The Griechenbeisl is one of Vienna’s oldest inns. Artists, scholars and politicians would congregate in the Griechenbeisl to eat, drink, debate and reflect – often into the early hours. From the world famous balladeer ‘Der lieber Augustin’ to later figures of the stature of Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Strauss, Brahms, the painters Waldmüller and Schwind, the opera singer Schaljapin, writers Mark Twain, Grillparzer and Nestroy, and political personalities such as Karl Lueger and Graf Zeppelin have all appreciated itstraditional Viennese cuisine and creature comforts. The framed autographs on the walls of the famous Mark Twain room ensure that their presence lives on here.
Both the Viennese and visitors to the city continue to meet here to enjoy a meal and few drinks. Every night there is live music in our well known Zither room. Live music can be organized in all other rooms upon request. In summer or winter, al fresco or inside its cosy vaulted rooms, at the Griechenbeisl you can experience a true taste of Vienna.