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If Dogs Run Free – Vienna, Austria

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If Dogs Run Free

(34) 1 – 913 2132
Gumpendorfer Straße 10
1060 Wien, Austria

www.ifdogsrunfree.com

Open Hours:
18:30 – 2:00    Monday to Thursday
18:30 – 4:00    Friday & Saturday

Wandering down Gumpendorfer on a late, breezy afternoon, we peered into a dim doorway and a monster stared back at us!

What is this place?? Gallery, Attraction, Curiosity Shoppe, kink  Museum ??

Better then – and in its way, including all of the above – we found ourselves in a  very stylish cocktail bar!

Quite beautiful in design, by co-owners Tzou Lubroth Architects, and named after the Bob Dylan song, the bar is quite a relaxing hangout in the afternoon.  Drinks are served with style and taste in crystal vessels, finished and garnished in true mixologist fashion.

Rumor has it on weekends that place can get a bit active.  We have to check out before we comment; but if we judge by the surrounds, it could be quite the happening scene!

Across from fabled Café Sperl;  If Dogs Run Free is a nice part of an afternoon itinerary of moseying down the picturesque local Gumpendorfer Straße!

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Café Diglas – Vienna, Austria

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Café Diglas

43 (1) 512 5765
Grünangergasse 1
1010 Wien – Austria

www.diglas.at

OPEN HOURS:
7:00am–midnight

A few steps behind St. Stephens Cathedral (Stephansdom) you will find the Café Central.  Quite cute and full of so many of Vienna’s tasty pastries it is difficult to choose.

Another of the many fine examples of the Viennese coffehouse the Café Central is a great place to escape the throngs.

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Café Central – Vienna, Austria

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Café Central

43 (1) 53 337 6424
Herrengasse 14
Vienna, Austria

www.palaisevents.at

OPEN HOURS:
8:00am – 8:00pm Mon–Sat
10:00am – 6:00pm Sunday

 

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The Café Central was designed by architect Heinrich von Ferstel as a bank.  It was converted in to a coffeehouse in 1860 and today finds itself one of the most famous  of Vienna’s cafés.

Central was a regular meeting place for  late 19th century intellectuals when it went by the name Die Schachhochschule.  It’s clientell included architect Adolf Loos, Mathematician Leo Perutz and Novelist Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Die Schachhochschule closed its doors at the end of WWII and reopened them after a great renovation in 1975 as the Café Central.  Many now categorize it as a tourist trap, but it is worth the visit  for it’s architecture and the remarkably conceived pumpkin soup!

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