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“Beautiful space, great energy and delicious cocktails” 5 of 5 stars
Review of DANTE a Bar and a Basement

DANTE a Bar and a Basement
Zwinglistrasse 22, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
0041433171918
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Ranked #76 of 1,382 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $6 - $41
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful space, great energy and delicious cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

With an overnight in Zurich we ventured into the city only to be drawn in by the atmosphere of this cool corner spot. From the moment you walk in you feel the embrace of good lighting, thoughtful music and the performance of the owner / mixologist.

Order a cocktail and enjoy the show, find a corner to chat or venture into the basement for a more relaxed but equally as moody spot. Beer on tap is nice and priced fairly.

Highly recommend a visit (even if you are over 24, which is the average age of the patrons).

Cheers!

Visited March 2013
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“My fav bar in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Best drinks in town, specialy if you're into gin. If you're not, still give it a try! The competent and friendly bartenders will mix you a cocktail (or several) matching your taste and mood. Quality has it's price and for that i'd say you're getting away cheap. Admitedly it gets a little crowded around 10/11p.m. so if you're looking for a cozy bar atmosphere with good music you might wanna make sure you don't get there too late.

I've been going there ever since it openend up and i come to love it more and more. Definetly a place you should check out when in zurich.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Top Gin-Fizz, beautiful location and perfect atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The Dante is an outstanding bar manly known for their wide Gin Selection and well dedicated staff. When staff is explaining their Gin based drinks you can easily get the impression they are swooning over a beautiful lady... =)

The interieur of the bar is puristic and classy, the atmosphere is relaxed - not upscaled - and the crowd is easy-going (25y+).

I just luv their Gin-Fizz with Jenson's Bermondsey Gin!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Best Urban Cocktail Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Dante Bar in the Area 4 of Zurich is a very cool and styled bar. It's near the Langstrasse and easy to reach by the Mainstation. It's a popular place with Bartenders that are elegant and nobel dresscoded. Go there in company of a woman and you are welcome. we had a great time there, the Basil Smash is def. the best Cocktail i had last Year.
They have a range of over 50 or so Gin's, i recommend the Broker London dry, a real straight G&T.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Cute atmosphere, but pricey and weak drinks”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Came here for Saturday night drinks.

Good stuff:
Kind of a cute interior with black-and-white checkered floor, and the staff had old-fashioned outfits on that reminded me of old soda fountain shops.

Bad stuff:
Really slow service and totally overpriced, weak drinks.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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