Zürich has plenty of options for drinking - most of which concentrated around the Niederdorf, Langstrasse and Zürich West areas. These are a selection of places I like to have a drink in. The places I've left out are either (a) crap or (b) haven't been visited/discovered by me yet.
Bar Andorra (Munstergasse 20, Zurich) - Right in the heart of the Niederdorf the Bar Andorra is a popular hang-out for a more jazzy-crowd. The walls are adorned with images of Jazz legends Louis Armstrong and Etta James amonsgt others. A large propellor on cieling rotates slowly on the cieling to the Jazz tunes that eminate softly into the evening air. A selection of Swiss, Belgian and assorted other beers are on offer.
Corazón (Zahringerplatz 11, Zurich) - The Corazón is a pretty chilled out sort-of-place in Zähringerplatz in the Niederdorf district of Zürich . Close to many of the restaurants of the Niederdorf the Corazón is an excellent place to commence your evening or to simply chill over a nice bottle of (Belgian) Chimay Blue over one of the carved tables.
Tina Bar (Niederdorfstrasse 10, Zurich) - Discretly located above on a first floor in the Niederdorf district of Zürich The Tina Bar is kitted out with furniture formerly of the Savoy. Dark and atmospheric inside, the window seats afford view of Niederdorf below while the niches offer discrete comfort. A selection of cocktails and spirits is The Tina's speciality and worth the visit for these alone.
Jules Verne (Uraniastrasse 9, 8001 Zï¿½rich) - In Zürich's old observatory, the Jules Verne affords excellent panoramic views of Zürich city. Essentially a wine bar with a view, the Jules Verne is a great venue to enjoy a drink before dinner or to watch the sunset and the lights come on over Zürich.
Lions Pub - I've withdrawn my recommendation of The Lions pub on account of service having declined to a place where no "service" industry should have gone. Sadly, there seems to be little sign of any recovery in what used to be a favorite.
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Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook