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6 Incomparable Cocktail Bars in Zurich

From whiskey to gin and tonic: The 6 best cocktail bars in Zurich to enjoy sparkling drinks in the Swiss metropolis.

23 March 2023

Bar am Wasser

Stadthausquai 1, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (44) 5278001

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Since its opening in 2028, the bar on the waterfront has become a popular meeting place for all cocktail enthusiasts. Owner Dirk Hanys invites to spectacular drinks in an elegant atmosphere, where there is always something going on. In addition to beloved classics, the bar team's own creations naturally catch the eye. It's not without reason that the bar at Mayfair's Connaught Hotel was named the best bar in the world in 2021 as part of "The World's 50 Best," for the second year in a row. These accolades were echoed by the Falstaff Barguide 2021, which named Dirk Hany host of the year.

Crown Hall Bar

Rämistrasse 4, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (44) 2629911

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Not far from Zurich's Bellevue, the cult bar Kronenhalle has been serving drinks at the highest level for almost 60 years. These legendarily glamorous rooms are the stage for cocktail virtuoso and multiple award-winning Chef de Bar Christian Heiss. In addition to unbeatable cocktail classics and re-envisioned ones, the bar also enchants with small dishes. In this cocktail bar in Zurich, art and tradition meet glamor and pleasure.

Old Crow

Schwanengasse 4, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (43) 233 5335

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The Zurich American Bar "Old Crow" impresses above all with its overwhelming range of spirits. More than 1,600 spirits, including about 500 bottles of whiskey alone, are available at the bar. So there's almost nothing that can't be used to mix top-class drinks. In addition to classic cocktails, which are individually tailored to the guest with great know-how and a noticeable passion for the matter, there are also some forgotten recipes on the menu that are always worth a try.

Tales Bar

Selnaustrasse 29, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (44) 5423 802

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Each bar has its own history and lives from the moments for which it was allowed to open its doors in full splendor. Tales Bar is a place of meeting and relaxation combined with upscale drinking culture. The bar is especially known for its signature cocktails. If you can't get enough of them, you can take the sparkling creations home with you as bottled cocktails.

Clouds bar

Maagplatz 5, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (44) 4043 000

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Almost above the clouds of Zurich: the Cloud Bar. Here you not only enjoy delicious drinks, but also the spectacular view over the city. This unique view calls for a worthy sundowner against the backdrop of a glowing sunset over the Üetliberg . In the Clouds Bar, the bartenders mix a variety of creations to the gusto of the guests or entice with self-created cocktails based on the in-house gin, which was implemented together with the master distiller Humbel. This can also be taken home for extended joy. 

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