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Vienna
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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...
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...
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...
The prominent Pratersauna nightclub reopens after renovationThe rumor mill was abuzz: Last month, Martin Ho, the Dots Group entrepreneur, sent out invitations titled Heute wie Damals (Today as Before). The announcement offered 500 lucky winners a lifetime free entry to the recently reopened and ever-infamous Pratersauna club, hidden in the Prater woods a stone’s throw from the WU. Shared...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
The magic of a masked ball and cabaret at the Volkstheater’s Rote BarPushing through the double doors onto the balcony of the Volkstheater, I pulled a pack of cigarettes from my pocket and fished for my lighter. Despite the bracing wind, I leaned out against the wide balustrade. The world was at my feet, a vast widescreen view stretching...
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