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First American-Bar

#457 of 3,524 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Inner City
American, Bar
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Schulerstrasse 16, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5132207
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 04:00
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Hamburg, Germany
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70 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice old-school classic bar with excellent cocktails and a really huge selection of finest Whiskys and Rum. Bar has 2 storeys, groundfloor with large cruved bar allows smoking, first floor is smoke free. Walls are wood paneled and decorated with the bottles of Whisky, Rum and other spirits that are available on the menue. Several niches allow a semi... More 

Thank Stefan L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar we found just by luck! And we are so happy we did. The cocktail list is extensive and soooo delicious. The bar itself is quite small but cosy with booths to cuddle in or small tables to share a drink over. The bar staff were very friendly and made recommendations based on cocktails that we normally liked. They... More 

Thank choncy1
Taplow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The immediate impression it gives is that of a prohibition-era speakeasy; Frosted front door, dim lights, sunken sofas. The drinks menu is incredibly extensive - must be over 50-60 Whiskeys alone, and the prices are reasonable - average £8-11 euros a drink. Well worth a visit - but be advised, the downstairs level is smoking, however there is an upstairs... More 

Thank Simon J
Preston, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere- loads of choice! Staff so helpful and accommodating. Would definitely visit again. Lovely little find!

Thank Emmapownall
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This little bar was just down the road from where we were staying and we had a delightful early evening drinks. Great service and drink menu. Wish we had found it sooner.

Thank J3wls
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Stopped at this bar on the way out for dinner. We had two cocktails each. One alcoholic and one non. The service was very good and the cocktails great. They have a happy our from 5 each afternoon. But only on the non and some other drinks. Well worth a visit.

Thank Paul s
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We found this place on our wanders back to our hotel. One of the best ambiences ever and the widest range of drinks I have ever seen in my life. Rare spirits and a bewildering choice of cocktails. We came here at happy hour and the drinks were reasonably priced. I have to say some of the cocktails are lethal.... More 

Thank travelmonsteroblivio
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is a pleasant find for a late night or afternoon cocktail. We occupied the little bar off to the left when you enter. Laura greeted us very warmly, and one of the owners made me perhaps the best Manhattan cocktail I've had. The only downer is they have only a couple of beers to choose from, only one white... More 

Thank Jbrow1954
Grenoble, France
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The place doesn't have much light which builds an intimate atmosphere where to have a couple of cocktails and a relaxed conversation. The three or so cocktails we had were good and the selection of drinks at the bar won't disappoint. It is not a cheap place, but cocktail places rarely are.

Thank Jordi B
Vienna, Austria
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453 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 473 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

A small group of us recently visited this bar for drinks. The place was almost empty on the night we were there. The service was OK, but we would have ordered more drinks if the waitress had come to our table more often than she did. The drink list was very extensive although a little on the expensive side, especially... More 

Thank runsammie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 04:00
17:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schulerstrasse 16, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5132207

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Inner City

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Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
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