What is it? An atmospheric, bare-bones bar on Gumpendorfer Strasse in the up-and-coming sixth district: think ‘The Matrix’ meets ‘Mad Men’. You’d be barking not to drop in if you’re passing.
Why go? There’s nowhere better to start the night (or end it; it’s open until 4am at the weekends). The classics – Old Fashioneds, Boulevardiers, martinis – are executed faultlessly, and reasonably priced to boot. The one to beat, though, is the Damascus Spritz, with rum and cardamom syrup.