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Porgy & Bess

#14 of 134 Nightlife in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Inner City
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Address: Riemergasse 11, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number:
43-1-503 70 09
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 17:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00

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Salsa Explosion

Excellent evening. Music was amazing. Very good value. It's worth booking a table. Gets very hot but great atmosphere.

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Elaine H
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent evening. Music was amazing. Very good value. It's worth booking a table. Gets very hot but great atmosphere.

Thank Elaine H
Uusikaupunki, Finland
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Sound system are great. Customer service is good although the staff could be a bit busy. Good atmosphere, a great place to just unwind with few beers and live music.

Thank KP_Milla
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Nice jazz club in the central part of Vienna. A bit busy place, but good to visit and enjoy jazz music

Thank Kashkin
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend if you're looking for live music in Vienna. Awesome venue! The band spoke English here and there which was helpful. Some Tips: Cash only! As a group, we were pooling our cash together to make sure we could order a few rounds of drinks for the night. Our waiter said the closest ATM was a 15 min walk... More 

Thank ttrottieraus
Kailua, Hawaii
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We headed over after having viewed the online schedule but it was a Student dramatic presentation instead of Jazz. We thought it was student jazz but no, so not. Double check the schedule before going.

Thank kalamakid
Warsaw, Poland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I've been two times at that club. Always great music and great musicians. Very nice atmosphere. Very kind personnel. Ticket can be easilly purchsed online and picked-up just before the event.

1 Thank Piotr_z_Wawy
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is my secobd time, the place is great! I saw an excellent jazz performance, the place was not full and plenty of place to sit. Price was reasonable 20 euros and the beer was great Weissbeer half a litter for 4.50 euros. Staff was extremely friendly. Excellent ambient atmosphere, go for it!

Thank Aviv W
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

We went to listen to Ed Motta and his band on the first day of our arrival.Though we were really tired, the atmosphere was so lovely that we couldn't just sit at the table and were dancing and singing the whole evening! Ed Motta entertained the audience with his sense of humor and amazing vocal skills. What a great night... More 

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Nottingham, England
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had a really nice night of jazz, from the Bill Evans band, who were excellent. Good wine, friendly service, great atmosphere, a generally well-mannered audience listening to the music, rather than trying to talk over it as seems to be increasingly the norm. Be careful when booking tickets online that you've got seat reservations though - the website only... More 

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Reviewed 22 April 2016

I spent an early evening in Vienna listening Bill Evans saxophonist and his band. Porgy & Bess is an excellent jazz club where you can find an audience that knows how to love jazz, even if not perfect acoustics. There are food, good drink there , there are desert too, everything at good price... but the most important is the... More 

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