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Barflys

#615 of 2,906 Restaurants in Vienna
#648 of 3,041 Places to Eat in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Mariahilf
American, Bar
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Esterhazygasse 33, Vienna 1060, Austria
+43 664 5137483
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
cocktails

World class cocktails and top service. Great atmosphere, helpful staff, well located. Large selection of liquors and good recommendations from the bartender.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
cecilia1234cd
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Baden-Baden, Germany
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vienna, Austria
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In my opinion, Barflys is the best Cocktail bar in Vienna, located in the hotel Fürst Metternich. Unique atmosphere, great music, offers a wide variety of Cocktails and lots of different brands of Whisky. Friendly and professional staff - we always feel very welcome!

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melanie c, Geschäftsführer at Barflys, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comment. We are looking forward to welcome you again in Barfly's Club :) More 

Rancho Mirage, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I went here with our 22 year-old daughter and her boyfriend and we ALL thought it was fantastic! The bartenders are artists and know how to make ANY drink imaginable. I think they house every alcohol on the planet! The staff made us feel like we were at a really fun party, they represented Itally, England, Columbia,... More 

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melanie c, Geschäftsführer at Barflys, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your compliments. We hope to see you soon again More 

Vienna, Austria
Top Contributor
450 reviews 450 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Barflys is a perfect cocktail bar, spoiling its guest with perfect cocktails, courteous service, a wonderful bar book, and an atmosphere that beams you right back into the great area of crooners and cocktails. If you have a choice, definitely choose the second room featuring leather furniture and the main bar. The first room is a bit more bare, which... More 

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melanie c, Geschäftsführer at Barflys, responded to this review

Thank you very much, we appreciate your compliments. Regarding the jackets....as you know the bar is not so big, it is better when the customers leave their jackets in the cloakroom. We hope to see you soon again. More 

Heraklion, Greece
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

This bar well deserves a high rating both for its elegant atmosphere as well as for the long list of cocktails and drink labels available. All professionally made with a staff that have done their homework well. Very friendly and professional at the same time.

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melanie c, Geschäftsführer at Barflys, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your compliments, we try to do our best. Hope to see you soon again. More 

Baden-Baden, Germany
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179 reviews 179 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

World class cocktails and top service. Great atmosphere, helpful staff, well located. Large selection of liquors and good recommendations from the bartender.

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melanie c, Geschäftsführer at Barflys, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice compliments :) We hope we see you soon again. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

As an outspoken cocktail-lover, it really hurts to read the "low rating comments" about the Barflys! Wheter there are cynophilists,which won't get that a bar isn't the right place for their beloved puppy, or ignorants, who confuse a classic cockailbar with a pub/coffee-shop (just naming a few)... The overall rating based on this "objective arguments" is unjustified degraded! Why i... More 

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melanie c, Geschäftsführer at Barflys, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your compliments. We will continue to try to make our costumers happy and satisfied. Hope to see you soon again. More 

San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I just love Barfly's. First off, it's a proper cocktail bar in the style of old San Francisco. Dark lighting, shelves and cabinets and piles of expensive liquors. Attractive bar ware. A drinks menu as big as a novel. Hazy romantic nooks for quiet cocktail sharing. Smoking is allowed, but the ventilation system keeps things clear enough for non-smokers to... More 

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melanie c, Geschäftsführer at Barflys, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your compliments. We hope to see you soon again and bring some sun from California with you More 

Vence, France
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is not a bad sign when the value of the liquors stored exceeds that of the building and indeed there is an extensive choice of drinks. Staff was okay, but not overly inspiring. Main problem - as often in Austria: You feel like 20 years ago when nobody cared about being chocked by tobacco smoke. The ceiling propeller did... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a very unique place with an extremely unique selection of scotch. As mentioned by other reviewers this is a pricey location but the flip side of this is a 13 page long selection of single malt scotch alone. Wait staff were a little indifferent especially considering I was drinking scotch/cognac priced at 30 euros plus and the cocktails... More 

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

What a disappointing experience. This must be the least atmospheric bar in Vienna. No biers on offer unless you happen to like bottled Becks, otherwise no Austrian or German brews let alone anything else. Even a coffee seems to represent a problem here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esterhazygasse 33, Vienna 1060, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Mariahilf
  • Neighborhood: Mariahilf
  • Phone Number: +43 664 5137483

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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Staying in Mariahilf

Neighborhood Profile
Mariahilf
Vienna’s sixth district hosts high street shopping heaven and pedestrian area Mariahilfer Strasse. The weirdest local building is probably the city aquarium Haus des Meeres, housed in one of Vienna’s six remaining World War II defense towers, and topped with a rooftop bar that offers stunning views over Vienna and the center. One of the most historic sites in the area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with its small shops and cafés. It leads from Mariahilfer Strasse to Windmühlgasse. For a glimpse into the world of early 19th century theater, visit Semperdepot, the former depository for theater decoration, which now hosts art exhibitions and fairs.