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Flex

Flex (Augartenbrücke 1, Vienna) – this is one of Vienna’s most popular nightclubs. In business for over a decade, it plays a variety of music – from rock to house, techno, drum n’ bass (including some live regional and international acts covering these genres). It also has an outdoor area, which is popular during the […]

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Donau Techno

Donau Techno (Karl Schweighofer-Gasse 10, Vienna) – this is a Techno club within Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, which is known for projecting big-sized visual images on its walls, giving this venue a kinetic vibe. Since the music played here is not too loud, it holds the distinction of being a nightspot where one can actually hold a […]

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Club Habana

Club Habana (Mahlerstrasse 11, Vienna) – located off of Vienna’s busy Kärntnerstrasse, the name says it all: this is a Salsa club where one can enjoy Latin music (and even take Salsa lessons). Reggaeton, Samba, Bachata, and Cha Cha music are sometimes played here, too. Of course, since this club really exists to celebrate Cuban […]

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Chelsea Musicplace

Chelsea Musicplace (Lerchenfelder Gürtel, U-Bahnbögen 29-30, Vienna) – in existence since the mid-1980s, Chelsea books various indie rock bands (both local and international). It also holds themed-DJ nights (such as 80s New Wave and American soul music). Given the club’s name and its association with one of the UK’s major football clubs, it also has […]

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Chaya Fuera

Chaya Fuera (Kandlgasse 19-21, Vienna) – this club is best-know for live music, regardless of the genre: Viennese songs, electronic, jazz, soul and rock – with one of the best sound systems in Vienna. The acts typically booked there include Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan, the local indie-rock hero Elija, U.K. superstar Estelle, San Francisco-based indie-pop […]

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Café Leopold

Café Leopold (Museumsplatz 1, Vienna) – technically, this coffee shop is part of the Leopold Museum, at the heart of Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier. This means that it’s indeed a café during the day (serving not only coffee, but food items such as burgers, falafel, hummus, and dessert treats like strudel). At night, though, it turns into […]

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Cabaret Fledermaus

Cabaret Fledermaus (Spiegelgasse 2, Vienna) – unlike other local nightspots, this one has a long history. Opened in 1907, it was a popular cabaret club during the earlier decades of the 20th century. As time progressed, it was also used as a movie theater, and in more recent times, as a disco and rock club […]

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Zur Alten Kaisermühle

Zur Alten Kaisermühle (Fischerstrand 21A, Vienna) — In summer, diners are drawn to the beautiful garden on the banks of the Danube River, shaded seats under a large awning as well as char-grilled fish and meat dishes. Spare ribs and Italian steak specialties, along with Spanish tapas, are among the items served here. During the […]

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Zum Schwarzen Kameel

Zum Schwarzen Kameel (Vienna) – this is another of Vienna’s finer restaurants (this one has been in existence since 1618). The owners pride themselves on using the finest ingredients. Even the sandwiches they serve are not blasé — the bread used comes from the famed Kasses bakery in the Weinviertel; its ham (made from its […]

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Würstelstands

Würstelstands (Würstelstads, Albertinaplatz 1, Vienna) – for those tired of dining at pricier restaurants, this würstelstand (sausage stand) gives visitors an alternative means of eating like a local. Located in front of the Albertina Museum, this sausage stand offers a variety of sausages, along with some light food items, locally-brewed beer, and even champagne.