A simple afterwork beer, a glass of proscecco or a solid good Gin Basil Smash. Below a list of bars where you’ll maybe meet me next Friday.

Try yourself through their menus and discover your favourite.

Bar am Wasser

stadthausquai 1, 8001 Zürich

Classic Cocktails, newly invented with a twist. Close to the limmat, opposite of the Frauenbadi, it’s the perfect starting point for a night out, after taking a swim.


Sihlstrasse 78, 8001 Zürich

All I ever had at this bar, is the «Telephone». It’s a cocktail shaker full of fruity liquors, that can be shared in shots. If you are starting a pub crawl to Zurich, this is a must.


Gotthardstrasse 21, 8002 Zürich

Great cocktails and fair prices. It’s a bar close to the lake and almost every time you will find a seat. Go to drink: the Pornstar-Martini. But they also make a kick-ass Marghertia and the Basil Smash is also well shaken.

Cabaret Voltaire

Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich

If the Münsterbar is too crowded, just go the next door: Cabaret Voltaire. A bar in the style of Dadaismus, is a cool artsy place for a drink or a glass of wine.


Limmatquai 138, 8001 Zürich

A small bar only 3 minutes from the Zurich main station. Perfect for a dinner and apéro. Franzos also turned into one of my favorite places because it is never too crowded, and you can have good conversations. My recommendation: a Parigot and a tarte tatin.

Update: Next door, they opened a crêperie!


Marktgasse 7, 8001 Zürich

The bar of the 16 Gault-Millau point restaurant by Andreas Caminada offers beside haute cuisine food – high-quality cocktails, right in the heart of Zurichs old town.


Münstergasse 30, 8001 Zürich

A classic bar in the middle of the Zurich old town called Niederdorf. Whether beer, wine, whiskey or gin, they can mix you every drink you like. Unfortunately, it is mostly pretty crowded on weekends – so why not take a drink on a Tuesday night.

Old Crow

Schwanengasse 4, 8001 Zürich

This bar close by the Limmat offers a huge range of drinks, cocktails and any alcohol/spirit you can think of. The bar has quite bad internet connection, so you have some time for talking. My recommendation: The Strawberry Club.


Bahnhofstrasse 74, 8001 Zürich

OOO is one of Zurich rooftop terraces. Their menu offers you taps-style food and good drinks, so perfect for an after work cocktail above the roofs of Zürich. Also in summer you can sit outside and enjoy the view over the city.

Old Fashion Bar

Fraumünsterstrasse 15, 8001 Zürich

Feels like a throwback to the 80’s, where the restaurant firstly was opened. They serve a good Basil Smash and delicious pommes allumettes. The people are a little posh, but that comes with the location, next to Paradeplatz.

Onyx Bar

Beethovenstrasse 21, 8002 Zürich

I actually do not like hotels bars, but the Onyx Bar is quite a pretty one. Also perfect for an after-work drink because it’s a calm but classy atmosphere. Besides an expensive cosmopolitan, you get an excellent club sandwich here.


Fraumünsterstrasse 25, 8001 Zürich

If the Old Fashion Bar is full, walk through the courtyard next door to Puro. I like the style of the ambiance.


Sihlfeldstrasse 49, 8003 Zürich

Basil Smash is phenomenal and also the Gin Todski is great. It’s the perfect follow after eating at Lily’s, Tenz or Miki and can be topped with an ice cream across the street from Gelateria di Berna.


Bertastrasse 1, 8003 Zürich

Small bar with also some seats outside with is lovely to enjoy the summer nights. Italian flair combined with good drinks. Some prefer a negroni, I personally go for a glass of Franciacorta.


Neufrankengasse 29, 8004 Zürich

A hidden gem close to the Langstrasse hustle. In the front a cosy bar and in the backyard a small garden for spending long summer nights.


Selnaustrassse 29, 8001 Zürich

The Tales Bar is the perfect place to go for if you are looking for a wide selection of cocktails. My favorite: The Clover Club. Also, as a snack, order the meat platter.

Wohnzimmer Bar

Kalkbreitestrasse , 8003 Zürich

The Wohnzimmer-Bar, a small place that offers good drinks & cozy chairs. Go to drink: Mate-Vodka.

Bar 45

Bahnhofstrasse 45, 8001 Zürich

Elegant bar near Paradeplatz, perfect for a shopping break or after work drink. In summer, you can sit outside, enjoy a glass of Cava and watch the people hustle up and down Bahnhofstrasse.

Bar 63

Rolandstrasse 19, 8004 Zürich

Near Langstrasse this small bar Bar63 , offers great variety of cocktails. Try yourself through the menu and find a new favourite drink.