. Ignis also regularly organises special tasting evenings of new wines, produced by regional wineries, for its guests.

 

Klosterstrasse 3, Linz A-4020, Austria, +43 732 89 04 79

Ignis interior | © Courtesy of Ignis
Ignis interior | © Courtesy of Ignis

Solaris Café Bar

Solaris can be found in the entrance area of Linz’s Open Culture House, which makes it a central part of Linz’s cultural scene. After a visit to the Open Culture House or the adjacent programme cinema Moviemento, Solaris Café Bar’s extensive range of wine, beers and cocktails encourages guests to round off their evening in a comfortable atmosphere. On weekends, Austrian DJs with a focus on house, electro and hip hop music, entertain the crowd at Solaris.

OK Platz 1, 4020 Linz, Austria, +43 732 90 76 06

Divino

The vinoteca Divino brings authentic Spanish flair to the Upper Austrian Capital and invites guests into the ambience of the wine bars of Barcelona and Madrid. With a range of over 200 wines and freshly prepared cold and warm tapas, Divino successfully creates traditional Spanish culinary culture in Austria. Regional music and a Spanish-speaking staff make Spain seem closer than ever.

 

Domgasse 20, 4020 Linz, Austria, +43 732 94 74 73

Stieglbräu Zum Klosterhof

Stieglbräu zum Klosterhof, also located on Linz’s main shopping street Landstrasse, is the prototype of a traditional Austrian pub. The cavernous Klosterhof interior, as well as the chestnut tree beer garden, showcases local culture at its best. Freshly tapped cold Stiegl beer, Stieglbräu’s main trademark, is complemented by classic Austrian dishes. Open 365 days a year, it is a must for everyone visiting Linz.

 

Landstrasse 30, 4020 Linz, Austria, +43 732 77 33 73