Where: Margaretenstraße 61, 1050
Pub Klemo is where your wine education either begins, or continues in a exploratory manner. If you know your wine in Vienna, you’ll know of Pub Klemo. It’s an institution that has been around since 2006 when a wine loving couple opened this wine temple. Well, it doesn’t look like a temple, yet it’s got a very pleasant, unpretentious casual vibe that is very inviting for even those that are inexperienced wine drinkers. The staff are the kind that you’ll probably end up drinking with. If you’re a beginner, they’ll (with great pleasure) take you for a walk through the menu after you’ve told them your taste and preferences. The prices here are also very reasonable, which is another intentional feature that the crowd behind it have made so they get all kinds of characters coming in and enjoying wine. They know their wine lingo here, but when you don’t, they’re keen to explain.
Meanwhile, if you’re somewhat of a wine pro, you’ll love it here. Priding themselves on being wine taste pioneers (they have a soft spot for small wineries, especially), you’ll often find wine sommeliers and winemakers meeting here at one of the many tastings that make up an intense event schedule at Pub Klemo.
The focus is largely on France, and they go scouting for new winemakers there every year, but they do go beyond these borders. There are around 3000 wines always in stock in the wine bar, or in the store across the road, while there’s consistently 100 open wines that can be ordered by the glass.
To soak up all the quality alcohol going into your blood, the food is worth looking into, as well. Their Homemade pasta and soup are a specialty (and a delicious one at that), while there’s plenty of antipasto type stuff to choose from. The main message Pub Klemo communicates is: don’t be afraid of wine and the culture around it, and after one visit, they’ll have you hooked and walking out talking like a pro if you give them the chance. Oh, and did we mention that the cellar is below your feet.
We love… the maps on the tables – they work as a real discussion starter! But beware, after your 5th wine, you might start booking flights somewhere!
We recommend…keeping an eye on their website for details about wine tastings!
Good to know… the wine shop is across the road, and all kinds of wine can be picked up here (for store prices) until 12am
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