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Widder Bar

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Address: | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8048, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41442242411
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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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cozy bar with lovely ambience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Thank pr0phet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed July 9, 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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Thank 123656
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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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Thank Angela P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I came here for drinks on several occasions but I'm still not really sold on it. It's a great place for whisky lovers and the service is helpful, friendly but not always that attentive. Last time I went with a friend. We wanted something fresh so we went for a gin mare. What got served was anything like a gin... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Very small little restaurant, but with very homely service and great tarte flambee. Definitely worth a visit I went for the classic Lorraine which was perfect! It was like being in Alsace

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Milton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We were told this was a 'must see' while our visit in Zurich. It was! Walking around the town we stopped in for a bite and a drink. The bartender was attentive and helpful. We weren't sure what to order and he asked questions to our preferences and said he'd go make something special for each of us. He certainly... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This used to be a great place to be. Tasty drinks, piano man, good mood. I was in shock when I was there with a friend to have a drink after dinner. The barkeeper was as unfriendly as he can be, not even looking at us when we were ordering, commenting to his colleague and eating the nuts that were... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Widder Bar is a absolutely great place. you get to relax and enjoy your drinks in a very decent environment. staff is extremely friendly and helpfull. the selection of beverages is overwhelming. we had champaign and gin cocktails on our last visit. we go there every time we're in zurich

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