Barfüsser has long been a part of Zürich’s cultural history; from being a refuge run by Franciscan monks in 1247 to being a refuge for Europe’s homosexual community in the 1950s, as one of the city’s first gay bars.
Still maintaining strong signs of tolerance and openness with the rainbow flag flying proudly outside, they now also offer some of the best sushi in town! I love going at lunchtime when they have a great meal deal. You can nab a bowl of miso soup or cucumber salad, followed by a big plate of just-made sushi. This is none of your run-of-the-mill dried out rice and floppy shrimp, it all tastes like it just popped out of the water and landed on your plate.
If you’re more of a sushi for dinner person, you can also visit, or just have a chilled beer or homemade ice tea up at the bar. Staff are friendly and welcoming and you can even sit outside if the sun is out.