Music & Nightlife

Find the best clubs and nightlife in Swiss cities – and where to see the best live music shows and concerts

Post-lockdown clubbing, city beaches and Rhône-swimming: DJ and producer Quenum’s favourite Geneva spots

Post-lockdown clubbing, city beaches and Rhône-swimming: DJ and producer Quenum’s favourite Geneva spots

The Geneva based DJ tells us his top tips for exploring the city

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Discover Switzerland's best nightlife venues

Weetamix • Geneva

Weetamix • Geneva

Hidden away in a drab industrial zone, this club is literlally far away in music and style from the more glossy but mainstream clubs and bars in the city...

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Moods • ZurichMoods • Zurich

Moods • Zurich

Zurich's finest address for jazz music has been named one of the 150 best jazz clubs in the world by Downbeat magazine and hosts over 300 concerts a year. Come...

Volkshaus • Zurich

Volkshaus • Zurich

Essential local culture spot for live music and alternative performing arts, showcasing established and upcoming names, both local and international.

Les Docks • Lausanne

Les Docks • Lausanne

Lausanne’s premier live music venue, Les Docks is the place to go to see edgy international bands in an intimate environment. 

Chat Noir • Geneva

Chat Noir • Geneva

4 out of 5 stars

Away from the city centre, this live music club in Carouge promises a fun night out. 

Kaserne • Basel

Kaserne • Basel

The largest venue in north-west Switzerland for contemporary theatre, dance, performance arts and innovative live music. 

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LGBT guide and venues

Switzerland’s best LGBT clubs

Switzerland’s best LGBT clubs

The LGBT party scene in Switzerland offers something for everyone, from relaxed, mixed-queer shindigs to sweaty danceathons. For all their...

SUD • Basel

SUD • Basel

Making good use of the spacious former Warteck brewery building, this cocktail bar, music venue and cultural centre has a wide range of events, from concerts...

Switzerland’s best LGBT clubsSwitzerland’s best LGBT clubs

Switzerland’s best LGBT clubs

The LGBT party scene in Switzerland offers something for everyone, from relaxed, mixed-queer shindigs to sweaty danceathons. For all their...

Switzerland’s best LGBT clubs

Switzerland’s best LGBT clubs

The LGBT party scene in Switzerland offers something for everyone, from relaxed, mixed-queer shindigs to sweaty danceathons. For all their...

SUD • Basel

SUD • Basel

Making good use of the spacious former Warteck brewery building, this cocktail bar, music venue and cultural centre has a wide range of events, from concerts...

Männerzone • Zurich

Männerzone • Zurich

3 out of 5 stars

Heroically unreconstructed, the Männerzone bar draws a more mature crowd. 

Cranberry • Zurich

Cranberry • Zurich

4 out of 5 stars

This two-floor establishment has been amongst Zurich's most popular gay bars for a couple of decades, always busy, always bustling. 

Le Déclic • Geneva

Le Déclic • Geneva

3 out of 5 stars

Kitsch-phobics, look away now. The oldest gay bar in Geneva, Le Déclic is a riot of Roman columns, plastic palm trees, fairy lights, animal prints and...