One of the best places for a cocktail in Geneva, the drinks in this small neighbourhood bar are a cut above the over-priced, sickly creations in some of the city’s flashier city-centre bars. Here, the cocktails are wonderfully imaginative, expertly mixed and will likely blow your head off – in a good way. The copious menu includes both classic cocktails and more inventive creations (aperol, chilli-pepper and kumquat is one) and if you’re picky enough to not find what you want on the list, the talented barmen will mix you up something original. Prices are reasonable too, so it’s no surprise this place gets stupidly busy sometimes.
There’s certainly no shortage of pubs and bars in Geneva, from trendy rooftop hangouts to student theme pubs and elegant post-work wine bars. But finding a good cocktail at a decent price can be a trickier proposition. At first glance it may seem your only choice is to head for one of Geneva’s many five star hotels or flashy lakeside bars and resign yourself to emptying the contents of your wallet quicker than you can say Mai Tai. But thankfully, there is an alternative. Cocktail culture has crept up on the city in the past few years and if you look a little deeper and explore a little further, you’ll come across a clutch of Geneva bars offering artfully mixed cocktails in surroundings that are far more original and quirky than you might expect and for prices that, while not exactly cheap (this is Switzerland after all) are, at least, fair.