Central Switzerland drinking and nightlife

Bar in Lucerne


Packed and unpretentious, head to Déjà-vu for reasonable prices and a top night out. Somewhat limited menu, but if you're after pizza, nachos and a beer that won't break the bank, you can't go wrong here. Popular pa…
Brewery in Lucerne

Rathaus Bräuerei

Sip home-brewed beer under the vaulted arches of this buzzy tavern near Kapellbrücke, or nab a pavement table and watch the river flow. You know this place is good as it's positively brimming with locals.
Bar in Engelberg


Engelberg’s après-ski heavyweight is this lively joint opposite the train station. Mega-burgers, fajitas, quesadillas, Thai curries and caipirinhas fuel parties with DJs, bands and jiving on the bar.
Pub in Einsiedeln

Doc Holliday's Pub'n Dancing

Stumbling over Doc Holliday's Pub'n Dancing while following a flock of pilgrims to the church may be a bit of a surprise. A picture of the Western gunslinger highlights the logo. Head in here for a beer if pilgrim-i…
Cafe in Lucerne

Luz Seebistro

On the lakefront just opposite the train station, this fin-de-siècle boathouse makes an atmospheric spot for drinks at sunset or a coffee break any time of day. It also serves reasonably priced snacks (from Sfr7).
Bar in Lucerne


This kiosk-style outdoor bar sets out chairs and ping-pong tables under the trees of Inseli Park each summer. With its drop-dead gorgeous views of Lake Lucerne, it's perfect for a late afternoon drink.
Bar in Engelberg

Gadä Bar

This genteel bar at Alpenclub is all wood, leather and upmarket ambience. Think coffee and tea, après-ski refreshments or a nightcap before bed.
Wine Bar in Brunnen

Elvira's Trübli

Affable owner Elvira stocks an impressive array of vintages at this popular wine bar, tucked down a side street just in from the waterfront.
Bar in Lucerne


Adjoining the grassy lawn at the southern end of leafy lakefront Inseli Park, this outdoor bar is a popular summertime hangout.