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.
Considered by many to be the best jazz club in Europe, Moods im Schiffbau hosts some of the world's finest jazz bands on a regular basis. Located next to the restaurant LaSalle in West Zurich's ultra-modern Schiffbau arts complex, it attracts trendy locals with its menu of slick martinis and smooth music. Moods is also used as a venue for other events, such as drum and bass parties, but is best suited for the cosmopolitan jazz shows it is known for.
Party till the sun comes up at one of the most wildest and rocking clubs in the city- Plaza Klub Zurich. Located in district 3, this hip club attracts denizens from all around town; and you will get to rub shoulders with like-minded local partygoers. Line-up includes local and international DJs and artists. Concerts, burlesque parties and theme nights are a regular. For current and upcoming schedule check out website.
Touted to be the oldest of its kind in the city, Mascotte's history dates back to 1900. This lakeside nightclub is a legend in itself. Over the course of its long and illustrious existence, it has enthralled and entertained clubbers and music enthusiasts alike. From concerts to karaoke and DJ nights, it offers an eclectic range of entertainment. Sway to the rock tunes, 60s to 80s music and alternative rock. Enjoy the story-telling evenings, readings and stand-up comedy as well.
A ladies-only swimming pool by day, the Barfussbar-Frauenbadi transforms into a barefoot bar by night, floating on the River Limmat. Dance to some peppy numbers under the stars while sipping on delicious cocktails. Choose a cozy seat, lie back and enjoy the various concerts and events that are organized here. The terrific views of the city only add to the heady experience.
Jade is a lively club that draws in crowds with its high-energy nights that for all of Zurich's party-people. The attached restaurant serves up a delectable range of dishes which please the discerning diner. The club brings in popular DJs who keep the dance floor packed all night long. The restaurant and club are open late, so it is very popular with the night owls.
Located at its namesake street, the Talacker Bar is always buzzing with patrons and the crowd is only a testimony to their impeccable service and great ambiance. The interior of the bar is well decorated and is furnished with comfortable couches; the carpet floor makes the place quite cozy. The bar is always illuminated with Christmas lights and sports paraphernalia is strewn all around. This is a perfect spot to grab a drink or two with friends or colleagues; they have amazing happy hours which is why college students also frequent this place. The atmosphere at Talacker Bar is particularly euphoric during a good game. Talacker Bar also welcomes pets.
Almodobar - Bar Lounge transforms into a cafe in the morning and into a vibrant lounge by evening. This chic spot has generally a younger crowd socializing over a drink or tapas dishes. Take a sip of a cold beer or cocktail with your gang of friends or if you are alone then make some new ones.