If you're looking to hear some great jazz music, visit Porgy & Bess. This club is located in the Inner City and has been in business since 1993. Stop by on any given night and you're bound to witness some excellent musicianship, whether it's by a well-known band, or by locals participating in the jam session.
Located in the center of the city and riverside in Vienna’s City Park, Steirereck is an absolute delight to have a meal at. The interiors are simple, classy, and chic with the use of woods and white linens. The restaurant has three sections that include the restaurant which serves one of the best Austrian cuisine and local specialties. Order their signature char fish cooked tableside in beeswax with yellow carrot and sour cream, Pogusch cooked over charcoal, sunflower, and Jerusalem artichoke. The second section consists of Meirrie (milk and cheese bar)this section is like a heaven with more than 120 varieties of cheese from 13 different countries being served at the basement of the restaurant. The third section is the ess bar where after a hearty meal one can sip some whiskey or gin along with some cigars from the wide selections available at the restaurant. Head to Steirereck for a dinner and you won't be disaapointed.
Extremely popular with the locals, 1516 Brewery is a great place to go for relaxed drinks, sporting events and celebrations with friends. In keeping with the purity law of the year 1516, they produce a wide selection of unfiltered Ales and Stouts. Its proximity to the opera and its position in the heart of the 1st District make it an easy drop-in spot. With a great menu, this ever jovial international hotspot for young people is where you'll find probably the friendliest staff in the entire city, and that is a remarkable feat within itself!
This enormous Irish pub is possibly one of the biggest in the world. Tucked away in the 9th District, Charlie P's is usually packed full of patrons around the clock, all week long. Featuring all the classic pieces of an Irish pub, from the stained glass, dark wood and Guinness on tap, Charlie's is Irish through and through. They even offer a traditional menu of pub grub that's served until midnight.
Want to make your coffee Irish? Then walk into Onyx Bar. Located on the sixth floor of the beautiful Haashaus, the bar is a trendy place to chat over drinks. The lounge is plush with awesome views from the windows. There are many options and the wait staff is pretty accommodating. The crowd is elite but not stand-offish. Group reservations are a must, since preference is given to hotel guests.
Club Fluc is the preferred local nightspot of the young and artsy crowd in Vienna. The club has stimulating performances almost every night of the week as well as host DJs, live bands, and themed art exhibitions. If you feel like relaxing visit the beer garden for a break from the music. Make sure you head down to the cellar-like basement, with stone arched walls and sparse décor, where you can catch especially thought-provoking shows.
A recent addition to the famous chain in Europe, WEIN & CO in Stephansplatz, lives up to expectations, serving as a wine bar, eatery and a shop as well. Come by and sample the Mediterranean fare and wash it down with the famous wines - there are over 60 to choose from. Perfect for business lunches, they offer a two course meal at a set price. Impress your client and choose anything from the exquisite wine selection, although your best bet would be the wine from the Burgenland region of Austria.
Master bartender Roberto Pavlovic's self-named bar is a trendy, yet classically stylish affair, much like the expertly mixed cocktails served up within the chic premises. The decor is elegantly contemporary, done up in blacks and golds with the main bar area perfect for patrons to mingle and socialize or cozy booths for a more intimate experience. Dominated by the stunningly dramatic chandelier, the space exudes an air of classy opulence. The bar opens every evening at 4, and by six expect a crowd as it is quite popular with an eclectic crowd of hipsters, suited professionals and couples. The lively atmosphere, friendly service and delicious drinks have people coming back for more. For additional details, visit the website.
Sparkys Unlimited Bar & Grill offers a dim and groovy ambience for relishing steaks, complemented by beer, wine and cocktails. Its interiors are decorated with strings of light that sparkle and have a distinct feel of Christmas or a holiday. Its steaks are prepared using a fusion of American and Viennese recipes. The menu features boiled beef, wings, ribs, steaks, schnitzel and burritos. It also has prix fixe menus that change by the day. This bar and restaurant can also be hired by those who are looking for a holiday-like ambience for their next party.
Do & Co is part of Attila Dogudan's (who also owns the Onyx-Bar and the Aioli in the same house) restaurant emporium in Haas house, just opposite St. Stephan's cathedral. This restaurant, on the seventh floor of the building, has arguably the best view in town. Dining here, you quite simply have the whole of Vienna at your feet. The cuisine is a combination of contemporary Viennese and Asian food. The waitresses working here are said to be the fastest and most efficient in town.