One of the country’s biggest and brashest clubs, MAD is hardly an understated place.
One of the country’s biggest and brashest clubs, MAD is hardly an understated place. Occupying a vast converted warehouse in Lausanne’s trendy Flon district, it proclaims its mission statement with swirls of colour and huge block writing all over the facade. This is a place you go to be seen; wallflowers need not attend. With five levels, four dance floors and one restaurant, it can welcome up to 1,100 clubbers for a variety of club nights featuring local, Swiss and international DJs. Top names such as Armand Van Helden, David Guetta and Eric Morillo have all played here. It’s technically a members club, but members can bring guests and non-members can gain entry for a fee. On Sundays it’s free to get in for gay night Gameboy.
Rue de Genève 23
|Opening hours:||Thu-Sun 10pm-5am|
|Transport:||Metro M1, M2; Bus 16, 18; Train Lausanne-Chauderon|
|Price:||Members free, CHF25 non-members|