You wouldn’t guess that there is a basement club in this inconspicuous house on Wallensteinplatz in Vienna’s second district. The doorbell just says “local” and there is a small poster with the club programme hanging next to it. Perhaps the discretion is a reminder of the previous use of the premises as a red-light bar. Nowadays, after descending the narrow stairs, you enter one of Vienna’s most atmospheric rock clubs. The three rooms of Shelter are located in a basement vault and dimly lit, which creates the right mood for the live shows and DJ sets taking place on the weekend and most days of the week. The musical style is guitar-based, yet very diversified, ranging from Metal and Hardcore to Indie and Songwriter acts. Shelter was opened on Christmas Day in 1995 and holds up to 300 people on crowded days.