Updated: Nov 24, 2020
You always wanted to explore Zurich's craft beer scene but you didn't know where to begin? The map below will give you some ideas. We have marked our favorite craft beer bars, shops and also some restaurants if you would like to grab a bite. Below you can find a short description of each beer place. Please check their websites or social media pages before going to make sure they are open at the time you when want to visit.
An awesome and cozy brewpub in the middle of the city. Waiting for you to sample their own musically named beer or one of their guest tabs. Maybe a hot dog as well? Available also in vegan or veggie.
Seasonal beers are some of the specialties for this craft beer brewery with a taproom. A personal favorite of ours is their pumpkin beer - Archie.
A cool craft beer brewery with their own taproom where among other light beers you can enjoy also one that is made out of leftover bread.
Just a little bit outside the city, but easy to reach with the train. A brewery with their own taproom, well worth the mini road trip to sip on some beers of great quality.
A city taproom offering their own tasty beers almost directly from the tank. Watch out for the mango DIPA.
One for the road? The name says it all, in this shop you can find all sorts of drinks from around the world and a great beer selection of course.
This is another opportunity for you to grab a train beer. They have a wide variety of international brews.
A rich selection of craft beer and if you manage to drink a 100 different beers there you can join their hall of fame - your name will be engraved on a bottle opener to decorate their wall.
A safe haven for expats this place has not only great craft beer but as the name shows you can also find tasty food there, especially if you miss American dishes. The truffle mac and cheese is not to be missed.
A great place for a family or friends gathering offering awesome cuisine and beer to accompany it. You can visit it on your way back from the zoo and for those over 18 we strongly recommend the biramisu.
Grab a beer in a friendly nautical style pub. This place hosts also great music events for you to enjoy while you sip on your refreshment.
A shop where you can find all things craft. If you want to enjoy your own personal international beer tour, check their downstairs beer fridges.
A unique place where you can find a mix of craft and non-craft drinks. Bonus points if you're a football fan, you can come watch the most important games here.
This is where true loves meet - best place for a burger and beer. Enjoy an IPA with your delicious soul food in an American style diner.
A local pub for Zurich's Kreis 3 district. You can grab a beer in a cozy atmosphere with your other craft buddies.
Amazing food with seasonal ingredients and the best beer to match it. A lovely destination for a family gathering. The best thing is, the brewery is just downstairs.
A bottle shop as part of an Italian take away where you can combine a craft beer experience with a tasty focaccia? Yes, please!
This brewery has not only great beer, but also a taproom and some fantastic lunch options that you can enjoy on your break. For holidays like Halloween you can taste some special menus.
This is a place where you can not only get some cool drinks but you can also get smart. Famous as the watering hole of ETH students, it sometimes hosts quizzes but it also boasts a great board game collection. The ramen is also recommended.
Not only the best and freshest craft beer from Europe, but also a high quality whiskey collection as well as some craft chocolates await you here. The style and the crowd are notorious.
Forgot to shop for a delicious brew to bring your friends abroad or just wanted some refreshment in the bar on the way to your flight? Worry not, The Crafts has you covered.
These are the craft beer places we would like to recommend and often enjoy ourselves. If you think there are other great places worthy to be mentioned, please write us in the comments.
We hope you will enjoy them just as much as we do.
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