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ABOVE: If you encounter a gloomy day like this in Zürich, head for a warm and cozy beer hall.

By Durant Imboden

In Zürich, the leading beer halls have a different image than their counterparts in Munich. The emphasis is more on dining than on drinking, with patrons more likely to suffer heartburn than hangovers.

Sausages, Schnitzel, R�sti (hashbrown potato cakes fried in butter), and other Swiss-German comfort foods are the mainstays of beerhall cuisine. In this article, I'll tell you about three classic Zürich beer halls that cater to both locals and tourists:

Bierhalle Kropf: The most refined of the three, with the best food.

Zeughauskeller: Cavernous and decorated with military weapons and occasionally harried service.

Rheinfelder Bierhaus: Cheerful, unpretentious, and cheap by Swiss standards.

To read my mini-reviews (which were written in 2001), click the links above or use the navigation table below, which you'll also find on each page of this article:

Next Page > Bierhalle Kropf > Page 1, 2, 3, 4

Zürich Beer Halls:
Introduction Zeughauskeller
Bierhalle Kropf Rheinfelder Bierhaus