Don’t be put off by the somewhat shabby interior of this bar and art gallery—back in 1916, it was the birthplace of the Dada art movement. The watering hole, formed as a "protest against the madness of the times," was frequented by the most avant-garde musicians, thinkers, artists, and literati of the era. Today’s "Dadahaus" (as the locals call it) remains a hip place for a beer at the heart of the quirky Niederdorf district. During the day, the upstairs duDA bar is a place for students to meet for a coffee, or to read or study. By night, the bar is often the venue for countless art exhibitions, theatrical revues, lectures, and poetry readings. The selection of absinthes here is especially strong.
Our Rating Neighborhood Niederdorf Hours Mon 8pm–midnight, Tues–Thurs 12.30pm–midnight, Fri–Sat 12.30pm–2am, Sun 12.30pm–7pm. Exhibition space and shop Tues–Sun 12.30–6pm Transportation
Tram 4, 15 (Rathaus)Phone 043/ 268 5720 Prices Exhibitions CHF10, glass of wine or absinthe from CHF6–CHF7 Web site Cabaret Voltaire
MapSpiegelgasse 1 Zurich
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