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Salzburg Nightlife

Being a university town and a city of music and culture par excellence, Salzburg has a bustling nightlife with a decent number of bars, clubs and live music venues.

Bars in Salzburg

Alchimiste Belge

This small pub north of the river may seem a little dingy at first, with graffiti on the walls and ceiling and old furniture, but it's one of the coolest drinking holes in Salzburg. On a nightly basis, the hip crowd gather round the bar's central tree-trunk fixture to try a wide selection of Belgian beers.

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Telephone: +43 660 4646 940.

Augustiner Bräustübl Mülln

With its huge shaded garden and beer brewed by clerics, Augustiner Bräustübl Mülln is popular with locals and tourists alike. The monastery of Mülln has been brewing here since 1621, and the pub here is a well-preserved corner of Salzburg's proud drinking culture.

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Telephone: +43 662 431 246.

Brewery Stiegl-Brauwelt

Almost everywhere else in the world, 1492 is remembered as the year that Columbus discovered America, but in Salzburg it's known for being the birthday of the city's most iconic brewery. Stiegl is found in every pub and bar in Salzburg, and there's nowhere better to drink a frothy pint of it than at the source.

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Telephone: +43662 8387 1492.

Clubs in Salzburg


Early in the night, Havana seems like a swanky lounge bar, with modern furniture, high ceiling and sleek lines. As the hours tick by and the dance music gets turned up, Havana turns into an upmarket location for late-night hedonism. Cocktails aplenty are served from behind the eye-catching central bar.

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Telephone: +43 662 870 092.

Republic Cafe

In Salzburg's trendy nightlife hub, near the Museum of Modern Art, Republic Cafe is one of the most popular bars. Low-lighting, retro furniture and a very large drinks menu make it a great place to chat and relax for a few hours, while later in the night things become noisier. Expect R & B, jazz, 80s music, rock and more.

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Telephone: +43 662 841 613.


One of Salzburg's trendiest nightspots is the cellar bar Vis-á-Vis. With a range of delicious cocktails beneath old vaults, it's both a modern bar for youngsters and a club on the popular Rudolfskai strip on the river. Expect a dancefloor filled with hip young things on the weekend, with DJs playing hip hop, house and more.

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Telephone: +43 662 841 290.

Live music in Salzburg

Jazz It Musik Club

Jazz aficionados can catch live acts at Jazz It Musik Club. With a history dating back to 1980s, the local music bar has hosted many of the jazz greats in Salzburg, and moved to its current venue near the train station in 2002. Domestic and international musicians perform regularly, while there are jam sessions on Tuesdays.

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Telephone: +43 662 883 264.


Salzburg's main venue for rock and pop is Rockhouse. With its cool tunnel-like setting, it regards itself as one of the most innovative bars in Salzburg with palm trees and sun loungers in the beer garden during summer. DJ sessions, gigs and small-scale clubbing take over at the weekend.

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Telephone: +43 662 884 9140.

Shamrock Irish Pub

It may not seem like the most cultured of moves to visit Salzburg's Irish pub, but Shamrock's is a bit of a local institution. Thanks to its Irish owner, it's more traditional than most Celtic-themed pubs found across the world, with a mix of local and Irish brews on tap and a great atmosphere thanks to regular live music by bands.

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Telephone: +43 662 841 610.

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Hotel Bristol

Looming over the river this stately property preserves the feel of a classic 19th-century hotel. First built in 1619 it opened for guests in the late 1800s and was the first hotel to have electricity in the city – earning it the name 'Electric Hotel'. It has hosted everyone from monarchs to Sigmund Freud. Today expect a blend of traditional atmosphere with contemporary service.

Castellani Parkhotel

Ideally located hotel on the edge of the Old Town, this handsome hotel has comfortable, modern rooms and top facilities including a fitness centre and steam room. The breakfast is a vast buffet, which includes cooked food, and the restaurant is pleasant. For extra luxury, try one of the 15 suites that are based in its 17th-century priory.

Hotel Stein

One of the hottest hotels in town is, without doubt, Hotel Stein. Commanding terrific views of the river and reached by bridge from the Old Town, it combines sexy modernity with classic style. Boasting a history dating back to 1399, its rooms range from the glamorous to the super-chic.


Among the cheapest digs in town, Yoho is perhaps the most unique lodging in Salzburg. The rooms are comfortable and boast impressive mountain views, while the bar is always busy with young backpackers. What’s more, The Sound of Music is screened every day at 7pm in the TV room – take that as you will.

Hotel Goldener Hirsch

The hotel of choice for celebrities and royalty over the years, the Goldener Hirsch (the Golden Stag) is a Salzburg institution. Highly exclusive yet exuding genuine hospitality, the hotel has a unique old-world atmosphere combining the rustic with the luxurious. The hotel boasts two superb restaurants and a wonderfully decorated bar.

Wolf-Dietrich Hotel

The Wolf-Dietrich Hotel comprises the Altstadthotel and the Residenz, two houses that face each other near the city centre. In addition to being very comfortable, it is also healthy and environmentally friendly, being powered only by green electricity, serving organic food in the restaurant and incorporating feng shui into the design.