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Even one star is too much in my eyes since I´ve never been treated as poorly as last weekend @Chelsea.
After 10minutes the bouncer grabbed my arm and dragged me out of the club - thanks for those BRUISES!
I don´t know what he was taking - he must have imagined me assaulting everybody with my high heels or
something equally crazy since I usually don´t get dragged out of clubs for giving up my coat and talking to
Pretty dangerous behaviour ... especially since most people probably wouldn´t follow him without
aggressively trying to get him to loosen his grip. I just was a little too taken aback to do more then ask him
for his reasoning behind his behaviour - big surprise: he wouldn´t answer.
Maybe you´ll have a better time @ Chelsea than I had if you´re actually giving the bouncer something to do ...
starting fights and stuff ?!
The set-up of this venue made me think of BIRD, a jazz club in the Mini Mall in Rotterdam, my hometown ( http://tupalo.com/en/rotterdam/bird ) - cool architecture! I enjoyed a show of The Pigeon Detectives here last friday, sound is fine, drinks are affordable, but I can imagine that it gets very-VERY hot at the dancefloor in the summer.
good music, nice mixed crowd.
Not really cheap and on weekends completely full, but with a nice atmosphere, Chelsea is one of the best known places in Vienna. Definitely worth a visit and during the week the volume of the mainstream-indie-music is not that high. And not to forget: the concerts are pretty nice.
I have very ambivalent feelings about the Chelsea. On one hand, there are great concerts. Excellent concerts, if you are lucky. On the other hand, the Chelsea doesn't work as a live music venue in case a show is sold out. If you get there a bit later than everyone else or if you are a person who doesn't enjoy being squeezed in the crowd, you have to basically watch the show from another room. This means you can only see the band through a doorway arch or on the screens that are placed beside the arch.
I absolutely avoid the Chelsea on weekends - it gets WAY too crowded, the bouncers tend to get too nervous and the djs try to please the very mixed crowd(=good thing!) with - in my opinion - quite boring mainstream-indie-rock. Also, on Fridays and Saturdays the Chelsea turns into a giant pick-up zone. (Of course, if you are fine with that, good for you.)
During the week the Chelsea is definitely a place to enjoy a chat over a glass of beer. In summer you can also escape the crowd - there are plenty of chairs to sit outside.
Went there last Saturday after not bothering for a couple of years. Extremely crowded, and with extremely I mean EXTREMELY and with crowded I mean crowded as fuck.
Lots of people too.
Apart from that, the music was standard Indie mainstream, the drinks were pretty good.
Oh, and one or two people were there too.
Great place to watching football.
The Chelsea offers everything an English club should offer. Many beers and whiskys, all kind of ball games on big screens and music, even Londoners wouldn't complain about.
In the weekend it's too crowded, therefore I recommend a visit on weekdays.
Personally I don't care much for the bar part with all the live soccer transmissions, but some of the best indie concerts in Vienna have taken place here -- it's always worth checking their website to see who's playing. Beware, however, that it's often WAY overcrowded. (Examples of artists too popular for the Chelsea: Xiu Xiu, 13&God).
a venue where a lot of indie rock shows take place. not my favorite but some amazing shows take place there. but when a show is sold out, it's almost unbearable.
Live indie rock, lots of alcohol and almost all of the football matches broadcast live on several screens? What more could one ask for? The Chelsea is in the same league as the Rhiz and Flex for well-known nightclubs in Vienna. Other than featuring some of the best little known indie artists performing live in their main room, the Chelsea broadcasts FIFA matches almost non-stop! 4 or 5 bars stocked full of every imaginable intoxicating drink and sometimes a few snacks here and there.
A bit intimidating for the timid, but once you make it past the security guard you'll find yourself wrapped in a warm psuedo-British security blanket of loud rock, dub, raggea or jazz and half-empty pints.