Going out

A selection of cafés, bars and clubs is presented below. For more tips and the daily party and concert program see Züritipp (German), Usgang (German, French, Italian), Ronorp (German, English) and also Zurich Tourism.

ETH, conference hotel area and related

ETH Bistro* - on the science city campus

bQm student bar* - at the ETH main building, views

Kafischnaps* - bistro, bar, local people, popular

Nordbrücke* - café, bar, local people, comfy

Café Des Amis* - café, bistro, popular

Pier West** and Oberer Letten** - popular bars at the Letten river

Niederdorf, lake:

Kronenhalle Bar*** - classic bar, cocktails

Jule Verne Bar*** - in the old observatory, views

Rosaly's - bar, cocktails

Nachtflug* - comfy bar

el Lokal* - not only for soccer enthusiasts

Hafenkneipe - tiny bar, sometimes live music

Wings* - for all who miss the airplaine feeling

Cabaret Voltaire - café, bar, dada arts

Pumpstation** - food and drinks at the lake

Rimini** - outdoor bar at the Schanzengraben

acqua*** - restaurant, bar, lounge at the lake

Seebad Enge* - bar at the lake

PurPur*** - bar, lounge, club

Barfussbar* - parties ON the river

Kaufleuten*** - the classic club, lounge, bar

Mascotte - club in the heart of Zurich

Stall 6 - parties, arts, concerts

Bazillus - small jazz club, bar

Bauschänzli** and Reithalle** - beer gardens at the Sihl river and at the lake

Paddy Reilly's, Oliver Twist, James Joyce, Nelson - Irish and English pubs

Rheinfelder Bierhalle, Bierhalle Wolf*- traditional beer halls with folksy music

Langstrasse area (cultural diversity every day till late):

Josef* - bar, appetizers and cocktails

Casablanca - cafe and bar, popular, trendy

RiffRaff - cinema, bar, bistro

Maison Blunt* - arabic restaurant and tea room

Sansibar - rock and table top soccer

Acapulco - a typical Langstrasse bar

Rossi - bar, cocktails

Bagatelle - new, trendy

Forum - bar, lounge

piccolo giardino* - food and drinks, local people

Xenix* - arts movie cinema, small bar

Longstreet - club-like but usually free entrance, popular

Zukunft - club for very late hours, electronic music

Kanzlei - club, hip hop, RnB

X-tra - club, bar, party, live music

Bling - club and bar, disco, party

Züri West (former industrial quarter with clubs and creative scene):

les halles* - bar, food, market hall, bicycle exchange, ...

hard one - stylish bar

Moods - jazz club

Exil, Hive, Indochine***, Escherwyss, Labor Bar - more clubs with DJs, live music, parties

* also outdoors, ** only outdoors, *** tends to be upscale

Map for locating these venues

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