On days when there are soccer or rugby matches, this down-to-earth English-style bar, which has gained enormous popularity among Anglophiles and British expats, is packed to the gills. The establishment has a spacious garden and outdoor dining area that evokes a beer garden, and it is well-stocked with beers on tap. 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.
A worldly tapas bar, Eat Me serves global cuisine on small plates. Visitors should not take the name of this restaurant and cocktail bar literally, although the food is delicious. The goal is to have diners sample diverse cuisines in bite-sized portions, from street foods to sophisticated dishes from all over the globe. Mainly, traditional dishes have been given a modern spin by reinterpreting them. The menu is organized based on world regions, from the Americas to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Dinner served here satisfies even the most experienced traveler. A crowd-pleaser, The Saint, is a Europen specialty of pan-fried scallops that comes highly recommended. This restaurant is a perfect place to pair a dish with a “culinary cocktail” and tell old travel tales.
Whatever your requirements are, they will be covered at this powerhouse of a place. With exquisite touches of rustic and understated walls and chandeliers shining brilliant lights all around, the interiors are great if you're looking for a cozy, tranquil, or romantic atmosphere. And for those who live for the nightlife, Cave du Bleu, the in-house party section, has a wild vibe where revelers congregate to take in the various concerts the venue hosts and dance until dawn to the tunes of the DJs. It is placed in the basement and hosts live music performances along with other events. An additional feature is that the bar doubles as a location for monthly rotating exhibitions of work by emerging artists.
This place lives up to its name since everything here—including the events, nightlife, cuisine, and drinks—is insane. Mad Club, located in Métropole Lausanne and founded in 1985, has been able to retain a significant place in the hearts of its clients by offering fantastic DJs, fun, and enjoyment on four floors with a range of themes and musical genres. This facility is a remodeled warehouse that includes three separate sound systems, four bars, and a restaurant. Membership is suggested but not required. This amazing dance club can also be rented out for private occasions.
D! Nightclub, originally an old theater, then cinema, and finally converted into a club, opened its doors in 1996 to throngs of eager club-goers. This super hip spot caters to the young and chic, yet you will find almost every kind of person there. Great music, lights, and drinks make this a great place to go for the night. The club also has live acts, from cabaret to comedy, and the shows and times can be found on the website.
Located on the shoreline of Lake Geneva is the famous Montreux Casino known to host the Montreux Jazz Festival. The casino was rebuilt in 1971 after it was burned down when a fan set the venue ablaze during a Frank Zappa concert, the incident is memorialized in English rock group, Deep Purple's song, "Smoke on the water". The casino has been a popular venue for many great symphony orchestras and renowned conductors. Today the casino serves as an event venue and is home to one of the best contemporary restaurant and bar in Montreux.
Park N' Hear is another way to describe this jazz and café venue because it is located five meters from the Mon-Repos parking lot. A fantastic setting, you are practically sitting on top of the stage. Offering a wide variety of cocktails, this is an ideal place to hang out with your friends. Their program is made up of multiple jazz vocalists, duos and trios, from Switzerland and abroad.
This sophisticated bar inside the Beau Rivage Hotel specializes in the art of the cocktail and beautiful views of Lac Leman. The bar, which has truly stunning outdoor seating on a heated terrace next to the prestigious hotel–one of Europe’s most famous–offers a luxurious collection of cocktails, spirits, wines, and aperitifs. Some of the house cocktails are recommended. Cocktail making classes include a presentation on the bar’s use of rare local products, a recipe, and a parting gift. On Thursday and Friday evenings, live music sessions are held beginning at about 7p.
Located in central Lausanne, Les Alliés Cafe-restaurant is a true delight for food lovers. Despite its small size and fairly bland interior, the food is very good and the menu is quite creative. The cheese, dessert and wine selections are particularly worth trying. If tired dining indoors, then their terrace is definitely a refreshing change. The owners are in fact only too happy to discuss their little restaurant, so do not hesitate to ask.
The Giger Bar can be best described as the world's creepiest bar. Modeled and designed by Swiss artist H. R. Giger, the space gives you a feeling of eating or drinking your meal or beverage, inside the belly of a beast, while looking up at weird looking statues of mummified babies with crying eyes. They do not have much variety in their food and drinks menu and one can sip on regular beers or spirits along with bar food like hot dogs, toasted sandwiches or Gruyeres meat platter all served at a reasonable price. After exploring the HR Giger Museum, visitors can unwind at the bar and spend some time sipping on beer while admiring the weird pieces of art all around.
This Lausanne bar/café prides itself in its ambiance that is both trendy and relaxed. The café is open late and hosts guests DJs, musical performances and even puts on temporary art expositions providing local artists with a great opportunity to display their work. Munch on fresh pizzas layered with meat and cheese and crunchy salads. Café Luna is the whole package! Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Satellite Cafe is a premium events venue in Lausanne and is managed by the students of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Concerts, dinner theaters, jam sessions and other fun filled activities make it a happening space. Almost all genres of music feature here, from Punk, Rock, Electro and Indie to Funk. With such a variety on your palate, entertainment is definitely guaranteed. For information about forthcoming events, please visit the website.