On the 35th floor of the Prime Tower, which glitters in the sun like an armoured insect, this bar is part Mad Men, part Wallpaper* Magazine, with sleek business-lounge furniture and lights made from cascading glass bubbles. It’s a chic spot for pre dinner drinks, but the real draw is the fantastic view across the city; from the snaking railtracks below to the distant mountains.

There are sophisticated bar snacks available; and a restaurant which offers the same wonderful views. It’s an ideal spot for early evening, when the city’s lights are beginning to twinkle, and cocktails are beginning to seem the only sensible choice.

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website Maagplatz 5 8005 Zurich +41 44 404 30 00 Prime Tower is just a few minutes walk from Zurich main station.

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