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Bar Campari

The art of the aperitivo

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Bar Campari pays loving tribute to the Italian art of the aperitivo in the heart of Vienna's historic old town. Linger over coffee or cocktails while soaking up the striking interior design or relax with an Italian snack on the terrace.

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The only Bar Campari outside of Italy is serious about the art of the aperitivo. It is the brainchild of legendary Viennese restaurateur Peter Friese from the iconic Zum Schwarzen Kameel. To fulfill his long-held dream of paying tribute to this most Italian of traditions, he enlisted the help of renowned Italian designer Matteo Thun, who transformed the centrally located bar into an atmospheric oasis. The bar quickly became a hotspot in Austria's capital as locals flocked for a daytime espresso, post-work Aperol Spritz or a Negroni after dark. The success of Bar Campari demonstrates that a perfect cocktail of quality, style and hospitality creates joy and friendship – both in Italy and Vienna.

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This beloved aperitivo bar is tucked away in a historic side street in the heart of Vienna, just a (cobbled) stone's throw from St. Stephen's Cathedral. Bar Campari is an ode to Italy, fused with the best of classic Viennese hospitality.

From its interior by renowned Italian architect Matteo Thun with its distinctive "Art meets Campari" design and its white-jacketed bartenders led by the award-winning David Penker to its sun-soaked terrace and cosy inside nooks, Bar Campari pays homage to the ritual of the aperitivo in every respect. Whether you fancy indulging in an espresso pick-me-up, sparkling cocktails, panino or more substantial Italian fare, this bar offers a genuine slice of Italy, served with an Austrian twist.

Its gracious yet welcoming ambience bears the unmistakable stamp of its courtly host Peter Friese, who owns Viennese landmark, Zum Schwarzen Kameel, just around the corner. The listed Art Nouveau restaurant and bar, founded by Johann Baptist Cameel in 1618 as a spice shop, has been the haunt of the capital's cultural and political establishment since Ludwig van Beethoven was a guest.

Marrying that illustrious legacy with the famed Italian red spirit of Campari was no small responsibility for this legendary restaurateur. Friese spent years and spared no expense fine-tuning every detail of his perfect bar for whiling away the aperitivo hours. Finally, in 2019, the only official Bar Campari outside Italy was completed to his exacting standards and the doors opened on a new chapter of hospitality history.

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Catherine Walbridge
Catherine Walbridge
Head of International

Catherine Walbridge joined Wine+Partners in December 2022 as the agency looked to expand its international reach and English-language expertise. The London-born journalist and editor grew up in New Zealand and has worked in international media for more than 20 years. She is a former Reuters correspondent, South China Morning Post Deputy International Editor in Hong Kong and New Zealand radio program editor. Her interest in wine and food became part of her professional life when she moved to Vienna and worked at Falstaff magazine for a year.

About Bar Campari

Bar Campari in the heart of Vienna's historic centre is the place to enjoy a genuine slice of la dolce vita. Since 2019, the only Bar Campari outside of Italy has been delighting locals and visitors alike with its striking Matteo Thun-designed interior, award-winning bartenders and charm of its host Peter Friese.

Bar Campari
Seitzergasse 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

Bar Campari