Head to this glitzy bar in District 4 for mesmerizing and creative cocktails that put a great spin on your night. Weekends tend to be crowded, so you might want to get here a bit earlier if you don't wish to shout out orders over other bar-goers. If you do walk in here on a quieter weeknight, you may be able to admire the bar's minimalist interiors and the long and classy bar counter. Enjoy Raygrodski's Hot Russian, which comes delightfully lit up atop a passion fruit, or drink away your worries with other vodka-infused concoctions.
This bar offers visitors one of the few opportunities for getting a bird's eye view of the city by night. The Jules Verne Panoramabar is on the eleventh floor and once you've reached the top, you can see the entire city. The bar is actually part of the Lipp Brasserie on the ground floor and the elevator can be found here. The decor at the top is not spectacular and not necessarily suitable for an intimate dinner for two - but who cares when you can enjoy the view over a drink?
The Dézaley, with its specialties from the French part of Switzerland is located in the old town of Zürich just beside the Grossmünster. There is a lot of culture that can be seen in the furniture that encompasses Le Dézaley. Besides the native Swiss specialties, international dishes are served as well. It is also worth trying one of the excellent Swiss wines from the French part of the country.
Tired after touring the scenic and picturesque locations in the Zurich city? Relax at the ONYX Bar, located in the Park Hyatt Zurich. True to its name, Onyx stone is generously used in the decor. It caters to the chic and uber cool crowd in the town. Watch the changing facades of the city, through the glass walls. Sip on the wide range of cocktails offered or simply enjoy a glass of vodka. Elegant and classy settings, truly add to the pleasant experience.
Nestled on the 35th storey of Zurich's tallest tower, Clouds offers a dining experience like none other. Surrounded by a magnificent view encompassing the Swiss Alps, and the sublime yet sophisticated decor, you will entranced by the ambiance. Excellent Italian cuisine paired with mature wines results in a fine-dine experience that is bound to please even the most discerning gourmands. Reserving ahead is highly recommended.
If you want to have a fun-filled night out, the Hive Club on Geroldstrasse Street is where you should be headed. With upbeat techno and house music as well as eclectic dance tunes, it’s easy to let your hair down and dance the night away. The crowd is young and cheerful and adds to the lively atmosphere. Keep a look out for their live music events and dive into the vibrant, buzzing place.
Aura is located in the heart of the city and prides itself on versatility and breakthrough facilities. This cutting-edge space is replete with tasteful decor and glamorous accents that form a sophisticated backdrop to wedding receptions, conferences and private parties. Head to its elegant restaurant for European specialties and global flavors while watching your selection grill to perfection from your seat. The interconnecting bar features an unrivaled selection of wines and spirits. Pair a traditional dirty Martini or frozen fruit Daiquiri with an exclusive cigar.
Located in a department store called Grieder, Griederbar is an informal yet elegant meeting place for people who visit the Paradeplatz area. The bar has a relaxing outdoor terrace adorned with greenery and sun shades that add character to the place. From here, you can enjoy magnificent views of the business district. Although the food selection is small, it is sufficient for a hearty lunch. You can complete your meal with a coffee or a refreshing beer or wine.
The Rive Gauche is located inside the splendid Hotel Baur Au Lac. The restaurant and the bar were completely renovated from 1994 to 1997 and they are managed separately from the hotel. The bar offers various cocktails and over 100 single-malt whiskeys. The specialties of the restaurant include lamb with rice, salmon filet and sushi. To be mentioned in particular is the big selection of first-class wines, available also by the glass.
Valmann Bar is a great place to experience Zurich’s nightlife. This cocktail lounge features premium spirits, great music, chic decor and a happening vibe. They host special events during the week like after-work parties on Thursdays and Saturday afternoon specials. Open until late, dance the night away to eclectic playlists of the resident DJs.
Established in 1886, this one is easily Zurich's oldest bar and prides itself in the historic ambiance it creates. Soak in the classy atmosphere accentuated by the deep red hues punctuated by classical wooden touches. On the menu is a superb selection of spirits with wines and champagne dominating the proceedings. Feel hungry? Try their club sandwich. A weather-permitting outdoor terrace affording superb views makes this a perennial favorite of the swish set.