Whether you are a party person or would prefer to enjoy a couple of drinks in a relaxed bar - Villach has something for you. During weekends, night owls make their rounds on the Lederergasse in the Villach city center while the young party crowd dances the night away at the V-Club. With its small-town feeling in a moderately sized city, there are plenty of options for nightlife in Villach. Here are our recommendations for those looking to enjoy a night out on the town. Enjoy and Prost!
Turmstüberl: Located near the old city wall in the historic Villach city center is one of the best beer bars in the city. For over three decades, bar owner Leo Schuster has been welcoming guests to his cozy Turmstüberl. Enjoy a crisp beer with regional delicacies such as Leo’s famous beef tartare. Turmstüberl regularly hosts beer seminars and blues concerts and in 2015 it was awarded the Best Beer Bar of the year.
Lederergasse: On weekends, the Lederergasse is the place to be. This street in the Villach City Center has plenty of bars to choose from. Enjoy a pint at the Irish Bar, shoot some pool at Wolf Billiard Bar, or chat with friends over a glass of wine and some Italian snacks at Lederergasse 29. Not interested? Go for a walk and have a beer at Bierklink or dance the night away at Havana Bar. There is a lot to choose from.
Villacher Biereck: Next to the Villacher Brewery is a cozy corner filled with beer, it’s the Villacher Biereck. The beer menu has more than 50 beers from around the world including the Villacher beer brewed on premises. On the first Friday of the month, the Biereck has a beer seminar and there is at least one new beer offered every month. With so much to choose from and its convenient location, it's the perfect place to meet up with friends.
Anna Neumann: Enjoy contemporary drinks and sophisticated snacks at the Anna Neumann bar located in the Villach city center. This bar gets its name from its location in the historic Bürgerhaus Anna Neumann. Whether you come by during the day to enjoy its locally roasted coffee or stop by at night to enjoy its hip decor and delicious cocktails, it is sure to be a treat.
Moonlight Bar: Known as “Villach’s living room”, Moonlight Bar has been a nightlife favorite for Villach locals for more than 45 years. If there is anywhere in Villach to get the “local feeling” it’s at this dancehall next to the St. Leonharder Lake.
Wascher’s Bar: Great cocktails, good food, and a nice atmosphere - what more could you ask for? There is a reason why many people consider Wascher’s to be one of the best bars in town. Stop by to hear a live DJ set or simply grab a table to enjoy a cocktail with friends. You’re sure to find your favorite cocktail on their drinks list.
Si Italian Lounge Bar: It's the perfect blend of restaurant and bar in the heart of Villach. Known for its authentic Italian menu and ambiance, Si Italian Lounge and Bar is a nice place to enjoy the evening. With a delicious pizza and great glass of wine, it’s the perfect place to relax!
LOCO Sound Club: On weekends, LOCO Sound Club is the place to be. With two dance floors and its hip location in the Kulturhofkeller, it’s a great spot for live music and dancing. LOCO hosts some of the best DJs in the region and offers a variety of music including Reggae, hip-hop, and electro.
V-Club: Carinthia’s largest dance club is always a party. For many, V-Club is the best place for nightlife in Villach due to its large dance floor and always booming music. This club has a great party atmosphere and plays all of the top hits so don’t expect a wild evening out with friends.
P2 Szenepub: Known for its young crowd that loves to party, P2 is a popular student pub. With more than 30 years of business in Villach, this pub has been a longtime favorite establishment. P2 regularly hosts fun themed parties with live DJs and has great drink specials. Whether you are a student on a budget or someone looking to feel young again, P2 is a great nightlife spot.
JiBi’s: This rock n’ roll and biker bar is a great place to enjoy live music. Twice a month, JiBi’s hosts live music nights giving local favorite bands and new music groups the chance to showcase their talent. It’s a popular spot during the Harley Davidson European Bike Week and a favorite place to meet up before and after the VSV ice hockey games.
We hope you enjoy a fun evening out in Villach. While we listed only a few of the bars and clubs in Villach, there are plenty more to choose from. If we didn’t include your favorite nightlife location, please be sure to let us know. We are always looking for new places to get a drink or two ;)
Chelsea Navarro is an American expat from California, USA.
She has lived in Villach with her partner and dog since February, 2016. She enjoys exploring the Austrian wilderness, drinking Villacher beer and traveling around Europe.