El Lokal

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5 out of 5 stars
El Lokal, Zurich bar, Time Out Switzerland
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El Lokal is a local legend. It calls itself the very last island on the Sihl. Inside it's like a pirate ship, frequently with an added bonus of live music.

It calls itself the very last island on the Sihl – the smaller of the two rivers that run through Zurich – and it lives up to its marine expectations. Decorated with a shark, nautical memorabilia from all over the world and an oversize skeleton hanging from the ceiling, you might have just entered a true pirate's ship. Though the passions celebrated in here go more towards football than sailing, there is always a jolly - and often live - tune playing. In summer, the garden at the banks of the Sihl is packed from early afternoon until the very late - or early - hours. El Lokal is a local legend.



Venue name: El Lokal
Address: Gessner-Allee 11
Opening hours: 10am-midnight Mon-Thu; 10am-2am Fri; noon-2am Sat; 2pm-midnight Sun
Transport: Tram 3, 10, 14; Bus 31
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