ESN Zürich Office is open every monday 17.30 - 19.00
- only during the semester
- not on public holidays
- see the academic calendar

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Eat day-to-day

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

Acapulco

Bar, Table football
Neugasse 56
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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.

Andorra

Bar
Münstergasse 20
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One of the oldest bars in Niederdörfli with a fantastic choice of beers.

Café Des Amis

Café, Bar, Brunch
Nordstrasse 88
www.desamis.ch

Enjoy a coffee at this hip place on a sunny day.

Café Zähringer

Coffehouse, Restaurant, Concerts
Zähringerplatz 11 (Niederdörfli)
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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.

El Lokal

Bar, Snacks
Gessnerallee 11
Kreis 1
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Beers and football games with an ambiance by the river.

Hafenkneipe

Bar, Concerts
Militärstrasse 12
Kreis 4
8004 Zürich
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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.

Helsinki

Bar, Concerts
Geroldstrasse 35 (near Hardbrücke station)
Kreis 5
link

Ever wondered what music Yoko Ono is listening to?

Josef

Bar, Restaurant
Gasometerstrasse 24
Kreis 5
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70’s style, shiny and colourful mosaics and heads of some of the greatest artists of all time.

Jules Verne Bar

Bar
Uraniastrasse 9
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Bar with view at the top of the old observatory tower on the 11th floor.

Kafi Schnaps

Bar, Brunch
Kornhausstrasse 57
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Café in the neighborhood with a familiar atmosphere.

Les Halles

Bar, Restaurant, Market hall
Pfingsweidstrasse 6 (close to Hardbrücke)
Kreis 5
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Wanna buy a retro bike while dining? Possible in this market hall. Ask for “Picon Bier”.

Liquid

Bar
Zwinglistrasse 12
link

Out of the 70s

Maison Blunt

Tea Room, Restaurant
Gasometerstrasse 5
Kreis 5
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A warm and colourful location with a cosy, Arabic styled tea room. Moroccan, Lebanese and Arabian food.

Mehrspur

Jazz-Club, Concerts
Pfingstweidstrasse 94
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The club affiliated to the university of art(ZhdK).

Oberer Letten

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.

Papa Joe's

Bar, Restaurant
Schifflände 18 (at Hechtplatz)
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Fast food and drinks.

Pimpi

Café Bar
Lovely bar at a very central location

Rheinfelder Bierhalle

Restaurant
Enter Niederdörfli from Central and it’s one of the first restaurants on the left.
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Rustic, traditional place.

Riff-Raff Bistro

Bar
Neugasse 57
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The bar of the arthouse cinema Riff-Raff.

Rote Fabrik

Restaurant, Concerts, Parties, Openair cinema, Theatre
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Rote Fabrik (translated: red factory) is a cultural centre, situated in a formerly occupied industrial building and located directly at the lakeside.

Safari Bar

Bar
Zähringerstrasse 29
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Small bar near Central with a jungle flair.

Schwarzenbach

Café
Münstergasse 19
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This traditional grocer in Niederdörfli offers an amazing choice of coffees and teas.

Toro Bar

Bar, Concerts, Salsa
Schöneggstrasse 25
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Spanish bar with an international atmosphere. Exchange students are explicitly welcome.

Total-Bar

Bar
Tellerstrasse 19
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Beer.

X-tra

Bar, Club, Restaurant
Limmatstrasse 118
link

Vegan restaurant and a club with internationally famous acts.

Yoojis

Restaurant
link

Yoojis Seefeld @ Seefeldstrasse 115
Yoojis Bellevue @ St. Urbangasse 8
Yoojis Josef @ Josefstrasse 112
Yoojis Strandhause @ Seestrasse 146

Established sushi place in Zurich.

Clubs

Gonzo

Club
Langstrasse 135
The place to be on Wednesdays. Have one of the famous tabasco shots.

Heile Welt

Club
Neufrankengasse 22
The not trashy club in the Langstrasse area. Don't let the name intimidate you.

Hive

Club
Geroldstrasse 5 (next to Hardbrücke)
Kreis 5
link

A major club in the electronic subculture

Longstreet

Bar, (Club)
Langstrasse 92
Kreis 4
link

A crowded (because it's for free) place with two floors called after the famous Langstrasse.

Mascotte

Club
Theaterstrasse 10
Contrasts Langstrasse, famous for its parties on Mondays.

Plaza

Club
Badenerstrasse 109
The place for exchange students on Thursdays (Nachtseminar).

Supermarket

Club
Geroldstrasse 17
Trashy Techno club

Zukunft

Club
Dienerstrasse 33
Basement committed to electronic music, for free and crowded with local students on Thursdays.