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“Live Jazz Music” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Porgy & Bess

Porgy & Bess
Riemergasse 11, Vienna 1010, Austria
43-1-503 70 09
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Ranked #10 of 94 Nightlife in Vienna
Type: Jazz Bars, Bars
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Vienna, Austria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Live Jazz Music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I was there for Ritter Karl, and his interesting "extreme" unpredictable jazz band. The drummer was outstanding.
Drinks are cheap.
Non Smoking venue (which I think is counterproductive when you are at a jazz club and the drinks are cheap).
Staff are efficient.
The funny thing about this place is as soon as the gig is done, the patrons get up and vacate the place! Not just for this gig either :)

Visited December 2013
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Otterbach, Germany
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We saw the Danish Radio Big Band perform at Porgy & Bess and it was unbelievable. I booked the tickets online about a week before the concert, and we sat in the second row of tables. The seating is intimate, but comfortable. The staff is friendly (even to us English-speakers!) and the drinks are good. And the jazz was terrific. Great evening for jazz lovers.

Visited October 2013
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DeWitt, Michigan
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We attended a concert by Cassandra Wilson at the club. First, she is working with a new group which was interesting, particularly the banjo player, but was loud. Second, the sound was bad with a constant background hum. And third, the place was absolutely packed like sardines.

Visited October 2013
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“good atmospheric venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

went here last night to see Brian Auger play his hammond organ with his jazz band! great gig, good atmosphere and they don't appear to rip you off for drinks prices (in the context of vienna which isn't a cheap city). the place was full and heaving which made it all the more enjoyable. my advice is if it's a half decent band you need to book ahead as in a city full of classical music this is one of the few alternative, main stream, venues! (in the city centre that is)

Visited September 2013
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“Outstanding Jazz experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I booked seats to see a jazz concert at Porgy and Bess in advance. We got second row seats with a small table - a fantastic position - right next to the bar! The jazz was absolutely sensational - the musicians were truly talented and well worth the night out. We had dinner across the road from the place and were allowed in well before the show began. This was perfect to sit, relax and have a drink. Can't fault this place - certainly a good idea to book ahead to get the best seats. A visit to the ladies bathroom is a must - initially see-through cubicles! A shock!

Visited January 2013
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