Vienna’s pub gardens are allowed to be open all year round. As announced in a press release on Wednesday, the city and the Vienna Chamber of Commerce have agreed to the same regulation. Strictly speaking, it is a continuation of a special permit. Because it was already possible to continue operations in winter during the Corona pandemic.
It said that now the experiences of the last three years have been evaluated. On this basis, the City worked on a system change in coordination with the Chamber. Before Corona, local people could only create bar gardens of different sizes in winter and summer and get them approved separately. With the new regulation, the required construction and dismantling is history. It was also emphasized that the city would save its administrative costs.
However, the rules have also been made strict. A bar garden must always remain operational during the permitted period and cannot be used as a storage area even at low temperatures. Apart from this, in future the restaurant owners will also have to ensure that their guests behave politely in their bar garden, as was said. If there are problems, use of the open-air area should be temporarily restricted or closed. “The purpose of these guidelines is to prevent any possibility of conflict as much as possible,” the broadcast said.