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Tucked away on busy Talstrasse is a little slice of pure glamour. Darkly sexy, this long narrow bar was renovated by an Italian design firm in 2009 when the current owners took it over. Eschewing the miss-matched-just-found-it-in-a-flea-market design ethos so popular elsewhere in town, Valmann is a chic take on the 1980s; black walls, black bar, black leather seats, good looking black-clad barman with a striking backlit circular installation along the long wall and a large disco ball adding sparkle.

Superb cocktails, a great sound system and the friendly atmosphere pull in an attractive, professional crowd drawn from the area’s numerous private banks, hedge funds and the like. Popular for after-work drinks during the week, Valmann is THE place on Thursday evenings when it’s packed out from about 6pm onwards. At 10pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings a DJ takes to the decks, the pace picks up and the party lasts long into the wee hours of the next morning.

Talstrasse 58,
Kreis 1
+41 43 497 31 31
Opening Times
5.30pm-1am (3am Thurs-Sat). Closed Sundays & Mondays.
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