Though the Swiss are better known for their many wine varietals than they are for their beers, the country has some great microbreweries if you know where to look. Several of these can be found in Interlaken. One, Brasserie 17, for example, just a few minutes’ walk from the Interlaken West train station, serves more than 20 different types of beer in a Victorian-style bar with live music in the evenings. Meanwhile, in the small hamlet of Unterseen celebrity chef René Schudel (who had his own TV show about cooking in extreme places—like North Face of the Eiger), cooks deceptively simple, but delicious dishes; don’t miss his hot dog with house-made ketchup.
For more information about restaurants and bars in Jungfrau and Interlaken, visit myswitzerland.com.