Bar 63, how do I love thee? Let me (re)count the ways…
All the best bars, in my opinion, are low-lit spots with dark furniture and more than a whiff of the clandestine about them. You know you are on to a winner when you also get an up-for-it crowd and an eclectic, carefully chosen selection of drinks.
Bar 63 is such a winner. It’s located just off Langstrasse surrounded by a number of dodgy-looking drinking establishments adding an urban edge. As you can tell from the photo, it delivers where the dim lights and dark interior is concerned. Service is swift and friendly without ever getting too chummy.
The best thing about Bar 63, however, is the excellent drinks menu. Rums and wines are the specialty, the former featuring prominently in a lethal house special. They also offer a mile-long list of whiskies and unusual spirits. It’s one of the (too) few places in town where you can get your hands on sloe gin.
The crowd consists mostly of thirty-something creative types turning up in twos for a chat and a sip of fine wine. While the big party is usually taking place elsewhere, at Bar 63 you are only ever a few steps – or house specials – away from it.