Spittelberggasse, 1070 Wien, Austria
Photo courtesy of Karl Thomas/Wien Tourismus
Sun 10am - 9pm
Mon - Thur 2pm - 9pm
Fri 2pm - 9:30pm
Sat 10am - 9:30pm
Spittelberg DistrictIt’s not yet Brooklyn, but the Spittelberg quarter in the Neubau district is arguably Vienna’s newest trendy spot. As neighborhoods go, Spittelberg is tiny, made up of old working-class blocks with an unsavory past. But Spittelberg lies in the shadow of the mega-successful MuseumsQuartier, and the bars and restaurants tucked into leafy courtyards behind Biedermeier buildings are hopping now. Thankfully, a village feel remains on the quiet pedestrianized streets and alleys where, in warm weather, Schanigartens (Vienna’s version of outdoor restaurant seating) appear. Amerlingbeisl, Bohème, and Witwe Bolte are three of the most popular bistros, along with newcomer Das Spittelberg. The neighborhood's Christmas market, with its glühwein kiosks, is perhaps the top one in the city.