Recently I was thinking back through my adventures in Europe, the people that I met and the places that I had been. I don't know exactly what made me stumble across the memory of a night spent at Passage, but something in me said "you need to write this down".
My TripAdvisor profile says that I like to "do what the locals do" and this is where the locals took me. From the outside you may ask yourself what the hell is going on, it looks like a subway entrance stood guarded by bouncers checking to make sure that you meet the clubs dress expectations. What you find when you finally get downstairs is absolutely nothing like you could possibly expect from it's outward appearance, yet it is absolutely everything you would expect from a hot Euro nightclub. Sleek and modern, awesome dance music seamlessly mixed by skilled DJs, hot club goers in the trendiest of attire, this place has got it all going on. Pricey cocktails for sure, but if you're on vacation or just splurging on a big night out, it's not that much more expensive than Philly or NYC.
I actually met more Americans at the club that night than I did locals, and that's ok, it made for an easier bathroom break experience and was a good chance to see what other visitors were checking out in Vienna. If you're from the big cities in the states where smoking indoors is no longer permitted, be prepared for a bathroom full of smoke especially in the winter, no one wants to go out in the frigid night air to get their fix. All in all, definitely a must-visit if you're looking to get a feel for Vienna nightlife. Being underground, clearly with no windows, this is the kind of place that you will enter when it's dark and re-emerge in the daylight of the morning after.