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El Lokal

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Gessnerallee 11, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 344 87 50
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 14:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here three times now and it is one of our favourite places in Zurich. Its a little walk out from the main centre but very accessible and worth it. There is a huge skeleton hanging from the ceiling and a busy nautical and funky theme throughout. They do live music too and we plan to return for that... More 

Thank Hippypop
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Super chill, great food, very nice staff. We had a great lunch and good beer. Overlooking a little creek. I definitely would eat here again, when in Zurich.

Thank Joe K
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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247 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

El Lokal has a prime location next to the river providing a great drinking spot. Outdoor and indoor seating are available with good quality draft beers available.

Thank Luke W
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A very nice and atypical and very cool place in Zurich. Good for a drink with friends and good music. When there is live music the place is compeltely crowded but after this shows it's easy to find spot.

Thank Kikka412
Baar, Switzerland
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

very relaxed bar in the heart of zurich, enjoy your beer right next to the river, especially nice during summertime. very fair prices.

Thank theflyindutch
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179 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

This is a alternative location where people from all different societies go to. It has local beer and food. In Summer there is BBQ outside. The outside area is very nice in summer!

Thank Remo G
Manchester, United Kingdom
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662 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I rather liked this place although the décor is a little wacky. we just stopped here for drinks. very interesting design and wall dressings. staff were pleasant and helpful and a good overall experience. watty

Thank Watty5657
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We just wanted to go for some drinks on a Saturday evening. The place is cheap and the service was extremely unfriendly. After 30mins we left since there are so many better placed around there...

Thank Feykir
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely bar close to the city centre and next to the river. I love the seating outside - very spacious and relaxed atmosphere. Decoration inside is truly eye-catching. The staff are mostly friendly and the prices appropriate.

Thank Anna Atha B
Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

I really like this bar, the decor is really cool, and it has a lovely outdoor area in the summer, which is right by the river. Great selection of Whiskys too.Prices on average with the rest of Zurich. Frequented by 25-35 year olds who are trendy.

Thank Cess_QW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
14:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gessnerallee 11, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 43 344 87 50

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?