I know you are surprised: there IS a nightlife in Switzerland! Wow big news 😉 Well, it is definitely not the best (and it is the most expensive one) I admit, but please find below a list of acceptable places to go out in the evening with your friends instead of staying home in such a calm and quiet country 😉
- Black Pearl:
Every GIHE student who respects himself goes party on a Thursday night in the BP 😉 Joking. Recently refurnished and re-designed, one of the most popular nightclubs in Montreux. Thursdays are dedicated to Glion students but otherwise people from the region usually party there. Quite large dancefloor, large bar and nice stage 🙂 Clientele is around 20 and more.
- Taboo Bar:
Perfect ingredients to enjoy the beginning of the week-end in this bar/lounge: nice interior, good music, and most of all, very good drinks and shots! I love their “strawberry daiquiri”. There are also some geographical advantages to this place: it is located near the lac which is beautiful during the Summer, when you can enjoy the view.
- Harry’s New York Bar (cf. I ♥ Food in Switzerland)
It is funny to discover that one of the biggest clubs in Switzerland is located in the middle of now where ^^. A lot of concerts take place in this nightclub and believe it or not, DJ’s also perform there. But the main clientele stays the Glion students who organize approximately 2 parties/month in the club. One of the great nights to party in the Globulle is the “disco night”. The dancefloor is very big and spatious and the interior is “not too bad”.
This local bar/club is pretty old fashionned but it is the place where all the students from Glion go to party from Tuesdays to Saturdays :-p So obviously, I had to mention it 🙂
- Le Buro:
A very unsusual place if you take into consideration that it is located in a village like Bulle. Indeed, it is divided in different rooms: a restaurant, a bar, a terrace and a concert room! They serve very good food during lunch time such as wraps, salads, sandwiches etc. During the evening they entertain their guests with some very popular afterwork parties (I have never seen so many Bulle residents gathered somewhere after 9:00PM ;-)).
- Mad Club:
Located in the very new and trendy area of Lausanne, it is one of the most famous clubs in Switzerland. Known thanks to the many dancefloors and music styles it provides, the Mad nightclub is oftenly hosting famous Dj’s. The clientele starts from 20+ and I would describe it with only 1 word: c – r – a – z – y. The thing that I like is that they sell paninis and sandwiches in the club which I think is pretty cool :p
- Cafe St Pierre:
I discovered the cafe/bar last Summer and really appreciated it. The interior is original and prices are not too expensive compared to Switzerland in general. I had the “strawberry amaretto sour” and fell in love with this cocktail. They also serve tapas and other stuff to eat. The music is cool and i would describe the staff as “artistic”. The best bar I’ve been to in Lausanne so far, thanks to the great spirit of the place and the clientele.
- D Club:
This nightclub is located in the center of Lausanne and is attracting mainly students from surrounding universities such as EHL, HEC, Unil, etc… Many universities host their private events in this club. The music can be or very good or very bad, depending on your mood I guess 🙂 The dancefloor is quite narrow but it is not an excuse not to party.
- Box Club:
If you know the “Planches” nightclub in Paris, I see the Box the same way: attracting too many too young people and the dancefloor is too small. But it is a popular address for party animals so you can always try (I can’t hide it: it is not my favourite).
- Floor Two:
I went there once a really appreciated the place! The decor is new, trendy, cozy, and definitely entertaining! I believe anyone who goes for a drink or to party will have a great evening even though drinks are expensive, it is worth it and “normal” considering you’re partying in a 5* property 🙂
- Java Club*
- Moonboots Bar-Lounge:
Organised around the “moonboots” shoes, this original and trendy bar/lounge hosts some special themed nights such as “mojito nights”, “Disney Night”. They also have some deejays coming to entertain you live. The ambiance is very cozy thanks to sofas. The staff is great and friendly. The prices in general are okay considering that the drinks are very good and original! I recommend the “raspberry explosion” (vodka based long drink with fresh raspberries and other fruits).
- Charlie’s Bar
Welcome in a cow-boy style bar! Perfect place to hang out after a ski day and order yourself a fresh cold beer whilst gathering/chatting with friends. English people love it, and so do the students from the boarding schools around.
- Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux
- Festival de la Cite – Lausanne
- Caprices Festival – Crans Montana
- Les Classiques de Villars – Villars sur Ollon
- Paleo Festival – Nyon
- Cully Jazz – Festival