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The Best Gay Bars In Vienna, Austria

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Vienna boasts of one of the richest gay histories among European cities. From gay emperors and generals to gay composers, all shaped Vienna into what it is today. After checking out Rainbow Christmas Market, drop by one of the best gay bars of Austria‘s capital. Below is a list of the top five.

Santo Spirito

A wine bar that plays medieval and classical music, Santo Spirito is loved by the gay scene. Since opening its doors in the 1980s, this elegant and lovely spot has unsurprisingly been a favorite with classical musicians, who occasionally even conduct live performances in Santo Spirito. Here, customers can also order healthy and hearty Mediterranean dishes. With antique accents and soft lighting, Santo Spirito is both sexy and unconventional. For those with four-legged friends, you’ll be happy to know that Santo Spirito gladly accepts dogs.


7 Kumpfgasse, Vienna, +43 1512 9998


Sling stand for erotic entertainment. It is a modern-day cruising lounge bar and club with clean shower facilities. All ages, backgrounds, cultures, and dress codes are welcome, unless it’s a special event. With free admission, complementary savory snacks, cinema and strip shows, Sling is the place to be. It’s recommended to go there after 8pm, when it gets busier and more entertaining.


4 Kettenbruckengasse, Vienna, +43 1582 2362

Café Savoy

Café Savoy is built in a Renaissance style, designed by architect Franz Ritter von Neumann, who was a pupil of the notorious gay architect of August Sicard von Sicardsburg. In Café Savoy it’s all about large mirrors, huge windows, and paintings on ceilings and walls. It is an old and beautiful place. The great location and relaxing and elegant ambience makes this a popular spot amongst the gay community. Enjoy a Viennese coffee lounging on leather sofas, and in the summer, you can sit outside on a terrace and people watch.

36 Linke Wienzeile, Vienna, +43 1581 1557


Felixx offers a sophisticated and flamboyant atmosphere with magnificent chandeliers and life-sized portraits. Its menu is a mirror with hand-picked wines, a well-balanced extensive cocktail list, and light snacks. Here you will encounter a mixed clientele, which nevertheless makes Felixx a friendly spot to spend your evening. With popular themed evenings of drag shows performed by local names, it’s no wonder that Felixx is a well-established spot on Vienna’s gay map.


5 Gumpendorfer Strasse, Vienna, +43 1920 4714

Village Bar

The Village Bar is in a great location and is a perfect spot to start your evening. It is a lively, sociable and relaxed gay bar with cool music coming out of the speakers and music videos being played on the walls. In Village Bar, there’s usually a mixed crowd of trendy clientele. The menu features a list of cocktails; if you’re hungry, eat beforehand as there is no food served in the Village Bar. When in Vienna, come to this small bar and have some fun!


8 Stiegengasse, Vienna