Where to watch the RBS 6 Nations in Vienna
With the start of the Northern Hemisphere’s most important Rugby event getting underway soon, we at Vienna UA suspected you might like to know where to watch it. We understand (well one of us at least), that a city break should not mean missing out on one of the best competitions in the world. Besides, after all the sight seeing you’ve been doing you probably earned a little break, a wee tipple or some food.
Where: Schwarzenbergstraße 1-3, 1010 Vienna
Opening hours: Daily 10am-2am (4am Friday and Saturday)
If you are looking for ‘craic’ then this is usually the one for you. As the veritable HQ of one of Vienna’s leading rugby teams, there is usually a boisterous presence at the bar, with options to reserve a table in the slightly quieter second room. With a good selection of Austrian and Irish beers, as well as their very own cider there is plenty to satisfy anyones tastes. It fills up quickly, especially for the Ireland games so be sure to get there early if you want a seat, wouldn’t be a locals choice for food though. However, we would definitely recommended it for the last weekend.
Where: Währingerstraße 3, 1090 Vienna
Opening hours: Mon-Fri; 3pm- 2am; Sat 12pm-3am; Sun 12pm-1am
For those looking for a seat and a burger then let us present Charlie P’s. With a good smattering of TV’s across the whole pub, including in the restaurant area, it is a great place if you want to really sit and take in the game. Reservations are always recommended just to guarantee a decent table especially as you will need a seat if you want to tuck into one of the cracking burgers they have on offer. With the party cellar hosting DJ’s almost every night, it also offers the danger of turning into an old boogie to some classics.
Where: Florianigasse 2, 1080 Vienna
Opening hours: MON-THUR; 11am–12am, FRI; 11am–2am, SAT; 10am–2am, SUN; 10am–12am
The foodies choice, whose close proximity to several tourist attractions make it a decent stop for anyone on the sightseeing circuit. A new member to the Irish pub scene here it has quickly attracted a lot of attention for the tank beer and quality Irish food on offer (the lamb shank is delightful). With a projector, a few other TVs and well over 200 seats it is a great shout for a last minute, without reservation decision to watch the games.
Where: Hernalser Hauptstraße 56, 1170 Vienna
Opening hours: Daily 5pm–2am
A bit out of the way, but this small place is always good for a session. While it does not conform to the heavy wooden pub look of most Irish pubs, it’s more modern twist and friendly staff let you know straight up that you are in a proper watering whole. Small and intimate, you will quickly be sucked into the craic, of which there is no escaping, it’s just that small. Some of the staff have been known to whip out a guitar and break into song. It may only be an option for the later games but it is worth the trek, if you are in for a session. Time flies here.
Another spot that is a little further out (unless you’ve spent the day at the Belvedere), these two sister pubs are great if you are looking for a quiet time and having good food. The O’Connors menu changes seasonally, while still offering good Irish staples (Sunday roast is a win). They may not have the greatest TVs, but the vibe is more of a proper country pub than that of the city slickers above. Especially with the fireplace. In the neighbouring Wild Geese, things can get a little wilder, with a darts board and pool table for between game entertainment it is definitely still good craic.
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