Vienna for LGBTIQ visitors – the LGBTIQ friendly hotel in Vienna
Sweet dreams under the rainbow! At Boutiquehotel Stadthalle, everyone is equal.
Vienna is a very liberal city and, as Austria's capital, it naturally forms the nexus of its LGBTIQ community Large events like the Life Ball or the gigantic Rainbow Parade have also helped foster more tolerance.
At Boutiquehotel Stadthalle we welcome many guests from the LGBITQ community. This is not only thanks to our environmentally-friendly philosophy, our comfortable rooms, the picturesque courtyard and our absolutely delicious organic breakfast. It probably also has something to do with the Queer Card which offers 10% off room prices
and more. This tourist pass was specially created for LGBTIQ visitors to Vienna, and offers a wide range of advantages and discounts for shopping, restaurants and events. The Queer Card must be reserved in advance. Remember to ask for it when you book your room – we'll be happy to order one for you!
Feel free to reach out to the Boutiquehotel Stadthalle team for any further questions!
The hotel will also gladly provide you with the Gayguide, which lists all the LGBTIQ-friendly cafes, restaurants, gay bars, LGBTIQ clubs, saunas, and shops in Vienna. We've put together a brief overview for you:
Restaurants, bars and cafes in the LGBTQ scene
Motto is Vienna's trendiest venue, with an excellent menu. This stylish but very comfortable bar draws the capital's best and most beautiful for drinks. The relatively mixed clientele sometimes includes a few celebrities.
Schönbrunner Strasse 30, 1050 Vienna
This restaurant in Schönbrunner Strasse in the fifth district blends rustic charm with modern accents. Sixta is very cozy. The menu is sure to thrill fans of Viennese cuisine
Schönbrunner Strasse 21, 1050 Vienna
Classical music, red velvet, and long opening hours paired with good food and a mixed clientele. Santo Spirito, located in a small side street near St. Stephen's Cathedral, enjoys its status as a LGBTQ favorite.
Kumpfgasse 7, 1010 Vienna
The legendary cafe – the turquoise-pink-and-purple villa – is a hub of the LGBTQ scene around the Naschmarkt. The beautiful courtyard is an oasis of calm in the heart of the city.
Linke Wienzeile 102, 1060 Vienna
Gigantic windows and comfortable seating invite you to linger over your coffee for hours. “Das Berg” was also the first gay and lesbian coffee shop in Vienna.
Berggasse 8, 1090 Vienna
A traditional Viennese coffee house from the imperial period, Cafe Savoy is located in the Naschmarkt, where a colorful flea market takes place on Saturdays. The giant mirrors are absolutely gorgeous.
Linke Wienzeile 36, 1060 Vienna
Fett+Zucker opened in summer 2011, and has since become a staple venue in the local scene. This small espresso bar offers excellent cakes, including vegan and gluten or lactose-free variants.
Hollandstrasse 16, 1020 Vienna
Village Bar's colorful clientele is mixed, and the mood is relaxed and chatty, especially thanks to the friendly waiters and delicious drinks. The bar is very well attended, and the clientele is generally open to striking up conversation.
Stiegengasse 8, 1060 Vienna
Since its founding in 2004, Felixx has been a fixture of the Viennese scene. This bar, open daily, scores points thanks to its opulent atmosphere and diverse musical offerings, from top hits to house music.
Gumpendorferstrasse 5, 1060 Vienna
Kisss Bar Vienna
This bar does more than just serve drinks – it can also sate appetites. From carpaccio to kasnudeln and the Kiss Burger, the menu includes all kinds of delicious choices. The “Art Corner”, a pop-up space that can be rented by artists, is something truly unique.
Luftbadgasse 19, 1060 Vienna
City Bar is located right across from Vienna's oldest gay club, Why Not. It's the perfect starting point for a long night of partying.
Tiefer Graben 19, 1010 Vienna
Vienna's LGBTIQ nightlife
Why Not offers classic disco nights every Friday and Saturday. This small disco in the heart of Vienna goes back decades, and is still a hit among both young and old. The dance floor gets pretty wild.
Tiefer Graben 22, 1010 Vienna
“East meets West, with Poland along for the ride”, best describes event producer Sabrina Andersrum's Balkan club night, which takes place approximately once a month. Straight and queer guests dance to Balkan Pop and Turbo Folk.
Mahlerstrasse 11, 1010 Vienna
Pitbull is Vienna's first Bear & Butch clubbing venue. Since its opening in 2009, the frenzied beats have meant nights of pure testosterone.
This monthly party is aimed at lesbians and also welcomes gay men; it offers different music nights like electro, house, tribal, techno, and more; a great alternative to the usual gay-lesbian disco scene.
Here, LGBTQ guests and their friends can dance to indie rock, electro, and mainstream hits. Several DJs serve the youthful, dance-crazed audiences.
Lerchenfelder Gürtel 47, 1160 Vienna
The Circus is a gigantic LGBTQ show, which takes place intermittently at the Vienna Arena. World-renowned DJs and spectacular shows enchant dance-crazed audiences.
Miss Candy, Austria's most famous drag queen, and the founder of several party institutions, provides house, disco, and garage beats for frenzied dance nights for the young and hip.
Fleischmarkt (Meat Market) is Vienna's queer event celebrating alternative, independent music and lifestyles. Dance to rock and electronic beats. You won't hear gay classics like "I Will Survive" and "YMCA" here.
Unfortunately Kibbutz Klub only takes place irregularly: Produced by “QueerHebrews”, this night is open to everyone – gay, lesbian, trans, hetero, hipster, Jewish, non-Jewish, natives and immigrants alike. Audiences dance to Israeli music and Eurotrash.
Four or five times a year, Jacques Patriaque throws his Imperial Madness party in Vienna's Säulenhalle: the perfect combination of boylesque, burlesque, electronic music, often hosted by one of the contestants from the hit TV series, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.
The party at Wiener Freiheit in the fifth district has raged on for over 25 years: this 1980s-style venue is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 9PM to 4AM.
Schönbrunner Strasse 25, 1050 Vienna
Our reception team is happy to help with any other questions.
Vienna’s LGBTIQ scene
Aufschlag Wien is Austria’s largest LGBTQ sports club. It offers volleyball, women’s soccer, mixed soccer, women’s basketball, tennis, and badminton.
Sportverein Aufschlag, Linke Wienzeile 102, 1060 Vienna
Swim club for LGBTQ swimmers and everyone else, too
Männer auf Touren
“Männer auf Touren” isn’t a fixed group that you need to join, but an open platform for coordinating outdoor activities. Participation is free, although you must pay your own travel costs. Unless otherwise noted, events are open to gay men of all ages. Events labeled as “Junx auf Touren” are primarily intended for younger gay men, up to the mid-thirties.
This non-profit organization is an independent association run by volunteers. Despite this informal structure, it has managed to maintain continuity over many years, establishing “Standard Dances” for women in Vienna.
Heumühlgasse 14/1, 1040 Vienna
Club Kreativ Freizeitgestaltung
A fun bunch that meets for recreational activities. They are always willing to listen and are open to everyone – including straight people.
LMC Vienna – Leather and Motorbike Community
Austria’s gay leather and fetish club dates back to 1985.
You must be 18 years or older to join, and the club is only open to men. LMC Vienna has been the heart and soul of Austria’s gay fetish community for over thirty years.
Hamburger Strasse 4, 1050 Wien
Les Schuh Schuh
Les Schuh Schuh is Austria’s only queer dance group. The group has been known for over a decade for its funky dance numbers at the rainbow ball and rose ball. The traditional male-female couples in ballroom dancing are replaced with partner swaps, alternating leads, and cross-dressing, and plenty of irony challenging gender roles.
Alserbachstrasse 8/8, 1090 Vienna
Vienna’s Queer Melange – Volleyball Club for Lesbians and Friends
Vienna’s sports-loving women found each other in response to an advertisement in the feminist magazine “an.schläge” in the summer of 1989. Since then, the years have been filled with volleyball, fun, comings and goings, tournaments, and much more.
Wohlmutstrasse 3, 1020 Vienna
Arbeiterstrandbadstrasse 128, 1220 Vienna
Queermaschen – queer knitting and crochet
Queermaschen offer an open platform to anyone with a queer approach to knitting and crochet – or who want to discover one together.
For more information, please ask at the reception desk.
Marriage for all – getting married in Vienna
Since January 1, 2019 same-sex couples can now get married in Austria. Celebratory ceremonies in locations like the Albertina or Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel offer fantastic ambiances for a beautiful wedding celebration.
There are many places in Vienna where gay and lesbian couples can tie the knot. From a simple, quick courthouse wedding to a sumptuous reception at the Hofburg or the Kunsthaus.
All Austrians, as well as foreign couples, over the age of 18 can register their marriage. All you need is a few documents. A registered partnership is recognized in all countries that allow registered partnerships.
Vienna is also the perfect destination for any couple with butterflies in their stomachs! Our romantic recommendations are sure to thrill romantic couples and take you to seventh heaven
Gay-friendly shopping in Vienna
The Clonezone brand stands for a broad range of high-quality sex toys, lubricants, as well as an extensive fetish department. CloneZone’s modern, fresh store design sets it apart from old-fashioned sex shops, giving it the feel of an exclusive fashion store with competent, helpful staff, plus a wide variety of sex toys.
Laimgrubengasse 4, 1060 Vienna
When byThom opened in Vienna,
the first bordbar flagship store in the world opened in Vienna. Friends and fans of unique furniture and home accessories should head over to the second district, near the Karmelitermarkt.
Haidgasse 5, 1020 Vienna
ChickLit – feminist entertainment
At ChickLit, you’ll find feminist and queer-feminist theory and fiction, lesbian novels, children’s books, graphic novels, and much more.
Kleeblattgasse 7, 1010 Vienna
This store takes an interesting – and fun – new approach to protection. In addition to condoms, it also sells lubricants, massage lotions, and toys. The staff is very helpful and trained to advise you
Esterhazygasse 26, 1060 Vienna
Crossdressers and transgender shoppers will find all the accessories of their dreams in this exclusive showroom: prosthetic breasts, body shapers, oversized shoes, make-up, wigs, stockings, and corsets
Volksgartenstrasse 1, 1010 Vienna
The owners of Condomi reinvented themselves and opened this erotic store specifically to satisfy the needs and desires of women of all ages.
Esterhazygasse 26, 1060 Vienna
Löwenherz stocks well over 12,000 gay and lesbian titles. From novels about first love to scientific investigations by sexologists and important historical works of fiction, as well as all the gay and lesbian films available on DVD.
Berggasse 8, 1090 Vienna
Please ask the reception team for more information.
Here at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle, LGBTQ guests and all those who know that humans are more complex than the male-female binary can enjoy a relaxed vacation in the tolerant city of Vienna and discover its diverse opportunities. Send us a non-binding request or book your room now.