May 11, 2018
Located in the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Vienna, with a view to the royal Ring Boulevard, D-bar is the world renowned hotel’s quintessential cocktail bar, blending modern mixology techniques with a backdrop as classic as the Austrian capital itself. Bold artwork and rich red leather banquettes and barstools set the tone at D-bar, with the light woods of the bar and bottle-laden back shelves adding the perfect accent. A light and airy space with wide windows directly facing Vienna’s most famous boulevard, the cocktails on offer at D-bar are a mix of classics and sensory-stimulating modern concoctions, more often than not made with cutting-edge techniques such as barrel aging, use of seasonal shrubs, or smoke-infusing. It’s these methods that help D-bar reside in rarefied Austrian air. Cases in point are the Viennese Fog and the Smoked Cherry Manhattan that both make use of puffy smoke clouds to add flavor and out-of-this-world presentation points, alongside a city-famous cucumber martini that tastes as cool as it sounds. Another signature of D-bar is the Goblet of Fire made using ultra-premium dark Caribbean rum, creme de peche, lime, and passionfruit. Mix in a playful ‘Best of Vienna’ mini-menu featuring recipes made in other bars in town that D-bar rates as top-notch, and you truly have a cocktail experience worthy of carrying the Ritz-Carlton name.