Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

Rimini Bar (Am Schanzengraben)
By day a men-only flussbad (swimming pool in the river), by night, one of Zürich's most popular summer bars
Nietturm Fumoir LaSalle
A stunning glass cube sailing high above the Schiffbau, Nietturm has amazing panoramic views of the city skyline and an extensive list of spirits and cocktails
Maison Blunt / Tea Room Blunt
Formerly a car repair shop, Moroccan tiled floors and walls, kelim covered chairs, and low metal tables with fresh flowers transform Maison Blunt into a little slice of North Africa
Wohnzimmerbar
Housed in the living room of a condemned house, Wohnzimmer bar exudes unstudied cool, with laid-back music, mis-matched furniture and a bijou drinks list
Kronenhalle
Primitivo
A riverside bar and restaurant, Primitivo sits opposite Oberer Letten badi, sharing its counter cultural vibe, ornamental graffiti and some interesting people-watching
Volkshaus
Rössli Bar
A local secret, the pint-sized Rössli is very, very well stocked, with an excellent selection of whisky, some interesting wines by the glass and well-made cocktails
Odeon Café-Bar
A cult bar with an illustrious list of former patrons, Odeon has an elegant Viennese coffee house feel
Kafi für Dich
A bar-cum-café-cum-gallery, Kafi für Dich is one of Kreis 4's treasured local living rooms
Central Bar Caffé
A bar so understated you could walk down Ankerstrasse several times and still miss it, Central is beautifully low-key
Aura (bar and smokers lounge)
Chic yet muted, Aura serves expert cocktails which are worth making the visit
Valmann
A little slice of pure glamour, Valmann's superb cocktails, great sound system and friendly atmosphere pull in an attractive, professional crowd night after night
Xenix
An arthouse cinema and bar; in summer, Xenix's arty, filmy crowd spill out over the gravel square; in winter, they prop up the long wooden bar in the elegant pavilion
Widder Bar
Oozing sophistication, the Widder's bar is considered Switzerland’s best whisky bar, showcasing over 250 bottles of whisky alongside Zürich's most extensive cocktail list
Talacker Bar
Kooky, mish-mashed decor places Talacker Bar more firmly in the alternative vibe of Kreis 4 rather than it's smart Kreis 1 surrounds would suggest
Tao’s Lounge & Bar
Packing in Zürich's pretty young things on a nightly basis, this chic little space is one of the most popular fumoir bars in town
Old Fashion Bar
A popular post-work meeting place for Zürich’s elite of all ages, Old Fashion bar has hunting-lodge-chic decor and serves a mean club sandwich
Plaza Cava Aperobar
Gently popular all week with a post-work crowd, Plaza Cava's scene takes off at the weekend when Plaza club draws Zürich’s most fashionable to Kreis 4
Seebad Enge
With a fabulous setting on the lake, Seebad Enge has wonderful views of the city, lake and mountains, a fitting backdrop for some of the most chilled sundowners in town
Kaufleuten Hof/Pelikanbar
One of Zürich's most famous venues, Kaufleuten is a multi-tasking space, home to two bars, two clubs and a restaurant
La Stanza
Understatedly stylish and incredibly popular day and night, La Stanza serves up wines, beers and classic cocktails alongside Zürich's best espresso
Almodobar
A stylish café-restaurant-bar-lounge, Almodobar moves seamlessly from frothy cappuccinos via tasty lunches to towards liquid oblivion. It's the latter that we prefer.
Barfussbar (in the Frauenbadi)
On warm summer evenings this charming 19th century wooden badi floating in the Limmat river transforms into a ‘barefoot’ bar
Dini Mueter
Charmingly gemütlich (cosy), with simple wood tables, low leather chairs and floral wallpaper, Dini Mueter has brought a dose of cool to Langstrasse
Helvetia Bar
Redolent of history, the ‘Helvti’ had a ringside seat to the 1980 riots, but these days there is more Rioja than revolution going down on faded green leather banquettes
Jules Verne Panoramabar
Views and cocktails: a magic combination and Jules Verne Panoramabar has both in abundance
Terrasse Bar
On any given night, you'll find a Euro-chic crowd testing out the nineteen-page cocktail-list that ranges from martinis of every hue to margaritas, fizzes, sours and coladas
Zurich airport’s Center Bar named best airport bar
With a sleek design and an impressive collection of spirits, wines & cocktails, Center Bar is a deserving winner. Time to pop open the bubbly!
Review: Club Jade reigns Zurich in style
Considering Jade is only open for two nights a week, the club makes quite an impact. Doubles up as a restaurant and bar for the rest of the week.

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