Gay Capital of Switzerland Zurich has one of the highest standards of living in the world, so it isn't surprising that it is a great place to visit. The drinks selection is great, free platters of cheese and cold cuts often come out, and you can even puff on a sheesha pipe here. Other cities. Heldenbar in Zurich West. Labor Bar in Zurich West. This quirky little place with its kitsch interior, somewhere between Hawaii and a Swiss mountain lodge, serves up simple beers just as well as fancy cocktails. Many bars will include tram directions on their websites, making it easy to get around.
Throughout its history, Zurich has always been an important center of art and culture, often shaped by artists and political refugees who found their home or a place of refuge in the city, including Richard Wagner, Lenin, Bakunin, James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, Max Frisch and Albert Einstein.
The regular bear and lesbian parties that used to happen here have now been dropped for more of the same successful weekend formula but the occasional theme night now and then gives the music policy a minor reshuffle. Mainly male A-gays both young and old flock to this smart, two-storey bar in the heart of the old town for the justly famous cocktails as everywhere in this town they are far from cheap, but happy hour, currently between 5pm and 7pm, eases the punishment to your purse and chilled chat, even if the tunes hover at the cheesy end of the spectrum. Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland with a population of 1.
This is a place you go to be seen; wallflowers need not attend.