Tao’s Lounge & Bar
Since the long arm of the smoking ban reached Zürich in 2010, smokers have had limited options if they want to indulge their habit in the warm fug of a bar. However, fumoir Tao’s Lounge and Bar is by no means a consolation prize, packing in Zürich’s pretty young things (although a minimum age of 21 keeps out the seriously young) on a nightly basis, this chic little space is one of the most popular bars in town.
Housed alongside restaurants Tao’s and Asia and bijou club Icon, it’s no surprise that the bar shares the same Asian-influence aesthetic, with velvet seating, flickering candlelight and interesting objets. Against this stylish backdrop, a good-looking crowd relax, smoke, listen to rhythmic dance music and getting revved up to party – although with late night opening and a scene this good, the danger is you never make it elsewhere.