The Best Bars in Switzerland

508 bars ranked highest on Falstaff's 100-point scale in Switzerland. All information including address and phone number.
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American Bar

The Old Crow Bar in Zurich's old town is a paradise for lovers of fine spirits. There are around 1600 bottles here, 500 of which are whisk(e)ys, including many rarities. It's hard to choose! Fortunately, the service team is extremely knowledgeable and can help in a pinch - so everyone can find something suitable.

Schwanengasse 4, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
American Bar

Excellent address for whisk(e)y lovers on Feldbergstrasse in Kleinbasel, which has already won many prestigious awards. The bartender team at Angel's Share is always venturing into new territory and mixing exciting cocktail creations with seasonal ingredients and individualistic character.

Feldbergstrasse 51, 4057 Basel, Switzerland
Lounge Bar

The Bar am Wasser on the Limmat is one of the most popular cocktail bars in the city. In a stylish atmosphere with a view of the river, Dirk Hany and his team serve world-class cocktails, but also have a fantastic selection of wine and Champagne. The particularly attentive service also deserves a mention.

Stadthausquai 1, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Restaurant Bar

The unique Kronenhalle Bar has been one of the best bars in Zurich since it was founded in 1965. However, this is the only place where you can sip cocktails under paintings by Picasso and Miró. These are excellent across the board - whether classics or the creative signature cocktails developed by the bar team led by chef Christian Heiss.

Rämistrasse 4, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Hotel Bar

Thomas Huhn has been managing his brigade with skill for many years and always has a feel for the wishes of guests with an affinity for pleasure. What is mixed behind the bar counter and directly in front of the guest is high school. Added to this is the unique atmosphere in a historic setting - including a view of the Rhine.

Blumenrain 8, 4001 Basel, Switzerland
Hotel Bar

Piano music and high-quality bar culture with an excellent range of wines, spirits and cocktails are served here every day. The cult bar in Zurich's old town is open from midday and people meet for lunch or later for an aperitif or after-dinner drink. The later the hour, the more lively the atmosphere.

Rennweg 7, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
American Bar

Ivan Urech and his team create a stage for liquid poetry in the Atelier Classic Bar, taking bold and unconventional paths. The result in the glass is a harmonious combination of optimal ingredients and leaves a lasting impression. The non-alcoholic versions also impress with their sophistication.

Rathausplatz 3, 3600 Thun, Switzerland
Hotel Bar

In the high-ceilinged rooms of the Chedi Bar, the cosy leather sofas and crackling fire make you feel like you're in a stylish living room. Here you can enjoy carefully mixed creative cocktails with and, above all, without alcohol, teas from the hotel's own herb garden and a large selection of spirits, wine and beer.

Gotthardstrasse 4, 6490 Andermatt, Switzerland
Lounge Bar

Located in a former machine factory, Werk 8 in Gundeldingerfeld has built up a loyal fan base with high-quality cocktails, great wines and delicious soul food. The focus is on seasonality, regionality and sustainability, ensuring that the bar menu remains varied and ever-changing.

Dornacherstrasse 192, 4053 Basel, Switzerland
American Bar

The Tales Bar offers a safe haven for cocktail lovers until late at night. Many employees from Zurich's hospitality industry also like to stop in here and enjoy one of the expertly prepared cocktails on their way home. The offer includes many classics, but also changing seasonal drinks.

Selnaustrasse 29, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
Lounge Bar

Located directly above the "Steinen" exit, the Baltazar Bar is a hotspot for fans of cocktail culture who want to enjoy a sophisticated after-work or a magical night with ambitious drinks, not least thanks to its fantastic terrace. The 70s-style interior is also tasteful.

Steinenbachgässlein 34, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
American Bar

Here you feel like you're in Paris in the last century, without having to leave Geneva's trendy Pâquis district. The Bambou Bar speakeasy is hidden away in a back room of the Chez Piaf restaurant. It serves excellent cocktails and spirits, with a focus on cognac and Armagnac.

Rue de Monthoux 62, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Hotel Bar

A visit to the Canvas Bar at the Dolder Grand is a must for cocktail fans. Here, the talented bar team mixes some of the best drinks in town, the wine list is well-stocked and the bar snacks and small dishes can also keep up. The interior of the historic room is also impressive.

Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland
American Bar

Pascal Kunz and Daniel Mumenthaler are old hands in the bar scene. Their quality standards are reflected on the full menu and in the cocktail glass. With almost a thousand spirits, an impressive selection of whisk(e)y and a talented team behind them, the two have created a stylish oasis of pleasure.

Steinentorberg 20, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
Lounge Bar

A really grown-up team has shaped the Karel Korner into a special cocktail bar: in order to avoid products from far away such as lime, lemon or cane sugar, acid and sweet sources are produced in-house and regional ingredients are used wherever possible. The result in the glass speaks for itself.

Winkelriedstrasse 30, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Bar

Albertine's is located in the luxury Beau-Rivage hotel in Geneva, directly on the lake. With a wonderful view over the water and mountains, you can enjoy classic and signature cocktails, a large selection of fine wines as well as bar snacks and daily specials from the kitchen of the hotel's gourmet restaurant Le Chat Botté.

Quai du Mont-Blanc 13, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Hotel Bar

The American Bar is the perfect place to indulge in inspiring conversations or profound musings about God and the world. It serves sophisticated drinks ranging from classic to creative, full-bodied wines, exquisite whisk(e)y and rums as well as harmonious bar snacks. The view is simply sensational.

Kanonenstrasse, 6003 Lucerne, Switzerland
American Bar

Bar 63 has been considered one of Zurich's best cocktail bars for years. Here, in the wild Langstrasse quarter, cocktails are mixed in the dim light. Whether classics, tiki or their own creations, they all taste excellent here. The bar has a large selection of rum with sugar cane distillates from all over the world.

Rolandstrasse 19, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland
Restaurant Bar

The city's hippest Campari bar scores with elegance and nonchalance. Here you can meet in the shaded garden or at the bar in a stylish ambience for a long drink, a glass of wine or an espresso standing up. In addition to the interior, the location between the theatre and the Kunsthalle is also iconic.

Steinenberg 7, 4001 Basel, Switzerland
Restaurant Bar

On the top floor of the Prime Tower, you are literally in the clouds. When the weather is fine, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city and the surrounding area. There is also a fantastic selection of seasonal cocktails. However, the bar team is also happy to create the perfect drink according to guests' wishes.

Maagplatz 5, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland