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It is an ordinary Wednesday, and the Kennedy's Pub at the Europe Allee occupied shortly after 17 o'clock to the last seat. Students from the nearby teacher training College treat yourself to a full Irish Smithwicks beer or a Pulled-Pork Burger. On the screens in a Premier League game running, but a large part of the visitors has not in English, but in German.

"most of our guests are Swiss," says Bart Trayers, of the results since 2012, with his wife, Melanie, Kennedy's, and is equal to one of our preconceptions about Pubs smashes: that there is only Expats go. "Alone of the foreign Pubs could not live in Zurich. Locals are equally important," says the native Irishman from Galway. Our second prejudice is that in Pubs, the people, can not confirm Bart Trayers. The majority of Zurich's guests, he says, would drink in the Kennedy’s two -, three Pints, eat something, and then at the middle station the S-Bahn to take home.

1/6 favourite pubs: Kennedy'a favorite Pub during the Europe lunch costs Allee with special prices for students (menu 19 Fr.). Led by the Irish Beard Trayers and his German wife, Melanie, teaches it, as well as the by Couple of led Green Room at the Limmat river place, authentic Irish Pub feel. On Mondays there is a quiz night. the
freischütz-Gasse 14, www.kennedys.ch

The Trayers have learned how many of your friends in a Pub in Hamburg. You will lead the Pub, the Shamrock in Wollishofen and are important players in the still-growing Zurich-based Pub-scene. So the Couple in the fall has opened on the river Limmat place with The Green Room another Pub.

Already in the afternoon well filled: The Kennedy's. image: Urs Jaudas

However, as an independent restaurateurs tend to be the exception: The majority of Zurich's Pubs are part of larger groups. The Oliver Twist, for example, with almost 50 years, the oldest in Zurich, belongs to the Gastrag, the Mister-Wong - or Papa Joe's operates Restaurants; Paddy Reilly's for the Swiss chain, which also operates Pubs in Basel and in Freiburg.

2/6 favourite pubs: The Lion PubDas tastefully decorated Pub during the week is mainly an After-Work drink; on weekends, families come. In addition to beer, there are also selected spirits and the Desserts such as Lemon tart from the British-inspired menu comes from the Brasserie Lipp. the
oetenbach Gasse 6, www.thelion.ch

The Lion Pub at the Rennweg is part of the Candrian group. This was how many of the older Pubs in the seventies. At the time, many of the properties belonged to the big Breweries and have been used for marketing of varieties of beer. The building in which The Lion Pub was once the Löwenbräu.

also Run the Green Room at the Limmat place: Melanie and Bart Trayers. Image: Urs Jaudas

The good dozen of British, Irish and Scottish pubs spread throughout the city, differs by Details: The Lion is with a lot of Golden décor elements of striking, elegant and attracts at the Weekend also families, in the Green Room at the Palais X-tra-building music is live in the foreground. The Oliver Twist in Niederdorf, in turn, is often frequented by younger guests and tourists.

3/6 favourite pubs: Paddy Reilly'sThe downtown location and the many nearby banks make the huge Paddy Reilly's is a popular meeting place for business people, tourists and Expats. On Sundays, the Roast, with Beans and Yorkshire Pudding (29.50 Fr.) served, on Monday, Pasta for 9 francs. the
Talstr. 82, www.paddys.ch/zurich

Otherwise, the Local follow the tried-and-tested Mix of beer, music (Rock, Indie and Folk), sports, food, Events such as quiz nights, as well as food to go and Opening times. "I always say: Pubs are Franchise businesses, to be without such. They exist almost everywhere, and the principle is always the same," says Bart Trayers.

In countries with hot summer (and since this is one Trayers, Switzerland) were also places or a beer garden the outside is indispensable. "No other guests are coming in June." Anyway, the Pubbetreiber of the institution, the Kennedy's and in The Green Room of antique furniture and Irish decorative pieces to measure, an important role. The light is often dimmed; there are niches and places of retreat. Pubs are like caves, where you forget time and place.

4/6 favourite pubs: Oliver twist part of Mr. Pickwick-chain, this Pub as the oldest in the city. The audience is more likely to be younger; there is a place for playing Darts. The Food portions are huge; in addition to beer, there is also whiskey and Gin. the
cattle market 6, www.pickwick.ch

However, the best setup pointless if the staff is no good, says Bart Trayers. More than in other restaurants, the always English-speaking bartenders and service employees of the social glue to be operated in Pubs. "All are welcome. From the CEO of a multinational company up to the cashier, we treat every guest the same," said Trayers.

It's about the get – together and drink beer. Image: Urs Jaudas

Its employees are regular guests know her by her first name, and not rarely have time for a Chat, the Pub-as a rule, "no religion, no politics". "They want people to have Fun and entertain."

5/6 favourite pubs: Bonnie PrinceDas only Scottish Pub in the town served Scottish quality Beers, and features a striking, small, intimate Location with a red Wallpaper. the
Zähringerstr. 38, Tel. 044 252 70 66

"Craic" ("pleasure") to call the Irishman a very specific Groove in Pubs, and in which all may be as you want. "There is no pressure to be cool," said Trayers. The relaxed atmosphere, enhanced by quiz nights or concerts, ensures that even in the flirt enemy of Zurich, strangers talk to each other.

part of every Pubs: games such as Darts (in Oliver Twist). Image: Urs Jaudas

The low-key Pubs, whose only goal is to give the people a good time, this is in many ways an anti-thesis to the Zurich-based cuisine, which can sometimes only affect Expats cold. Because even if you visit a Restaurant regularly, you may not assume that the waiter know again and after the Are questions.

The traditional Pubs are also an anti-thesis to all the fancy places with the same plants, walls painted in pastel colours and reservations are compulsory, as well as to the Zurich Food-offering that is increasingly made up of "healthy dishes" to Share, where you have three hours to be hungry again.

6/6 favourite pubs:
Shamrock Irish PubDas Shamrock, a familiar, child-friendly local eatery in Wollishofen with a large garden. Twice a month, each Thursday, there is traditional live Irish music. the
Studackerstr.1, www.shamrockirishpub-zurich.com

In the Pubs seems to be every diet trend to have stopped: Here, you'll get huge portions of fish and Chips, with cheese überback the end of Tacos, curries, and on Sundays, Sunday Roast (Roast). Of course, this is not a star kitchen, and it is not always "instagrammable". But sometimes you just want something that is neither particularly unusual nor is it healthy.

Not rare, it is also lucky enough, with the Greeting "you have your place then to be only two hours" with a "Hey, how are you?" received. For this alone the visit in a Pub worth it.

(Züritipp)

(Created: 10.04.2019, 14:33 PM)
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