Xeno is a reflection of its neighborhood, the art gallery-filled Schleifmühlgasse in Vienna's District 4. This dive bar is decorated with a Jeff Koons-inspired lighting fixture, a Pollock-honoring abstract painting, and a Fauvist contemporary piece, for example. As with any inviting drinking joint, the crowd is eclectic. The music, heavy on rock and roll, is consistently excellent.

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