Geneva, the second biggest city in Switzerland, is a diverse place with equally diverse nightlife. Whether you want a quiet pint, dinner and a show, or a night of thumping techno, there will be somewhere to suit you in this charming city.
Wine and Cocktail Bars
Le Scandale is a quirky and cool pizza/cocktail bar with retro photography adorning the walls, an outdoor seating area perfect for people watching and a dancefloor for later on the in the evening, when you’ve had a few of their exquisite cocktails. The pizzas start at about £20 and a glass of wine will set you back around £10.
L’Ethno Bar in Place du Cirque, is great for grown-ups that love their wine. This tiki-themed lounge bar offers an elegant, orange setting with a huge wine list and even some cheeky cocktails to try. If you visit on a weekend L’Ethno hosts sophisticated DJ sets that will get you in the holiday party spirit.
If you like your pubs traditional and close to home, Mulligan’s Pub, on Rue de Grenus near the Manor department store, is the first Irish themed pub in Geneva, established 1996. This cosy and rustic pub is great for live music, watching the football or simply enjoying a cold beer.
The Grand Duke Pub on Rue de Monthoux is a busy little pub with plenty of charm and big screen televisions to watch a variety of sports on. Enjoy a cheap drink while the sounds of the 70s and 80s play in the background and at £6 a pint (cheap in Geneva) you’ll be settling down for the evening.
Palais Mascotte is a fantastic bar-restaurant built in 1887. Enjoy dinner or drinks and a show, with regular burlesque, live music and magicians to keep you entertained, and afterwards dancing until 5am. A night with dinner, drinks and a show may set you back around £100, but you won’t get better entertainment elsewhere.
Geneva is a great place for clubbing and there are plenty of places to get down to some serious dance music. Clubs like Weetamix in Chatelaine are great for seeing live DJs from around the world. This trendy club has an underground vibe with plenty of neon lights.
If you’re looking for a place to mingle with the locals Le Petit Palace in the Old Town is a pumping nightclub that the local Genevans love for its opulent neon purple interior and castle-themed rooms.
And for the youngsters, Moa Club is a student favourite and does its fair share of drinks deals to enjoy amongst the dance, hip-hop, and trance tunes.