Please recommend me the best bars with good beer (on tap)!

To enjoy the nice summer weather with a beer, Rob, a few of our favourite places with gardens or patios:

Piazza at Idaplatz is always a good choice as this charming bar and the whole square are full of nice Zurich people at nights, but still not too trendy. The garden behind Restaurant Reithalle is one of our favourites and they serve good local beer. The much smaller garden at Piccolo Giardino is very familiar and you might want to stay there forever. Für Dich, Mars Bar, Xenix or Volkshaus are other good options.

If you like it very down-to-earth, Bierhalle Wolf or Rheinfelder Bierhalle might be the places for you! To be honest, we have never been there, but they surely serve good beer.

By the way: people say, one of the best beers brewed in Zurich is Hirnibräu. The problem is, we don’t know where to buy it. But you could have it delivered somewhere. Other good local beers are Bier Paul and Turbinenbräu.



Where do you send me to enjoy a cold beer in that beautiful summer weather – in the center of Zurich?

That’s easy: we send you to Kleine Freiheit – an urban garden and bar in one, with a very relaxed atmosphere. Finally, the lovely little Weinbergpark on the way down from the University to the central station is used.

The friendly students behind the desk serve delicious things, we especially recommend the local beer or the oriental sandwich with falafel, tomatoes and garlic sauce in pita bread.

We can’t help but being reminded of Frau Gerolds Garten‘s ship containers and flower boxes and the same good vibes, so we name Kleine Freiheit the little brother of “her”.
Stop by to play some games, read a book, to have lunch or an afterwork beer!

Other options @Kreis 1 are the Rio Bar or the Grande.


Where should I go for a nightcap?

As already mentioned, the Langstrasse is a good place for night-owls. A bar myfriendfromzurich particularly likes is the Meyer’s. It´s a bit further up though, but the Toast Hawaii and the genuine crowd, makes up for the night journey.

For solid rock, strong drinks and a rockabilly feeling, go to Mata Hari Bar or Sansibar.


Again bad weather! What do you suggest me to do?

How about a bar-tour tonight, followed by a brunch in one of the many cafés tomorrow morning?

Our BAR suggestions:
- Have a beer at the recently reopened Ole Ole Bar.
- Enjoy a cocktail at Dante or Grande or at the splendid Raygrodski.
- Drink & dance at the Longstreet Bar.
- Join the party people for a Cuba Libre at Bar3000.

- Maybe the best food is served at Kafi Dihei.
- If you want to bring along children, go to Kafi Für Dich.
- The oriental food lovers will be happy at Maison Blunt.
- Very relaxed is the atmosphere at Piazza, Dini Mueter or KAFISCHNAPPS.

Well, all there is to say: don’t drink too much tonight so that you can still enjoy breakfast tomorrow!

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