Rooftop bars Zurich

Complete guide to the 9 best rooftop bars in Zürich [2020 update]

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Last updated: July 25th, 2020

Up at the Zurich rooftops you can enjoy views over the city, Lake Zurich and the alps. Truly amazing vistas that are hard to beat. This complete guide will help you find you favourite rooftop Zurich, and show you where to have a romantic dinner with views, or some vibrant after-work cocktails. Packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more. The Zurich rooftops comes in many forms and settings, from lush hillside terraces to modern and swanky rooftop lounges in the heart of town. There is something for everyone. So, which is the best rooftop bar Zurich? Just scroll down and find the Zurich rooftop bar best suited for you.

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Area:Utoquai
Rooftop bar Zurich La Muña in Zurich
1

La Muña

$$$$ Utoquai 45
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Lake views
  • Peruvian / Japanese
  • 'New but old'

This is a 'new but old' rooftop Zurich, which used to be called SKY BAR, but after renovations comes with a fresh and stylish setting. The amazing 360° views over the historic center, Lake Zurich and the alps are however just the same. Located on top of hotel La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich, the rooftop is open daily for lunch and dinner, and for drinks anywhere in between. The menu includes Peruvian and Japanese inspired dishes, complemented with a very impressive wine list and a bar menu with both signature summer drinks and sake.

Area:District 1
Rooftop bar Zurich The Nest at Storchen Zürich in Zurich
2

The Nest at Storchen Zürich

$$$$ Weinplatz 2
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Modern & beautiful
  • Mediterranean inspired
  • Water-views

Opened in 2019, The Nest Rooftop is a modern and beautiful rooftop lounge, located in the heart of the city, right next to River Limmat. This 6th floor rooftop Zürich comes with trendy and comfy lounge sofas and a stylish bar, as well as some stunning views over the water and the historical centrum. Here you can indulge in well-crafted signature cocktails, as well as spritz, beers and a nice selection of wine and champagne. Food is served as more filling lunch, and during evening as small summerful dishes.

Area:District 1
Rooftop bar Zurich • • • Rooftop Restaurant & Bar in Zurich
3

• • • Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

$$$$ Bahnhofstrasse 74
  • Highlights
  • 6th floor
  • Asian-inspired
  • Vibrant & creative

Above Bahnhofstrasse and the Modehaus Modissa you find this popular and vibrant Zürich rooftop, filled with great views, creative food and smashing drinks. Equipped with both an inside lounge and (when the weather allows) a lovely outdoor terrace, where you get some fantastic views over the Zurich rooftops and all the action on Bahnhofstrasse. The rooftop menu takes a lot of inspiration from Asia, both in food and drinks. There are Dumplings and Pad Thai, as well as cocktails with sake, all served in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Area:City
Rooftop bar Zurich George Bar & Grill in Zurich
4

George Bar & Grill

$$$$ Sihlstrasse 50
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Lovely views
  • Vibrant & elegant
  • Great food & drinks

George is an elegant, cultivated and distinguished rooftop bar and grill restaurant, located right in the heart of Zurich. The rooftop is divided into four different rooms: Living Room, Dining Room, Bar and best of all: the Terrace, where you can enjoy fantastic views over Zurich. The food menu includes farm-fresh meat, as well as 'Catch of the day', while the rooftop bar offers a wide range of well-crafted bartender signatures, as well as sparkling and classic cocktails. This is a rooftop Zürich for many occasions, packed with a sophisticated yet vibrant atmosphere.

Area:City Center
Rooftop bar Zurich Haute in Zurich
5

Haute

$$$$ Talstrasse 65
  • Highlights
  • 13th-14th floor
  • Great service
  • Panoramic views
  • Exclusive

This awesome rooftop bar and restaurant is located on the top two floors of the Hochhaus zur Schanze building, right in the heart of Zurich. Exclusive spot and a club members’ restaurant and bar, so if you are not a member, make sure to call ahead and see if you can book a table. Enjoy premium drinks, gourmet food and panoramic views stretching over the city and Lake Zurich, both at the 'downstairs' indoor lounge and al-fresco rooftop terrace, and the top floor stylish restaurant.

Area:Bahnhofstrasse
Rooftop bar Hiltl Dachterrasse in Zurich
6

Hiltl Dachterrasse

$$$ Bahnhofstrasse 88
  • Highlights
  • 3rd floor
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • 2 terraces
  • Vegetarian food

Hiltl is actually the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant, and can be found at various locations around Zurich. Since 2015 also above the PKZ Women in the city center, where the cosy and charming Hiltl Dachterrasse offer not one, but two lovely rooftop terraces. Modern, green and lush, the roof gardens gives you a beautiful view over the busy Bahnhofstrasse. Enjoy great vegetarian food, fine coffee and tea specialties along with a large selection of fresh and tasty cocktails.

Area:Bahnhofstrasse
Rooftop bar Zurich Griederbar in Zurich
7

Griederbar Zurich

$$$ Bahnhofstrasse 30
  • Highlights
  • 5th floor
  • Café
  • Green oasis
  • Shopping mall

A luscious and green rooftop bar and lounge in Zurich, situated on the roof of Grieder shopping malls, right in the heart of the city. The terrace is equipped with classic and comfy lounge couches and white parasols, and up here you get an awesome view over the Paradeplatzof and the city rooftops. Open during retail hours, so mainly a spot perfect to enjoy homemade dishes during a sunny lunch, or a relaxing glass of champagne in between all the shopping.

Area:Oberstrass
Rooftop bar Rigiblick Terrace in Zurich
8

Rigiblick Terrace

$$$$ Germaniastrasse 99
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Great food
  • Panoramic views
  • Home-made ice cream

Located at Sorell Hotel Rigiblick, a bit outside and above the city center of Zurich, Rigiblick Terrace offers a quite magical view of the Zurich skyline, the lake and the alps. The 2nd floor do feel a lot higher up here! Belonging to the fine-dining Restaurant Rigiblick and Bistro, here you can enjoy fantastic seasonal, local and sustainable creations ina a very pleasant and relaxing in atmosphere. Great for a sunny lunch, but probably even better for a hard-to-forget sunset dinner.

Area:Hottingen
Rooftop bar Zurich Sonnenberg in Zurich
9

Sonnenberg

$$$$ Hitzigweg 15
  • Highlights
  • 2nd floor
  • Fine dining
  • Magical views
  • Exstensive wine list

On the hills outside of Zurich you find Sonnenberg, an amazing fine-dining restauarant and rooftop bar with one of the best views in all of Zurich. And happily enough, the food has the same quality as the view. Enjoy modern, exalted brasserie-dishes with influences from both Switzerland and all of Europe, complemented with an extensive wine list. Year round restaurant inside, during the warmer months the second floor terrace opens up for food and views al-fresco style.

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Rooftop-grade: 6/10
Prime season: May-Sept
Residents: 1,3 millions
Climate: temperate

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