Patroc Zurich Gay Guide 2019

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Accommodation Tips

Hotel Alexander
Hotel. ***, from 150 CHF
Located between central station and Old Town of Zurich, very close to some of the gay bars and clubs. Modern facilities.
@ Niederdorfstrasse 40
Zurich 8001
Tram: Rudolf-Brun-Brücke
Hotel Motel One Zürich
Hotel. ***, 140-190 CHF
Design hotel chain for budget travellers. Modern, clean and good value for money.
Conveniently located in the center of Zurich – many sights, shops and some of the gay bars are within walking distance.
@ Stockerstrasse 61
Zurich 8002
Tram: Stockerstrasse
Hotel Platzhirsch
Hotel. ***, from 140 CHF
Stylish hotel in the Old Town of Zurich, above the trendy bar PlatZHirsch.
@ Hirschenplatz / Spitalgasse 3
Zurich 8001
Tram: Rudolf-Brun-Brücke

Beaches

Badi Tiefenbrunnen
mid-May – mid-September, 09:00 – approx. 20:00 (depending on the weather)
Zurich has several beaches along Lake Zurich and the Limmat river. Most popular with gays is the lido ›Badi Tiefenbrunnen‹, idyllically situated at Lake Zurich.
Its large gay area in front of the changing cubicle next to the restaurant is well-known for showing and watching the newest swimwear fashion and the results of the hard work at the gyms in the winter season.
@ Lido, Bellerivestrasse 200-214
Zurich 8008
Tram, Bus: Wildbachstrasse

Werdinsel
If you like your bum sun-tanned, you can go to the Werdinsel, a small island on the Limmat river. After the guarded beach you will find the nude beach which is also a gay area. (No cruising, though – the bushes are regularly checked by the police.)
@ Zürich-Höngg
Zurich 8049
Tram, Bus: Tüffenwies

Cafes

PlatZHirsch
Daily 07:00 – 00:30; Friday, Saturday till 02:00+
Modern gay-friendly cafe-bar (and hotel) in the Old Town.
In good weather with nice street terrace.
@ Hirschenplatz/Spitalgasse 3
Zurich 8001
Tram: Rudolf-Brun-Brücke

Rathaus Café
Monday-Wednesday 07:30 – 22:00; Thursday, Friday 07:30 – 23:00; Saturday 10:30 – 23:00; Sunday 10:30 – 19:00
Gay-friendly cafe in the center of Zurich, in good weather with big street terrace lounge along the Limmat river.
@ Limmatquai 61
Zurich 8001
Tram: Rathaus

Bars & Pubs

Barometer
Tuesday-Thursday 18:30 – 02:00; Friday, Saturday 18:30 – 02:30; Sunday 18:30 – 02:00
Small lounge bar in District 4 of Zurich.
@ Brauerstrasse 48
Zurich 8004
Bus: Militär-/Langstrasse; Tram: Helvetiaplatz

Cranberry
Daily 17:00 – 24:00; Friday, Saturday till 02:00
Nice gay cocktail bar, tucked away in a small lane in the Old Town of Zurich.
Quite popular, especially on weekends.
On Fridays RuPaul's Drag Race Viewing on the upper floor from 20:00/20:45.
@ Metzgergasse 3
Zurich 8001
Tram: Rathaus

Infinity
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 17:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 17:00 – 03:00; Sunday 17:00 – 01:00
Lounge bar in the Old Town of Zurich.
@ Zähringerstrasse 11
Zurich 8001
Tram: Rudolf-Brun-Brücke, Central

Männerzone Bar
Friday, Saturday 21:00 – 02:30 (in summer 22:00 – 03:00)
Bears-friendly weekend bar in garage look.
Best between 23:00 and 01:00.
@ Kernstrasse 57
Zurich 8004
Bus: Militär-/Langstrasse; Tram: Helvetiaplatz

Petra's Tip Top Bar
Tuesday-Thursday 18:30 – 02:00; Friday, Saturday 18:30 – 04:00
Small gay bar with ›Schlager‹ music, at the edge of Zurich's Old Town.
Mixed ages.
@ Seilergraben 13
Zurich 8001
Tram, Bus: Neumarkt

PlatZHirsch
Daily 07:00 – 00:30; Friday, Saturday till 02:00+
Modern gay-friendly cafe-bar (and hotel) in the Old Town.
In good weather with nice street terrace.
@ Hirschenplatz/Spitalgasse 3
Zurich 8001
Tram: Rudolf-Brun-Brücke

Predigerhof
Daily 14:00 – 02:00
Gay bar in the Old Town of Zurich.
@ Mühlegasse 15
Zurich 8001
Tram: Rudolf-Brun-Brücke, Central

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Zurich.

Bronx Club
Wednesday 24:00 – 04:00; Thursday 22:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 04:00+
New gay club in the Langstrasse quarter in District 4 of Zurich.
@ Kernstrasse 60
Zurich 8004
Bus: Militär-/Langstrasse, Tram: Helvetiaplatz

Heaven
Friday 23:00 – 06:00; Saturday 23:00 – 07:00
Gay club in the Old Town of Zurich. Music: House, Pop, Charts, Urban (depending on the respective party – current program on the Heaven website).
@ Spitalgasse 5
Zurich 8001
Tram: Rudolf-Brun-Brücke

Heldenbar @ Provitreff
Wednesday 20:00 – 03:00
Popular gay and lesbian midweek party. Pop, Indie and Electro.
@ Sihlquai 240
Zurich 8005
Tram: Quellenstrasse

Cruising & Fetish

Rage & Sector C
Thursday 18:00 – 24:00 (in summer closed); Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 04:00; Sunday 17:00 – 01:00
Large gay cruising club on the outskirts of Zurich. Well equipped with lockers, bars, labyrinth, cabins, slings, shower etc.
Sector C is on the 1st floor within the Rage Club and is a separate area with strict fetish dresscode (check the Rage website for the current program).
Mixed ages.
Admission: 10–18 CHF. Minimum consumption: 5 CHF
@ Schlieren, Wagistrasse 13
Zurich 8952 Schlieren
Train: Schlieren (8 min); Bus 31, Night bus N2: Wagonsfabrik

Saunas

Moustache Sauna
Daily 11:30 – 00:30; Friday, Saturday till 07:00
Not very big, but probably the best gay sauna in Zurich these days. Both the wet area and the cruising area are very modern, well-kept and in good condition.
Lounge atmosphere around the bar. Friendly, pro staff.
Admission: 38 CHF (25 CHF up to 25 years), including up to 5 towels
@ Engelstrasse 4 / Badenerstrasse 156 B
Zurich 8004
Tram, Bus: Kalkbreite

Renos Relax Sauna
Daily 12:00 – 23:00; Friday, Saturday till 06:00
Gay sauna in the Langstrasse quarter, next to the Männerzone shop.
Tuesday and Friday mixed clientele.
Admission: 38 CHF (25 CHF up to 25 years, 28 CHF for students), incl. 3 towels
@ Kernstrasse 57 (3rd floor)
Zurich 8004
Bus: Militär-/Langstrasse; Tram: Helvetiaplatz

Apollo Sauna
Daily 12:00 – 20:00
Small old gay sauna in the center of Zurich. Mainly mature clientele.
Admission: 28 CHF
@ Seilergraben 41
Zurich 8001
Tram, Bus: Central, Rudolf-Brun-Brücke

Sauna Paragonya
Daily 11:30 – 22:00
The clientele of this gay sauna in the center of Zurich is mostly young rent boys and their older clients (and some unsuspecting tourists usually having an unpleasant and frustrating experience here).
Admission: 38 CHF
@ Mühlegasse 11
Zurich 8001
Tram: Rudolf-Brun-Brücke

Shops

ErotikFactory
Daily 10:00 – 24:00
Large sex shop, straight on the ground floor, gay on the basement floor.
@ Badenerstrasse 254
Zurich 8004
Tram: Lochergut, Zypressenstrasse

Kink-Shop
Monday 17:00 – 19:45; Tuesday-Friday 12:00 – 19:45; Saturday 11:00 – 18:00
Fetish gear (leather, rubber, military, sportswear), toys, accessories and some fetish related books and magazines.
@ Engelstrasse 62
Zurich 8004
Tram, Bus: Helvetiaplatz, Kalkbreite

Macho City Shop
Monday-Friday 11:00 – 19:00; Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Toys, magazines and books.
@ Häringstrasse 16
Zurich 8001
Tram, Bus: Central, Rudolf-Brun-Brücke

Männerzone – Mister B Concept Store
Tuesday-Friday 12:00 – 19:00; Saturday 12:00 – 17:00
Fetish gear (leather, rubber, sportswear), toys and accessories.
@ Kernstrasse 57
Zurich 8004
Bus: Militär-/Langstrasse; Tram: Helvetiaplatz

Services

Checkpoint Zürich
Health consulting and tests.
@ Konradstrasse 1
Zurich 8005
Tram: Sihlquai/HB

HAZ (Homosexuelle Arbeitsgruppen Zürich)
Psychological support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people, also in English.
Centre and meeting place for various LGBTI groups and campaigns.
Library.
@ Sihlquai 67
Zurich 8005
Tram: Sihlquai/HB, Museum für Gestaltung

Men Bodywork
Massages and Tantra workshops for men.
@ Schiffbaustrasse
Zurich 8005
Bus/Tram: Schiffbau