25 Hours Hotel Dachboden

If Barbie's pool party was hosted by the cast of Mad Men, it might look a little like this bar, which sprawls across the top floor of the stylish 25 Hours Hotel. Terrace seats, with views of Vienna's royal-icing monuments and fairy-lit streets, are often gone by early evening, but inside is charming too, with its 60s mix of fluffy cushions and Eames-style armchairs. On Wednesday nights, 'Herr Hermes' plays swing and jazz, and it's a case of first come, first served- you can't book. Austrian wines and cocktails, alongside cake and bar snacks, render an evening here a very pleasant bit of time travel.

Guide to 25 Hours Hotel Dachboden, Vienna
website Lerchenfelderstrasse 1-3 1070 Vienna Auerspergstrasse Strassenbahnen

In the Mood


Waiting For Sunrise- William Boyd

The Morning Gift- Eva Ibbotson

Embers- Sandor Marai



Before Sunrise

The Third Man


Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann

Strauss: Best of Waltzes and Polkas- Weiner Philharmoniker

Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

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