Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zurich

Zürich Schauspielhaus
The largest theatre in Switzerland, the Schauspielhaus performs in several venues within the Schiffbau
Ziegel Oh Lac
Expect the unexpected at Rote Fabrik, an art gallery-cum-theatre-cum-restaurant-cum-concert-space
Zadig & Voltaire
You can expect elegance and comfort from the clothes at Zadig & Voltaire.
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
Townhouse Boutique Hotel
Colourful and chic yet homely, the Townhouse is a stylish boutique hotel with a fabulously central location
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
Swallow-d
Bag it up with a suitably stylish one from Swallow-d
Supermarket
Take Zürich's original underground warehouse club, add in a line up of top class international acts and you have the recipe for dance mayhem
Shuala
A chic concept store on Josefstrasse
Seerose
Lakeside dining and fantastic views come as standard at Seerose, Zürich's favourite summer restaurant
Rive Gauche
Specialising in 'Modern Fine Casual Dining', the Baur au Lac's chic restaurant has a popular following amongst Zürich's most stylish diners
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
Pumpstation
A popular summertime lakefront grill, Pumpstation is responsible for launching two icons of the local restaurant scene - the restaurateur and the grill-meister
Plaza Club
One of the coolest clubs in Zürich, Plaza's innovative programme of party nights, dance, indie, funk and soul evenings come with a side order of retro glamour
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
Plattenhof Hotel
A charming design hotel, the Plattenhof is tucked away among the university neighbourhood's grand 19th century buildings.
Petit Poeme
Play dress-up like a grown-up in this girly wonderland of clothes and accessories
Maison Manesse
Loosely defined as fun fine dining, Maison Manesse is limited only by its chef's inventiveness
LaSalle
A tour de force in industrial chic, LaSalle was one of the first restaurants to bring high-end cool to edgy Kreis 5
La Stanza
Understatedly stylish and incredibly popular day and night, La Stanza serves up wines, beers and classic cocktails alongside Zürich's best espresso
konrad by Suy Ky Lim
Fashion with a real designer edge
Kameha Grand Zurich
The Kameha Grand Zurich is a lavish, boldly designed business hotel with themed suites and its own Michelin-starred restaurant.
Hotel Rütli
An oasis of style in an area brimming with nondescript hotels, the Rütli was renovated in 2010 so it's sparklingly new and very smart.
Hotel Greulich
Stylish design hotel: for lovers of sleek minimalism, keen to access Zürich's Kreis 4 party scene, there is no better choice.
Helvetia Hotel
Stylish bar-restaurant-design-hotel located at the confluence of smart Zürich, arty Zürich and party Zürich.
Hairdressers
Zürich has an abundance of hairdressers. The following are very popular and will have stylists who speak English
Gran Café Motta
Housed in an elegant neo-classical building by the Limmat river, Gran Café Motta is a sleek blend of dark wood, striking paintings and statement lighting
Ginger
With the slogan 'more than sushi', it's no surprise that Ginger has an inventive take on Japanese cuisine, although sushi purists will not be disappointed
Fidelio 2 / Fidelio 3
Indulge in the labels you love at Fidelio 2 / Fidelio 3, two stores found opposite each other
Fidelio
Those with a taste for designer fashions will love the range of names available from Fidelio
Favorit 05
All-american apparel in the centre of Europe
Exil
One of the few clubs in Zürich-West not to worship at the temple of techno, Exil has been bringing musical diversity to Kreis 5 since 2009
En Soie
En Soie sells flirty, feminine clothes for flirty, feminine ladies
El Lokal
Independent and eccentric, the spirit of rock and roll lives on in El Lokal
Deco Domo
Achieve inspiring interiors by decking out your home with fabulous furnishings from Deco Domo
Caduff’s Wine Loft
Housed in an old Kreis 4 warehouse, the Wine Loft is a large, light-filled temple to Bacchus
B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa Zurich
Found in the Enge District, B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa Zurich expertly hosts both business and leisure travellers in historic surrounds.
Aura
Chic and playful in equal measure, Aura is a departure from the other restaurants around Paradeplatz and has quickly become a fixture on the lunching scene.
Amok
No longer the preserve of the Scottish or David Beckham, skirts for men are very much in at Amok
Altona
Elegant European style is the name of the game at Altona

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