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Nightlife in Vienna

When night falls on Vienna's landmarks, the Innere Stadt's old-world pubs, Heurigen (wine taverns) and minimalist bars beckon. Sip crisp Austrian white wines in the 400-year-old vaults of Esterházykeller, or cocktails in marble-walled Loos American Bar. Superstar DJs dominate the decks at canalfront Flex and starlit Volksgarten, while Mariahilf lures partygoers to its Bedouin-style lounges and cocktail bars. Catch performances at the opulent Vienna State Opera or Musikverein. Most bars open until 2am, clubs until 5am.

Vienna State Opera, Vienna. © WienTourismus/Willfried Gredler-Oxenbauer
Sky Bar, Vienna. © Skybox GastronomiebetriebsgmbH & Co KG
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Sky Bar

High class

Seven floors above Vienna's Innere Stadt, Sky Bar offers a contemporary interior design and superlative night time views of Vienna's skyline from floor-to-ceiling windows. Socialites hobnob over daiquiris, picking out landmarks like St Stephen's Cathedral's spires and Prater's Ferris wheel.



Address

19, Kärntnerstrasse, Vienna 1010

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 513 1712

Transport

Stephansplatz U-Bahn

Website

Sky Bar Website

Esterházykeller, Vienna. Courtesy of Esterházykeller
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Esterházykeller

Centuries-old wine tavern

Hidden in a lantern-lit courtyard in the Innere Stadt, 17th-century Esterházykeller was regularly attended by wine-lover Haydn, in search of inspiration. Descend to the vaults of one of Vienna's oldest Heurigen (wine taverns) for a crisp white Grüner Veltliner wine.



Address

1, Haarhof, Vienna 1010

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 533 34 82

Transport

Stephansplatz U-Bahn

Website

Esterházykeller Website

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Krah Krah

Relaxed locals' pub

Laid-back Krah Krah is a well-established spot in the Innere Stadt's Bermuda-Triangle drinking scene. A mixed crowd sidles up to a wooden bar, sampling the 50 types of beer. At weekends, DJ Salyv dominates the decks playing party favourites.



Address

8, Rabensteig, Vienna 1010

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 533 81 93

Transport

Schwedenplatz U-Bahn

Website

Krah Krah Website

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Loos American Bar

Decadent cocktails

Marble and onyx walls, jade leather benches and wood panelling exude sophistication at Loos American Bar in the Innere Stadt. Designed by architect Adolf Loos in 1908, the glamorous bar welcomes an arts-and-media crowd, who converse over martinis and Manhattans.



Address

10, Kärntner Durchgang, Vienna 1010

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 512 32 83

Transport

Stephansplatz U-Bahn

Website

Loos American Bar Website

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Felixx

Graceful Gay Bar

With its crystal chandelier and huge late-19th-century portrait in the main room, Felixx in Vienna's Innere Stadt is the classiest gay bar in town. Always popular, late-night openings and live DJs ensure a visit remains relaxed and enjoyable.



Address

5, Gumpendorferstrasse, Vienna 1060

Transport

MuseumsQuartier U-Bahn

Website

Felixx

Bar Italia, Vienna. © Bar Italia GmbH
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Bar Italia

DJ cocktail lounge

Young trendsetters fill Bar Italia in Vienna's bustling Mariahilf district. The Italian-style lounge is defined by caramel leather stools, red light panels and Renaissance flourishes. DJs spin house as partygoers browse the cocktail list, starring signatures like Death In Venice.



Address

19-21, Mariahilfer Strasse, Vienna 1060

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 585 28 38

Transport

MuseumsQuartier U-Bahn

Website

Bar Italia Website

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Aux Gazelles

Souk-style lounge

Hookah pipes, floor cushions and ethnic beats capture Moroccan exoticism at Aux Gazelles in the Mariahilf district. The former red-brick factory has been reincarnated as a Bedouin-style lounge, drawing Vienna's beautiful people with its intimate niches and top DJ line-up.



Address

5, Rahlgasse, Vienna 1060

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 585 66 45

Transport

MuseumsQuartier U-Bahn

Website

Aux Gazelles Website

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Flex

Waterfront beats

Hot, loud and buzzing, Flex is the place for clubbing in the Innere Stadt. Overlooking the Danube, partygoers spill out onto the riverbanks to cool down. A bass-loaded sound system supports an eclectic line-up of DJs playing drum-and-bass and hip-hop.



Address

1, Donaukanal, Vienna 1010

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 533 7525

Transport

Schottenring U-Bahn

Website

Flex Website

Volksgarten, Vienna. © WienTourismus/Bryan Duffy
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Volksgarten

Star-lit cocktails and dance

Set in the palace gardens in the Innere Stadt, Volksgarten is often hailed Vienna's most beautiful club. Waltz this way to dance to RnB and house under the stars, lounge by the pool, or sip cocktails with a beautiful crowd.



Address

Burgring, Vienna 1010

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 532 4241

Transport

Volkstheater U-Bahn

Website

Volksgarten Website

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Club Habana

Latin grooves

Mojito-sipping locals groove to Latin rhythms at Club Habana in the Innere Stadt. A glitter ball and moody red and orange lighting set the scene for salsa, reggae and merengue beats. Dance workshops are on offer for the less confident.



Address

11, Mahlerstrasse, Vienna 1010

Transport

Karlsplatz U-Bahn

Chelsea, Vienna. © WienTourismus/Bryan Duffy
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Chelsea

Buzzing railway arches

Three rooms, each tucked under a separate railway arch and with their own bar, draw clubbers to Alsergrund's late-night scene at Chelsea. Established and emerging bands attract a 250-strong crowd, while DJs spin '80s pop, Indie, house and alternative rock.



Address

29-31, U-Bahnbögen, Vienna 1080

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 407 93 09

Transport

Stubentor U-Bahn

Website

Chelsea Website

Vienna State Opera, Vienna. © WienTourismus/Willfried Gredler-Oxenbauer
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Vienna State Opera

Ballet and opera

Composers like Strauss and Mahler have made the 18th-century Vienna State Opera in the Innere Stadt into the world-famous opera house that it is. Expect a varied repertoire of lavish ballets and operas, always accompanied by the Vienna Philharmonic.



Address

2, Opernring, Vienna 1010

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 514 44 2250 (info); +43 (0) 1 513 1 513 (booking)

Transport

Karlsplatz U-Bahn

Website

Vienna State Opera Website

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Porgy & Bess

Vienna's best jazz

In the Innere Stadt stands Vienna's legendary jazz club: Porgy & Bess. A permanent fixture on the music scene since 1993 this is a moody haunt. Jazz aficionados come for its first-rate programme of Austrian and international acts.



Address

11, Riemergasse, Vienna 1010

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 512 88 11

Transport

Stubentor U-Bahn

Website

Porgy & Bess Website

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Vienna Arena

Live popular music

The perfect antidote to an overdose of Strauss is Vienna Arena in the Landstrasse district - the city's premier live music venue. A young, hip crowd pile in for events from open-air cinema in summer to rock, metal and jazz concerts.



Address

80, Baumgasse, Vienna 1030

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 798 85 95

Transport

Schlachthausgasse U-Bahn

Website

Vienna Arena Website

Musikverein, Vienna. Photo by Terry Wien, © WienTourismus
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Musikverein

World-class classical music

The sublime Musikverein in the Innere Stadt is renowned for its world-class acoustics. The Golden Hall, with glittering chandeliers and cream and gold features, hosts the acclaimed Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the lavish New Year Concert. Book well in advance.



Address

12, Bösendorferstrasse, Vienna 1010

Telephone

+43 (0) 1 505 81 90

Transport

Karlsplatz U-Bahn

Website

Musikverein Website

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