Zurich Nightlife

Of all the Swiss cities, Zürich has the liveliest nightlife. The Niederdorf is Zürich's nightlife district, with cut-rate hotels, strip joints, and bars crowding along Marktgasse, which becomes Niederdorfstrasse. On Thursday and weekend nights, the streets flow with a rowdy crowd of club- and bar-hoppers. In Zürich West, the locales are all a shade hipper. In winter, things wind down between

midnight and 2 am, but come summer most places stay open until 4 am.

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A welcoming bar that tips a wink to Spain's most famous film director, Almodobar is an oasis for the young hipster crowd, set in a quiet...


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Established in 1956, Barfüsser claims to be one of the oldest gay bars in Europe. It has comfortable lounge chairs and space to mix...


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Hipsters lounge here in an Italianate setting of red velvet and marble statues. ...

Central 1

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In the Hotel Central, the Central 1 bar is a popular neo–art deco café by day and a piano bar by night. ...


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This popular gay bar stocks a broad selection of rums and mixes up fine cocktails in an industrial-chic spot. ...

Dante Bar

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This cool bar in an increasingly popular area offers a great selection of gins.


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Not just for intellectuals, I.Q. has a fully stocked whiskey bar. ...

James Joyce Pub

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This is a beautifully paneled Irish pub where the wood is as dark as the Guinness. ...

Jules Verne Panorama Bar

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This wine bar boasts a wraparound view of downtown. ...


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This local landmark draws a well-dressed, upwardly mobile crowd. It's a popular performance space for established artists, such as Pink...


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