Beer and Soap | Our Local Finds for February

This February, we have some treats to warm you from the inside and outside – bath suds, hearty booze and a home away from home.

Beer Lovers

Right on Gumpendorferstrasse, this haven of suds stocks 1,500 specialty craft beers from over 100 breweries, an incredible selection of pales, ales, barrel-aged lagers and anything else your heart desires, including homebrew kits for the DIY crowd. Even better, a refrigerated walk-in area offers the opportunity to grab a cold one right then and there. The store is currently expanding: the Beerlovers crew just released their first self-produced brew called Muttermilch (Mother’s Milk); If that still doesn’t convince you, the online shop might be just the thing. You can stock up on the latest Belgian specialties from the comfort of your home. Time to step up your beer game.

6., Gumpendorferstrasse 35

Wiener Seife

To find this minimalistic gem in the 3rd district, simply follow your nose! Wiener Seife offers over 70 handcrafted soaps and bath essences, based on age-old recipes by Friedrich Weiss, one of the last Seifensieder (soapmakers) in Vienna. Focusing on a pure natural process that only uses natural oils, plant extracts and organically-sourced essences, their use of coconut oil and gentle treatment ensures all ingredients are retained in the final product. Offering hair and skin care for everyone, their Bio Salt Soap even doubles as toothpaste. With a foamy structure and a mesmerizing scent, for Wiener Seife, the quality of the product is first and foremost.

3., Hintzerstrasse 6


Feeling you have arrived in a new city mainly requires feeling at home. At Oliver, a serviced apartment building in Vienna’s hip 6th district, the apartments and studios evoke just that. The 20-45 square meter spaces are geared towards comfort, combining modern design with a homey atmosphere – perfect for long-term stays. With quick access to the U-Bahn lines U4 and U6, not to mention fantastic shops, restaurants and bars, you won’t waste any time before you start discovering your new home.

6., Gumpendorferstrasse 126

Ali Rabbani
Creative director and stylist for film and print. He studied fashion in Vienna and has worked all over the world in styling, set and food design, as well as art direction for advertising and fashion shoots, videos and shows. See his work @iamrabbani

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