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.
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.
At Exil you can check out everything from local punk bands to underground legends of electronic music. This place is hip, and can get really crowded when some of the best bands come to town, so sometimes its worth it to show up early and grab your drink and find yourself a spot up by the stage. With an enthralling look and feel, Exil invites you to an evening worth remembering.
The Kaufleuten (merchants) is the hot spot for Zurich's rich and beautiful. Admission into this melange of lounge, bar, restaurant and disco will inevitably involve a little queuing. Its dance floor has a heavy emphasis on the theatrical and has an atmospheric ambiance. Entry into the affiliated gallery is limited to those with a special members card, which is rather difficult to acquire. Should you fancy pulling up a pew (a rather comfortable wooden stool) making a reservation is a good plan. The room is characterized by a charming water-filled copper kettle; the candles and roses floating in it are ambient and delightful, arranged in no particular order, whilst the nearby aquarium creates a seventies look. Throughout the Kaufleuten there seems to be a common theme - 'see and be seen'. There are differing opening hours for the different parts of this establishment.
This hip bar in Gewerbeschule serves a prolific selection of beers from around the world, including Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic. Choose from nearly 130 microbrews that the International Beer Bar proudly displays on its magnetic board, with a country-wise demarcation that denotes the source of the beer. Beer lovers also have plenty to rejoice with the creative events that this bar regularly hosts, such as discounts on beer bottles on Mondays, and Meet the Brewers nights on every second Tuesday. Those who wish to break the beer monotone on some nights can relax with some wine and prosecco that is also served here.
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.
If you're looking to have an amazing gourmet burger in a classy place, look no further head to Korner. This restaurant has a modern and trendy ambiance. They serve a variety of burgers and their specialty includes the beef burger. They also have a fine wine and drinks list that are selected from various parts of the globe. They also serve comfort food like fish and chips which tastes yummy. The dishes serves are well flavored, of amazing quality and come in large portions.
Located in the heart of Zurich's Businesscenter, Icon Club is the place to go for the traveler looking for a high-class but upbeat night out on the town. Featuring a live DJ, playing an energetic mix ranging from House to R&B and Soul, this venue also has an intimate dance floor where partiers can have a good time well into the night. The club itself is handsomely decorated in a very modern style that contrasts beautifully with the architecture of the 300-year old townhouse in which it's housed. There is a cover on weekends, and only patrons 24 years of age and older are permitted. The dress code is defined as 'well-dressed' only.