Lago di Lugano drinking and nightlife

Lounge in Lugano

Al Lido

Partygoers flock to this cool summertime beach lounge for DJ beats, drinks, snacks and flirting by the lakefront. It's right next to Lugano's lido if you fancy a dip before or after.
Lounge in Lugano

El Mojito

Run by hipper-than-thou staff, this beach shack and cocktail bar sits right on the lakefront and gets rammed on summer evenings, with a good-looking crowd chilling on the deckchairs and listening to DJ-spun beats or…
International in Lugano

Grand Café Al Porto

Going strong since 1803, this cafe is the vision of old-school grandeur with its polished wood panelling and pineapple-shaped chandeliers. The tortes, pastries and fruit cakes are irresistible, as is the hot chocola…