One would not expect to find such a bar in the midst of the Salzburg mountains, but rather in trendy cities. The extravagant Lions Lounge in Leogang is the right address for lovers of fine wines, whiskey, rum, brandies, cocktails, and fine cigars. The Lions Spirit No. 1, a rarity from master distiller Sigi Herzog, is a special house specialty.
Lounge with a private touch
The Lions Lounge belongs to Hotel Der Löwe, but it is miles away from a classic hotel bar. This is already expressed by the extravagant exterior facade of the bar. It consists of around 600 welded pipe pieces that reflect the themes of bottle, glass, and cigar. The pipe motifs are consistently implemented on the door and in the interior. The resulting extraordinary play of light and the colorful lounge furniture almost give the room a private touch.
200 top wines and exquisite digestifs
The Lions Lounge is an absolute oasis of indulgence – perfectly combining a bar, cigar lounge, and walk-in wine cellar with stylish design. Around 200 top wines, a remarkable selection of whiskey, rum, and regional brandies satisfy the guest’s exclusive desires. Cigar smokers also get their money’s worth here, although the humidor offers a nice but not excessively exclusive selection of cigars.
As a specialty, host Rupert Madreiter likes to present the “Lions Spirit No. 1”, which he created with Saalfelden master distiller Siegfried Herzog. The limited special edition is a barrel-aged Williams of the highest quality. The barrel note impressively rounds off the fruity opulent pear bouquet.
It is not surprising that the Austrian wine and gourmet magazine Falstaff awarded the lounge with 90 out of 100 points and three Falstaff glasses in its current bar and spirits guide: “Very well-kept and very cozy – a lounge where you simply feel comfortable. A place to drink, smoke, browse and taste.”