VIENNA GOES TO THE DOGS
Summer drinking culture in Vienna goes far beyond the usual glasses of Aperol Spritz or Prosecco that are all the rage here.
Incredible Old Fashioneds, damn fine Margaritas and a Damascus Sour to knock your socks off are to be found at the Austrian capital’s hippest drinking spot, cocktail bar If Dogs Run Free. The name hails from the Bob Dylan lyric, “If dogs run free, then why not we?” and the spot is owned by architects Gregorio Lubroth and Chieh-shu Tzou, who wanted to have (and design) a drinking joint next door to their practice. Open since 2012, If Dogs Run Free retains a super “in” vibe, with a lively and friendly crowd, and a décor of dark grey poured concrete floors and walls, and magnificent ceilings resembling a snowy moutainscape, inspired by illustrations from Chinese art.