Schikaneder Bar

This positively grungy dive bar lining the fashionable Margaretenstraße in Vienna’s District 4 is named after Emanuel Schikaneder for good reason. Schikaneder, a comic actor, playwright, and theater entrepreneur, wrote the libretto to Mozart's Magic Flute, which was premiered at the nearby Freihaustheater in 1791.

It’s all about the crowd, which is young and cool and artistic and alternative. Friday and Saturday nights are especially lively. Also here: cheap booze and toasted sandwiches buried in ketchup. (The bar is attached to the neighboring art cinema, Schikaneder Kino.)

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