District 7, Neubau, is the bougie part of Vienna, but you can occasionally stumble into places that don’t try so hard to be cool. One of my favorite bars around here is Kreisky, named after Austria's seminal social democratic Chancellor, Bruno Kreisky. It’s the type of grungy, graffitied-over drinking joint that’s cozy, lively, and inviting (except the bathroom). No matter whether you order a coke-and-wine combo (“cola rot” – tastes better than it sounds) or a glass of prosecco, the bartenders won’t turn up their noses at you. Daily specials include "free shots for true tears."

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