Sihlquai 240
8005 Zürich

The Boschbar is best described as a bunch of volunteers willing to maintain a 100% independent/non-profit platform for musicians and dj`s and also provide a meeting point where people can just hang out for a beer or two while listening to good/bad/interesting/ funny/strange music. Over 20 years after it came to existence it still exists, run by about 20 people who organize concerts every monday from 10pm.

Boschbar is strictly uncommercial, nobody earns money, profit is spent for charities. We all stand for self-organized spaces, are loosely connected to squats in Zurich and do the bar at squats on special occasions. As we're not doing this on a professional basis we try to keep everything as simple as possible.

for performers


approx. 8pm unload / soundcheck
approx. 9pm dinner
doors 10pm
concert 11:00pm
then DJ (open end)


dinner/breakfast included
Beer and drinks all evening
Doordeal: We charge 5 CHF entry fee which get passed on to the performing artist(s)(no garantee of amount; on average we get around 50-100 people; if two bands are playing, the income of the entrance will be split).

No showers at venue. Free WLAN.

sleeping place

privat flat or squat (no hotel)
Please take your sleeping bags with you!


We will NOT provide any kind of music instruments, amps or a backline.
We do only provide basic sound and light equipment (e.g. PA, monitor, micros).
BOSCHbar is only on mondays.