When I moved to Zurich ten years ago, I swore that I would avoid falling into the expat trap and would only socialise with Swiss people, in Swiss bars speaking Swiss German. However, after a while I realised that you can have it all. You can integrate fully and still occasionally hibernate in an Irish pub with like-minded folks. When I need that slice of home, I head to Kennedy’s.
Kennedy’s feels like a pub back in Ireland. The furniture is made of well-worn, dark wood, and the walls are adorned with posters and photos of famous Irish people of yore. On a regular day, the music is in the background and the focus is on the chats and the craic (just like home). The staff are friendly, the food is good and the Guinness is creamy and soft.
I can be found here for big sporting events (they show the rugby, football and GAA), on rainy days with a newspaper and a pint or waffling away to pals in the corner.