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Recommendations for a good pub crawl in Vienna?

Feb 22nd, 2007, 04:33 AM
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Recommendations for a good pub crawl in Vienna?

I'm traveling solo and figure that's a good way to be in the midst of evening fun but not alone. Any crawl you can recommend?
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Feb 22nd, 2007, 04:41 AM
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Do you want names of Bars to visit or are you thinking of some kind of "organised" pub crawl (which I doubt exisits)?
 
Feb 22nd, 2007, 09:01 AM
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I was assuming bars. Just wondering if anyone has gone on a crawl in Vienna. My DD and I went on one in Dublin a few years ago and loved it.
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Feb 22nd, 2007, 09:07 AM
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he "bar" scene in Vienna is not as popular as Dublin. But there are many bars to choose from.

Would you prefer more traditional venues or cool places?

Do you want right in the city centre (1010) or do you want to travel around a bit?

If you are alone, men will talk to you in bars in Vienna. If you are adverse to this maybe a Cafe crawl would be more suitable for you.
 
Feb 22nd, 2007, 09:08 AM
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Different places, different cultures. I would not expect it to work in Vienna.
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Feb 22nd, 2007, 09:10 AM
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I see lawchick is ahead of me in this thread. I leave it to her, as I think she knows more about boozing in Vienna than I do.
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Feb 22nd, 2007, 09:12 AM
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I know about boozing in many places around the world! However, I've given up drinking and carbohydrates for Lent. No G&Ts and crisps for me for 40 days and nights........grrrrrrrr.
 
Feb 22nd, 2007, 11:22 AM
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Use some of the time you save to count the days until Easter: 46. Add another "r" to your "grrrrrrrr".

I had a pleasant Sauvignon de Touraine with dinner. Who needs a pub when you can get smashed at home?
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Feb 22nd, 2007, 01:15 PM
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I'm with you lawchick! Very familiar with drinking around the world! That being said, I had a great time in Vienna -- one day back in 1996 I started in the Grinzing area where they make young white wine and drank in the outdoor wine/beer gardens, then after having a bite in the evening went to the bars in the area called the Bermuda Triangle which is very active nightlife wise (I think in it's in the area that was formerly the Jewish Quarter).

Definitely try to make it out to Grinzing or the other wine areas. You can reach them on the tram. They are so pretty drinking wine or beer in the gardens is terrific!
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Feb 22nd, 2007, 03:52 PM
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Cafe crawl?
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Feb 22nd, 2007, 08:33 PM
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Grinzing is a good idea, but a bit "traditional" for young people. We had a great time in 2005 in a tiny pub not more than a few hundred meters from the Dom. I think it was called something like Cafe Americain or something similar. It is about the size of a typical bedroom but lots of fun. I also recall a pretty good Irish pub a few blocks North of the Opera.
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Feb 22nd, 2007, 11:24 PM
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Cant say that i am aware of any "pubs" here, plenty of bars though
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Feb 23rd, 2007, 07:52 AM
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Cant say that i am aware of any "pubs" here, plenty of bars though.
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Mar 31st, 2009, 11:58 AM
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Actually,

There are two organized pub crawls in Vienna. The first is called S.O.S. Pub Crawl (sospubcrawl.com) that runs tours every Wednesday and Thursday nights. In the summer I believe they do it every day. The other is called Discover Vienna, but they don't have a website at the moment. They run tours every day of the summer, but I believe they are closed in the winter.

As for some of the other posts that I read, I don't think Vienna is any worse of a town for having people talk to you in bars than many others in Europe. If you're in Paris guys will talk to you even if your boyfriend is clinging to your arm. People go to bars to meet each other, and I expect that people in Vienna do the same. But never would I ever say that you have to be overly careful when going out here; if anything it is on the safe side.

check out the irish bars, bermuda triangle, or the guertel.
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Mar 31st, 2009, 12:14 PM
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Well not exactly pubs but a night out in Grinzing, on the edge of the Vienna Woods, is very popular with locals and tourists - hopping between the many gaily decorated wine Heuringen (sp?) - local stuff - in warm weather outside with some having music, etc.

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Grinzing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dec 22, 2008 ... By 1713, the village, which had grown to hold 70 houses, contracted the plague. ... Grinzing was known for their wine industry and for their ...
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Legends of the Vienna Woods - New York Times
Following are directions for getting to Grinzing and the House Mountains and suggestions ... One choice among Grinzing's wine taverns is Altes Presshaus, ...
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