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Everything You Need To Know About Swiss Nightlife

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Switzerland


Switzerland is home to an exciting nightlife, with plenty of both traditional and modern bars and clubs which make up the bustling scene. Before you go out dancing and drinking, there are a few things you need to know.

First of all, the locals are welcoming and friendly and they will gladly give you all the party info you need. Although it’s not always easy to find a wild venue in Switzerland, the Swiss will do their best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

When it comes to drinking, Americans are often jealous of teenagers in Switzerland because the legal drinking age for beer and wine is 16, and for hard liquor 18. Another positive side is that you can party all night long. Even though most bar close between 2 or 3, you can always find a place that works until 5. Naturally, all the venues are crowded on Saturdays, while things slow down a bit on Sundays.

Anyone who visits Switzerland should also know that the country has its own beers and wines which are excellent. Therefore, when you decide to paint the town red in Switzerland, make sure to try some of their superb light beers and wines. In fact, most people drink only beer in bars because they are much cheaper than mixed drinks, and they taste great. Be prepared to spend a bit more money on hard liquor, but if you’re a fan of whiskey, we have good news: Switzerland also has its own whiskey. Unfortunately, there are no happy hours in this magnificent country.

Finally, Switzerland offers various awesome festivals such as the Zurich Street Parade, Albanifest in Winterthur and Blue Balls Festival in Lucerne.

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