Bars and Cafes in Zurich

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Being home to an international crowd and tons of businesspeople, Zurich has its fair share of bars and cafes for people to let loose and relax in. From classy, quiet, older bars and cafes, to lively exclusive bars and clubs, to everyday, cozy, comfortable pubs where you can sit back and unwind, the bar scene in Zurich is diverse.

Posh Bars

Kaufleuten Lounge is a popular and very exclusive bar where you're likely to spot some famous faces. It is very chill and is filled with soft cushioned chairs. The lounge is actually four bars in one and has a gorgeous garden on the top floor. Visits by both Prince and Madonna have helped make this place famous in Zurich.


A slightly less expensive option is Pur Pur, also a very popular place where people like to be seen. It serves up Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and often has live shows. The major downside is that it can get quite crowded, especially on the weekends.

Cafe Odeon has been a classy landmark since 1911. It is bohemian and artsy, a hub for intellectuals and artists. More than partying, this is a bar  for staying up late, relaxing and drinking with friends. The cocktails are creative and the bar is open until 4:30 A.M.

For the older crowd, Widder Bar at the Widder Hotel is cozy and inviting. The service is impeccable and the style of the place is elegant and comfortable with its combination of wood, glass, and red leather.The whisky selection at Widder is huge and there is live jazz music every Wednesday. Cigars are also available to accompany your drink.

Those under 23 are likely to enjoy Indochine, a bar and club spread over 2 floors. It's not exactly a place for the "hip" or exclusive crowd, but it still has a nice style and good music. It can, however, be a quite expensive, so you have to keep an eye on your drink bill.

Casual Bars

Paddy Reilly's is the best Irish pub in Zurich. It is spacious, with televisions everywhere, and best of all, it has great beer. What more could you ask for in Irish Pub? Also, the people are friendly and the service is quick. Acapulco is another popular, local bar. It is plain and simple with cheap drinks and karaoke Sundays.

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