LGBT Zurich
LGBT Zurich
Bars & Cafés

LGBT Zurich Bars and Cafés

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.

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Established on the gay scene for over ten years, the Cranberry is Zurich's gay cocktail bar and still as...

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Not far from Langstrasse is a venue for relaxed get-togethers on the gay and hetero scene. A chat, a beer...


Europe’s oldest gay bar is located in the heart of the Old Town. It’s as old as the scene itself, yet...

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The Platzhirsch Bar, which was opened in November 2010, is located directly on Hirschenplatz. Here, you...

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It’s worth visiting the original Art Nouveau swimming baths in the center of Zurich just to admire the...

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Zürich is renowned for its bathing pool bars or "Badi-Bars", just like the Rimini...
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During the day a lakeside swimming pool, in the evening a bar serving refreshing drinks and home-made summer...

In summer, the large terrace of the Rathaus Café is one of Zürich’s most popular meeting places. Relax in...

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