Schweden Espresso

Walk into this downtown watering hole on a weekday, and you’ll glance a mellow and predictable bar crowd: students, construction workers, graying alcoholics, a few oldtimers in the back huddling over a chessboard. Come Saturday evening, and things turn very lively. An influx of young Viennese are drawn here by the old-school vibes (jukebox!), low prices, and central location. Needless to say: you're here for the atmosphere, not the quality of drinks. Cash only and open until 2 a.m. every night!

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