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Allegedly, locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

It seems that the bar Talacker established a new admittance policy: no tourists, no expats but locals only. I was surprised together with all the other friends and usual customers of the bar which yesterday remained at the door facing the pleased expression of a junkie-looking bumpkin in charge of communicating the new strategy. (Is it the premise of the new customer base?) I phoned the personnel inside to come out and clarify such situation. One finally come but instead of solving immediately the embarrassing circumstances asked us to wait a minute. No further explanations or apologies. We waited a bit then we went for another place.
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

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It seems that the bar Talacker established a new admittance policy: no tourists, no expats but locals only. I was surprised together with all the other friends and usual customers of the bar which yesterday remained at the door facing the pleased expression of a junkie-looking bumpkin in charge of communicating the new strategy. (Is it the premise of the new customer base?) I phoned the personnel inside to come out and clarify such situation. One finally come but instead of solving immediately the embarrassing circumstances asked us to wait a minute. No further explanations or apologies. We waited a bit then we went for another place.
Were you carrying "99%" placards and have a dog on hairy string by any chance?

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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

Must be because I broke a glass there. I'll show them my Swiss passport next time to clarify
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Must be because I broke a glass there. I'll show them my Swiss passport next time to clarify
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

member since 2010? I have been looking post from people who signed since 2009,2010, etc and just now start posting. Is the registration date correct?
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member since 2010? I have been looking post from people who signed since 2009,2010, etc and just now start posting. Is the registration date correct?
Sleeper noob. Veerrry clever.
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

Or just an off topic poster ?
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Or just an off topic poster ?
Checked, that was the maiden post - nothing else.
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Checked, that was the maiden post - nothing else.
Can we confirm his claim ?
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Can we confirm his claim ?
It was moons ago when I last drank at Talacker - Uncle Max appears to be a regular patron and ought to know better.
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It was moons ago when I last drank at Talacker - Uncle Max appears to be a regular patron and ought to know better.
My meeting point with friends last evening was just around the corner from there and I almost suggested we stop by for a quick drink first. Wish I had.
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

Interesting article ( SG in German ):

http://www.tagblatt.ch/ostschweiz/st...art197,1246164
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Interesting article ( SG in German ):

http://www.tagblatt.ch/ostschweiz/st...art197,1246164
It is illegal to discriminate in such a way , surely ?

(Discrimination based on race, race being "Anything but Swiss" )

Art. 261bis 1

"any person who refuses to provide a service to another on the grounds of that person’s race, ethnic origin or religion when that service is intended to be provided to the general public"
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

The article mentions that:

The criminal law prohibits denial of service because of race, color or nationality

Searching on the O-Five pub on EF mentions that it has since closed.
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The article mentions that:

The criminal law prohibits denial of service because of race, color or nationality

Searching on the O-Five pub on EF mentions that it has since closed.
But still illegal for the Talacker to do so ?
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

Based on those protected grounds, certainly unlawful ( unless dispensed or waived under local laws permitting owners some discretion ).
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It seems that the bar Talacker established a new admittance policy: no tourists, no expats but locals only. I was surprised together with all the other friends and usual customers of the bar which yesterday remained at the door facing the pleased expression of a junkie-looking bumpkin in charge of communicating the new strategy. (Is it the premise of the new customer base?) I phoned the personnel inside to come out and clarify such situation. One finally come but instead of solving immediately the embarrassing circumstances asked us to wait a minute. No further explanations or apologies. We waited a bit then we went for another place.
I find that hard to believe. Talacker is an after-work drinks place that has always catered to the international crowd, as well as the locals. I was in there on Friday eve with an English-speaking crowd, and there were more than a few English voices heard in the background.
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Re: locals only admitted at Talacker bar in Zurich!!!

Perhaps a couple of you should go and test it out this week and report back. If it is true, then it is quite shocking and they shouldn't be allowed to get away with it. If you can defo ascertain this to be true- I'd go to the Police and the Press too.

This guy could however just be a troll with a grudge.
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Perhaps a couple of you should go and test it out this week and report back. If it is true, then it is quite shocking and they shouldn't be allowed to get away with it. If you can defo ascertain this to be true- I'd go to the Police and the Press too.

This guy could however just be a troll with a grudge.
The chances of it being true are slim to none, because it makes no logical sense whatsoever.
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