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Opened in November 2017, the Audio Club has quickly become a must for electronic music lovers in Geneva.
Created by a few of the key influencers in Geneva nightlife scene (alternative) this club is first of all, a place where quality is paramount: Whether it is in terms of sound or in terms of welcoming, this place has a wide variety of things to offer untill the early morning.
Wishing to take up the concept of some Berlin clubs, the Smartphones are not welcomed, what happens in the Audio Club stays in the audio Club and a good interaction between people is very quickly felt in the evening.
The Audio Club is divided into two areas, the audio bar and the main hall, offering two different atmospheres!
Check the website out, the main hall is not necessarily open all the evenings during the week but rather on weekends during the visit of international artists.
On Thursday evenings, the entrance to the audio bar is free of charge. And one Sunday a month the Audio Cub opens its doors from 4pm to 2am. It is called "Sunday Lovely".
For your information, a few tables near or far from the stage allow the laziest to sit down (a tip: book it)
As far as costs are concerned, Audio Club remains on affordable prices, so an arrival before 1am will cost between 10 and 15 chf, and between 20 and 25 chf after 1am (the price can still vary according to the line-up)
Since its opening, on the line-up, local artists have been invited to the Audio Club: La Forêt - and also international artists: Chloé, Matthew Herbert, Sven Väth (world tour 2018) to name only a few Djs.
The Audio club is installed in a former serigraphy workshop in the district of Acacias.
Opening times: Thursday 10pm-5am, Friday and Saturday 11pm-6am (one Sunday a month 4pm-2am)
To find out about the programme, simply click below in the website.
Le Chat Noir (“The Black Cat”) is definitely one of the must-gos of Geneva if you want to feel the nightlife of the city. The bar is not only a bar, but a club and concert place as well. Le Chat Noir is situated in the lovely city of Carouge. (This city is neighbouring Geneva and is often seen as the artistic quarter of Geneva, although it is an independent village.)
The menu of the bar includes several different choices of beer and also a rich choice of cocktails. The Chat Noir is open until 5 in the morning!
In the lower part of the Chat Noir, you find a club and concert place where different styles of music are played throughout the week. The best choice for a night-out in this bar: start with a few appetizers and a well-mixed cocktail (on the terrace in summertime!). Afterwards go downstairs and dance through the night!
One of the best bar amongst the bars in Rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine!
A warm atmosphere, with couches at the back. You feel at home in this bar! Offers some dishes for lunch. In other words, be it for lunch, for 'apéro', or for a beer late at night, the place is always crowded!
The Bar Tabouret-Stool an annex of the Neptune restaurant of chef Nicolas Darnauguilhem, the Bar Tabouret offers food and drinks in a restricted setting. A large common table and some high tables fight for a piece of space.
The establishment offers a fine selection of local products to drink and snack on. Don't worry, despite the lack of space, at the Bar Tabouret, we always squeeze in to welcome you and there is no shortage of stools!
"delicious wines, homemade beers, local alcohols and simple cuisine".
Here, there is no menu: the house speciality is fougasse; a thick and soft Provencal bread whose the chef has the secret; they are prepared on the spot according to seasonal products and customer requests.
You will be surprised by the quality of the homemade bread that is made every day.
You will find a rather original decoration there since the bar is surrounded by plants to make you feel like in a botanical garden.
The place is charming and pleasant where the atmosphere is very cool and the clientele eclectic.
The Bar tabouret also offers events from time to time.
The bar Tabouret is located in the junction district near the Bâtiment de Forces Motrices and the L'usine, which is a very important cultural centre for the population of Geneva.
Near the Bar Tabouret, there is another place like the Volontaires Bar which organizes Jams every Wednesday (20h30-1h00) for those who like to make music.
You can go to bar Tabouret from Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 1am to have a good dinner and lots of fun.
Le café de la Bourse takes its name from the former Geneva Stock Exchange, which was behind the café at the time. The Café is a warm friendly place where sharing tables is the norm.
In their own words, Café de la Bourse offers "A cuisine of fresh products, a selection of wines, homemade pastries and an excellent welcome".
In the morning, the café de la Bourse offers breakfast options: sweet or salty toast, fresh fruit juice (Orange, apple, carrot) and a hot drink - all for 8 chf! To complete delicious menu, consider the viennoiseries such as pain au chocolat or croissant.
At lunchtime, Café de la Bourse invites you to discover traditional lasagna, fresh pasta, a tartar and a homemade soup prepared by chef Thomas, who is professional and friendly. You shouldn't leave without tasting the homemade pastries, including the famous Tarte Tatin.
In summer time, come and enjoy their beautiful sunny terrace and enjoy good fresh salads.
After 6pm, the Café turns into a small wine and tapas bar with a wide selection of wines carefully prepared and worked by the local sommelier, Noé.
The Café de la Bourse is a friendly place where everyone feels like home thanks to the excellent
service of the staff Alex, Lou and Noé.
Café de la Bourse is located in the heart of the banking district, near the city centre and the Bâtiment de Forces Motrices.
You can visit the Café de la Bourse from Monday to Friday from 7am to 2am.
It is recommended to book ahead because the venue can be filled very quickly during busy times.
You can also book the café for private events.
Les Volontaires, is a very popular café and its colours and vintage furniture give it a cosy atmosphere.
In their words "Le Café, an eclectic place, with a beautiful soul and 100% Geneva"
Les Volontaires is a perfect place for aperitifs and fun evenings. Many cultural and musical events take place in this café, it is undoubtedly a place for the citizens of the world.
Les Volontaires offer you craft beers and wines from Geneva as well as small Tapas to accompany your drink.
The coffee staff is very friendly and attentive to the needs of its customers. Located in the Junction district and close to one of the oldest clubs in Geneva, L' Usine. This will allow you to continue your evening after a jam session at Les Volontaires that takes place every Wednesday.
Les Volontaires open their doors from Wednesday to Thursday from 5pm and Friday from 5pm to 2pm and Saturday from 6pm to 2pm
La petite Reine means the little queen and is the name of a tiny bar behind the train station. The name comes from the huge iron bicycle on the wall of the building. Crazy? “La petite Reine” is also a nickname for a bicycle in french! (By the way: you can rent bicycles just next to the part at the office of Genvève Roule!)
In La petite reine you can order different cocktails, whiskies and other drinks. As the bar already opens at 11:00 it is also a good spot to have a coffee or a tea! This is not a restaurant, but you can still have a small soup or an empanada if you feel a little hungry.
In front of the bar, there is a little and sunny terrace which is perfect in summertime! It is facing south-east, so you will sit in the sunshine all day long. The interior of La petite Reine is simple but cozy and you will meet a lot of nice locals here!
Originally a theatre hall, the room is transformed a couple of nights each year into a nightclub. In summer, a charming terrace makes the nightclub even better. The music depends from the night: 80s, all styles, swing...
Careful! One should always check on the Facebook page when the next event happens!