I'm in Zurich this week for business and will have my evenings largely to myself (and possibly a few coworkers). What great bars, restaurants and nighttime adventures await me?
Budget's not much of a concern, but super-upscale might not be the level of fun we're after.
I'm staying by Hürlimann Areal and will be getting around on public transport.
As it is already summer in Zurich and because you are close to the area anyways you should definitely got to the lake and enjoy the atmosphere there (There are lots of little bars like Seebad Enge, but not sure if there are open already).
Another nice area - especially if the weather is summer-like as it has been in the last weeks (might be colder this week though) is the area around Hardbrücke (you can get there by train or streetcar from Bahnhof Enge); there is a great outdoor areal, Frau Gerolds Garten (website). It's close to the Viadukt (lots of small little artsy shops as well as the famous Freitag Flagship Store (website) store).
So these are just a few hints - there is lots going on in Zurich, hope that helped a bit already?
Enjoy and have fun!!
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