VIENNA Gay Bars & Clubs 2019

Vienna has a bustling gay scene with everything from trendy cocktail bars to sexy cruise bars. Most of the gay bars are located in the Naschmarkt, close to the famous Museums Quarter and on Gumpendorf Street.

Why Not Vienna

Go dancing in Why Not, one of Vienna’s longest running gay venues.

Felixx Bar

Head to Felixx for great cocktails and a nice selection of wines.

Our guide to gay bars in Vienna

The Viennese scene is bursting with coffeehouses and bars. One of the figureheads is Café Savoy, which was established in the nineteenth century and built by a student of gay architect August Sicard von Sicardsburg. The two gigantic mirrors and impressive wall and ceiling paintings set the scene for an enchanting journey back in time. It is a place where patrons of all ages come to relax and flirt, with many people selecting the Savoy as the starting point for the long party night ahead. Options include the nearby Mango Bar, which can safely claim to be the favorite haunt of the younger crowd and is famed for its attractive waiters and brightly-colored cocktails. Mango Bar is part of the “gay empire” built up by leading figure on the gay scene Frank Liebetegger, who is also the man behind the Why Not disco, Felixx-Bar, Sportsauna and Village-bar. While Felixx-Bar treats its patrons to excellent wines and an overflowing cocktail menu, it’s the clientele at Village-bar that reads like a who’s who of the capital’s gay scene.

Good times are guaranteed at Why Not, Vienna’s most popular gay disco, thanks to its trio of bars and trendy dance floor. As an alternative, Vienna offers two or three different gay club nights virtually every weekend, ensuring that there really is something to suite every taste. Pop fans and party animals turn night into day at Ken Club, while queer:beat offers a captivating mix of indie rock, electronic music and charts hits. The city’s top club nights include gay extravaganza Circus with scene doyenne Tamara Mascara and lavish stage and light shows that draw the party masses to dance the night away, as well as Meat Market (celebrating rock sounds and electronic beats), and OMG Society, which has charted its own course with cool visual effects, international DJs and a no party pics rule.

The idea that Vienna’s scene makes every effort to reach out to people outside the gay mainstream is reflected in various club nights, including burlesque electro night Imperial Madness, the BallCanCan queer Balkan parties, bear night Pitbull, and Malefiz where director Gregor Schmidinger brings together art and trash and blurs the lines between different sexual orientations.

Kibbutz Klub is another one for those in the know. Serving up Israeli pop music, it adds yet another dimension for the late night crowd to enjoy. Fans of classical music cannot afford to miss Santo Spirito, a mix of café, restaurant and bar with predominantly gay male patrons. Ffiftysix  and Hard On are an absolute must for anyone who wants to check out the local cruising scene. Sauna devotees are in their element at the well-known Kaiserbründl (a heritage-listed historic oriental bathhouse), Apollo City Sauna (with differently themed days), Römersauna (with Roman parties) and Sportsauna. The latter is open round the clock on the weekends and its bar even offers breakfasts. Outdoor fans should head for the nudist FKK zone at Toter Grund (also known as Gay Beach) on the Danube Island.

Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action

Hotel Imperial,   Steigenberger Hotel,   Hotel Astoria,   Hotel Maria Theresia

  • Where to Stay

    We recommend you stay in the city centre, 1st district. Here you will find most of the top attractions and are within a short taxi ride to the bars and clubs during the evening. Hotels are busy year-round in Vienna so the earlier you book, the better the rate.

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Gay Bars in VIENNA

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Augenblick gay bar Vienna

Augenblick

Augenblick gay bar in Vienna is located in a restored historical buildings from the 19th century, this traditional Vienna bar is a popular place with the silver surfers and there admirers. a good place to drop in for a drink as you do your shopping in the afternoon,
Cafe Rifugio gay cafe bar Vienna

Cafe Rifugio

There is always a warm welcome in the small but supper friendly gay bar, popular with a more mature local clientele. This is a good place to drop in for a drink and pick up a local gay guide and discover the scene during the day to help you get your bearings.
Café Rüdiger gay bar Vienna

Café Rüdiger

Café Rüdiger has a bit of a reputation of being a gay hustler bar, so don’t be surprised if good looking boys start talking to you out of the blue, if this is what you are looking for just fix the price and have some fun. Saturdays is the shower show night.
Cafe Savoy gay cafe bar Vienna

Cafe Savoy

Café Savoy is a national and international figurehead for the Viennese gay scene, built at the end of the 19th century, the first thing you notice when entering is the two huge mirrors, next to the Palace of Versailles, the largest one-piece mirrors in Europe.
City gay bar Vienna

City Bar

City bar Vienna is a stylish and modern gay bar in the heart of Vienna, offering a fun and friendly atmosphere, delicious cocktails, good music and regular drink specials. And you can even bring your straight friends as the bar is 100% straight friendly!
EAGLE gay bar Vienna

EAGLE

The EAGLE is one of the oldest gay leather & jeans bars of Austria and a Hotspot for the Viennese gay scene. Following there slogan „Sexpect More" you can expect more good atmosphere, more cool drinks, more hot guys, more sex, more dance floor and above all more fun!
F56 gay bar Vienna

F56

F56 is Vienna's largest Cruising & Fetish Bar with 300 m² play space, offering a large bar, smoking and non-smoking area, darkroom, glory hole, gang-bang platform, cabins, slings, gyn chairs, Flushing facilities, disinfectants, condoms and gloves are also available
Felixx Bar, gay bar Vienna

Felixx Bar

Felixx Bar opened its doors in the summer of 2004, and rapidly became the trendy spot on the gay scene in Vienna, offering a more sophisticated atmosphere with exquisite Austrian wines and a large cocktail menu. Busy all week long and hot guys!
HARD ON gay fetish club Vienna

HARD ON

HARD ON Vienna is the non-profit fetish club of the LMC (Leather Motorbike Community) in Vienna, built as a meeting place for gay men interested in fetish and is exclusively run by voluntary members in their spare time!, & regular themed nights
Inside gay bar Vienna

Inside Bar

Inside gay bar is modern and friendly with a fun atmosphere making everyone feels at home, you will come across everyone in this bar from drag queens to teeny boppers and different groups of gay guys all mixing together
Kino labyrinth gay cruise bar Vienna

Kino labyrinth

Kino labyrinth is a cruise club with maze and X-rated cinema Explore your own world of sparkling eroticism. On long winding paths, in imaginatively arranged landscapes, you can experience the most exciting adventures. On monitors
Mango Gay Bar Vienna

Mango Bar

Founded in 1981 as Manhattan Bar the Mango is the place where the young gay crowd meets. Located in the middle of the "gay district" on both sides of the Naschmarkt the small and intimate bar offers a good selection of drinks.
Red Carpet gay bar Vienna

Red Carpet

The Red Carpet gay bar is probably one of the busiest bars in gay Vienna attracting guys of all ages but especially popular with the young crowd out for a fun night. Offering a comfortable bar with a very friendly atmosphere and waiter service,
SLING gay cruise bar Vienna

SLING

SLING offers a more modern gay cruise bar with state of the art music and lighting, regular themed nights and stripper shows, free bar snacks, internet access and a XXX cinema. Friendly bar staff and Trance, techno and house sound in the whole area
Village Bar, gay bar Vienna

Village Bar

The village has been around now for more than 11 years attracting a mix of gay people out for a drink and a good time make the Village one of the most popular bars in Vienna, extremely busy at the weekends and on their legendary party nights.

Map of VIENNA GAY BARS

Naschmarkt is probably the closest thing Vienna has to a gay quarter. A stone’s throw from Naschmarkt, you’ll find Gumpendorferstraße (Gumpendorf Street), known for its lively restaurants and bars.

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Recommended Hotels in Vienna

Stay close to “Vienna Row” or Wienzeile if you want to be close to all of Vienna’s best gay bars and clubs. Vienna has some of the most stunning hotels located in historic buildings.

Hotel Imperial, 5 Star
A Luxury Collection Hotel

Hotel Imperial



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The luxurious, renowned 5-star Hotel Imperial is set directly on the Ringstraße boulevard in the heart of Vienna and takes you back to the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Steigenberger Hotel
5 Star Luxury

Steigenberger Hotel



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Built in 1913, Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof is located in the center of the first district of Vienna, only a few steps from the Hofburg Imperial Palace.  Spacious air-conditioned rooms.

Austria Trend Hotel
4 Star, Tranquil



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Set in a charming building from 1912, Austria Trend Hotel Astoria Wien is located in the centre of Vienna, right on the famous Kärtnerstraße shopping street. Free WiFi is available.

Hotel Maria Theresia
4 Star Great Amenities



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The modern and elegant K+K Hotel Maria Theresia enjoys a central and quiet location right in Vienna’s artists’ quarter of Spittelberg and offers free WiFi, a wellness and a fitness area.

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