Night life & pubs

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Cafe Alt Wien
Cafe by day, great place for meeting locals and having beers til late.

Close to conference venue, most popular Irish Pub in town, good pub fair.
American-style pub and brew house.

Highlander Scottish Pub
Good pub, very central (close to Schottentor). Sometimes live music and fun karaoke by the owner on weekends.

Charlie P’s

close to Schottentor, very popular pub with excellent food. Legendary DJ basement for dancing and meeting people.

7 Stern Bräu
Austrian brewery with large selection of beers and decent food. Beautiful guest garden. Located in the pretty Spittelberg area of the hip 7th district.


Little farther away, easy to get to by tram/metro from city center. Really good food. Self-brewed Weizenbeer and Welles is delicious. Sometimes Jazz-Brunch on Sundays.

Bermuda triangle
Large number of bars, clubs, and more. Nearby Schwedenplatz, has food through the night.

Bars and Clubs

Pubs and Discos along the “Gürtel”: Papperlapub, Chelsea, B72, Rhiz, Loft – you have so many choices to enjoy music, drinks and a long night dancing at the “Gürtel” underneath the U6 metro line.

Dachboden at 25hours hotel
Great views over the first district. Very hip. Lines to get in sometimes long.

Rote Bar
Elegant, chique bar at the Volkstheater, opens to the night people at 22:00 after the plays finish. Saturday clubbings, Milonga nights, live music, DJs. Wonderful balcony, rather expensive drinks.

Kix Bar
Good cocktails in the 1st district, happy hour 5-8pm. Closed on Sun, Mon. Many other popular places around the area.

Cafe by day, dancing and drinks at night.

Club at Volksgarten, type varies.

Live music and alternative crowd, near prater. Electronic and Progrock.

DonauA little hidden behind MQ. Cool. Underground-DJs, also good for drinks early in evening.other Dance clubs:Pratersauna, Praterdom, Camera Club

Open air nightlife

Concerts and workshops in one of the largest culture centres in Europe, housed in an impressive brick building. Trains and large machines were manufactured here once. Special in Summer: chill in the yard of WUK and enjoy free live music and drinks.

Great place to hang around as a group, day and night. Bring your own drinks or buy cocktails, beer, wine at MQ. DJ music and huge lounge chairs to relax and chat.
Sit along the “shores” of the Danube canal with BYO or try one of the famous Summer locations at the canal: Tel Aviv Beach, Badeschiff, Strandbar Hermann, etc.

Gay, lesbian

Intimate drinks and pop music

Where people go when Village is closed. Hit-or-miss.

Why Not
Where people go to dance on Saturdays.

Another popular place.

More recommendations here

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