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 can I find the best ice cream in town?

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Especially now that summer finally has arrived! So here are our suggestions for delicious and mouthwatering ice creams in Zurich:

Piazza: Only this summer the lovely bar at Idaplatz opened an own gelateria (see picture). Our favorite combination is panna cotta and cherry, but find out yourself. On sunny days there might be a waiting line, but be sure: it’s worth waiting for!

Cento Passi: Entering the store you feel like being in Italy. And what would Italy be without its delicious gelatis? The Cento Passi is the best place in town for real italian ice cream.

Look out for the locally produced Sorbetto ice cream, many bars and restaurants in Kreis 4 and 5 sell them. Or visit their store at Rotbuchstrasse 66 – a hard time deciding between the many delicious flavors guaranteed.