Why locals love it
Cabaret Voltaire has a really laid-back atmosphere, the crowd hanging there is really relax, always opened for discussion and ready to meet strangers They also make good cocktails and have a good beer from Zürich. The prices are affordable and they sometimes have discussion evenings or live concerts.
Why you should visit it
Cabaret Voltaire is the place where the art movement Dadaism was born, before its spreading in Europe. You can still feel the atmosphere of Dadaism in the Crypt, a small shop downstairs, and even in the bar itself. Go there and you can be sure you'll meet people !
The place can get really crowded on weekends, arrive early if you want to sit down !