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The 10 Best Things to do at Night in Geneva

By Chris |  June 4 2007



By day a cultural hub with the most exhilarating sports activities on offer; by night an international playground for the rich and discerning.

Discover Geneva’s elite after-hours activities with a selection of Elite places to visit.


Heavily influenced by the dramatic philosophy of the baroque period – where the club gets its name – Le Baroque began its nocturnal evolution in 1993 and has conquered Genevan nightlife to become one of the top afterdark destinations in the city.

Much more than a ‘club’ the ambiance is subtle, warm and unique in each area: from a ‘Marie Antoinette-style’ Swarovsky-set diamond throne to a special area for cigar lovers. And let’s not forget the luxurious VIP corner, the Audemars Piguet suite, all finely finished with Art Deco walls from renowned contemporary artists. The extraordinary chandeliers, the meticulously selected velvet curtains and metallic chains add a splash of ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ and ‘chic ’n’ choc’ to this completely revitalized interior. This club is rumored to be one of the best night spots in town.

+41 22 849 86 86

12 Place de la Fusterie, 1204 Geneva


The Grand Théâtre Geneva was inaugurated on 2 October 1897 and completely refurbished in 1962 after a fire.

It is the largest opera house in French-speaking Switzerland and hosts the finest choreographers, concerts, recitals and plays. This production house brings to the refined admirers of the arts a continuous program of recitals, concerts, and opera and dance performances. Occasionally, theatre pieces are performed. It is advised to consult the language of the production prior to reservation.

+ 41 22 418 31 30

11 Boulevard du Théâtre, 1211 Geneva



Java Club is one of the most popular nightclubs in Geneva.

The vibrant atmosphere continues into the early hours of the morning, and there is a huge dance floor, which is always the center of attention. If privacy is paramount then take advantage of the VIP room with its private bar. The club attracts an urban and trendy crowd with its elegant and contemporary decorations and luxurious furnishings.


+41 22 908 90 88

Grand Hôtel Kempinski, 19 Quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva



Le Francis bar is a trendy piano bar with an extensive wine list that includes rare champagne.

The food is a mix of East meets West with a distinct Lebanese flavor. As a great amuse bouche to this fabulous cuisine, the Le Francis bar prepares a selection of Lebanese tasters every Wednesday between 6pm and 9pm. If you can’t get enough of the taster portion, why not try a more elaborate sampling in their restaurant. You can also take advantage of the bar’s private area – the perfect location to host a meeting or your own intimate party.

+41 22 346 32 52

8 Boulevard Helvétique, 1206 Geneva


The G&P club consists of a bar lounge, nightclub and a restaurant that serves until 1am.

The lounge is a delicious concoction of velvety lights, white leather sofas and a polished wooden interior. This reinvented club plays heavily on being ‘sexier’, ‘cosier’ and ‘more comfortable’ than ever before, with a VIP room that provides guests with maximum glamour.

+41 22 738 90 91

18 Quai du Seujet, 1201 Geneva



A concert hall like no other.

Built in the late 1800s by the architect John Camoletti as a tribute to Queen Victoria, this superb auditorium is worldrenowned for the quality of its construction and formidable acoustics. Its golden interior lined with rich reds and intricate decorations was refurbished in 2006 to provide even more comfort for visitors. Symphonies, concerts and special Sunday performances are on the program throughout the year.


+ 41 22 418 35 00

14 Rue du Général-Dufour, 1204 Geneva


For an evening of great performances, the BFM offers entertainment including tragic comedies, concerts and ballet.

Previously a decommissioned factory that pumped water to Geneva’s fountains, houses and industrial buildings, the city decided to transform the site into a new theater. This decision was made to accommodate the needs of the expanding Grand Théâtre during the mid-1990s, and remains open for public festivities, promotional and cultural events. Visit the website for more information.

+ 41 22 322 12 20

2 Place des Volontaires, 1204 Geneva


Chill at the FloorTWO Bar of the Grand Hôtel Kempinski whose terraces sweep guests into a dramatic panoramic view of the largest lake in Central Europe – with an unobstructed view over the Jet d’Eau, and the majestic Alps behind.

Inside, the sweeping décor adds ambiance to the sophisticated surroundings. White sofas with plush cushions and trendy lights are statements to Kempinski’s meticulous attention towards style and comfort. Energetic DJs set the mood for the night, so why not enjoy a few cocktails and take to the dance floor.

+41 22 908 92 26

Grand Hôtel Kempinski, 19 Quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva


A lively jazz bar functioning as lounge and restaurant, the Arthur’s Rive Gauche attracts a young crowd and is a popular after-work meeting place.

Arthur’s décor is stylishly eclectic incorporating velvet armchairs and splashes of decadent gold and black. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail on the heavenly terrace – the wine list is also very impressive. Arthur’s Rive Gauche is a great place if you are looking for a venue with plenty of character.

+ 41 22 318 60 90

7-9 Rue du Rhône, 1204 Geneva


diapo6-miniAn upmarket wine bar in Geneva, Le Rouge at Le Blanc has received the Michelin recommendation every year. Enjoying a privileged location, this historical site is  made of cut stones and old beams.

This Wine-Bar & Restaurant provides you with a magnificent view of the famous water-jet of Geneva with its terrace adjoining the banks of the Rhône.

The restaurant become a Wine Bar from 5pm where guests are invited to discover table and vintage wines by the glass, while enjoying delicious complimentary tapas, as well as a selection of home-made delicatessen and cheeses. Every night for dinner, you are given a choice of a variety of traditional, culinary French dishes.

+41 22 731 15 50

Quai des Bergues 27, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

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