Though located within a hotel of the same name, Domaine de Châteauvieux Restaurant Gastronomique has an identity of its own. Serving delectable French cuisine, this restaurant is a winner of the coveted Michelin star. The culinary team, headed by executive chef Philippe Chevrier create rich dishes that will take your palate on a voyage of flavors. The decor of the restaurant blends contemporary style into the historical charm of the place. The dining hall features opulent chandeliers, casting its glow on the stone walls, and a fireplace, covering the place in its warmth. The terrace offers an airy space, where you can dine in tranquility. Wine lovers can dine at the cellar and pick a label from their extensive collection.
Café Marius has been transformed from a former butcher's shop into an art deco-influenced wine and tapas bar. In the summertime, there is a tiny but sunny terrace on the sidewalk. Always crowded, but not too noisy, this is a funky, neighborhood wine bar. For the blissfully ignorant or myopic, the owners offer guidance through the expansive menu of wines and food items displayed on large blackboards inside the bar. Call ahead for timing details.
Nestled in the nerve-center of Geneva, Velvet Club has been serving the night-birds of the city for more than 25 years. The club opens its doors at 9p, but the actual fun begins when the cabaret performances start from 11p onwards. A gentleman's club, the Velvet Club is famous for their professional artists who always put on enthralling performances. The club features a dark ambience with fluorescent lights illuminating it. In 2012, a smoking room was introduced at the club. Find a good seat, relax with a drink and enjoy a show at Velvet Club, till the wee hours of dawn.
Le Zoo is an upbeat nightclub in Geneva that caters to the needs of every party animal. Featuring a host of reputed artists and DJs that spin out some great electronic music, this is the place to visit if you want to let go of your inhibitions, and discover your wilder side. This is the place where you can groove to remixes of minimal funk, crunk, and tubes, coupled with energetic percussive beats, and various other delirious electronic sound inventions. The music at this place is both in line with the current musical trends, and is also radically futuristic, making it the perfect reason for the crowd to stay on their feet, dancing the night away. Call for event timings, and additional information.
FloorTwo Bar is the place to head to, if you're the kinds who likes partying in style. Located within the Grand Hotel Kempinski, by the shores of Lake Geneva, this bar presents one some of the most stunning views of the mystical lake. The bar has a contemporary feel to it and is done up in crisp and simple tones. They have a varied drinks list, which consists of some great wines and some well-mixed cocktails, with the food menu here being just as impressive. Get ready for some serious grooving in the night, with DJ Snake playing some catchy sets.
Located near Geneva's notorious red-light district, the Grand Duke Pub offers you great hamburgers and a cider or a beer. You can also go in the evening and catch a sports game. Grand Duke Pub also has different daily specials, but the burgers there are definitely worth trying. Even the locals say they're the best in town. There is the usual European beer selection spiced up with some local Swiss beer. The prices are reasonable, perhaps even lower than usual for Geneva. The service is quick and the bartenders are always smiling.
L'Apothicaire Cocktail Club serves alchemy infused cocktails. The bar is a heaven for any cocktail lover, you can just tell them your favorite, ranging from gin, whiskey, brandy or rum and they would mix up a drink for you! Bartenders, Christophe and Alirio, who are masters of their craft, also host workshops to share their knowledge with cocktail enthusiasts. L'Apothicaire Cocktail Club is believed to have transformed the cocktail culture of Geneva. They do not accept reservations.
Located in the heart of the city on the Rhone river, Brasserie des Halles de l'Île is a great restaurant option and is also popular for after work drinks. The bar has a selection of tapas and the restaurant menu varies from regional to international, echoing the restaurant's cultured ambiance. Everyone can find something to his or her particular taste. On the weekends from 10:30a to 2p, Brasserie des Halles de l'Île offers a wide brunch menu. In the evenings, come for a slightly more lively and genial environment. The prices are as reasonable as they can be in Geneva.
Le Café des Volontaires is the latest venture of the social organization namely, La Barje. Started with an aim to provide a social platform for everyone to gather and exchange ideas, it certainly does initiate cultural and social activities. This cafe is always abuzz with locals, artists and others engaged in casual conversations and friendly banter. Live music concerts, literary discussions and similar events are a regular feature here. Groups of people, friends and artists head here to talk over endless cups of coffee or any other drinks that they like. This social cafe with a casual ambiance is worth visiting for its interesting patrons and entertaining events. Call for more details.