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Widder Hotel Piano Bar

Zurich, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #1 of 36 nightlife in Zurich
Type: Jazz Bars, Piano Bar
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking
Description: This bar is renowned for its great jazz piano concerts.
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Long Beach, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Nice comfortable, lively bar. Service was great but drinks are expensive. 19 francs for a cosmopolitan, but definitely worth a stop with a huge variety of drinks and great music!

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Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We had a great end to our evening at this bar. The choice of drinks is endless and the bartenders can make anything. I would definitely recommend a visit to this bar while in Zürich.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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481 attraction reviews
498 helpful votes 498 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Here you can relax and meet some interesting people. You won't find backpackers here at this price and shorts are not recommended either. This piano bar has an elegant look to it. A long bar on one side and small tables for 2-4 people on the opposite wing of the bar. At the center of the bar is the piano.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

A good variety of drinks, relaxing atmosphere and good service. Not really excited with the quality of the cocktails though.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Maybe it was just one of those magical evenings, but we had just left the Jules Verne disappointed and 32 CHF down each after two drinks. The Widder blew the budget and our expectations out of the water. Snacks kept coming, waters were refilled and the drinks were amazing and made us forget the 20 CHF price tag. The piano... More

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College Station, Texas
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196 reviews 196 reviews
52 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Simply put: The best drinks I have had in Switzerland. The only two comparable bars that I have been to around the globe are Angel's Share in NYC and Arnaud's French 75 in NOLA. The selection of drinks is pretty much endless. Not on the menu? No problem, they will try to make it. The selection of scotch is probably... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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321 reviews 321 reviews
32 attraction reviews
523 helpful votes 523 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Love this place for so many things, having been here at least a dozen times: the cosy interiors, the original medieval beams in the ceiling, the largest collection of whisky I have seen anywhere outside of Tokyo whisky bars, the lovely food and complimentary drink nibbles, excellent service and almost always great piano player (who sometimes sing, and on last... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

What a fabulous bar right in the heart of Zurich , a piano bar with a great atmosphere and service to match .If your a whisky expert then this is the place for you it has the largest whisky selection I have ever seen . A great meeting place for friends or even if you are alone ,you will not... More

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Philadelphia PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I visited the Widder Bar last evening looking for a real, honest to goodness dry martini, gin up with a twist. Well it was no problem at all for the bartender at the Widder. Used lots of ice to chill the gin and the glasses. He's a stirrer, not a shaker. The drink was excellent, top notch and a decent... More

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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

It is in a good location and the bar does have character. There is a poorly described limited selection of wines by the glass – mainly Swiss, French or Italian – they do not yet offer New World wines by the glass (and an extremely limited selection by the bottle). Price per glass averages 10 CHF. Service was very good.... More

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