Remember that Vienna is a very laid back city. Everybody seems cool and no one seems in a hurry. This is a vibe reflected in the club scene. Here are some of the most popular clubs in Vienna:
Many consider Babenberger Passage as the most elegant club venue in Vienna. Playlist ranges from house music to dance-floor classics to’80s and ’90s favorites. Location: First district, Burgring, corner with Babenbergerstrasse. Website: www.sunshine.at.
Birdland is a stylish and airy live music club. It was founded by the late keyboardist Joe Zawinul, an Austrian jazz legend. Location: Third district, Am Stadtpark 1. Tel. +43 1 219 63 93. Website: www.birdland.at.
Flex is widely known as one of the best clubs in Europe. It has extraordinary sound system, with each night featuring different genres like indie and alternative music, and hip-hop, and drum and bass. Location: First district, Am Donaukanal, Schottenring stop of U2 and U4 underground lines. Tell. +43 1 533 75 25. Website: www.flex.at.
Gürtel is a huge clubbing area that stretches about 2 miles. It houses numerous hot spots, which are centered around Volksoper, Nussdorfer Strasse, and Josefstädter Strasse metro stations. Location: Gürtel Boulevard where the U6 line surfaces.
Rhiz is a place for all kinds of music that go beyond the conventional underground sound. It plays experimental, electronic, and alternative music. Location: Eighth district, Gürtelbogen 37-38. Tel. +43 1 409 25 05. Website: www.rhiz.org.
Volksgarten is a spacious but charming Vienna club that has separate bar and dance area. Its potted palms make a beautiful indoor garden atmosphere. You will enjoy the bar in the garden and open-air dance floor in summer. Location: First district, Burgring. Tel. +43 1 532 42 41. Website: www.volksgarten.at.