Winterthur Nightlife

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    Coyote Ugly: They don't sell Water

    by Shakalaka Updated May 24, 2007

    The name says it all. For those who haven't seen the film (me hasn't): The bar is a reenactment of the movie.

    So the rules are given:
    Don't touch the girls (Which despite of the name most of the time are not exactly ugly).
    Don't order water (at your own risk).

    For students: At thursdays there is happy hour which means cheap prize!

    The music is Rock, the volume quite loud and the clientele rather young but on the other hand probably it's only me being too old already :)

    Dress Code: Casual, but then Cowboy Boots would fit well

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    Gotthard: Insomniac's Lair

    by Shakalaka Updated May 24, 2007
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    What makes the Gotthard unique is that it's the only bar in the city that has open 24hours 7days a week.

    This and its location right at the main station makes it the perfect hangout for the "hope and homeless" so there is a always a bouncer during nighttimes to "preserve the quality of the clientele".

    Inside there's all kind of people. At daytime it's just the normal bar/restaurant around the corner. In the night it's the warm up or chill out place for party people not yet tired enough to go home or other folks that wants to have a snack after midnight as well as this stranded guy that just missed his last train home...

    Regardless on which time you enter, there's always people hanging around here.

    Dress Code: Casual

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    Roter Turm (Red Tower): Next to the sky - Not only for a drink

    by Shakalaka Updated May 23, 2007

    This one is fairly easy to find. It's the highest building in town which features the small but cozy and romantic bar on top of it (90m). In the night you can see the neon 'BAR' sign blinking from far away.

    It is not only a bar but also a restaurant with a very delicious menu that I can recommend. Since there is not much room for tables it might be necessary to do a table reservation a few days in advance, if you plan to have a meal.

    Do I have to mention the view? ;)

    Dress Code: Casual is no problem.

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    Plan B: Take a sip with the Hip

    by Shakalaka Updated May 22, 2007

    Trendy, stylish, modern architecture Lounge.
    Mostly electronic house music, drinks and snacks.

    A peculiarity of this location (apart from the modern art style) is the huge sofa area at the back of the bar. Huge because your climbing abilities will prove useful when scaling the 1.5m height sofas. Don't forget to remove your footgear!

    Dress Code: Dress to impress!

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    Bolero: Clubbing in Winterthur has a name

    by Shakalaka Written May 22, 2007

    This Club is huge. Nice interiors. Big Dance Floor, big Lounge area and (Fast-)Food is available.
    Visitors are coming from all of the canton Zurich and from the neighbouring cantons. It is said that even locals from Zurich-City sometimes leave their favourite safe-heaven to attend a party in the Bolero from time to time. ;)

    The sound oscillates around House music most of the time. Club and Party-Sounds actually.
    Seen and be seen: The people are beautiful, so should you. Some say there is strict door policy but I can't agree from my experience. You must be above 21 to enter the club.

    For the folks that happen to know Zurich: This is the "Kaufleuten" of Winterthur.

    Dress Code: Dress to impress!

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    Kraftfeld: Most Creative, a trifle Alternative

    by Shakalaka Updated May 22, 2007

    Kraftfeld means Force Field in German. The name of the bar (as well as its interior decoration)
    mirrors it's location. It's placed deep inside the old industrial part of Winterthur where ages ago there was a factory for huge ship engines and the like (Sulzer). The area is constantly evolving into a more residential, very modern cultural place. The visitors are mostly locals.

    It really stands out as a Bar because it's name stands for the most creative events than any other bars or clubs in town.

    As for the live music, there is almost no limit to diversity:
    electronic, alternative, rock, local bands, folk, punk, classical, 80's, etc. etc.

    Other events range from flea market to sandcastle contest, from table tennis to arm wrestling, from Bingo to poetry slam, from snail races to air Dj-ing. There's also frequent readings and movie screenings.

    For locals Kraftfeld is famous for it's midsummer- and midwinter-Parties which naturally fires twice a year. A custom wich is rare to be celebrated elsewhere in Switzerland. These parties are theme-based so the party-folks is invited to dress accordingly and as fancy as possible.

    Dress Code: Dress Code: As you like, no Tie expected!

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    Theater Winterthur am Stadtgarten: Another great play

    by Carino Written Jan 16, 2005

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    I went to Cookin' for the third time. Once in Seoul, once in Zurich and now in Winterthur. Theater Winterthur definitely has some good plays! Yet I have to say that the Original (called Nanta) from Seoul is still the best.

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    Theater Winterthur: International Theater

    by Carino Written Nov 18, 2004

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    I went to this theater to see a Korean Dance Performance, which was interesting, but kinda weird.

    This Theater shows Plays from all over the world: Austria, UK, Korea and many more.

    I wouldn't call that building a masterpiece of architecture, but as they built it back in 1979 it might have been. At least it looks very nice from the outside.

    The scheduled Events going on sound very good and some of them, like Romeo and Juliet, are a must see.

    Dress Code: Most people are dressed nice with suit and tie, I went there with T-Shirt, Sneekers and Jeans and it was allright, too.

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    Albani Music Club: Good Music in a nice Athmosphere

    by Carino Written Sep 3, 2003

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    Albani Music Club is a really small Club for Live Music including a nice bar. The owner managed to get the stars before they got big and not payable anymore. Can you imagine that Pearl Jam and Sheryl Crow played here once?

    Dress Code: Doesn't matter at all, unless you look like a beggar....

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    Salzhaus: Some more Live Music

    by Carino Written Sep 3, 2003

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    Medium Live-Club for Concerts. All kind of styles, mainly Rock.

    Looks kinda crappy, but it's nice!

    Dress Code: Doesn't matter.

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