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Monday, October 22, 2018
Techno Cafe lights up warm Tuesday nights by 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...
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...
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...
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...
city life
The Gürtel is a hot spot for live music with no neighbors On 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...
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...
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...
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,...
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