Vienna: the Party and Club Capital
There are museums, architectural masterpieces, coffee houses, Sachertorte and the famous Fiaker (horse-drawn carriages) ‑ all typical of classical Vienna. However, a modern and urban Vienna also exists, which can match any other metropolis of the world. This is reflected in the exciting nightlife, in the bars and clubs, of which there are many in Austria’s capital. Here you will find a small selection of clubs, where you can turn night into day!
Grelle Forelle – impressive live acts and international performers
The Grelle Forelle club is located directly on the Danube Canal in Alsergrund, Vienna’s ninth district. Nearby there are no residents which means no complaints due to music which is too loud – a definite advantage for night owls and those who run the club. The musical program in the club is varied – for example, there are live concerts from hip-hop acts as well as events with internationally renowned techno DJs. The sound system is considered one of the best in the country and can definitely hold its own when compared to others. The visitors are a mixed bunch but mostly young, urban and relaxed.
Address: Spittelauer Lände 12, 1090 Vienna
Pratersauna – THE institution on the Viennese party scene
The Pratersauna is an “old hand” on Vienna’s party scene and it is located in Vienna’s second district, Leopoldstadt. The Pratersauna was taken over recently but still remains as popular as it ever was – the queues, above all at the weekend, can be very long. The premises cover a large area and even include an outdoor area with pool which is particularly popular in summer.
The national and international acts which perform here attract a multi-national audience. Visitors are urban, hip and often students which is not surprising as the new Vienna University of Economics and Business is only a few metres away from the club. The Pratersauna offers music to satisfy a wide range of tastes, from techno to house or breakbeats.
Address: Csardastraße 135, 1020 Vienna
The Pratersauna’s little sister
Directly next to the Pratersauna you will find the VIEiPEE, which has the same owner as the Pratersauna. Only seldom will you hear electronic music here as the VIEiPEE has specialised in commercial hip-hop and R&B. The guests to the club are somewhat less classy than at other party locations in Vienna. The Black Music Club in Vienna’s Prater is not only very popular at weekends but also, during the week, there is a lot going on at the bar and on the dance floor. The party crowd turn night into day, almost every day of the week.
Address: Csardastraße 135, 1020 Vienna
A new club opens its doors in Vienna
Clubs come and go, some close while others re-open at new locations and this recently happened in the centre of Vienna. We are talking about Club Schwarzenberg, which recently opened at the square of the same name, Schwarzenbergplatz, and which is already regarded as one of the highlights on the Viennese party scene. The music played is varied – everything from hip-hop, R&B and house – so you can spend an evening with classical dance music of the club culture and of the discos of yesterday.
The guests are classy, as is fitting for an inner city club, and are between 20 and 40 years old. Club Schwarzenberg is somehow reminiscent of party locations such as those on the party island, Ibiza. There is a VIP area and an entrance only for VIPs as well as scantily clad dancers who float from the ceiling, celebrating their show above the heads of visitors.
Address: Schwarzenbergplatz 7, 1030 Vienna
There is definitely something for everyone on the Vienna party scene. There are both larger and smaller clubs with diverse programmes to suit a variety of musical tastes. If you look at the Facebook and Instagram pages of clubs, you will get a first impression of many clubs in the city.