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El Lokal

Gessnerallee 11, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 43 344 87 50
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good53%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Gessnerallee 11, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I feel that this bar scored quite low on trip advisor as it is primarily a Bar and not a restaurant, which, works against trip advisor rankings. If you want a cool, quirky bar, then definitely come here. Had a glühbier and helles. Lovely staff,...More

Thank Maddenmadden
Reviewed 14 November 2017

El Lokal is a wonderful place for drinks! We came here after dinner as many other bars which had been recommended were closed, and this place did not disappoint! The drinks are great and moderately priced, and the atmosphere is incredible. It feels like you're...More

Thank Diana U
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

El Lokal is the perfect spot for an after work drink next to the lake in Zurich. A little away from the crowds, outside seating is a must during the summertime. Beer is good quality.

Thank Luke W
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Leaving the nice outdoor seating and hip WC aside, this is just any other bar or coffee shop. I guess it is one of those cool places to hang, but it just did not do it for me, especially because the espresso was watered down....More

Thank GourmandTrashPanda
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a cool place to have drinks with friends. The decorations and the environment are very nice. It was redecorated out of an old industrial building. I would clearly recommend to visit this place.

Thank Radu C
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Used to like this place, now not any more. We asked the bouncer nicely for some information & just looked a bit inside to see if our friends were there. The bouncer reacted terribly and just threw us out of the place, also injuring my...More

Thank marusya_nz
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

You can drink many kinds of alchol drinks in a lovely atmosphere of el local, as it is understood in the name it has a latino atmosphere, funny decorations, helpful and kind bartanders, prices are a bit high for visitors from other countries. People of...More

Thank Kursat D
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We've been here three times now and it is one of our favourite places in Zurich. Its a little walk out from the main centre but very accessible and worth it. There is a huge skeleton hanging from the ceiling and a busy nautical and...More

Thank Hippypop
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Super chill, great food, very nice staff. We had a great lunch and good beer. Overlooking a little creek. I definitely would eat here again, when in Zurich.

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

El Lokal has a prime location next to the river providing a great drinking spot. Outdoor and indoor seating are available with good quality draft beers available.

Thank Luke W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
14:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gessnerallee 11, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 43 344 87 50
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