Bars & Pubs

The best places to drink throughout Switzerland – reviewed undercover by our expert critics

The 10 best bars in Zurich

The 10 best bars in Zurich

Once dominated by a classic bar and traditional pub scene, a flurry of openings has underlined Zurich's status as Switzerland’s most international city,...

The best summer bars in Lausanne

The best summer bars in Lausanne

Craving a beer garden? Yearning for a sunny terrace for your morning coffee? Check out our guide to the best places to grab an al fresco drink in Lausanne.

Widder by the Lake

Widder by the Lake

Gazing out over Lake Zurich is one of Zurich’s purest pleasures. And when you can gaze out over the lake accompanied by great food and drink, it...

Hotel Helvetia rooftop bar

Hotel Helvetia rooftop bar

Hotel Helvetia’s rooftop bar is decadent Zurich summertime at its best. Zürcher favourite ‘Helvti’ became infamous in the 1970s for...

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Where to drink cocktails in Zurich

Widder Bar

Widder Bar

4 out of 5 stars

With its 1,000-bottle library of spirits, its sleek interiors and elegant seating, the Widder Bar is certainly at the very top end of Zurich's...

Hotel Rivington & Sons

Hotel Rivington & Sons

3 out of 5 stars

This large café bar on two floors has a comfy and cosy feel and serves good espressos and fine cocktails.

Jules Verne

Jules Verne

4 out of 5 stars

Sitting here with 360° views of the city, sipping on a cocktail and holding your significant other's hand might be as close to a perfect date as it can get...

Raygrodski

Raygrodski

5 out of 5 stars

With its rather minimalistic interiors, Chesterfield sofas and enormous bar counter, it aims to be a classic cocktail bar with a huge selection of both classic...

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Where to go for after-work drinks in Geneva and Lausanne

Le Wine • Lausanne

Le Wine • Lausanne

4 out of 5 stars

Originally a wine shop with a few tables suitable for a quick apéro, this place recently changed hands and now leans more towards bar than shop.