Come to Zurich’s best-known night haunt and you may find yourself rubbing shoulders with the likes of Madonna, Prince, or Robbie Williams, who have all partied here in the past. This enduringly popular nightspot comprises two bars, two clubs, and a restaurant. Club nights include Latin, soul, hip-hop, and R & B; appearances by guest DJs fill out the calendar. Our favorite section here is Kaufleuten Hof, a relaxed but happening bar that resembles a quirky hunting lodge, with chunky timbers, comfy chairs, plaid-covered walls, and disco balls. Here a groovy crowd in its thirties chills to laid-back Ibiza beats. Pelikan is a smokers’ bar, especially popular in the summer because of its outdoor tables.
Our Rating Neighborhood City Hours Kaufleuten Hof: Sun–Thurs 5:30pm–midnight, Fri and Sat 5:30pm–3am. Pelikanbar: Mon 8:30am–midnight, Tue–Sat 8:30am–3am, Sun 6pm–midnight Transportation Tram 2, 9 (Sihlweg); tram 6, 7, 11, 13, 17 (Rennweg) Phone 044/225 3340 Prices Cover charge (on selected nights) CHF25, wines by the glass from CHF6.50 Web site Kaufleuten