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Have The Best Nights In Zurich: 6 Top Things To Do In Zurich At Night

Tenissa
Updated Aug 10, 2018

As a country, Switzerland tops the list of the most popular destinations in the world, for its incredible natural beauty. As one of the most gorgeous cities in Switzerland, Zurich attracts more and more tourists every year. There are plenty of great things to do in Zurich, both in the daytime and night. While during the daytime it’s best to visit attractions such as the historical buildings, museums, parks and zoo, you should not miss out on the fun activities you can enjoy in Zurich, after sunset. Check out these 6 top things to do in Zurich, at night, if you are aiming at having the best nights in Zurich!

1. Watch opera and ballet performances at the Opernhaus Zurich


Have you ever wanted to watch some world-class opera and ballet performances? If the answer is yes, then the Opernhaus Zurich is the perfect place for you. If not, we still recommend you watch at least one opera or ballet performance, simply because the performances are so magnificent. You will be amazed at how beautiful the performances are! Open since 1891, the Opernhaus Zurich is the main venue for opera and ballet performances, in the city. It would be a shame if you come to Zurich but do not enjoy a performance at Opernhaus Zurich.

Opernhaus Zurich

Address: Falkenstrasse 1, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: Opernhaus Zurich

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2. Unwind and listen to jazz music at Jazz Club Moods im Schiffbau

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The best venue to enjoy jazz music, in Zurich, is the Jazz Club Moods im Schiffbau. The jazz performances at Moods are first class and as one of the most popular jazz clubs in Zurich, Moods attracts well-known local as well as international names. If you wish for some privacy, you can become the club’s VIP guest and book a gallery area or private balcony. While listening to some jazz, you can enjoy some drinks as the cool club serves a superb selection of cocktails and liquors.

Jazz Club Moods im Schiffbau

Address: Schiffbauplatz, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: Jazz Club Moods im Schiffbau

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3. Indulge in the exquisite cuisine of LaSalle Restaurant


You should not go to bed with an empty stomach. If you want to have a good sleep, you have to make sure that your stomach is happy by feeding it delicious food. One of the best restaurants in Zurich, that can help you sleep tight, is LaSalle Restaurant. The restaurant serves only excellent meals, mostly of French and Italian influences. Every meal is perfectly cooked and freshly served. Located in Zurich-West, it is not only the scrumptious cuisine that will make you feel great but also the restaurant’s atmosphere, which promises urban relaxation in their clean glass cube - really striking architecture.

LaSalle Restaurant

Address: Schiffbaustrasse 4, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: LaSalle Restaurant

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4. Mingle with the locals and have some drinks at the open-air Rimini Bar

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It’s a good idea to make new friends whenever you are traveling so that you have many friends from all over the world! One of the best ways to make some new friends is by heading to a bar called the Rimini Bar and mingle with the local people. Why the Rimini Bar? Because the bar is one of the most awesome open-air bars in Zurich! The atmosphere is very welcoming and friendly, with its massive wood deck for its guests to have relaxed conversations with one another. With a great view of the Sihl River, you can sit back and have some drinks at the bar. Since Rimini Bar is an open-air bar, it is only open when the weather is good. So, make sure you check the forecast before heading to the Rimini Bar.

Rimini Bar

Address: Badweg 10, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: Rimini Bar

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5. Spend some fun time at Dante Zurich

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Dante Zurich is a bar famous for its gins. The bar, which usually gets very packed with people looking for some fun on the weekends, proudly serves an extensive selection of gins and gin cocktails. Whatever your taste, you can simply let the bartenders know. They are very friendly and they can recommend something you will absolutely love! If you are not a big fan of gin, you may not be interested in coming to this bar. But, having fun is not just about the drinks. You can still come to Dante Zurich if you just want to have a fun time without ordering any drinks. Just enjoy the atmosphere of this great, little bar.

Dante Zurich

Address: Zwinglistrasse 22, 8004 Zürich, Swiss

Website: Dante Zurich (in German)

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6. Attend various events at Cabaret Voltaire


Back in 1916, there was a literary and art movement right in the middle of the old town of Zurich, called Dadaism. Cabaret Voltaire witnessed the birth of Dadaism and it was the place where a group of artists and intellectuals gathered together to challenge the cultural, social and political values in western Europe during World War I. As Dadaism spread to Paris and Berlin, people lost interest in the movement, in Switzerland, and Cabaret Voltaire eventually fell into disrepair. It was finally rescued by a group of people, claiming to be neo-Dadaists, in 2002. Today, Cabaret Voltaire has become a one-stop entertainment venue, where you can find a bar, shop and attend regular events such as concerts and film screenings.

Cabaret Voltaire

Address: Spiegelgasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Website: Cabaret Voltaire

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Make the most of your nighttime in Zurich!

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As you can see, these are 6 awesome activities you can do in Zurich, at night. To have the best vacation ever, make the most of your time in Zurich, not only during the daytime but also at night. Most importantly, for the best nights in Zurich, you should relax and have some fun - let this list be your guide and enjoy Zurich!

This article was originally published on Apr 20, 2017

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Tenissa is a content writer, translator and editor. She enjoys being a globetrotter and has traveled to many countries around the world. So far, her favourite destination is Switzerland. She looks...Read more

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