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Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

I am living in Kanton Aargau but occasionally goes to cities like Basel, Zürich, Bern and am wondering where there are nice small cosy places with acoustic live music i.e. americana, folk-rock, country and western.

Any recommendations (inspiration) would be helpful.

Thanks!
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Hi JHC

In Zürich and Winterthur there are quite a few places that I know. It depends on the band or the night though as to the music style. Most places can be googled or found on FB for details of that and pics of venue. Some places only have a band now and then and some have an 'acoustic night' during the week. Great cosy place. Esse Bar in Winterthur just by the station. Folk and more on Sundays there sometimes has that style. Dimensione in Winterthur or Fahrenheit. Zürich Bar Münster, Cafe Henrici, piccolo giardino, Bar rossi in langstrasse -many bars in Langstrasse Zürich and niederdorf, The International Beer Bar.

Other places. Bar am Egge. Sometimes Damm Bar in Zürich or Jenseits im Viadukt. Lively Openmic at Mcgees opp. Bahnhof Wiedikon every two weeks on Sunday from 1930, one today. .

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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

+ El Lokal for big names in a small venue.
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Hey!?

Thanks a lot both of you! That's something (rather a lot) for at start.

Had a look at them and most places looks really cool and cosy.

It's always easy to Google places but it's only when people starts recommending them it gets really interesting.

Thanks again! Highly appreciated.

Jesper
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Hi Jesper,
you can also try out Mehrspur its in Zürich (Toni-Areal). They got a lot of concerts during the week many of them free (ranging from acoustic, folk, to jazz, gipsy jazz, pop,folk,rock and sometimes latin)and once a month they have an open mic which is also cool.

Check out also Kafi fürDich or Cabaret Voltaire, they got acoustic concerts usually every week.
cheers!
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Hi Jesper,
you can also try out Mehrspur its in Zürich (Toni-Areal). They got a lot of concerts during the week many of them free (ranging from acoustic, folk, to jazz, gipsy jazz, pop,folk,rock and sometimes latin)and once a month they have an open mic which is also cool.

Check out also Kafi fürDich or Cabaret Voltaire, they got acoustic concerts usually every week.
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Thanks! I'll definitely check it out!

Just saw that Kafi fürDich aren't allowed to play live music anymore ��
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Last time I went for drink to Les Halles (Zürich Hardbrücke) they had live music there. Not sure how regular is that..
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Basel: 8bar, Cafe des Arts
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Hi Jesper,

Great post! I have also been interested in this so here's my summary (for Zurich).
Also to thank the previous responses:

Zürich Bar Münster, Cafe Henrici, Piccolo Giardino, The International Beer Bar, Damm, Jenseits im Viadukt, Les Halles, Cabaret Voltaire, Mehrspur, Mcgees openmic

And to add:
'Si O No' on some sundays, Hafenkneipe, Falcone, Widder Garage

These are on various days/dates and you may find more info on FB or websites.

Enjoy!
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

I am new in Zurich so didn't know about this place until a friend recommended it to me. I would check this place out: https://www.helsinkiklub.ch/ It is pretty awesome and the night I was there they had Trio from Hell playing...I think there is a different musical act every evening.
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Hello
sometimes they have live-music at a place called "Moudi Bar" at Brandschenkestrasse Zurich.
It's a place where they serve Lebanese food.
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Barrio 5 for jazz
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

If you're on Meetup, there's a group called At Friends Wine, Food and Art that posts live music concerts around Zurich. The admin is Margot, who owns her own catering business, so sometimes she provides hors d'oeuvres.

The locations are always small bars and the atmosphere always cozy and laid back.
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Luzern has quite a lively scene, bruch brothers put on regular live music but check first as it ranges from folk and blues to hardcore metal. Gewerberhalle and next door barrios host a range of live music though gewerberhalle is def more party orientated. Schuppis wonder bar is where a lot of musicians hang out and play. The montana hotel has regular jazz nights, pickwicks and shamrocks have bands regularly too.

If you ask around or make friends there are lots of unadverised nights at bars and semi legal venues with local and touring indie acts. I really like luzern, it has an amazing variety of bars once you get to know the place
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

In Arbon is a small place called WUNDERBAR. Directly at the lake. From October to March they have - about twice a month - acoustic livemusic.
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Lions Pub in Zürich for live jazz, every 2 weeks I think
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Hi Jesper!
Gavin James is playing on Wednesday at Amboss Rampe. Check it out!
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I'm looking at Kafi Schoffel in Zürich--with some searching I can find some good little shows, but their website is not very informative...
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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Hello..

Not sure if you already know of this one : http://barrio5.ch/eventkalender/
Always found interesting bands/events playing here. Easy access to public transport. Generally free entry and nice staff.

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Re: Small bars/places with acoustic livemusic?

Try Splendid Piano Bar in centre of Zurich (near Central/Limmatquai)
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