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“A bit of Gatsby in Vienna”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Loosbar

Loosbar
Ranked #536 of 4,109 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Inner City
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A bit of Gatsby in Vienna”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

Loos Bar is excellent for both its architecture and design which takes you back to a decadent by-gone era of Gatsby, and its seriously special cocktail menu which will reward your time spent - I like whisky cocktails and had a perfectly made Manhattan.

The service was efficient and friendly, likely it was brisk as most service is in Austria but if you know what you like to drink and fit the tone of the bar, they will make you very welcome with an endless supply of bar snacks.

It is helpful to know the etiquette when paying the bill at such bars. The waiter will come out with the bill and show you the price of everything that has been ordered. After this you have to state how much you want to pay, inclusive of tip, and then the relevant amount is returned after.

Finally, a lot of reviews highlight that Loos is a smokey bar and it is true; however, every bar, cafe, restaurant and station is in Vienna, and across Austria, has people smoking - if it unsettling, as my girlfriend said, there is always Australia.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Tim B
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A MUST IF YOU ARE IN VIENNA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

I was gobsmacked by how small this place was! But it is beautiful too; nearly as wonderfully designed as Adolf Loos' public toilets just around the corner. The cocktails we had were perfectly mixed and definitely on the classy side. There is hardly any room inside but if its warm then there is some outside seating. It must be one of the most important buildings in Vienna and you'd be a fool to miss it.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Paul B
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Santa Monica, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Make a point to have a cocktail inside, it feels like you went back in time. The bar only has 20 seats inside so it fills up fast but if you get there before 6pm you should be good. The drinks are tasty and the bartenders are great.

Visited March 2014
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Thank weeblegirl
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Spain
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Small smokey bar”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

I was disappointed in this bar. It's a small smokey bar. I didn't think the cocktails were any better than that in some other bars. Not for me this one.

  • Visited February 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A small delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

We liked the bar and the atmosphere although you should be warned: the bar is
very small and gets very crowded very easily. Also, it is a smoking venue. If
you can tolerate these two facts, you are in for a very pleasant evening. The
drinks were good, as was the wine. The music was unobtrusive and the vibe was
very pleasant.

Visited December 2013
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Thank debbieetc
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