May 11, 2018
One of Vienna’s prime party hot spots, the Pappala Pub has a certain rough-around-the-edges charm. Set in the old railway arches that have now been repurposed, there are bare brick walls, a vaulted ceiling and an English-style red phone box in the corner of this popular bar, with vintage beer signs on the wall informing you of the restorative powers of Guinness and giving the place a quirky, retro feel. There’s a wide selection of beers on offer in the bottle or on tap, including local brews, as well as a decent choice of wine, spirits and cocktails. Should you feel a little peckish, there’s tasty bar food on hand to soak up the booze if needed. Flatscreen TVs show the latest sports games (so be warned, it does get busy when there’s a big game on) and there’s dart boards and board games if you fancy a distraction. Taking full advantage of the ‘no neighbours to annoy’ location, the music can get pretty loud, and the venue hosts live bands and impromptu jam sessions that attract musicians from around the city. The crowd is young and lively and the atmosphere is friendly and unpretentious. It’s not a huge space and can get pretty packed, especially on weekends, but you’re guaranteed never to have a dull time here, and in summer many of the drinkers can be found spilling outdoors to soak up the sunshine (or just having a crafty smoke). If you’re in Vienna and looking to let your hair down, this is the place to hit. It’s open 7pm-4am most nights (though it’s closed on Sundays hey, we all need a rest sometimes).