Enjoying a drink at a bar when traveling is one of the best ways to get to know the city you’re in. In Zürich, Switzerland, there’s no shortage of amazing historical bars.

View of Zürich, Switzerland
Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash
View of Zürich, Switzerland
Photo by 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash

If you are looking for bars to visit that will help you get to know Zürich, we highly recommend these four fantastic bars.

1. Café Odeon Bar

Café Odeon Bar interior in Zürich
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Café Odeon Bar interior in Zürich
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Opened in 1911, Café Odeon is a popular hangout spot in Zürich. Over the years, many poets, painters, writers, and musicians have visited the bar, including writers James Joyce and Erich Maria Remarque. With an incredible interior and views of the city center, this bar is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy yourself.

2. Old Crow Bar

Crow statue on bar top at Old Crow Bar in Zürich
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Crow statue on bar top at Old Crow Bar in Zürich
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In Zürich’s Old Town near the Limmat River, Old Crow Bar specializes in rare liquors and spirits with a focus on whiskies, bourbons, and ryes. They also offer various champagnes, Swiss beers, and wines that you can enjoy in the 1920s style bar interior or outdoor beer garden.

3. Widder Bar

Widder Bar interior in Zürich
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Widder Bar interior in Zürich
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In the Widder Hotel in Zürich, the Widder Bar & Kitchen is an excellent spot to enjoy lunch or have late night drinks. The building dates back to the 12th century, but they have incorporated contemporary designs to make it a unique setting.

4. Jules Verne Panorama Bar

Widder Bar interior in Zürich
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View from Jules Verne Panorama Bar in Zürich
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The Jules Verne Panorama Bar has exactly what its name describes: panoramic views of the city while you enjoy drinks or a meal. The bar is in the same tower as the Urania observatory and you can get an excellent view of both Lake Zürich and the Swiss Alps from the comfort of your seat.


Do you have any favorite bars in Zürich, Switzerland? Let us know in the comments!

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