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If Dogs Run Free – Vienna, Austria

  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… Read More

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Loos American Bar – Vienna

Miniscule but grand, intimate yet expansive, Loos Bar American plays on an optical trick of parallel mirrors endlessly reflecting the onyx balustrades and reddish Skyros marble of the high ceiling. The actual bar is only 4.45m (14′) wide by 6.15 (20′) long

This dark, alluring, smoke filled bar, designed in 1908 by Adolf Loos, is a must for architecture lovers and drinkers alike.

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Stockton – Hong Kong

Stockton is what we imagined Hong Kong to be in our literary eye; a stalwart mark of English Colonialism hidden behind a portal within a throbbing asian city state. And here it was: World class cocktails being sipped on chesterfields in the firelight, while outside millions thrum to the beat of another worlds drum.

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Bonito Pop Food – Mexico City, Mexico

In the very chic neighborhood of Condesa, in a lovely space – originally designed in 1939 by architect Luis Barragan – one finds the cute Bonito Pop Food. There are certainly worse places to while away an afternoon!

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Művész Kávéház – Budapest, Hungary

Stopping in the lovely Művész Kávéház coffee house before or after the Opera is a wonderful plan. The desserts are amazing and during the warmer months, the outdoor seating is quite pleasant.