Bars with the best view

Find a place to relax, sip a cocktail and enjoy a stunning view with our guide to some of the best rooftop or lakeside set bars in the country.

Sky Bar
©Eden au Lac Eden au Lac's Sky Bar serves posh food and drink with a side of stunning views
By Time Out contributors |

What better way to absorb the sights and sounds of a Swiss city than from one of the many bar venues with great views. Do you agree with our choices? Use the comments box below and let us know.

Sky Bar
©Eden au Lac
Bars and pubs, Rooftop bars

Sky Bar • Zurich

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A grande dame on the Zurich hotel scene, Eden au Lac has created the swishest of the swish rooftop bars.

George Bar & Grill
©George Bar & Grill
Restaurants, Grills

George Bar & Grill • Zurich

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Thanks to its location on the 5th floor of Haus Ober, above the casino, the restaurant-cum-bar enjoys enviable views over Zurich’s rooftops. 

Things to do

Seebad Enge • Zurich

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Divided into a mixed and a women only swimming area during the day, it turns into a bar and concert venue after 7pm. Watch out for some of the city's finest acoustic concerts during the summer months.

Hotel Helvetia rooftop bar
Bars and pubs, Bars

Hotel Helvetia rooftop bar • Zurich

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Hotel Helvetia’s rooftop bar is decadent Zurich summertime at its best. It may be tiny, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in views over the leafy inner city.

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Things to do, Event spaces

Frauenbadi • Zurich

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During the day it’s women only in this Badi right next to Zurich’s town hall, but in the evening the location turns into the 'Barfussbar' with weekly concerts and cultural events. Be careful not to fall into the pool when dancing the night away under the stars.

Restaurants, Seafood

Fischstube • Zurich

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The perfect place for drinks after work or lounging around on a sunny Saturday afternoon on sofas set on a wooden decked terrace which sits right out on the waters edge. 

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Sky Terrace
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Bars and pubs, Bars

Sky Terrace • Bern

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The Sky Terrace bar perches atop the Schweizerhof Bern with delightful 360-degree views over the city’s Unesco World Heritage old town. 

Restaurant Seerose
©Restaurant Seerose
Restaurants, Seafood

Restaurant Seerose • Zurich

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Seerose is Zurich’s answer to Saint Tropez. Suspended above Lake Zurich, its wooden terrace complete with pristine white lounge furniture mimics the deck of a luxurious yacht. 

El Mojito
El Mojito
Bars and pubs

El Mojito • Lugano

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El Mojito Tropical Lounge is a throbbing summertime cocktail bar-cum-beach shack on a lakeside jetty. Admire the view or the beautiful people, or both.

Bars and pubs, Wineries

Friends Café • Lausanne

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It may be a hotel however its trendy lounge bar isn’t just for the clientele, but has created a reputation as a popular night spot in its own right. 

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