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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
lindy
The Markterei Lindy hops onto the after-work bandwagon with their new evening event, TanzereiThe 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 institutionSome 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...
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...
Under a night sky, boating can rekindle romance – if you avoid the obstaclesWith schools out and the European Championships drawing to a close, it may be time for many couples to reboot their romantic life after weeks on the back burner. The summer months offer ample opportunities; but one that is a clear favorite among Viennese and visitors...
city life
The Gürtel is a hot spot for live music with no neighborsOn any given Saturday night,  this stretch of pavement flanked by busy roads under the U6 line is packed with revelers. Beneath the brickwork railway arches, live music and beer-infused gossip compete to drown out the twin dins of revving cars and rumbling trains. The kilometer-long stretch of...
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...
best cocktail bars vienna
Over the past year cocktail bars have been making a comeback. Tür 7 and the Miranda Bar are individualistic, styled to the nines and still unique in essence and clientele.Mariahilfer Vice Having opened July 2015, the Miranda Bar evokes tropical ambiance with pastel colors and fun, fruity cocktails. It is owned by the proprietors of the restaurant Finkh next door.Looking...
Techno Cafe lights up warm Tuesday nightsby Lindsay Crocket & Binu Starnegg It’s Tuesday evening, and a warm breeze wafts through the terraced gardens of the Volksgarten Pavillon, a 1950s confection in pink, pistachio and cream that has become a fair-weather favorite of Vienna 30-somethings. Electronic music pulses rhythmically out over Heldenplatz nearby,  where a small group is doing yoga...
scenes
Some holiday traditions are lost in translationStuck in the polyester tights of my questionably short Marie Antoinette costume, I contemplated if I had finally outgrown Halloween. My partner-in-crime, a very handsome skeletal gentleman, waited patiently with his painted nose buried in a book as our crotchety Viennese taxi driver griped under his breath all the way to the 10th...
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