5 awesome cocktail hotspots in Zurich

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After spending a day in meeting rooms or walking the streets of idyllic Zurich there is nothing like a fresh pick-me-up during cocktail hour to get ready for the evening.

Explore the vibrant city life with an array of exciting options offering creative cocktails and unique atmospheres allowing you to relax and hang out with your friends or colleagues. The night is young so get ready for a memorable evening at one of these cocktail hour favorites.

1.      CLOUDS Bar

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© CLOUDS

Take a seat in one of the comfy bar stools and see the sun set over the Uetliberg whilst sipping on a special cocktail made from the in-house Gin at CLOUDS Bar. A soothing atmosphere and dimmed lights makes for the perfect hideaway after a busy day. If you’re feeling a little extra fancy, step into what resembles a scene from the TV series Mad Men, the CLOUDS Smokers Lounge. Gaze over the city while you puff on a quality cigar and sip delicious cognac. The bar is located in the Prime Tower, offering unrivalled city views that is sure to amaze.

2.      Kronenhalle

Bartender mixing cocktail

This popular meeting place has been in business since 1924 and is renowned for their bar and restaurant. The exquisite interior paired with mastermind chef de bar Peter Roth proves to be the perfect combination. With several awards to his name and hand-written recipes, you can expect nothing less than pure perfection in a glass with cherry cocktails and lavish garnish. Step into a new world at Kronenhalle, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy rare artworks from Picasso and Chagall. When you find yourself in such a legendary spot and hear the remarkable stories, you’ll be inspired to make some unforgettable memories of your own as well.

3.      Palavrion

Bartender pouring drink

Want something juicy to nibble at while savoring a beer or cocktail? That’s what we thought. Head over to Palavrion bar & more for a relaxing after-work or post-shopping experience. Choose from their extensive menu of fresh cocktails, beer or wine and pair it with one of their mouth-watering courses from the grill. Relax in ambient surroundings overlooking the open kitchen, nip from a glass of wine in the winter gardens or enjoy a perfectly grilled steak accompanied by a glass of red wine in the wine house.

4.      El Lokal

El Lokal by Susie

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Get down with the hipsters in this cool and relaxing beer-garden. At El Lokal you can enjoy enchanting tones of live music as well as a great selection of beer and food with your friends, a perfect breakout after work. The crowd is cosmopolitan and the food is sensational. This is going to be a great night!

5.      Angel’s Wine Tower Bar

Angels Wine Tower bar at Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport Carlzon Rezidor

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If you choose to stay in at Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport, you will not be disappointed. You will quickly see cocktail hour has a whole new meaning when you lay eyes on the 16 meter high tower, which contains more than 4000 bottles of quality wine and champagne. You may ask yourself how you can even start to choose from this array of delicious thirst-quenchers. Let the skilled staff at Angels’ Wine Tower Bar help you choose. The acrobatic and elegant Wine Angels fly across this giant wine rack and put on a spectacular show whilst getting your drinks.

Relax, sit back and soak up the energy from vibrant Zurich. There is nothing like observing people while enjoying a drink, whether it be shaken or stirred.

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