LGBT+ Zurich
Bars & Cafés

LGBT+ Zurich Bars and Cafés

The choice of bars and cafés for Zurich’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is broad. Countless meeting places invite people of the same sexual orientation to enjoy a drink or coffee.

Gay Bars and Meeting Places

Zurich has countless bars and meeting places for people of the same sexual orientation; the Niederdorf quarter, in particular, is regarded as the center of the LGBT+ community. Hanging above the entrance of the Barfüsser – the oldest gay bar in Europe – is a rainbow flag, but these days the clientele here is mixed. The modern-style bar is renowned for their sophisticated cocktaillist and delicious sushi. The Predigerhof bar-bistro can look back on a long tradition in the gay scene and opens its doors to a liberal-minded public 365 days a year. Since opening in 1997, the Cranberry Bar has become something of an institution among Zurich’s gay community – thanks, among other things, to its fantastic cocktails.

In summer, a number of riverside and lakeside bathing facilities are transformed into bars on the water’s edge at night. In these "Badi Bars", as the locals call them, guests can take in concerts, readings or movie screenings with a cocktail in their hand and a gentle lake breeze in their hair. These bars do not cater specifically to a gay audience but on warm summer evenings they are well worth a visit.

Bars & Lounges
Established on the gay scene for over ten years, the Cranberry is Zurich's gay cocktail bar and still as popular as ever. The drinks menu features a wide range of classics and special creations. And the bar mixers have some really special drinks for...

Swiss SpecialtiesBreakfastDinnerNightlifeBars & Lounges
Not far from Langstrasse is a venue for relaxed get-togethers on the gay and hetero scene. A chat, a beer, good discussions, and perhaps the beginning of a long night. Daniel H. offers a unique combination of local pub and trendy venue.

Europe’s oldest gay bar is located in the heart of the Old Town. It’s as old as the scene itself, yet still so young and modern. Its external appearance keeps up with the times, but the men remain as beautiful as ever.

Coffee Houses & Tea RoomsBars & Lounges
The Platzhirsch Bar, which was opened in November 2010, is located directly on Hirschenplatz. Here, you will find everything you need for relaxing moments: plenty of space and light, appealing design, delicious snack specialties, selected wines, hot...

Clubs & Discos
The popular gay club in the heart of the Old Town has a full program of entertainment at weekends.

Hashbrown (Rösti)LunchDinner
Fresh, friendly, uncomplicated: This refers not only to the the cuisine of Turbinenhalle. It also describes the attitude and atmosphere of the place. An aperitif at the bar? Business lunch? Dinner for all your senses? Amply Turbinenhalle is a...

BBQBars & Lounges
Zürich is renowned for its bathing pool bars or "Badi-Bars", just like the Rimini...

The fact that men can cook and brunch is very evident at the Huusmaa, near Langstrasse.


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