Away from the city centre, this live music club in Carouge promises a fun night out. Upstairs there’s a bar and restaurant serving burgers, steaks, tapas and share platters, while downstairs the club lays on a brilliant programme of live music including jazz, soul, French chanson and hip hop. DJ nights, jam sessions and comedy nights pop up from time to time too, so it’s always worth keeping an eye on the programme. Prices aren’t horrendous, and there’s a great set-price offer if you want to combine dinner with a gig. It does pretty good cocktails too.
Switzerland has a small but thriving live music scene. However given the linguistic divisions in the country, bands rarely have a national presence; a Swiss-German band is unlikely to make it big in Romandie and vice versa. But that just makes things interesting if you ask us. Helpfully, there are plenty of places to catch local bands playing live at intimate venues like Bleu Lezard, Chat Noir and Papiersaal. Meanwhile, get in quick to see international bands at the huge SEG Geneva Arena and the Hallenstadion, or check out the local and international jazz scene at Moods and Chorus.