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?...
vienna coffee house
Unsurprisingly for the city that introduced the beverage to the west, Vienna boasts a distinct coffee culture, epitomized by the Wiener Kaffeehaus, those bastions where locals socialize and read the paper for hours – often on a single cup. Traditionally, which establishment you frequented said a lot about you: politicians, actors and academics converged the […]
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irish bars vienna
Be a liquid ambassador of Gaelic cheer at these Irish Pubs in Vienna Irish pubs are liquid embassies – no consular services, but a lot more fun. They’re certainly everywhere – I have drunk Guinness in Dharamsala, and in a roadside tin shack on the tiny Caribbean island of St Lucia. As vital generators of […]
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Die Parfümerie cocktail bar
Follow your nose to aromatic cocktails at Die Parfümerie Bar Finding Die Parfümerie can be a challenge. The new permanent home of a trio of mixologists that made their name as a pop-up bar, we searched in vain for a sign indicating their presenc...
Dachboden Bar
Savor the last days of summer on the terrace of the 25hours Hotel's Dachboden bar Late summer may be the best season to enjoy Vienna: As the evenings grow long again, locals scramble to make the most of the last golden days before another grey win...
Dark, trendy and with an unerring eye for quality, Kleinod is a barman’s bar A soft golden light glows from behind the dark paneling, bouncing onto the cushioned walls as I walk into the smoke-clouded room. I passed between the late-night guests crowded around the long white tables or leaning on the bar.  Above is […]
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In a city that manages to make the most out of its coffeehouse culture, it’s not impossible to spend every day of the year in a new café. Despite cafés being a ubiquitous feature of this historic city, we all have our favorite (I know I have mine) that stand out in the crowd. UNESCO […]
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Sipping pretty at Miranda Bar, Tür 7 and R&Bar Over the past year cocktail bars have been making a comeback. The cuter, smaller and more style-conscious the better. Our top three have shaped up to be individualistic, styled to the nines and still unique in essence and clientele. Miami Vice in Gumpendorf Having opened July 2015, […]
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Bars for non-smokers
To breathe or not to breathe – that is the question for Vienna’s bar hoppers. The city’s watering holes are a traditional bastion for one of Austria’s unhealthier pastimes – and will remain so for some time yet, as the government’s recent decision to ban smoking from restaurants and indoor areas only takes effect in […]
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