Zürich drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Zürich

Frau Gerolds Garten

Hmm, where to start? The wine bar? The margarita bar? The gin bar? Whichever poison you choose, this wildly popular focal point of Zürich's summer drinking scene is pure unadulterated fun and one of the best grown-u…
Top Choice Bar in Zürich

Rimini Bar

Secluded behind a fence along the Sihl River, this bar at the Männerbad public baths is one of Zürich's most inviting open-air drinking spots. Its vast wood deck is adorned with red-orange party lights, picnic table…
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Clouds

Zürich seems unfathomably tiny from the heights of this backlit, glass-fronted lounge bar on the 35th floor of the Prime Tower in the happening 5th district. Pick out city landmarks, the lake and Uetliberg over sign…
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Hive Club

Electronic music creates the buzz at this artsy, alternative club (cover Sfr35) adjacent to Frau Gerolds Garten in Kreis 5. Enter through an alley strung with multicoloured umbrellas, giant animal heads, mushrooms a…
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Old Crow

This atmospheric backstreet bar boasts more than 1600 rare spirits, with a particular focus on whiskies handpicked from the owner’s personal collection. Bentwood bar stools and a chequered floor add to the old-fashi…
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Barfussbar

The Frauenbad public bath (only open to women during the day) opens its doors to some refreshing nocturnal bar action. Up to 150 men are allowed into the Barfussbar. You leave shoes at the entrance and drink while y…
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Mame

Run by the barista champions of Switzerland, Mame serves some of the best brews in town. The stylish coffee shop is decorated in a minimalist Japanese design, and though it is tucked away in a side street, it's well…
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4 Tiere

Gin lovers hang out at this chic little bar in Zürich's 4th district, with more than 300 gins hailing from all over the world to sample. Expertly mixed signature drinks include the Green Gin Beast (cucumber gin, Cha…
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Mascotte

The old variety hall ‘Corso’ has been revamped into one of Zürich's most popular clubs, with huge windows facing Sechseläutenplatz and the lake. A jam-packed calendar of events keeps things hopping all week; 'Cool M…
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El Lokal

With photos, paintings and postcards adorning all the walls and a huge skeleton hanging from the ceiling, you could spend hours poring over the decor at this quirky riverside bar. However, it's the daily BBQ that dr…