NIght Clubs & bars, Vienna
I discovered this place after a walk in the Ringstrasse and immediately fell under its charm! You will find there unusual drinks and unique vodka cocktails and moreover enjoy a beautiful multi-mirrored view of the Vienna Ring Boulevard. Great place to enjoy a cocktail after dinner or before clubbing!
The building itself is a delight but the service was slow and impolite. (I was particularly unimpressed that the barman serving me appeared to prioritise chatting to a regular over preparing my drinks even though I had ordered them before said regular arrived.) Not tourist friendly despite being advertised all over the place. It's difficult to enjoy a place that posts stupid caveats about not wanting groups or sightseers. (Granted, sightseers are annoying if they do not buy drinks but just look around.) I had anticipated that visiting this bar would be a highlight of a recent trip to Vienna. It was instead a huge anticlimax and I shall not be returning.
Dress Code: None that I was aware of.
Just the other evening (17/09/07) as I was walking by the Museum Quartier (MQ), I saw a few people walking towards the MQ courtyards through the passage/corridor of the MQ buildings. Out of curiousity, I followed them and discovered to my pleasant surprise, a beautiful scene. The courtyard was filled with people relaxing and sitting on outdoor chairs, benches, seats, structures and near/around the cafes and eateries recently opened around the place. The candlelights and softlights casted a beautiful romantic atmosphere around the courtyard, surrounded by the modern art museums buildings, bathed by their own soft-yellow night lights. The soft music and peoples' voices were low and muted.
Dress Code: Casual. Outdoor coats or jackets if the evening is chilly.
One of the hottest Vienna night clubs.Many events e.g.Club Cosmopolitan,The White Line,Bachelorclub..
But u need to pay quite high entrance..10-15 euro
Dress Code: Women should be dressed like women :) means..a dress..short skirt :)..nice top..elegant and sexy..the people there are usually well-dressed...
For men:never wear shorts,cause they never gonna let you in :) jeans are ok-but not with t-shirt..wear a a nice longsleeved shirt or something..nice jacket..and no white shoes!
and another small tipp:shoes are quite important thing in vienna..in some clubs they´re not gonna let u in in sneakers...etc..
Night life is just great in Wien. Clubs and bars are geathering students from all over the world. Chalsea club is beneath the rail tracks between 2 metro stations of U6 brown metro line, between Aster and Josefstädter Strasse. Pub with huge dancefloor, the music they play focuses on rock. The right place to get involved in an all-night-long booze-up. Often open til morning. Lots of ultimate draft beers don`t allow me to remember the details, but certenly it was one of my best going outs.
Vienna has an active nightlife, especially on the weekend. The young and trendy go out by 10 pm and would stay out till the wee hours of the morning. There are many clubs and bars in Vienna to cater for the outgoing and night-active crowds.
One of the nicest bar is Alcazar Cocktail Bar near Karlplatz, located on the 1st floor. It is a medium size bar, that play good music and has some cosy sitting areas. Alcazar also makes great cocktails at great prices and at 11pm, the prices of the cocktails will be 50% off.
St Ruprechts area--or the "Bermuda Triangle"--is known as one of Vienna's best areas for bars and music. We wandered over for dinner and some beer prior to taking the overnight train to Prague. We found several bars, many with cheesy American names until settling on a place right on Ruprechtsplatz. Here we had 2 beers and some good "sandwiches" with meat and cheese melted on a slice of bread for 15 EUR. We chose this bar because it was pretty crowded on a Tuesday night in January while many of the other places were empty.
This is definitely one the least expensive areas in central Vienna for beer and food, and one of the best places for a casual evening out...no snobby operas, grand balls, or fancy tuxedos here.
A similar collection of somewhat casual bars, pubs and restaurants is in the Spittelberg area--several pedestrian-only streets just 2 blocks from the Volkstheater U-Bahn entrance.
My personal favorite for a relaxed evening is the "Downstairs" Bar and Pool Hall in the 6th District just a short walk of Mariahilferstrasse.
Order drinks and a pool table at the waitress and play a few rounds of darts too wait until your drinks come.
Dress Code: Anything goes
Passage is a converted subway underpass on the Babenberger Ring, close to the Museumsquartier. After an extensive refit it is a trandy nightclub. Admission is a fairly hefty €10 - this is a lot for Vienna and the drinks are not cheap - bottled beer is just shy of €5 a bottle. The crowd isa mixed and trendy and well-shod crowd - mainly made up of 20 somethings. The place is remarkably packed and has good DJs as well as private parties.
Dress Code: smart casual although there is no real fixed dress code.
Wein & Co. has a lot of shops, some with wine bars attached to them, around Vienna. The store on the Naschmarkt is onesuch Bar, and offers you the chance to drinking the wines from their store against a corkage charge (about 10% of the bottle price) and enjoy fine antipasti. One of the particularly good things is that at the end of the evening you receive a voucher valid for that night for their wines in the attached shop, for the value of your corkage fee - effectively making it "try before you buy". The clientele are generally well to do young socialites - although the Naschmarkt location is less pretentious than their Jasomirgottstrasse wine bar.
Dress Code: There is no real dress code although the clientele are generally well-shod - smart casual seems to be the order of the day.
In Vienna we have clubs in various historic buildings, in museums, in champagne cellars etc. But these locations change every few months. So, if you want to go out for dancing in Vienna, I recommend you to check out these pages first: www.vienna.at and www.diskothek.at - there you`ll find an event calendar and a lot of party pictures. The age range of people who go to these clubs is maybe between 18 and 40. Entrance fees are usually between 8 and 10 EUR.
Down at the end of Rotenturmstrasse, around the Fleischmarkt is the area of city known as the "Bermuda Triangle". Here you will find scores of bars and clubs to suit many tastes, but mostly those who like to drink and smoke heavily. To me it felt like a typical club scene, the one that might appeal to those who visit Ibiza in the summer, but for me I felt the fact that it was centered around a street called "Fleischmarkt" was apt: in German that means meat market.
Great if you are on a brief visit to the city and want to get drunk, but I'm sure there are better places in a city like this, they'll just be harder to find.
Dress Code: Varies. Smart casual seems to be fine for most places, despite the bouncers.
In 1994 myself, Andy and Funky found a great Irish bar. At the time it was one of only a few. Now I think there's loads. Anyway, this place was buzzing and the Guinness was imported directly from Dublin. It was expensive but lovely.
The crowd was mostly locals and the only other tourists were 2 men and a lady from Finland. The lady was talking to me and asked me how to pronounce the word 'DRAUGHT' as it was written on the glass of Guinness she was drinking. I told her it was pronounced 'DRAFT'. The letters 'GHT' together have an 'FT' sound.
Her husband who was built like a Sherman tank joined in and we had fun until I asked him why he only drank a half-pint. I called him (jokingly) a granny. In Ireland, grannies drink full-pints like the men. He was offended and my mates rescued me before he planted me into the middle of next week!!
We met some local girls and we had great fun with them. The six of us stayed in the pub for ages drinking and joking and having 'the craic' - pronounced 'CRACK' !!! Me and Suzi met up the next night for our 'walk'...
Dress Code: It's an Irish bar so dress casual.
Across from the chill out place we found the club which was down some very dark and steep stairs. Don't try to navigate them if you've had a skin full of beer. One poor girl walking ahead of us went ass-over-tit.
Once safely down the layout is small but not claustrophobic. The music was kind of dancy/techno but not too heavy. The best part was the lack of tourists. It was a locals club and we mingled. Annemarie fancied a girl and chatted up her mate but ended up snogging a very ugly bloke. I met two local girls Andi and Magda and had a drinking competition with Andi.
There's a spontanious karaoke stand where you can just grab the mic if you feel you want to sing along to the songs. The beer was ok and as it wasn't too crowded the service was fairly fast.
Dress Code: Club style but not over the top. It's more a late bar with loud music in a club setting...do you know what I mean?
The third pub was quieter than the 'dancing' bar. There was a good crowd and the music was jazzy and laid back. It seemed to be the place where a lot of locals or "suits" go and we got chatting to some girls who told us of a basement club we should check out...more on that shortly.
The ambience was cool with low music and trees growing from all over the place. I wasn't sure if they trees were part of the design or they just never bothered to clean the place. A nice place to "people watch" and "be watched"...ie...assholes!!!
Dress Code: There were no bouncers on the door but the music style screamed for the 'latte' crowd. I wasn't overly pushed on it. It was too quiet. I'd say it's more of an 'end of the night' kind of place.