If supping on a selection of cocktails in an imperial city sounds like your kind of thing, you might like to visit the Liquid Market cocktail festival.
- Dozens of bars show off their cocktail skills
- You get to consume the results of their efforts
- Tastings, masterclasses and shopping opps
- 2024 dates: Sept 5-7
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The art of the cocktail
The Liquid Market cocktail festival brings together dozens of bars from Vienna, Austria, and abroad in a mighty cornucopia of cocktail creativity.
That’s an awful lot of mixing, shaking and stirring.
So if you’re keen to taste your way through the colours and flavours of the bartender’s art, this seems like the place to do it. Workshops, tastings, street food, and music typically round off proceedings.
(The 2023 event also had a section devoted to spirits, available to taste and discuss free of additional cocktail ingredients.)
Given the festival’s success in previous years, Liquid Market has expanded to three days. In fact, such is its popularity that it’s moved into other cities, too.
Recent editions have taken place in the METAStadt venue, home to such events as Vienna COMIX. Liquid Market began, however, in the grounds of the Volksgarten club venue…perching somewhat incongruously right in the middle of Habsburg parks and 19th-century grandeur.
2024 dates, tickets & tips
Dates for 2024 are September 5th to 7th, with a return to the METAStadt again. You can buy tickets in advance online through the website (see below), once available.
How to get to Liquid Market
Here’s how to get to the venue by public transport (it’s a bit off the beaten track):
Take the U1 subway to Kagran, then jump on the 25 tram to Erzherzog-Karl-Straße (about 6 stops and ten minutes away). Or take the U2 subway to Hardeggasse and go on three stops (four minutes) on the 25 tram to that Erzherzog-Karl-Straße stop.
Some trains from the main Hauptbahnhof station (look for the S80, for example) also stop at Erzherzog-Karl-Straße station.
Address: Dr. Otto-Neurath-Gasse 3, 1220 Vienna | Event website