The Kaufleuten is an absolute institution in Zurich. The 100-year-old building is home to a cosmos of gastronomy, culture and nightlife.

The establishment on Pelikanplatz is renowned as a legendary nightclub and cultural meeting place ‒ but it has much more to offer than that. For it also accommodates a bar, a restaurant, and a lounge.

In addition, the Kaufleuten offers a comprehensive, first-class cultural program, featuring readings, talks, and concerts by both international stars and upcoming talents.

One hundred years ago, the Kaufleuten attracted predominantly artists. The eighth and final official Dada Soirée in Zurich took place on April 9, 1919. According to Tristan Tzara, it was a legendary evening: “1,500 people, all of whom had reached boiling point, filled the auditorium.”

Opening Hours

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Opening times according to program



Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 755 m 5 min
Zürich Airport 9.2 km 21 min