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.
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.
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.
This restaurant is named after chef Signora Angela Calvi-Rivera. At Da Angela, she prepares the Italian specialties together with her husband Mario. Her experience for over 50 years as a cook can be seen in the quality of the dishes. The pasta, the specialty of the house, is freshly prepared for each order. Other classics include veal liver and cappelletti filled with meat. To be recommended are the wines, mainly from Italy, some of which are available by the glass.
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 Swiss version of 'Blind Date', Swissdate, is filmed here once a week. On the weekend, the bar is full of young, lonely-hearts most of whom are aged between 18 and 25. Walk past and peer through the huge windows and you will soon see a range of young people mingling here. A lot of dancing takes place here, while the atmosphere is as good as you'll get at any swinging party. During the week, the Palavrion's modern-decor (custom-made bar stools and tables) is sought out by those on blind dates, which can be arranged via the bar's trendy and innovative website. A must for the curious and the trendy.
Located in Zurich's Altstadt, Metropol is a great place to experience the European cafe scene. The building is a historic treasure and features large windows and Baroque-inspired decor. Enjoy a macchiato, espresso, cocktail, or coffee beverage from their exquisite menu that is complemented by delicious food items. A seat by the window offers charming views of the streetscape.
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.
Widder Garage situated in the heart of Zürich is a cozy bar which is the prime hangout spot for youngsters in the neighborhood. Records of popular songs from different generations are stacked neatly in shelves attached to the walls of this bar. The DJ plays latest tunes and sets the mood for a night full of fun. Widder Garage is the place to be if you want to down drinks with your friends and loved ones while in the city without having to shell out too much.
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.