This is where I find myself stumbling in on a regularly basis in desperate need of getting rid of my hangry mood, eager to have a dark beer or very much wanting a Glühwein in summertime (they serve them all year round, yeah!). I don’t think I’ve explicitly planned to go there in ages – it just happens and I’m always glad it does.
Kolar will charm your socks off with its authentic (and a little underdog) ambiance underneath the ancient houses arcs. Also, they have a nice fit in between two houses Schanigarten or you can sit outside on the well hidden, pedestrian Kleeblattgasse. Situated in Vienna’s oldest residential building (built in 1539) Kolar shows off with a lively history. This house has hosted all kinds of establishments. For a while it was a bathhouse (which is a euphemism for pleasure house, some say). Even Mozart is believed to have spent time under the low-ceilinged vault – not clear if during the pleasure house time, though.
Something special about Kolar is: you’ll only find Fladen on the menu. Anyway it’s one of those places where you wouldn’t even think of minding that there’s only one meal served, in all different variations of course. You’ll be happy watching those wicked buns turn golden-brown in the open stone-oven fire and find them combining perfectly with the home-brewed beer – ignoring the danger of repeating my lines: Try the dark one!