Updated: Jun 14
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.
In the heart of Zurich right next to the main train station there is a new beer center blooming and in the core of it is Bierwerk Züri. This lovely new microbrewery serves you great beers with high drinkabilty right from the tank. They also have awesome guest beers on tap. All of the brews can be accompanied with a focaccia for the hungry beer lover.
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.
Welcome to `a piece of North`. The importance of beer in the Nordic countries is well-known and Norden has a great selection at your disposal including a personal favorite of ours - Lervig from Norway. But in this shrine of coziness you can enjoy other beverages from up there and all this while doing good as part of their revenue is used to support animal shelters.
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!
When on Europaallee don´t miss out on an opportunity to check out Smith & Smith´s beer choice. They concentrate mainly on wine but also offer a variety of great brews that you can enjoy on one of Bridge´s tables. If you´re in the mood to grab a bite, there´s no better place to do that as Bridge has a great range of international food stands that you can combine with your beer. We enjoyed a lovely IPA with a mezze platter from Mezzeria by Balkaneros.
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.
Even though their main field of expertise is wine, Weindepot have a specially curated selection of beers that they are very passionate about. We love Kabinet from Serbia and Mad Squirrel from the UK for example. For a special treat watch out for one of their unique beer events where you might meet us as well ;)
Zurich Beer Tour
The best way to spend your thirsty Thursday ;) This is the meeting point of our tour and this is where your beer adventure starts. Join us to share the beer love.
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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