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Widder Bar

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Address: | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8048, Switzerland
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The interior of the Widder Bar is characterized by Raffael Benazzi's modern...

The interior of the Widder Bar is characterized by Raffael Benazzi's modern ram sculpture, but also by the cosy architectural charm of old wooden beams from the year 1291. It is the mix of contemporary art, historical heritage and the exclusive assortment of drinks and vintage cocktails that make the Widder Bar Zurich's most popular meeting place and a top location cross-border. Since December 2013, Dirk Hany is at the helm of the Widder Bar. The talented host and chef de bar was awarded "Barkeeper of the year" in 2008 - at the age of only 25. Besides exquisite champagnes and cocktails, sake-tinis and tequila-drinks, the unique ,,Library of Spirits" offers more than 1.000 ingenious spirits, from which 250 form a spectacular collection of different Single Malt Whiskeys.

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Interesting bar with huge selection

A very pleasant place to visit in Zürich. I was a little under dressed but no one seemed to notice. The staff was quite friendly as well. I'm told they usually have live jazz... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Rob D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The bar is truly impressive 4000 bottles of which 400 are different whiskey Bellini cocktails Beer Misterioso cocktail All fine and tasty but dangerous The service unlike in other opinions was kind and attentive to us The ambience of the bar is not my style but the contents are worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

A very pleasant place to visit in Zürich. I was a little under dressed but no one seemed to notice. The staff was quite friendly as well. I'm told they usually have live jazz music but the night I visited there was a solo gentleman playing piano. This bar is a little expensive as well but they make up for... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Wide variety of cocktails and spirits. The service was a little slow, but the drinks were unique and fun. Comfortable lounge atmosphere. The pianist was amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

A must-go in town. Widder is a magic place - the library is fit for literary idols, the brasserie is for warm daily wake-ups, and the bar, need we mention it is legendary? Widder Bar is almost a "religious" establishment for me. I would pass by daily on the way home to enjoy a screw driver, a glass of champagne,... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

we were disappointed by the bad service at the Widder Bar. We went there as the attached restaurant was amazing but then had the dis-pleasure to interact with the barmen and waiters. We'd been here in summer and loved it ...... where have their excellent staff of summer gone???! Snide remarks from senior bar keeper plus waiters reaching across the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

they surely pride themselves is stocking pretty much all the alcohol available in the world! we actually got a local Indian black rum out there in zurich! lovely warm place with awesome service and knowledgable staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

A very welcoming, chic and comforting ambience, with an old-school flavour to it. Peaceful, mellow and relaxing. The spirits list is long, rich and of high quality. If your cocktail of choice is not on the list, they are more than happy to prepare it. Should you have preferences in flavours but are not sure what you would want, or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived there late Saturday night with a friend to enjoy some cocktails and have long talks. There is an impressive selection of spirits and other drinks. The list of cocktails runs for many pages but you can just tell the guys the idea of the cocktail you have in mind and they'll just land it on your table in superb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

After indulging in chocolates at cafe Sprungli we returned to our amazing Hotel Widder. Luckily we sat down to rest at the bar on the ground floor. We were seated outside so we could watch the people go by on the quaint cobblestones in the Old City. I ordered a Mille feuille (a fancy vanilla slice) with a delicious layer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Their drink menu is literally a book w/ a table of contents ! Their artisan cocktails that change monthly are some of the best I have tasted in my travels! If u are in the mood to sip a fine liquor what ever your craving or pocketbook will allow they have you covered! Even a great list! Beautiful hand carved... More 

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