Complete guide

Rooftop Bars Graz

2024 update
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Country Austria
Currency Euro
Best time to visit May - September
Rooftop grade 6/10
Rooftop Bar Graz
Courtesy of Tagescafé Freiblick

Graz Rooftop Guide

Updated:September 2, 2023

Austria's second largest city is a lively and modern cultural place, but also holds a beautiful historical centre. To get an elevated perspective on this lovely mix, the best idea is to head on up to a Graz rooftop bar.

To help you find the best Graz rooftop bar, this complete guide comes packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, photos, locations and much more. While not packed with sky-high buildings, Graz holds several top floor venues (and some using the natural elevation) where you can enjoy drinks and bites with fantastic views. Just scroll down and find the Graz rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list

6 best rooftop bars in Graz

Rooftop bar Tagescafé Freiblick in Graz

Tagescafé Freiblick

$$$ | Kastner & Öhler
  • Highlights
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Drinks
  • Lush & spacious
  • Amazing views

Perched on the 6th floor of the Kastner & Öhler department store in the heart of Graz, Tagescafé Freiblick offers a grand terrace with equally grand views. Open from breakfast and brunch, through lunch and afternoon drinks, the rooftop menu is both wide and impressive. Pcked with a vibrant "good times" atmosphere, Tagescafé Freiblick is a fantastic spot to start the day, but equally fantastic to finish it with some after work drinks with a view.

Rooftop bar SKYBAR Graz in Graz


$$$$ | Schlossberg
  • Highlights
  • 467m above the sea
  • Weekend hot-spot
  • Panoramic views

Found high above the inner city, SCHLOSSBERG Graz is a multifaceted venue to eat, drink and celebrate. All with breathtaking views over Graz and all its surroundings. Here you find a restaurant and a lush and charming beer garden, but the most elevated spot is the indoor/outdoor SKYBAR Graz. Modern and stylish in decoration, here you can enjoy a range of fine wines from the vinotheque, refreshing and fruity cocktails, barista coffee, as well as a smaller bites menu.

Rooftop bar Aiola Upstairs in Graz

Aiola Upstairs

$$$$ | Schlossberg
  • Highlights
  • Awarded restaurant
  • Morning to night
  • Panoramic views

Located right at the top of the Schloßberg, Aiola Upstairs holds a location made for offering premium views. And they sure deliver, with a beautiful terrace surrounded by amazing panoramics over Graz and the surroundings. But not only serving fine views, Aiola also offers top class food and drinks, from early morning to late at night. Here you can enjoy a mix of regional and international cuisine, complemented with a great selection of wines, as well as a full bar menu.

Rooftop bar Area 5 in Graz

Area 5

$$ | Jakominplatz
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • Bausatz restaurants
  • Popular

On top of the Steirerhof shopping mall you find Area 5, a spacious and modern rooftop bar and restaurant, surrounded with amazing views over Graz. Part of the Bausatz restaurants, the food and drink-setup is pretty unique, where you get a set of cards and tick the boxes for what you want. From pizza, pasta and burger to Bacardi or Gin with Ginger Ale or Tonic. With very decent prices, it is no surprise that this is a highly popular rooftop, especially among the younger crowd.

Rooftop bar Starcke Haus in Graz

Starcke Haus

$$$$ | Schlossberg
  • Highlights
  • Gourmet dining
  • Historical
  • Panoramic views

Set in a vintner’s house at Schlossberg, built in 1820, Starcke Haus is a tradtional café, bar and restaurants that comes filled with history. On the Starcke Haus terrace you can enjoy everything from a coffee in the morning, a lunch in the sunshine, a glass of Styrian wine to the sunset or a candlelight dinner. All with amazing panoramics over Graz. The food served is a temptation of international and Austrian cuisine, complemented with light Mediterranean dishes.

Rooftop bar M1 Martinibar in Graz

M1 Martinibar

$$$ | Färberplatz
  • Highlights
  • Gourmet dining
  • Historical
  • Panoramic views

M1 is Austria's first martini bar, but it is also a lot more. Found above the roofs of Graz's old town, this is also a café, rooftop and club, all surrounded with amazing views. The rooftop menu includes (not surprising) a wide range of martini, but also wine, beer, champagne, coffee and pubgrub dishes. A great rooftop for relaxing happy hour drinks early evenings, turning into a more vibrant rooftop club later at night, with popular DJs during the weekends.

Hans Ebenman
Hans Ebenman

Hans has visited over 500 rooftop bars, 200 rooftop pools and 300 rooftop restaurants since 2015. This vast experience has made Hans a true rooftop expert, and one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Today, numerous of travel magazines, bloggers and media websites contact Hans to get his expertise on rooftops.

Graz Rooftop Map
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City info

Rooftop bar Graz

Rooftop-grade: 6/10

Prime season: May-Sept

Residents: 300 000

Climate: oceanic

Which are the best rooftops in Graz? This complete guide will help you find the best rooftop bars in Graz. The climate in Graz is actually warmer than would be expected. Influenced by the Mediterranean, it has more hours of sunshine per year than other Austrian cities. And while the winter months do get cold, the outdoor rooftop season is quite long.

While not home to a lot of sky-high buildings, Graz has its own natural elevation, and also a hill in the middle of the city (Schlossberg), giving plenty of spots to enojy food and drinks with a view.

About Graz

Graz is Austria's second largest city, located in the southeast part of the country. Situated on both sides of the Mur river, the city is close to the Alps and surrounded by mountains and hills to the north, east and west. The historic centre Altstadt is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe, so while history is very much present, it is also home to lively and modern culture, as well as four colleges and four universities.