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.
Visitors should not take the name of this restaurant and cocktail bar literally, although the food is quite good. A worldly tapas bar, Eat Me serves international cuisine on small plates. The goal is to have diners sample diverse cuisines in bite-sized portions, from street foods to sophisticated dishes from the globe over. In many cases traditional dishes are reinterpreted with modern flair. Dinner served here satisfies the most experienced traveler. Skagenröra, a Swedish seafood and cream soup, is offered along grilled Ibèrico pork steak, for example. The menu, in fact, is organized by world region, from the Americas to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The restaurant is a perfect place to pair a dish with a “culinary cocktail” and tell old travel tales.
The dozen characteristic arches under the 19th-century Grand Pont Bridge are great for taking a break from walking around Lausanne, and are also the home of Les Arches café and pub. During the day the café is full of people spilling in from the Place de l’Europe, and enjoying the outdoor seating on a sunny day. At night, the arches are lit in neon colors, and the bar turns into a kind of under-the bridge nightclub, serving drinks, cocktails, appetizers, and full dinners from a fixed menu. Les Arches is a unique urban bar in the center of one of Lausanne’s busiest squares.
The Bleu Lézard is one of the most popular café/bar/clubs in Lausanne. A good place to eat by day, by night the bar becomes busy with a diverse mix who tend to spill outside to the tables in the street so the crowding is bearable. There is no charge to enter the club downstairs where they feature live music and various popular DJs. An added extra is that the bar is also an exhibition space for young artists, which changes every month, making for great conversation pieces.
Since 1985 Mad Club has provided a fun, enjoyable atmosphere with fantastic DJs on four floors of a remodeled warehouse, which includes three separate sound systems, four bars, and a restaurant. Membership is suggested, however 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.
Le Moulin is one of the finest clubs in the city. The place offers some amazing entertainment with different days dedicated to different genres of music. The regular parties and gigs held are another reason for the popularity of this place. A spacious dance floor and great music invite you to have a very memorable party here.
If you're young, love rock concerts and happen to be in Yverdon-les-Bains, then you simply cannot miss the Amalgame Club. They bring in the best rock performers, the most happening DJs and thrilling shows that never fail to leave the crowds thrilled. Expect live concerts by artists from all over the world, like This Beautiful Republic from the United States, the Booze Brothers from France or local Kera and Mister Suisse. Their schedules are always packed with performances whose timings differ each night, so check the website for details.
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.
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.
Base Bar is a joint venture between Base Concept (a health food and drinks manufacturer) and renowned designer Jean-Pierre Viau. The idea was to provide a space that was something more than a smoky nightclub or a small bar, where patrons could socialize. It combines the casualness of a local bar with the elegance of a fine dining restaurant. The menu here offers a refreshing change from the usual pub grub and presents a variety of health food and drinks options for all. The venue is also available on hire for private celebrations (minimum 10 guests required). To know more, call ahead