Tel: + 43 1 513 14 18
This used to be one of Vienna's best jazz clubs, Porgy & Bess; nowadays
it houses a hip crowd shaking their tail feathers to house and commercial
tunes. The Fledermaus achieved the status of a scene location pretty fast
- the action doesn't normally start until 1am. The club is small and decorated
with red velvet - fresh air is in short supply most of the night. The
location can't be beaten though.
Open Hours: 10pm-5am Thu-Sat
Guess Club II
Tel: +43 1 585 63 49
This second venue of Guess Club (the original is in the Kaunitzgasse opposite
the Apollo cinema) is one of the most modern clubs in Vienna. Style and
image are top priority for the organisers, designers and guests alike.
Their menu is heavily inspired by the Orient whilst the music is exclusively
electronic. Even if one might not describe the location as cosy, the futuristic
theme and design of the interior is aesthetically pleasing.
Open Hours: 7am-4am Mon-Fri; 4pm-4am Sat&Sun
Tel: +43 1 513 22 21
A very suitable location in which to enjoy a pleasant evening of eating,
drinking and dancing. The menu offers a fantastic mix of Italian and Mexican
food whilst their long "showbar" is a favourite amongst the
party people of Vienna. After having drunk your fair share of tequila
or sangria, there is a whole basement's worth of dance floor on which
to dance the night away. The atmophere typically relaxed for a bar, but
only until midnight, at which point the DJs inject some real life into
the party with hits from the 80s and the 90s.
Marias Roses is a really upbeat place to be and those who enjoy living
it up will certainly make connections here before long.
Open Hours: 6pm-4am daily
Am Heumarkt 2a
Tel: +43 1 710 84 00
Fax: +43 1 710 84 03
The very attractive Meier Pavillion which dates from the imperial period
sees its second spring as a clubbing location this year. During the day,
it serves as a two-terraced cafe catering mostly to tourists and the older
community. The atmosphere at night, however, is distinctly hotter than
in the daytime. The club spans two floors. The lower has a somewhat antique
flair to it, but nevertheless plays host to some of the town's best DJs
as well as some internationally renouned talents in House, R&B, hip-hop
and latino. The upper level is a bit calmer, but the basement is where
the wildest dancing happens... There accomodate a diverse clientele which
changes according to particular events.
Meierei im Stadtpark
Tel: + 43 1 714 61 59-0
Meierei is the place to spend summer nights. Not least due to the terrace
on which to sit outside and have a break from the last breathtaking song
on the dance-floor. The crowd, as the music, is pretty mixed, although
not all that many people are older than 25. Check out the programme in
the local papers, especially Falter in which you will find a wealth of
information concerning what is going on in Vienna at night.
Open Hours: From 10pm Thu-Sat
Nightfly's Club American Bar
Tel: + 43 1 512 99 79
Nightfly's Club American Bar (what a name...) is a classic cocktail bar,
stocking more than 250 different drinks, 300 brands of fine whiskies,
130 rums and plenty more besides. The music played ranges from mainstream
jazz to soul. Happy hour is from 8pm-9pm Monday to Friday during which
time cocktails are half price. On Sundays the motto is 'as good as it
gets', featuring live acts, special drinks and videos - a good time to
shake your old bones next to young, beautiful creatures.
Open Hours: 8pm-3am Mon-Wed; 8pm-4am Thu-Sat;
Tel: + 43 1 479 00 45
Artmayr is the little brother of Anton Frank across the street. Both are
among the few places to go to at night in the 18th district. Artmayr is
a very comfortable place and the music is not too loud. The audience is
mixed, rather older - definitely no teen-crowd. From the outside it would
be easy to walk by Artmayr and not even notice it. A absolute must are
"Griessnockerl in Himbeersosse" and "Schoko-Palatschinken"
- remember these words, as they don't have their menu translated into
English. Beer fans rejoice: Artmayr features a different brand of beer
Open Hours: 6pm-2am Mon-Sat; 6pm-1am Sun
Tel: + 43 1 310 97 80
Billy's Bones is another part of the omnipresent Irish-Pub-scene. Interesting
enough the pub is situated close to a place called "Schottentor",
which of course means scottish gate. A couple of green-isle-fans have
officially renamed it... Like the comrade-in-arms Charlie P's, Billy's
Bones is a relatively big place with an extra room featuring a huge TV-screen.
As a matter of fact, Billy's is the place to go to to and watch a soccer
game broadcasted live. Happy hour on Sundays and Mondays makes the whole
thing even more interesting.
Tel: + 43 1 535 38 05
Cafe Seitesprung is a small but very attractive bar with remarkably stylish
wooden furnishings. There is an excellent drinks menu and cocktails will
cost you from ATS 65-105 (EUR 5-10), about average for Viennese bars and
pubs. A rarity: cider from a keg! The dark wooden bar and the candles
make the place quite intimate, good for couples enjoying a tête-a-tête.
Just around the corner you will find a movie theatre, the Artis.
Open Hours: 5pm-2am daily
Tel: + 43 1 409 79 23
Charlie P's belongs amongst the biggest Irish pubs in the world. Located
in the university quarter, it is constantly packed day and night - quite
a feat considering the size of the pub. Charlie P's features all the classic
assets of a real Irish pub outside Ireland: Irish beers, cider from a
keg, a television in every corner to show Premier League sports, a Victorian
bar and original snugs! Warm (Irish) food is served until midnight.
Open Hours: 10am-2am Mon-Thu; 10am-3am Fri & Sat; midday-1am Sun
Irish Pub Bockshorn
Tel: +43 1 532 94 38
Vienna's oldest, cosiest, smallest and most grown up Irish pub - the average
guest is about 30something. Bockshorn is downtown, full of Irish postcards,
posters, bottle openers, mirrors, and Guinness Tucans. Conquering a bar
stool after 7 p.m. is a mission impossible and last orders are taken just
before 2 a.m. The "Bockshorn" offers Strongbow, Guinness, Smithwick's
and Austrian beer from tap besides a couple of bottled and canned brews.
Usual pub grub is available. Music is played on an impressive HiFi set.
Open Hours: 4pm-2am
Bodega y Vinoteca Española
Tel: +43 (0)1 504 55 00
Most authentic and best Spanish restaurant in town. Far from the Iberian
Peninsula, a place with magnificent Spanish cuisine. Excellent tapas and
a huge collection of serrano-hams. The wine is flown in directly from
Spain, as are the recipes: The chef spends several weeks in Spain every
year - for further education.
Open Hours: 6pm-1am Tue-Sat
Spanish Bodega Cadiz
Tel: +43 1 212 86 66
Opposite Schwedenplatz, across the Danube Canal, hidden behind Karmeliter
Church is a small and romantic Spanish bodega with dark wooden furniture,
candlelight and Spanish music. The menu card changeds daily (vegetarian
dishes start at EUR 6.18, a lot of fish and some meat dishes start at
11.99; there is no pork) and snacks, "Tapas", are arranged on
trays at the counter. Tapas can be ordered seperatly (e.g. olives, marinated
fish, Spanish cheese) or as sets (small 4.72, big 10.54). But as the Cadiz
is a "bodega", there is large variety of very good wines. Naturally
most of them are Spanish and only 2 white wines are of Austrian origin.
Even the "cheepest" Rioja (1/8 l EUR 1.82) is wonderful; and
the roasted and salted corn served with every glass of wine makes you
thirstier and willing to order another glass...
Open Hours: 6pm-2am Mon-Sat
Unger & Klein
Tel: +43 1 532 13 32
In Vienna's traditional Textile Quarter, in the first district, small
but beautiful establishments are changing the old fashioned, dusty image
of this part of Vienna. One of the best recommended addresses to test
Austrian and international wines of high quality, to eat Viennas best
Tramezzini, to try mouthful of delicious Antipasti or to buy exciting
spirits is certainly Unger & Klein. Great architecture, great wines,
Open Hours: 11:30am-9pm Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm Sat
Zum finsteren Stern
Tel: +43 1 535 81 52
Right in the midst of the lively 'Bermuda Dreieck' (Bermuda Triangle),
surrounded by places where the youngsters meet, you can enjoy the calm
atmosphere of this wine-bar. From the outside, it looks just like a shop
selling wine - numerous bottles are stored on the shelves. Just step inside
and you will discover tables and chairs and an inviting atmosphere in
which to take a seat and try some splendid wine. The customers are, generally
speaking, a good few years older than those in the nearby bars.
Open Hours: 3.30am-12pm Mon-Fri; 2.30-12pm Sat