There are a few Spiel Treff Cafes in Vienna. The one that I visited during my stay in the city in January 2006 is located on Laxenburgerstrasse, right opposite the hotel that I was staying in; the Hotel Birg-Cyrus.
I could see the cafe from my bedroom window and I made a note to try it out one night. It looked like a local pub - informal and friendly.
I believe that "Spiel" is the German word for "play" and that "Treff" is the German word for "meet", making it the Play Meet Cafe - but I might not be gramatically correct!
I ventured into this cafe one night before going back to my hotel. When I entered there were only two other customers in there - both locals and both sat at the bar chatting to the barmaid and watching a chat show on the TV behind the bar. This is a real local place, far off the beaten tourist path (The Ring is a 25 minute walk from here).
The cafe offers a large selection of local bottled beers (including Gosser, Hirtel, Radler, Wieselburger and Clausthaler), but no recognisable imported beers and no beers on draught.
As well as the beers, there is an extensive choice of coffees, teas, hot chocolate, spirits and soft drinks. The only food served is toasted sandwiches.
I ordered a 500ml bottle of Wieselburger Gold Bier (cost 2.50 Euros) and sat at a table by the window.
I'm not sure what the official opening hours of the cafe are - some days I would look out of the hotel window in the early hours, and the lights would still be on at 2am. Other days it seemed to be closed by midnight.
A good place for a beer with local people. None