Zurich Nightlife



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  • When the sun goes down, Zurich's thriving nightlife is just as diverse and exciting as its daytime offerings. The city's cosmopolitan high culture scene (i.e. opera, ballet, classical theater) is comparable to other major European cities, and its burgeoning bar, club and cafe scene provide lots of options for night owls.

    One of the nicest things about Zurich's nightlife is the selection of outdoor bars that heat up in the summer. Many of the river and lake swimming locations reinvent themselves as drinking establishments in the evening. The best of them are Barfussbar, which is in the center of the Old Town on the Limmat River, and Rimini, which is tucked away on the Schanzengraben.

    For those interested in getting a nightcap at any time of the year, Zurich has no shortage of bars that suit any taste. Italian-inspired La Stanza is popular with the after-work crowd, while Bar Corazón is home to an excellent selection of Spanish wines. Cocktails lovers are well served at Barfly'z whose menu features more than a dozen martinis. University-affiliated Bar bQm is one of the cheapest places to get a beer in town.

    Music lovers will enjoy Zurich's many live music venues. Moods im Schiffbau is the prime place to go to listen to jazz, folk and other types of music. Eccletic El Lokal is also home to offbeat live music, while alternative culture haven Rote Fabrik hosts all kinds of performances. Acapulco near Limmatplatz hosts a karaoke night every Sunday, which is a great way to hear some "local" talent.





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    Barfussbar

    Stadthausquai 12

    Floating bar in the Limmat River, summer only...
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    Rimini

    Am Schanzengraben, Badweg 10

    Open-air bar along the Schanzengraben, summer only... read more

    Moods im Schiffbau

    Schiffbaustrasse 6
    Schiffbau Complex

    Jazz club in Zurich West... read more

    Barfly'z

    Gotthardstrasse 21

    Martini/cocktail bar near the lake... read more

    Bar Corazón

    Zähringerplatz 11

    Café by day, bar by night, live music on Mondays...
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    El Lokal

    Gessnerallee 11

    Eccentric bar that does live music and major soccer games... read more

    Rote Fabrik

    Seestrasse 395

    Zurich's most famous alternative venue for live music and theater... read more

    Bar La Stanza

    Bleicherweg 10

    Italian-style café/bar near Paradeplatz... read more

    Acapulco

    Neugasse 58

    Lounge bar near trendy Limmatplatz... read more

    Kulturcafé & Bar bQm

    Unter der Polyterrace, Leonhardstrasse 34

    Cheap beer with a great view of Zurich, student bar... read more

    My Place

    Hottingerstrasse 4

    Café, bar and design shop near Kunsthaus... read more

    Widder Restaurant

    Rennweg 7
    Widder Hotel

    Five-Star Elegance... read more

    Théâtre du Châtelard

    Ferney-Voltaire

    New theater... read more

    Salle Communale de Collex-Bossy

    199, route de Collex

    Different activities... read more

    Théâtricule

    64, rte de Genève

    Small theater... read more

    Salzhaus Brugg

    Schulthessallee

    Event Venue... read more

    Messezentrum Zürich

    Wallisellenstrasse 49

    Popular Exhibition Venue... read more

    Landiwiese

    Mythenquai

    Overlooking the Zürichsee... read more

    Offene Rennbahn Zürich-Oerlikon

    Dörflistrasse 90

    Track Cycling Venue... read more

    Festgelände

    Frauenfeld

    Prominent Fairgrounds... read more
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