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SALZBURG: Nightlife & Nightclubs

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An Intro to Salzburg

Salzburg (Salt Fortress in English) is the 4th largest city in Austria and the capital city of State of Salzburg. It is commonly known as the City of Mozart, but there are many more attractions for tourists. It is a historic center, UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved city near the Alps. Salzburg is not just famous for architecture or historical places but also for mountain scenery.

Salzburg at Night
Salzburg at Night

Salzburg is not short of historic and stunning places. It seems, Salzburg is a perfect combination of old and new. You can spend weeks to explore all the beauties and historic sites within and surroundings of this great city in Austria. Normally, tour to Salzburg starts with homage visit to Mozart’s birthplace followed by a visit to other historic places.
You can spend the whole day in the old town of Altstadt Salzburg where you’ll find medieval houses, some as high as 5 stories, 13th century Court Pharmacy in old market, 17th century St. Florian’s Fountain, and much more. Coming towards other historic sites, you can enjoy the beauty of Hohensalzburg Castle, St. Peter’s Abbey founded by St. Rupert in AD 690, and 1657 Salzburg Cathedral. There are other historic places to visit too like The Residenzplatz, St. Peter’s Church, Schloss Hellbrunn.
For shopping, there are several famous markets and malls in Salzburg but the most important of all is Christmas Markets. When it comes to eateries, Salzburg will impress you with restaurants like Café Wernbacher and other traditional coffee houses. Discussion of Salzburg is incomplete without mentioning its glamorous nightlife.

The Nightlife of Salzburg

Salzburg is not a really big city compared to other big cities in Europe. But the nightlife here is very vibrant like any other big city, if not the better. There are several options available for night owls to enjoy their night out. There are varieties of activities available to choose from: the trendy bars, Irish pubs, cinemas, restaurants and coffee houses, music parties, and exhibitions. You can enjoy following activities in Salzburg if are looking to spend a night out.

The Nightlife of Salzburg
The Nightlife of Salzburg

Enjoy music at Bricks Music Bar

Enjoy music at Bricks Music Bar
Enjoy music at Bricks Music Bar

Almost everyone is fond of music and what is better than enjoying a night with electric music with your loved ones? At Bricks Music Bar, you can enjoy different kinds of music. At one moment, you are listening to rock music and after some time, you can enjoy the pop one. Alternative and metal are played in a warm, soothing atmosphere. There is an age limit to enter the Music bar, you must be at least 18, to be part of this great show.

Try Weissbier at Die Weisse

Try Weissbier at Die Weisse
Try Weissbier at Die Weisse

Die Weisse is known as the oldest brewer of Austria’s best beer “the Weissbier”. The brewery was established in 1901, since then they are producing the world best and of highest standard wheat beer. This is going to be the perfect night out at Die Weisse with your best friends.

Eat quality food at Imlauer Sky Restaurant

Eat quality food at Imlauer Sky Restaurant
Eat quality food at Imlauer Sky Restaurant

Situated at the top floor of Crowne Plaza’s, Imlauer Sky Restaurant is the latest addition to Salzburg nightlife attractions. The restaurant is famous for two reasons, first is very obvious, the quality food and second, the stunning panorama of the city because of its height that becomes more lovely during the night time. You can order anything from coffee to beef with stunning views.

Try snacks with beer at Augustiner Bräu

Try snacks with beer at Augustiner Bräu
Try snacks with beer at Augustiner Bräu

The Augustiner Bräu is probably the most popular meeting and party place in Salzburg. Interestingly, this is the largest cocktail place in the whole of Austria where beer is served in stone-made pitchers directly from barrels made up of woods. You can enjoy drinks with the super tasty local snacks available on Braustübl.

Enjoy Mozart Dinner Concert

Enjoy Mozart Dinner Concert
Enjoy Mozart Dinner Concert

Whenever you visit Salzburg, this place should be on the top of your list. The concert takes place at the birthplace of greatest of the all musician Mozart, followed by a dinner. The whole function and the dinner can take around 3-4 hours, but it has all the worth to be part of it.

Casino Salzburg

Casino Salzburg
Casino Salzburg

Casinos are part of nightlife traditions in Salzburg, and a source of great fun. It’s a thrilling thing to challenge your wits. There is no better place to hit a casino than the Casino Salzburg. Be wise in your decisions and rest assured you’ll remember Casino Salzburg for a long time.

The best bars in Salzburg

Salzburg is not as big a city, but surprisingly, it can stun you with lively nightlife it has. When we talk about nightlife attractions, quality bars always stay on the top. Salzburg is not short of quality bars, we can rank these bars among the best in Austria. So, let have a review of the best bars in Salzburg.

Monkeys Café Bar

Monkeys Café Bar
Monkeys Café Bar

The bar is located on Imbergstrasse near the city’s river, provides a perfect view of the old town across the river. This bar serves the best cocktail that you’ll try in the whole city. There is a good news for those that don’t like smoking but like to drink all the time, due to recent government regulations, this bar is now smoke-free.

Jambo World Music Café

Jambo World Music Café
Jambo World Music Café

Getting bored with old style bars? Try this multipurpose bar for something interesting. Jambo World Music Café is famous for music and quality cocktail, therefore, you don’t have to do just one thing at this bar. You can do anything from listening the quality music, sipping tasty cocktail or beer, and drink an herbal tea or eat food. You can enjoy the music of different genres from Afro, Asian to Tango, and that is the reason this bar classified as the hotspot for world music lovers.

Watzmann

Watzmann
Watzmann

Located close to the river within Giselakai, this bar is more popular in the younger population of Salzburg. On Saturday night, the bar offers extra hours to students and on Wednesday, a popular event takes place known as funny evening. On the occasion of the funny evening, one can buy a cocktail as cheap as €4.50 and then there is one buy get one free offer on the same evening. Hope it’s get clear, why this bar is so popular in students.

Alchimiste Belge Bar

Alchimiste Belge Bar
Alchimiste Belge Bar

Located in the popular area of Linzergasse, this bar is specialized in Belgian and Austrian beers. The menu includes over 150 varieties of beers and cocktails, thus making it hard for the bar lovers to choose from. Interestingly, there is another bar near Alchimiste named as Beffa and both are owned by the same owner. Beffa is more popular in the younger population like students while the Alchimiste is famous for serious stuff.

Republic Café

Republic Café
Republic Café

This multipurpose place is the foremost meeting place, a nice cafe, and the ultimate bar. By day, it is a café with tasty healthy foods, by night it’s an attractive bar. The place is a hotspot of entertainment activities, especially during the weekend nights when local and international artists perform on stage, while the audience is sipping drinks during the show. For those feeling hungry, healthy foods are available all the time, so enjoy every bit of your stay at republic café.

Jazzit

Jazzit
Jazzit

Jazzit is famous for weekly music parties and for jazz concerts that keep happening every week, where international and local artist showcase their talent. You can enter the bar and outdoor garden without purchasing tickets and just have to pay for your favorite drinks. It’s a nice place to enjoy different performances with your favorite cocktail.

Afro Café

Afro Café
Afro Café

Afro café has something unique, it has nothing European except some drinks. The owner is very much inspired by the African culture and the inside of the bar looks like mini Africa. The bar is about sitting with your friends in a calm environment having some refreshing drinks. The bar offers different African drinks, lager, Dju Dju Palm, and a variety of Austrian’s beers.

The best bar restaurants in Salzburg

“We are what we eat”. The Salzburg is known as the culinary capital of Austria for all the good reasons. There are numerous bar restaurants in this great city where you can satisfy your appetite. We have tried to bring you a list of some of the best bar-restaurants in Salzburg in the below section.

The Augustiner Brau

The Augustiner Brau
The Augustiner Brau

Probably the oldest restaurant in the area dates back to 16th century AD. The restaurant is just excellent with local famous foods and some other stuff, but the real reason behind their popularity is a fantastic beer that is served directly from wooden casks. In the summer season, the rear garden of this restaurant becomes the main attraction, where you can eat and drink under the shade of trees.

Hotel Goldgasse

Hotel Goldgasse
Hotel Goldgasse

The restaurant serves many international and local recipes and very famous for its taste. There innovative combination of traditional and international foods make it a must-visit place. If you are a fan of famous local recipe Tafelspitz and want to try it, this is the best place for this cause. You’ll be welcome by a noticeably friendly staff that are very professional in their approach and deliver foods ASAP.

Café Fingers

Café Fingers
Café Fingers

This café is all about heavy food and recommended for a healthy launch. It serves best meaty brunch anywhere in Salzburg. Other great recipes to try at this restaurant include bircher-style muesli or porridge. At the end of the meal, you can try some cakes for even better taste.

No. 32 Monksberg

No. 32 Monksberg
No. 32 Monksberg

This restaurant is recommended for dinner. Situated within the Museum of Modern Art’s highest floor on the cliffs of the Monksberg. This elevation promises some of the best views of the city. Just imagine, dining with this type of scenery in front of you. Overall, the menu is full of local and international foods and you won’t disappointed with their taste and services.

ALTER FUCHS

ALTER FUCHS
ALTER FUCHS

This restaurant serves a perfect blend of local and international recipes. It is the first choice for traditional foods like homemade bread and Tafelspitz. Alter Fuchs is more famous for Weiniger, the local beer that is served in mugs here. It’s not about quantity here because they take care of quality well.

UNCLE VAN

UNCLE VAN
UNCLE VAN

Located in Lederergasse, Uncle Van is the best place to eat 100% hygienic and fresh veggies, all the time. Don’t worry, if you are non-vegetarian, they serve some of the best local and international cuisine as well. During summer months, their little garden became a great attraction and overall environment looks pretty romantic.

The best nightclubs in Salzburg

Nightclubs are part and parcel of nightlife at Salzburg. The number of nightclubs is pretty decent compared to its population. Most of the people think Nightclubs are dying tradition, but this is not true for Salzburg at least. To prove the point, we are presenting a list of top most nightclubs of Salzburg that you should try whenever to visit this great city of Austria.

Club take five

Club take five
Club take five

Its location in Gstattengasse makes it very accessible. This club is surrounded with so many other top-notch clubs. The interior of the club is very chic and nice that takes you to an imaginative world. The club’s audience is mostly young, that means the atmosphere is quite electric. Coming towards the drinks, the mixes in the club are really good and the staff is pretty friendly. Only high quality and little expensive drinks are served so be ready for that. The music is pretty decent and of different types. So ready to be wet in your sweat.

HalfMoon

HalfMoon
HalfMoon

Located at the well-known area of Gstättengasse, this club has all the reason to qualify in our list of the best clubs. The place is all about having fun at weekends as it stays closed from Sunday to Thursday. The overall environment of the club is pretty electric with all kinds of music, pop, hip hop, etc. The quality of the sound system is best in the area that makes you super energetic all the night. Well-mixed and almost all types of cocktails are available here, so be ready for an unforgettable night at Halfmoon.

Jazzit Lokal Göllner KEG

Jazzit Lokal Göllner KEG
Jazzit Lokal Göllner KEG

Located in Elisabethstr, Jazzit is famous for long parties. It offers almost everything you wish to see in a nightclub: better cocktail, tasty food, art in the gallery, and electric music all around. You’ll experience the separate type of music every night in the club. Come here on Tuesday nights to enjoy the weekly jam sessions. It is also very nice to come here for a beer before jazz concerts in the hall next to the bar. Jazzit is all about music especially the electric one. It ranges from Techno, house, and Dubstep.

Murphy’s Law Irish Pub

Murphy's Law Irish Pub
Murphy’s Law Irish Pub

This club is probably the best Salzburg surprise for your first visit. The first thing that’ll impress you much is the friendly attitude of not only the staff but the local people. The beer and cocktails are well-mixed and good in taste. Its Irish flair, huge choice of Whisky and beer makes it the best place to spend an evening in Salzburg. It’s not only a bar or club, but it’s equally good café. Here, you can enjoy food cheaper than most of the other location in Salzburg.

City Beats

City Beats
City Beats

City Beats is located in the historic “Sternbräu” Building in the heart of the old town. The place is highly recommended for parties, meetings with your friends, dancing, meetings with strangers and spending night out with your close ones. It’s pretty much like a standard club with great number of beers and cocktails kinds available. Electric music all around that makes you dance more. Overall, a nice place to spend a night out with your friends.

Conclusion

Salzburg is Austria’s 4th largest city and one of the most tourist-friendly cities in the whole county. It’s a cultural center of the country and best known as the City of Mozart. Salzburg offers some of the best entertainment and refreshment opportunities in the country with the mountain scenery of Alps on the top. We tried to cover some aspects of the facilities available in the city and come up with the following details.
Salzburg nightlife is vibrant with dozens of attractions to make your night unforgettable experience. You can spend the whole night enjoying different famous places including the Altstadt, Hohensalzburg Castle, St. Peter’s Abbey founded by St. Rupert in AD 690, and 1657 Salzburg Cathedral. There are other historic places to visit like the Residenzplatz, St. Peter’s Church, and Schloss Hellbrunn.
Bars can be an option to spend the quality night time and Salzburg is not short of it as you can find numerous bars available in all parts of the city. Our selection of best bars includes Monkeys Café Bar, Jambo World Music Café, Whatzmann, and many more. Without mentioning the top bar-restaurants, this article can’t conclude properly. You can enjoy the best quality food at The Augustiner Brau, Hotel Goldgasse, Café Fingerlos, and so many other mentioned options.
Coming towards the best nightclubs options in the city. Again, there is no shortage of night clubs in Salzburg. Our list of best nightclubs includes Club take five, HalfMoon, City Beats, and other unique night clubs that can make your night a holy experience. Before ending concluding the whole stuff, we recommend you to visit this city of dreams, Salzburg once in your lifetime, because we believe in seeing is believing.​