ANCHOR WITH AN ASTRA IN VIENNA!
BAR & SHOP HAFENJUNGE . VIENNA
THIS IS FOR PIEFKES, NORDLICHTER, NORTH SEA LOVERS, HAMBURGANISTAS AND THOSE WITH SOME AFFINITY FOR GERMANY…OR BEER IN GENERAL.
FOR ME AS A FOREIGNER IN VIENNA, sometimes, I wanna feel a bit more like home. Familiar drinks, images, signs, food, accents…
The strange thing is –
The further away from home I am, the wider my definition of ‚home‘. In the geographical sense of the word.
When I was living in Australia almost everything European felt familiar and like home. In Germany, it needs to be something Bavarian to make me feel nostalgic (the classic Brezl and Lederhosen ;-)…When I am in Bavaria the product’s origin needs to be even closer to home.
Let me give you an example: In Australia, if the beer was a Heineken, this could ease the feeling of homesickness. In Germany, any Bavarian beer would do the job and within Bavaria anything Franconian would warm my heart and so forth. The area narrows down the closer you are to your Heimat. So what cures me in a European country?
In Austria, a beer from Hamburg in the North of Germany, feels like home now. Funny!
Does that make sense to you?!
If you feel the same or even are from Northern Germany then I strongly recommend visiting the selfmade bar HAFENJUNGE in Vienna’s 6th district (1060).
If you don’t fit any of the categories above but still like to try some place chilled in Vienna, then this is for you too!
Just off Gumpendorfer Strasse, on Esterhazygasse 11 (not far from Haus Des Meeres), you’ll enter a small living-room-feel shop and bar with a cosy fireplace and some lounge chairs in navy-stripe colors. The walls are decorated with findings from Hamburg City and you’ll be served Astra beer (the one with the lovely anchor-heart) in lots of varieties – straight from the hip compact sturdy bottle of course! – or a typical hot cup of ‚Schietwetter’-tea if you need to warm up. The Hot Dogs come in 3 different varieties (one vegetarian even, yay!) and fritz-kola in all there is…mondays they do deliciously-yumm Franzbrötchen (cinnamon buns)!
During the day, this is the office of a graphic designer. From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. monday – friday it turns into the cozy Hamburg-flavored after-work-drinks location. On a warm evening, you can enjoy your ‚Alsterwasser’ on the pavement outside.
And if you feel like taking something home there’s a little shop with beautiful things naval!
With whom would you wanna go there for an afterwork-astra? Grab your contacts and nail them down to a date. NOW. As you know,
it’s about making the most of your life by DO-ing…
with a pushy twinkle
Hafenjunge . Esterhazygasse 11 . A-1060 Vienna . Open Mon – Fri, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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HAFENJUNGE . BAR & SHOP
Hafenjunge . Esterhazygasse 11 . A-1060 Vienna . Open Mon – Fri, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. . closed sat/sun .
bus 13A/14A/57A . U3 Zieglergasse or Neubaugasse / U4 Pilgramgasse or Kettenbrückengasse
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SUSANNE STAEUDEL has always loved traveling the world, ever since she was a child. She has lived in many places like Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria…. So she’s got that international mindset, enabling a wide vision on the world.
She has just moved to Vienna where her heart is, after working in Germany and spending all her free time in Vienna for the past 1.5 years.
She runs the design-inspired lifestyle travel blog SuessiLoves dedicated to Europe and the World, with a special love for Vienna.
Thanks to her background in design and fine arts, she’s got that special eye to inspire design-oriented people to travel, live and pursue a life in bliss and happiness. She loves to reveal places of interest like cafes, restaurants, hotels, museums, sights that you won’t find in your regular guide book but based on her own guts. Besides this, she‘s got a passion for coffee and delicious home made vegetarian food.
Her aim is to live a life full of pleasure and indulgence in a healthy, mindful way – abroad or at home. Because happiness is contagious…