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Bar Tabac is a comfortable neighborhood bar and cafe situated on a corner of the classy rue Beau-Sèjour. The place is absolutely perfect for reading and working, with an aesthetic that mixes the best features of a light-filled library and a social living room. Bright curtains, nicely-chosen art, large windows, and worn wooden tables create a homey feel. During the evenings the place comes alive, with workers and students from the neighborhood and beyond drinking beer, wine, and coffee. It’s a bit of a surprise that the menu offers dozens of beers and local wines, and, while the food options are limited, they include tasty plates with sandwiches, cheeses, and French sausages. The old fashioned lemonade is quite popular.
This down-to-earth English-style pub is filled to the brim during soccer and rugby match days, and has become massively popular with Anglophiles and British expats. The place is well-stocked with beers on tap, and graced with a large garden and outdoor seating area that recalls a beer garden. The menu is full of items that pair well with a swig of decent beer, but is dominated by burgers. First-timers often return for the house burger specialties, which are cleverly named: The Rolls Royce, Chicken Butterfly Miso, and King Henry IV are ruled by the Great Beefburger.
Located on the Place du Tunnel in central Lausanne, this brasserie is famous for brewing its own beer and selling pizzas until early in the morning on weekends. Having a warm atmosphere, at night this place is normally packed. The lower floor concentrates more on the food side of the business and this is where the beer is brewed, while the second floor houses a large bar and a seating area. An ideal place to relax and chill out with friends, this place is definitely worth a visit
There’s no need to make a trip to Munich or Belgium for a decent beer in Lausanne, because PiBar has at least seven brews on tap and more than 150 in bottles. Locals, in fact, say that PiBar has more kinds of beer than any other bar in the city, and the collection includes many beers from Swiss, Belgian, Danish, and American microbreweries. Cheese, pizza, burgers, and a few simple tapas dishes pair well with the beer cornucopia. By many measures, PiBar is one of the best places to have a beer in French-speaking Switzerland.