UbiComp 2013 Social Media ChairI again picked the brains of the locals and got them to give me their favorite food and drink spots in Zurich. Yes, You will be fed during the conference, but in case you have that day off or end up not joining the social dinner, make sure to check out the suggestions from our local arrangement committee!

Lunch & Dinner

  1. Rotisserie Storchen: Quite upscale, but they offer a wonderful Chateaubriand (call to pre-order!); in the city center; dinner
  2. Zeughauskeller: Reasonable prices and “traditional” setting, but the target group are tourists (which do like it); good sausages and meat; in the city center; lunch/dinner
  3. Hot Pasta: Right across the street from the workshop venue in the center; solid Italian food at very reasonable prices; very casual; lunch/dinner
  4. Studers: Burger Bar, ok prices; close to Escher-Wyss-Platz, a cinema, and Langstrasse (below); lunch/dinner
  5. Lilly’s Stomach Supply: A favorite among the locals – great pan-Asian food (Thai, Vietnam, India, Japan) on Langstrasse at a reasonable price; quite casual; lunch/dinner

Going Out

  1. Langstrasse: Zurich’s “Red Lights” district: Good bars, full on weekends
  2. Rimini Bar: cozy outdoor bar
  3. Niederdörfli: “Downtown” Zurich, literally; lots of bars and restaurants. Vibrant on weekends
  4. Swimming in Lake Zurich and the Limmat: Badi Letten (info only in German), Badi Enge, On 8th and 9th, it hosts the event “Märli für Erwachsene” from 7:30pm, apparently half-slippery adult stories in different Swiss dialects
  5. Kunsthaus Zürich: Zurich’s Museum of (mostly) modern art. Features (of course) famous Swiss artists such as Ferdinand Hodler and Alberto Giacometti, but also pieces from Monet, Chagall, Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Magritte, Pollock, Rothko or Anselm Kiefer. Superb!