If you are the Zurich area, this might be of interest to you. "Long Night of the Hotel Bars"
On October 22, ten hotels will be offering a special hotel bar pass to a variety of Zurich Hotel Bars. This special hotel bar pass entitles you to free access to participating venues which I think are at least 4 or 5 hotel with bars in the Zurich area. But here's the great part, you have a limousine shuttle service included!
The goal is to enhance Zurich's nightlife. All bars range from piano bars to after-after-hour parties. Tickets cost SFr28 per person, or SFr50 for two and includes a welcome drink and hors d'oeuvres.
Basel is also attacking back with the extention of shopping opening hours from October to 8pm on Thurdays and Fridays and to 6pm on Saturdays. (In a separate blog, I read opening hours were extended to every day, so I'm not sure which is correct just yet.) It's an attempt to spice up the Christmas season earlier while gaining new customers and bringing back lost ones.