Mariahilferbrau – pub of the month Vienna

Lardbutty pub of the month, Vienna

Mariahilferbrau is an open, spacious bar and restaurant on Vienna’s miles-long Mariahilferstrasse, which seems to stretch end to end across the city.

Mariahilferbrau serves a great range of German and Austrian ales (including weiss, darks and golds, etc), wines (including Austria’s gorgeous, dry, Grüner Veltliner) and food (including Viennese würstel with goulash, freshly baked pretzels, schnitzels, etc).

We were fortunate enough to be staying at a hotel a couple of doors down from Mariahilferbrau last weekend. And, as our early flight (that we caught with seconds to spare… but that’s another story) got us into Vienna by 10am, we had a couple of hours to relax before we could check-in to our hotel.

This was our first trip to Vienna and quickly realised that everything about it is big – vast open spaces, wide boulevard streets, spacious restaurants and bars. Even the food portions are enormous!

We chose ‘wurstel mit saft’ and ‘brot schinken & kase’ along with a freshly baked pretzel from the ‘light snacks’ menu, intending to have a light lunch. They all turned out to be huge and the scorching hot, straight-from-the-oven pretzel was a real treat. Service here was incredibly helpful and friendly – the girl serving us had a great sense of humour and was really good fun.

Inevitably, this became our local during our brief stay.

Bar/ Restaurant info:

~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: Viennese
~ Address: Mariahilferstrasse 152, 1150 Wien
~ Tel: +43 1 8974 749
~ facebook page
~ Nearest station: Westbahnhof
~ Website + menus: Mariahilferbrau website
~ Location: Mariahilferbrau bar + restaurant map

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