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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Cobenzl
Luftschloss Cobenzl is a magnificent venue with an amazing view – but patience is mandatory. With Vienna’s abundance of historic stately homes, it’s a wonder no one had thought of the pop-up project Luftschloss Cobenzl before. Set in an 18th century chateau on Kahlenberg currently awaiting redevelopment, the name is a play on its German name and the idiom Luftschloss...
Despite behind-the-scenes struggles, the Donaukanal remains the place to be when the temperature rises As a tourist couple is taking a selfie on the Schwedenbrücke, just a few feet below them a slightly tipsy older gentleman is dancing ecstatically to jazz played by a band on an improvised stage under the bridge. He is wearing a “Euro 2008 Austria/Hungary” T-shirt...
clandestino bar vienna cocktail
More Havana than Gatsby, Clandestino appeals far beyond its niche. Many have attributed Vienna’s consistently high quality-of-life rankings to factors like clean air, high culture and public transport. Why doesn’t anyone mention the city’s bars? The scene has certainly improved: Gone are the days where Piña Coladas and Cosmopolitans were the most exotic drinks around, and while you still find...
Krypt
The Krypt updates the speakeasy with award-winning décor and drinks. Little do we think about the space beneath our feet; our cities are full of vastly underutilized underground spaces with heaps of potential. Hidden in the 9th District’s Wasa alley between Sigmund Freud’s former practice and the Votivkirche, the recently opened cocktail bar Krypt shows just how much can be done with a vast 250 m2 vault, seeking...
ZWE
Adored by local musicians and always welcoming, ZWE keeps local jazz alive. The “city of music” may be best known for classical fare, but unsurprising for the birth place of all-time great Joe Zawinul, Vienna has a fertile underground network of jazz dives, intimate locales hosting gifted young musicians that play to passionate locals. Just a few paces from Donaukanal,...
salopp vienna
Bartenders have it hard these days. A signature drink is a must for the in-crowd craving novelty, yet most patrons aren’t willing to venture too far out of their comfort zone, resulting in endless variations of trendy classics like the mule or gin and tonic. But mixology is so much more than adding aromatic infusions to popular drinks. Andreas Trattner,...
christkindlmärkte
'tis the season to drink outdoors at Vienna’s Christkindlmärkte Traditions can be tricky; not everything our ancestors did is worth keeping alive. Austria’s holiday season is no exception, the Krampusläufe (Krampus runs) on December 5 often provoking controversy. With young men dressing up as Kramperl (an infernal sidekick of St. Nicolas) and terrorizing naughty children, this traditional chastisement sometimes gets out of hand. But one local tradition stands...
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...
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