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At the thoroughly modern Wein Lounge/Lounge à Vin you can taste chardonnay, Pinot noir and other varieties produced on the Domaine de Schernelz Village on a stylish decking terrace above vines...
Having resolved the problem of the complaining neighbour by finding him another apartment, this literally underground dance bar is back in full swing. Look for a modest queue (there’s no sign) and head downstairs...
Yes, it’s part of a chain and, yes, the girls in hot pants and too-tight tank tops make feminists rant, but – ooh er, missus – Hooters remains popular...
Giving Klosters Platz an injection of cool, this chichi cocktail bar plays soft lounge tunes and flaunts a razor-sharp design with spidery metal lights and high-back chairs...
Young, loud and fun (if your idea of fun is bootylicious snow-boot jiggling), Farinet is another wild après-ski haunt...
House, techno, trance and minimal form the dance beat at this popular weekend club, where the real Saturday-night party kicks off after midnight and continues with an ‘after’ party from 5am on Sunday...
L’Aiglon is a Pâquis institution where anything goes! It does good steak frîtes (steak and chips) but is better known for wild parties and a great alternative, gay-friendly atmosphere. Again good music, DJs, electro…
In a respectable town-centre building, hundreds of dance fanatics cram in to this recently opened club for intense electronic sessions with DJs from all over the world. They also get in occasional live acts.
Cream sofas, lime-green walls and tons of cocktails woo a beautiful set. Somewhat pretentiously it calls itself Switzerland’s first ‘loungeria’ – a bar, lounge and Italian trattoria rolled into one. You decide.
For a night with Bellinzona’s young and restless, head for Club Chupito , a fairly basic downstairs dance den where you can knock back cocktails for Sfr15. It’s just on the right inside the medieval city gate.
Plum by the water in the increasingly hip Matte quarter, Bern’s monumental 19th-century corn house throbs with mainstream hits and a lively predominantly student set – the place to drink, dance and party.
A stalwart of Lugano’s dance scene, this multi-space club (including asphyxiating smoking room) places a fairly steady house diet and attracts a crowd that ranges from 17 to 47. Pink is the dominating hue.
The best place to sleep, eat, drink and lounge in town is: Chez Steph is a thoroughly contemporary lounge bar with a Spanish-fuelled tapas menu and very satisfying weekend brunches (Sfr18 to Sfr25).
This tiny upstairs bar, long a haunt for conspiratorial leftists to engage in long chats about the state of the nation (or the canton), is a curious little hideaway for sipping on Belgian beers.
This self-consciously trendy sushi bar, lounge and club is partly owned by Roger Moore’s son, Geoffrey. Celebrities and wannabes come here to nibble sashimi, sip cocktails and shimmy on the dance floor.
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