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Where can I get a good dirty martini, Zurich area

In search of ... a decent dirty martini. Suggestions anyone?

Thanks in advance...
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Re: Where can I get a good dirty martini

Widder bar in Zurich is my best bet but not a martini person so not 100% sure.
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I'd probably head to The Savoy just off Paradeplatz
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Forget Zurich, the Poconos are where it's at!
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Old 14.03.2011, 23:30
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For me, the Widder Bar (as mentioned above).
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Sometimes at my house. It's pretty easy to make, isn't it?

4 parts gin or vodka
1 part vremouth
2 parts olive juice and olives on toothpick

I like to keep the gin or vodka in the freezer overnight.

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Re: Where can I get a good dirty martini

The Tina Bar, above restaurant Cantina, in the Niederdorf looks like a Savoy style bar from 80 years ago and serves excellent drinks amongst diverse and interesting patrons; politicos, trannies, kids on a date, old dears, actors... My favourite bar. Ask for a Bombay Crush
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Re: Where can I get a good dirty martini, Zurich area

Now the next question is how to order it in German? Something tells me that a request for a martini "extra schmutzig" would create confusion.
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The Tina Bar, above restaurant Cantina, in the Niederdorf looks like a Savoy style bar from 80 years ago and serves excellent drinks amongst diverse and interesting patrons; politicos, trannies, kids on a date, old dears, actors... My favourite bar. Ask for a Bombay Crush
Yes! Amazing bar, and the reason it looks like this is because, in fact, the furniture is from the Savoy 80 (is) years ago.
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Old 15.03.2011, 09:37
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Re: Where can I get a good dirty martini, Zurich area

Ok, Im going to ask. What is a dirty martini ?
I can give you a recipe for a Sahara Dry martini, but i never heard of a dirty one (or don`t i want to know?)
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Old 15.03.2011, 09:41
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Ok, Im going to ask. What is a dirty martini ?
I can give you a recipe for a Sahara Dry martini, but i never heard of a dirty one (or don`t i want to know?)
It's just a normal Martini with olives/extra olives/olive juice added.
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Re: Where can I get a good dirty martini, Zurich area

Had a perfect dirty Martini and a cigar celebrating my birthday last week in the smoker's lounge bar at Tao's close to Bahnhofstrasse....highly recommended....as good as London's finest.

http://www.taos-lounge.ch/bar.aspx
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Had a perfect dirty Martini and a cigar celebrating my birthday last week in the smoker's lounge bar at Tao's close to Bahnhofstrasse....highly recommended....as good as London's finest.

http://www.taos-lounge.ch/bar.aspx
Happy birthday! I shall try it. What's the deal with smoking there? What's their cigar selection like? What did you smoke?
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Old 15.03.2011, 10:23
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What's the deal with smoking there?
The deal is that you can still smoke there - in a bar! So you feel like it's 2005 or something. 99% of the people in there smoke cigarettes. I went there last week as a non-smoker with some Swiss friends who cannot accept the idea of "Ausgang minus Ciggies"... I really forgot what a bar full of smoke feels like and how much your clothes stink the next day.
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Old 15.03.2011, 10:55
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Re: Where can I get a good dirty martini, Zurich area

Be careful when you order one - it is very likely you get the "martini" stuff from a bottle which is something totally different. But if you go to a decent hotel bar, they should know how to mix one.
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Re: Where can I get a good dirty martini, Zurich area

it was late saturday afternoon so place wasn't too busy and thus not too smoky yet - not sure how they get around the ban but on the day (5th) there was a Davidoff rep there giving out free cigars...and the bartender was chatting to us quite a bit and slipped us a couple of free espresso martinis too...

I swear i'm not biased because i got all the free stuff though....

Overall the bar there is quite old school - big comfy seats - older clientèle - we also had food which was excellent and for a place right off Bahnhofstrasse i was pleasantly surprised with the prices....

So to summarize - Just try it!
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