Eat Drink Dance
The canteens of University and ETH are of decent quality and also affordable. At ETH and Uni there are various mensas (=canteens). The price for a basic menu at ETH is 6.20 CHF and at University 5.40 CHF. Prices can vary for special meals or special mensas.
Bars, Cafés and Restaurants
Bar, Table football
This is a bar with a lounge part, a basement with tabletop football and a bar area. Prices are rather high, but worth a visit.
One of the oldest bars in Niederdörfli with a fantastic choice of beers.
Café Des Amis
Café, Bar, Brunch
Enjoy a coffee at this hip place on a sunny day.
Coffehouse, Restaurant, Concerts
Zähringerplatz 11 (Niederdörfli)
As a self governed restaurant the Café Zähringer is managed by its staff. This rather special legal form might hint to the political ideals of hosts and guests of this place.
Beers and football games with an ambiance by the river.
This simple styled bar - it's name translates as harbour travern - offers a lot of concerts. Sitting on wooden shipping boxes you can enjoy, international indie acts.
Geroldstrasse 35 (near Hardbrücke station)
Ever wondered what music Yoko Ono is listening to?
70’s style, shiny and colourful mosaics and heads of some of the greatest artists of all time.
Jules Verne Bar
Bar with view at the top of the old observatory tower on the 11th floor.
Café in the neighborhood with a familiar atmosphere.
Bar, Restaurant, Market hall
Pfingsweidstrasse 6 (close to Hardbrücke)
Wanna buy a retro bike while dining? Possible in this market hall. Ask for “Picon Bier”.
Out of the 70s
Tea Room, Restaurant
A warm and colourful location with a cosy, Arabic styled tea room. Moroccan, Lebanese and Arabian food.
The club affiliated to the university of art(ZhdK).
Public swimming area by the river with outdoor bars. The place where the youth of Zurich spends summer days by jumping into the river and floating down.
Schifflände 18 (at Hechtplatz)
Fast food and drinks.
Lovely bar at a very central location
Enter Niederdörfli from Central and it’s one of the first restaurants on the left.
Rustic, traditional place.
The bar of the arthouse cinema Riff-Raff.
Restaurant, Concerts, Parties, Openair cinema, Theatre
Rote Fabrik (translated: red factory) is a cultural centre, situated in a formerly occupied industrial building and located directly at the lakeside.
Small bar near Central with a jungle flair.
This traditional grocer in Niederdörfli offers an amazing choice of coffees and teas.
Bar, Concerts, Salsa
Spanish bar with an international atmosphere. Exchange students are explicitly welcome.
Bar, Club, Restaurant
Vegan restaurant and a club with internationally famous acts.
Yoojis Seefeld @ Seefeldstrasse 115
Yoojis Bellevue @ St. Urbangasse 8
Yoojis Josef @ Josefstrasse 112
Yoojis Strandhause @ Seestrasse 146
Established sushi place in Zurich.
The place to be on Wednesdays. Have one of the famous tabasco shots.
The not trashy club in the Langstrasse area. Don't let the name intimidate you.
Geroldstrasse 5 (next to Hardbrücke)
A major club in the electronic subculture
A crowded (because it's for free) place with two floors called after the famous Langstrasse.
Contrasts Langstrasse, famous for its parties on Mondays.
The place for exchange students on Thursdays (Nachtseminar).
Trashy Techno club
Basement committed to electronic music, for free and crowded with local students on Thursdays.