Gonzo has fast become one of the stalwarts of Langstrasse’s nightlife offering, having struck a chord with a twenty-something crowd looking for an alternative to Zurich’s ubiquitous dance music clubbing.
Locating the place can be tricky as there is no sign outside and the entrance is tiny. However, should you find yourself wondering why there’s a queue for a pizza place, chances are you have stumbled upon Gonzo. By the same token it’s a good idea to turn up early if you don’t want to get stuck in aforementioned queue for too long.
The club is small, sweaty, full of nooks and crannies and just the right side of dingy. The music policy – not that such a thing exists here – would be ‘Guitars Rule’ as well as ‘Anything Goes’. Expect some good old-fashioned rock’n’roll one night, Nirvana blasting out the speakers the next, and a generous helping of blues rock or Motown the week after, as well as the occasional live gig thrown in to complete the eclectic mix.
As you tumble out of Gonzo far later than you initially intended, it strikes you just how well this has all been thought out. After all, what better thing to do now than tucking into a slice of pizza from the shop next door?