Phil's World Pub Guides - Switzerland

Pub Comments Location
AROSA
Express Cafe A tiny kiosk bar in the station serving sandwiches, cakes, sausages and draft beer.
Last visited September 2010.
 
BERN
Cafe Spectacolo Two draught lagers available in this noisy smokey cafe in the subway at Bern station.
Last visited October 2009.
Bern Station main subway
BRIG
Britannia Pub Erdinger, Heineken and Calanda on tap in this two sided pub. Comfy chairs and a big TV in one room, lots more tables (and lots more people) in the smoking side. The decor is pleasantly understated. Absolutely wedged and noisy on Friday night, much more comfortable on a Monday. This is possibly the closest I've seen to a proper English pub in my travels, probably because they don't try too hard - no horse brasses, union flags etc., and becuase they don't do food so it is a pub not a restaurant.
Last visited October 2009.
 
Channa Mainly a restaurant, but with a bar counter and stools used by locals for a drink. Local Walliserbier (Biere Valaisanne) on tap. The food is superb, I had boar steak. The decor, pale wood panelling, stone walls and large roof beams looks rather new, but a carving in a roof beam refers to a Katastroph in 1993 so I guess it was rebuilt after a fire, flood or something.
Last visited October 2009.
 
Matza Bar Closed during the week in the off season.
Not visited.
 
Matza Restaurant A nice restaurant serving the local foods - steak and pizza. There's a small bar counter in the corner which locals and hotel residents use as a pub when the Matza Bar is closed.
Last visited October 2009.
 
Steakhouse Upstairs a rather atmospheric restaurant, on the ground floor a bar where they also serve the same menu, including antelope steaks! Walliserbier on tap.
Last visited October 2009.
 
Winkelgass The local Walliserbier is on tap in this pleasantly decorated cafe/bar. The revolving stools round the semi-circular bar counter are annoying, it's impossible to sit still! I was disappointed to discover a groß beer was only 0.3 litres!
Last visited October 2009.
 
DAVOS
Express Cafe Calanda on tap in this pleasant station cafe.
Last visited September 2010.
 
GORNERGRAT
Cafe Panorama Ten thousand feet up and offering stunning views of the Matterhorn from the terrace, this efficient self-service cafe does bottles of beer and an excellent gulaschsuppe.
Last visited October 2009.
Kulmhotel Gornergrat
LAUSANNE
Leman A nice bottle of Cardinal Spéciale brewed by Feldschlossen from the buffet counter on this ferry on Lac Leman (Lake Geneva)
Last visited October 2009.
Lake Geneva
LOCARNO
Emporio A large pleasant bar plus a terrace outside. Eichhof on tap, amongst others, and the menu looks good. The interior decor is an odd mix of traditional dark wood, (fake?) wrought iron columns, and 1990s style naked air conditioning ducts.
Last visited October 2009.
Locarno Station
LUZERN
D.S. Gallia The buffet on this splendid steam paddle ship serves bottles of Urbraü.
Last visited September 2010.
Lake Lucern
PILATUS KULM
Imbiss A quick bottle of a local brew from this kiosk 7,000 feet up Mount Pilatus.
Last visited October 2009.
 
RIGI
Rigi-Pic This cafe at the top of Mount Rigi does canned beer only, along with a rather fine Gulaschsuppe.
Last visited September 2010.
 
ROTHORN
Rothorn Sörenberg Bottled Eichhof in this cafe at the top of the Rothorn.
Last visited September 2010.
 
RHEINFALL
Snackbar 2010 Cans of the local Falken lager to go with your Bratwurst at this cafe where the tables outside have a fine view of the Rheinfall.
Last visited September 2010.
 
ST MORITZ
Hotel Bellaval Eat and drink inside the hotel, on the terrace, or even in an old RhB railway carriage. Calanda beer on tap, and I recommend the food, especially the foal entrecote.
Last visited September 2010.
 
SARGANS
Bar Postli Located in the Post Hotel. The decor in the l-shaped room is plain but pleasant, if a bit clinical, and features black shiny floor tiles with sparkles in. Basic food - pizza, soup, hot-dog etc. Smoking is permitted and it was smokey when I visited.
Last visited September 2010.
 
Hotel zum Ritterhof Schützengarten on tap in this pleasant hotel bar used by residents and locals.
Last visited September 2010.
Bahnhofstrasse
Pub Why Not A proper pub with the choice of tables or stools at the bar, serving Schützengarten on draft. The regulars were ordering delivery pizzas to be shared with the barmaids. Smokers outside.
Last visited September 2010.
 
Restaurant Krone Not really a bar, but they've got varieties Schützengarten on tap, and superb food.
Last visited September 2010.
 
Restaurant Schützengarten Now I know I have made the mistake in the past of writing down the brewery name from the neon sign and assuming it is the name of the bar, but in this case I double checked and this one is definitely named the same as the brewery. Schützengarten beer on tap, and the food from the small-ish menu is excellent, and quite cheap. Smokers outside.
Last visited September 2010.
 
UETLIBERG
Uto Kulm Eichhof on tap in this posh inside/outside bar/restaurant, part of the hotel at the top of the mountain. Excellent views from the terrace
Last visited September 2010.
 
WEISSHORN
Bergrestaurant Weisshorngipfel The food looks good in this restaurant at the top of the Weisshorn. Calanda on tap.
Last visited September 2010.
 
ZERMATT
Brown Cow Cardinal, Carlsberg and Schneiderweiss on tap in this excellent bar in the base of a hotel complex. The decor of stone floor and dark wood panelling is all fake, I think.
Last visited October 2009.
 
ZÜRICH
Nelson Pub Actually, a rather good impression of an English pub. About fourteen beers on tap, Boddingtons was the only UK one I could spot. The amusing cannons over the bar form part of the maritime-themed decor. Lady Hamilton's Pub upstairs not visited. I was surprised to see Feldschlossen-branded nonics, and even more surprised to find a video screen in my urinal in the gents!
Last visited September 2010.
 
ZÜRICH FLUGHAVEN
Centre Bar Waitress service, no good if you're worried about missing your flight.
Last visited October 2009.
Air side
Holiday Bar A bog standard airport bar. The barman did a showy performance of pouring my bottle of Erdinger Hefeweiß into a proper glass, with excellent results.
Last visited October 2009.
Air side

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