Geneva is such a cosmopolitan city that it’s a great place to watch the football World Cup and there are a variety of venues to suit all tastes.
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Geneva is a city where you need to know where to go on a certain night. Here’s our latest top places for Afterwork drinks; 1. Soleil Rouge, Rive Fine wines and a lively ambience are assured in this cosy bar near Rive. Always popular, particularly on Thursday nights with many regulars. Friendly service, reasonable prices. Nice tapas and excellent Spanish wines. Cater to private parties at weekends. Ideal for your christmas drinks party. Choose a bottle of wine off the shelves and ask to open it. Also good selection of open wines by the glass. www.soleilrouge.ch 2. L’Arbalete near Rive Local crowd, very popular for after work drinks. More of a quintessentially English style pub with good service, free after work tapas and beers on drafts (including Guinness and Superbock). Nice to sit on the bar and meet people. They also have a wine shop next door where you can pick up some presents on the way home. www.pubarbelete.com 3. L’Atelier Cocktail bar, Eaux Vives Recently opened bar, becoming popular midweek with Eaux Vives emergence as a place to go out. Great cocktails, good buzzy atmosphere and friendly service. Recommended. Rue Henri Blanvalet, Eaux Vives. 4. Nonolet, Stand Excellent location […]READ MORE
In Geneva we are very spoilt when it comes to choices of bars. There are some wonderful places scattered over the city, however one of my favourite areas to head to is Carouge. This quaint part of the city hosts a number of great bars and restaurants, including this week’s choice: Qu’Importe. Qu’Importe is situated on the main route through Carouge, making it an easy location when giving directions to your group! I decided to meet friends here for a few drinks and a bite to eat on a Thursday evening… Qu’Importe has a wonderful outdoor terrace at the front of the bar with numerous seating options. Due to the glorious summer weather we have been experiencing recently, the terrace area has been filling up quite quickly, so it is advised to arrive early should you wish to sit outside. My group and I arrived at 7:30pm and the terrace was already full, so we had no option but to sit inside. Although we would have preferred to spend the evening outside, the main bar area in Qu’Importe is definitely not a disappointment! The bar has a very cosy and rustic atmosphere, with warm woods and soft lighting. During the summer, they also open […]READ MORE
With a hot July and August its a pleasure to see several outdoor bars and terraces open along the lakeside. Les Voiles has recently opened at Geneve Plage. With 600 sq metres of outdoor white sofas, palm trees and decking, this is the place to be in Geneva at the moment and attracts a more sophisticated smart crowd. Open from 6pm every day until the end of August, there is a lively scene most evenings with a DJ and cocktail menu. Prices are from 7 Chf for beer, cocktails around 18 Chf. There are stunning views across the lake from the bar – its an ideal place to watch the sunset and is a fantastic location. When we visited the bar on Saturday night it was full (call to reserve a table). The music was good but would be improved by more speakers and a better sound system and a better layout for the dancefloor (perhaps on part of the beach so you can dance on the sand). The evening started out fairly relaxed but got livelier after 11pm. There is a basic menu for food with burgers/tapas but there is a missed opportunity to have a more sophisticated menu. […]READ MORE
Return to the earth at Terroirific, recently opened wine and tapas bar in the heart of Geneva. “Terroir” means soil or land and is one of those French expressions that are so hard to translate, yet, when two foreigners use the word Terroir, you see a knowing look in their eyes meaning “yes, I too have experienced that, tasted it and loved it”. Wines, cheese, meats and any other produce “du terroir” have been created following a long, local tradition of using an in-depth knowledge of the land of a particular region to harness its virtues and produce unique products that reflect the landscapes, light, scents, lives and people of a region; products that come from a land that has been observed, explored and respected by those who live and depend on its prosperity, and in return nurture it. People who love and value their land which is at the mercy of the natural elements and beyond man’s control. Partners in wine, Onneca and Julio, are passionate in their artistic and innovative approach to promoting artisanal wine. It is in their blood. Julio’s homeland is the Douro region in northern Portugal, where his family have not only maintained vineyards, but […]READ MORE
If you think about it, not that many bars in Geneva offer a range of entertainment options and atmospheres. Actually, a large number of bars provide no extra entertainment other than a social setting for a drink and civilized chat over background music. Which is totally fine of course. But it is also pleasant when just a little more is offered. Max and Adrien, owners of the Fenomeno Bar, have certainly found a way to satisfy all their customers. Over the years they have succeeded in creating a venue that has something for everyone, hence developing a loyal customer base. Located just off place de la navigation in Pâquis, towards Palais Wilson, the Fenomeno first comes across as a casual, trendy and welcoming lounge bar ideal for after work drinks. Which it is – and so much more. As well as being a great after work venue with its extensive cocktail/drinks list and tasty Thai tapas (or cheese and meat platter if you prefer) – the Fenomeno is also a nice location for a casual lunch or dinner, with food choices varying from a range of Thai dishes (Pad Thai, currys, noodles etc.) to juicy burgers and fries. But that […]READ MORE