Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Entertainment & dining  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 18.07.2011, 10:18
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Meilen
Posts: 139
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
gc2011 has no particular reputation at present
Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Hi all - sorry if this sounds like an odd post. We're new to Zurich, and are finding the difference between the price of a beer in certain bars / areas, something very new to us. So in Ireland the price ranges by maybe 10-20% for the most part. But for example on Saturday we paid 6CHF for a large beer, then 9 cHF in another bar.

Just looking for some tips of good bars in the city which sell beer at a decent price.

Cheers
G
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 18.07.2011, 11:26
TidakApa's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Top of a Triangle
Posts: 2,992
Groaned at 38 Times in 29 Posts
Thanked 5,673 Times in 2,039 Posts
TidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
We're new to Zurich
Yep....... very new


Beer in Zurich starts at "expensive", and then moves up in price trough "absolutely unreasonable" to "I just can't afford it"

The fact that you found a Large beer for 6chf is remarkable.

The cheapest beer I know of is at the 'old tram' bar at the bottom end of the "Ober Letten" along the Limmat River.
It's only open during the summer, is an outdoor thing (so weather dependant), and for a few francs you get a luke warm flat beer in a plastic cup...... mmmmmmm
(Lucky the weather is nice)

Last edited by TidakApa; 18.07.2011 at 11:26. Reason: .
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TidakApa for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 18.07.2011, 11:36
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 14,952
Groaned at 295 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 19,020 Times in 8,000 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

you can get coop prix guarantee beer for 1/2 franc per can

as for beer in bars, i'd be interested to hear where you got your 6chf beer from...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 18.07.2011, 12:19
Jordan Baker's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In transit
Posts: 138
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 136 Times in 63 Posts
Jordan Baker has a reputation beyond reputeJordan Baker has a reputation beyond reputeJordan Baker has a reputation beyond reputeJordan Baker has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Cabaret Voltaire offers surprisingly 'cheap' beverages. It's located in Niederdorf in Zurich, so it's quite central too.

http://www.cabaretvoltaire.ch/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 18.07.2011, 13:11
Monomix's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Zürich
Posts: 112
Groaned at 17 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 109 Times in 48 Posts
Monomix has an excellent reputationMonomix has an excellent reputationMonomix has an excellent reputationMonomix has an excellent reputation
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
Cabaret Voltaire offers surprisingly 'cheap' beverages. It's located in Niederdorf in Zurich, so it's quite central too.

http://www.cabaretvoltaire.ch/
They also have 6 or 7 different types of absinthe, for when you've knocked back 11 cheap beers and need a grand finale.

El Lokal has a decent selection of bottled beers, there are a couple around the CHF5 mark. Included is the price of supping them sitting next to the river, s'rather nice.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Monomix for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 18.07.2011, 13:14
TidakApa's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Top of a Triangle
Posts: 2,992
Groaned at 38 Times in 29 Posts
Thanked 5,673 Times in 2,039 Posts
TidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond reputeTidakApa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
El Lokal has a decent selection of bottled beers, there are a couple around the CHF5 mark. Included is the price of supping them sitting next to the river, s'rather nice.
Yep, the Vollmoon beer at El Lokal is 5chf....... but it's only a small beer.

For the volume of beer, I still think it's a good deal though.


The River side at El Lokal is a great afternoon as well.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 18.07.2011, 13:46
simonminissale's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ammerswill
Posts: 883
Groaned at 8 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 913 Times in 389 Posts
simonminissale has a reputation beyond reputesimonminissale has a reputation beyond reputesimonminissale has a reputation beyond reputesimonminissale has a reputation beyond reputesimonminissale has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
you can get coop prix guarantee beer for 1/2 franc per can

as for beer in bars, i'd be interested to hear where you got your 6chf beer from...
You could probably get a rat to p&%s in a can for less and it would taste about the same
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18.07.2011, 13:47
Slaphead's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Zürich
Posts: 3,223
Groaned at 34 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 9,408 Times in 2,870 Posts
Slaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond reputeSlaphead has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
you can get coop prix guarantee beer for 1/2 franc per can

as for beer in bars, i'd be interested to hear where you got your 6chf beer from...
I'd imagine Strauss right on the corner of Militär Langstrasse would be around 6chf now. Last time I visited it was a couple of years ago and the beer was 5.20. However, be warned, the clientele are, well, interesting.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Slaphead for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 18.07.2011, 14:04
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 14,952
Groaned at 295 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 19,020 Times in 8,000 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
You could probably get a rat to p&%s in a can for less and it would taste about the same
now now, don't be a beer snob
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 18.07.2011, 14:06
Phil_MCR's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 14,952
Groaned at 295 Times in 199 Posts
Thanked 19,020 Times in 8,000 Posts
Phil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond reputePhil_MCR has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
I'd imagine Strauss right on the corner of Militär Langstrasse would be around 6chf now. Last time I visited it was a couple of years ago and the beer was 5.20. However, be warned, the clientele are, well, interesting.
hmm. i lived very briefly on the militar/langstrasse crossing, but never went in there. will check it out
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 18.07.2011, 14:08
amogles's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 12,361
Groaned at 338 Times in 274 Posts
Thanked 26,263 Times in 11,000 Posts
amogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
I'd imagine Strauss right on the corner of Militär Langstrasse would be around 6chf now. Last time I visited it was a couple of years ago and the beer was 5.20. However, be warned, the clientele are, well, interesting.
I was in restaurant Zeughaushof (which is just around the corner from there) last week and payed 5.20 (I think).
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 18.07.2011, 14:50
simonminissale's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ammerswill
Posts: 883
Groaned at 8 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 913 Times in 389 Posts
simonminissale has a reputation beyond reputesimonminissale has a reputation beyond reputesimonminissale has a reputation beyond reputesimonminissale has a reputation beyond reputesimonminissale has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
now now, don't be a beer snob
I have never really met a beer I dont like (Bud and fosters being an exception) and I am tellin ya the Prix beer is a miserable chemical infused excuse of a drink fit only for alcoholics and teenagers who play loud,tinny music on their phones
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 20.07.2011, 11:35
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Meilen
Posts: 139
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
gc2011 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

See I've been doing a lot of my drinking outside the city in Kloten / Oerlikon, so maybe thats why I'm getting confused!

In other news - had a few cans of Lowenbrau which we found v. cheap in the supermarket, and I was actaully surprised. Ireally liked it!!! So cheap beer at home sorted.. next step, find bar with cheap drink
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 20.07.2011, 11:54
grumpygrapefruit's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 6,395
Groaned at 38 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 17,624 Times in 4,508 Posts
grumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Seeing as the OP lives in Meilen, he should head the opposite direction to Rapperswil and get the best beer in Switzerland at the bar of the Rappi Bierfactory, I can't remember the exact price but it's less than 4 chufs a glass. beware though, it is so drinkable (unlike the stuff you normally find around here) that you end up drinking twice what you planned!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank grumpygrapefruit for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 20.07.2011, 11:59
simon_ch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Zürich
Posts: 2,390
Groaned at 128 Times in 76 Posts
Thanked 3,488 Times in 1,377 Posts
simon_ch has a reputation beyond reputesimon_ch has a reputation beyond reputesimon_ch has a reputation beyond reputesimon_ch has a reputation beyond reputesimon_ch has a reputation beyond reputesimon_ch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

The above mentioned Strauss, Gotthard also on Langstrasse, Hooters Helvetiaplatz... there's plenty of places where large beers are around 6-6.50! Do not go to Irish/English/expat pubs for cheap beers though.

At most "traditional" looking places (/watering holes) the clientele is very price sensitive.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 20.07.2011, 12:03
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: OOO
Posts: 3,724
Groaned at 79 Times in 55 Posts
Thanked 1,683 Times in 1,017 Posts
Sada has a reputation beyond reputeSada has a reputation beyond reputeSada has a reputation beyond reputeSada has a reputation beyond reputeSada has a reputation beyond reputeSada has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
Just looking for some tips of good bars in the city which sell beer at a decent price.

Cheers
G
How about getting a decent job which pays well and then you can go out and drink as much as you can handle, anytime, anywhere!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Sada for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 20.07.2011, 12:08
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Meilen
Posts: 139
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
gc2011 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Rappi Bierfactory - definitely worth a look
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 20.07.2011, 12:39
grumpygrapefruit's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 6,395
Groaned at 38 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 17,624 Times in 4,508 Posts
grumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

Quote:
View Post
Rappi Bierfactory - definitely worth a look
Note that the bar is only open Wed and Fri evenings and Saturday afternoon and early evenings. You could do worse than putting the 17th September in your diary for the last Ploughmans Lunch of 2011
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 20.07.2011, 13:47
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Meilen
Posts: 139
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
gc2011 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

DONE, cheers!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 14.08.2011, 14:22
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 711
Groaned at 22 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 456 Times in 217 Posts
sam ali has earned the respect of manysam ali has earned the respect of manysam ali has earned the respect of many
Re: Good bars with cheap beer in city? Any tips?

el lokal
5 francs
next to it there is Stall 6..wine and beer glass both for 5 francs.
there are a lot of places where things are cheaper too
just gotta look and find them out

Cheers
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Know any good Karaoke bars in Zuerich? Caroline Entertainment & dining 17 30.10.2015 19:21
Any Good Irish Drinking and Fighting Bars in the Upper Part of Switzerland? Confloozed Entertainment & dining 8 11.09.2010 05:48
Lausanne Pubs/Bars with outdoor beer garden / roof / terrace etc pedro1 Entertainment & dining 7 04.09.2009 22:39
[Zurich] Any good bars/restaurants to host a small birthday party? paulita Entertainment & dining 11 24.10.2008 16:56
Basel: Any good beer outlets? RolandRB Travel/day trips/free time 0 08.01.2007 12:34


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0