This is the place to be for everyone who likes live concerts. Café Carina supports local bands a lot but also brings international artists to the capital of music. Due to a lot of self-organization by the hosts, genres are well mixed. Throughout the year all kinds of styles get on stage: Alternative/Indie, Rock, Blues, Pop, Metal, Punk, Jazz…
They claim on their website: “We exclude no one! In short, at Carina’s pretty much everything is accepted, and everyone is welcome.” Makes you feel at home, doesn’t it?
I don’t know of any other bar in Vienna providing concerts so many nights in a year. And the very best about it, there’s no entrance fee! (Artists appreciate a little donation if you liked their music, usually collected towards the end of each show)
Besides that, I like its convenient location, right at the U6 underground station Josefstädterstraße, where in only 2-3 minutes of walking you’ll find a whole bunch of cool bars. Furthermore, the Carina has a billiard table where you can match with others before and after concerts.