Breweries in Vienna
Vienna is closely associated with its coffee-house culture. And one of the favourite pastimes for visitors in the season is stopping in one of the 'Heuriger' to taste the new wine from the surrounding vineyards.
But with neighbours like Germany and the Czech Republic to the north of Austria it is hardly surprising that beer is still a popular tipple. Of course, the popular Austrian and Bavarian brands are widely available in the bars and guesthouses of the city, but there are also a few local breweries within the boundaries for anyone who is looking for a taste of the local product.
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Breweries in the City
This is the sole Viennese beer that is a national 'brand' and is the only big brewery remaining in the city. The name comes from the locality of Ottakring in the 16th district where the brewery is situated. The company dates back to the early 19th century and is an independent family-run business. Brewery tours are available from a minimum of 10 people.
Shop Address: Ottakringer Strasse 95, 1160 Vienna
Tel: 01 491 00900
1516 Brewing Company
1516 bar and restaurant is located just off Schwarzenbergplatz and offers a range of seasonal beer specials including the less common pale ales and stouts.
Address: Schwarzenbergstrasse 2, 1010 Vienna
Tel: 01 961 1516
The Siebenstern Bräu offers a wide choice of unusual beers from its base in the Spittelberg area of the city. There is a range of seasonal bock beers, as well as some more kooky selections, such as a hemp beer or a traditional Bamberg-style smoked beer.
Address: Siebensterngasse 19, 1070 Vienna
Tel: 01 523 8697
This guesthouse brewery is located just outside the Gürtel ring road in the direction of Döbling. Founded in 1985, it offers a range of beers - some of which are seasonal specialities. The guesthouse also puts on regular jazz sessions at the weekend in the summer months.
Address: Billrothstrasse 17, 1190 Vienna
Tel: 01 369 5949
The Highlander is a brewery in the 9th district with an attached pub which opened in 1997. They have been brewing their own beer since 2000 and currently offer four types.
Address: Sobieskiplatz 4, 1090 Vienna
Tel: 01 315 2794
The Medl guesthouse-brewery is located in the Penzing area of Vienna in the 14th district. The business was started after the owner won the local Lotto in 1987 and now offers self-brewed light, dark and Märzen beers, as well as seasonal Bock and Weissbier specialities.
Address: Linzer Strasse 275, 1140 Vienna
Tel: 01 914 4340
The Salm brewery is located just outside the inner ring road on Rennweg near the diplomatic district. The company is actually one of the oldest manufacturers of brewing equipment in the world and the brewery is located in a former convent next to the Belvedere Castle. The brewery restaurant was opened in 1994.
Address: Rennweg 8, 1030 Vienna
Tel: 01 799 5992
The Wieden brewery guesthouse is located in the Viennese neighbourhood of the same name. The brewmaster specialises in German-style beers which, they say, are lighter than the usual Austrian beers.
Address: Waaggasse 5, 1040 Vienna
Tel: 01 586 0300
With the map of Vienna and the breweries below, you can zoom in or out or move in all directions by using the controls to the left. And the buttons on the top right switch between a traditional map view, a satellite view and a mixture of the two.