Flex, located at Donaukanal / Augartenbrücke 1 in a disused railway bunker between the underground stations Schottenring and Augartenbrücke, is widely regarded as the top hotspot of Vienna and one of the best nightclubs in entire Europe.
This typically Euro Smoky club is one of the noisiest of its kind, with the most amazing sound quality and the best acoustic system in the country. In fact, there are signs displayed at its entrance that warn club-goers of the tremendous bass-loaded volume and the risk of ear-injury! The sizzling dance floor is connected to the Danube embankment where crowds gather at the waterside terrace on sultry summer nights to party until dawn. The music policy has become rather mainstream in recent times, but a good mix of house and techno is still played regularly. Special DJs, like Pete Doherty, Juliette and the Licks or Arcade Fire, man the console once a week and there are multi-cultural events and live performances by local as well as global artists and underground bands to pump up things now and then.
There’s even a Flex Cafe for those who wish to enjoy easy listening and mellow music, where computers connected to a jukebox allow the patrons to select and play their own preference from an archive of over 700 CDs. There’s no cover charge at the café.
Flex is open every night 8pm-4am, although things don’t heat up until past 10pm. Monday night is known as ‘Dub Club’, ‘London Calling’ on Tuesday night features indie and alternative rock, and Thursday night ‘Sub’ is the hippest event on account of Flex’s distinctive drum ‘n’ bass musical style. Prices are cheap and the clientele is on the younger side. One of the hottest venues in the city of lights, Flex is indeed a must-visit for all the trendy folk out there!