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Vienna
Friday, December 15, 2017
agent oscar
Agent Oscar’s cocktails spoil the most demanding taste buds with updated American classics It’s somewhat ironic that the real birth of the cocktail coincides with the prohibition era in the United States: mixed, sweet drinks can be consumed faster in case of police raids, and adding sugar and other flavors helped mask the poor quality of illegal (and often poisonously...
sign lounge
Outstanding mixology and hospitality make The Sign Lounge the perfect bar for the Instagram generation It’s not every day you order a drink and get an aquarium. Even less so in Vienna, a town known for its conservative tastes, where classics like mojitos and piña coladas still dominate the bar scene. Yet The Sign Lounge, a charming little dive tucked...
swingtime volksgarten vienna
Swingtime adds a touch of class to the after work scene The timing may vary but, at some point, city dwellers invariably have the same epiphany: The club scene is boring. The epileptic strobe lights, asthmatic smoke machines, disproportionate expenses (€10 or more at the door, extortionist rates at the bar and not counting the kebab after and cab ride...
Albert & Tina
Every Wednesday night, culture vultures stream to Albert & Tina to enjoy an after-work event merging art, drinks and music. The hypnotic beat of house music lures tourists from their picture-perfect photo ops and up the grand staircase, joining the after-work crowd congregating on the ramparts of the Albertina. The party’s in full swing, the bastion fit to burst; the equestrian statue...
Rhinoplasty
Vienna’s legendary drag party celebrates 10 years of queer A trailblazing testament to progressive fin de siécle Vienna, the Otto Wagner Pavillion on Karlsplatz is the crown jewel of Vienna’s Jugendstil subway stations. Gilded, flamboyant and long defunct with trains now routed through the adjacent modern terminus, its exterior remains a definitive landmark while its interior houses the rather soulless...
escape games
Being locked in a little room with nothing but your wits to save you. What better way to spend a Saturday? Some may scale cliff faces to get their kicks, but as I found out, getting an adrenaline high is as easy as being locked in a tiny room. First surfacing in Japan around 2007, room escape games offer a different...
kitbbutz klub disco
Rainbow Sabbath: Outrageous and camp, the Kibbutz Klub disco welcomes all to the family. When good times still seem bottles away at most venues, one club on the Gürtel is already kicking into high gear. By midnight, the line in front of Club Auslage stretches all the way to the U6 station Josefstädter Straße, beckoning crowds with a freewheeling, hedonistic...
lindy
The Markterei Lindy hops onto the after-work bandwagon with their new evening event, Tanzerei The historic grand hall of the Alte Post (Old Post Office) looked like a scene from a musical, its green, cast-iron pillars framing couples twirling about madly as the industrial-age glass roof reverberated with swing music. I hadn’t even had the chance to take off my jacket...
khm clubbing
Booming bass and flowing drinks aim to dust off the image of a venerable institution Some 125 years after opening to the public, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (the museum of art history, or KHM for short) might be forgiven its slightly tired reputation. One half of Vienna’s twin museums (the Natural History Museum, or NHM, faces it across Maria-Theresien-Platz), its collection...
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