In German, puff means brothel and that was in fact this establishment's former claim to fame. Right off Gumpendorferstrasse on the way to the Naschmarkt, guests enter a foyer with a coat check leading to a pink-lit bar area. There is seating along the bar or in the cute booths across from it, with funky adaptations of kitchenware as decoration. The mood is deliciously low-key—Puff Bar doesn't pretend to be exclusive or particularly posh. The coat check is unmanned and free, cocktails start at €6.50, and prosecco, a drink that would empty wallets in any other "house with red doors," costs a mere €2.30 per glass. Even the beer is funky—a large Traunsteiner (a small brand from Munich) is tapped into casual stemless wine glasses and at €3.90, no one will go broke chatting up the odd Vienna socialite.
Puff, Die Bar
Girardigasse 10, 1060
Our Rating Neighborhood Between Gumpendorferstrasse and the Naschmarkt Hours Tues–Thurs 7pm–2am, Fri–Sat 7pm–4am Transportation U-Bahn: U2 MuseumsQuartier, U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz, U4 Kettenbrückengasse Phone 01/581-0931 Web site Puff, Die Bar
MapGirardigasse 10, 1060 Vienna
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