Peeking into Wings Bar, the Zurich Pub That Thinks It's a Swiss Airplane
It's a Swiss bar that looks like a plane! Or is it...a Swiss plane that looks like a bar? Oh c'mon you know it's the former, and you can step right into it yourself for a drink when you're next in Zurich, Switzerland. It's surprisingly easy to find, too; located on the main street along the River Limmat, Limmatquai, Wings Bar is a perfect spot for attracting regular folks and not just avgeeks.
Inside, the decor is proper Swiss Air red and white, which makes sense seeing as how the owners are former Swiss crew, who opened the place back in 2001 after Swiss Air went bankrupt and sold off some goodies at auction. You'll find those goodies tucked around the place; there's real airline seats here and there, fronted by cocktail tables for enjoying a drink from their rather large menu.
We stopped in after hearing about the place during our drinks at the awesome Runway 34 restaurant. Do check out Wings Bar's selection of in-flight magazines and their "low alcohol cocktails," since we assume they exist for flight crew wanting a quick tipple before heading out to ZRH Airport. But like everything else in Switzerland and Zurich, the prices are a tad hefty. You'll average 14 CHF for a drink, and as cleverly named as they are, you'll think twice before ordering another.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for Jaunted]