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Thursday, May 17, 2018
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 ChristkindlmärkteTraditions 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 classicsIt’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 generationIt’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 sceneThe 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 queerA 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...
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