The Kon-Tiki bar in the “Niederdörfli” quarter has been delighting a mixed public with music and a laid-back atmosphere since 1955.
Everyone who has strolled through Zurich’s Old Town at least once knows the Kon-Tiki: the bar has stood, solid as a rock, in the heart of the “Niederdörfli” quarter since 1955. Only in 2015 did the rock briefly start to wobble, when the cult venue was threatened with collapse. Fortunately, a young team stepped in and has been running the bar successfully ever since.
When it was founded, the Kon-Tiki was reputed to be the first tiki bar in Europe. The bar “for roughnecks, adventurers and similarly-minded people” exudes its own distinct charm and is particularly popular among music lovers, for it regularly hosts live concerts by young Zurich bands, as well as by international musicians and DJs.
During the day, the bar serves delicious coffee, freshly pressed juices, and snacks, while in the evening alcoholic drinks and beer flow freely.