Northeastern Switzerland drinking and nightlife

Live Music in Schaffhausen


Tune into the local live-music and cultural scene at this textile factory turned arts centre. The line-up swings from blues, rock and jam sessions to disco nights and summer parties – see the website for details.
Lounge in Schaffhausen


This half-timbered building was once the goods depot for Rhine river-transport companies. Spilling out onto a lovely riverfront terrace, it's now a super-sleek combination of bar, cafe, restaurant and sushi bar. The…
Wine Bar in St Gallen

Weinstube zum Bäumli

On the ground floor of one of St Gallen's best-regarded restaurants, this inviting little wine bar has a fine selection of Swiss tipples starting at around Sfr6.50 a glass.
Cafe in Schaffhausen


A laid-back, alternative cafe serving decent lunch specials (Sfr18 to Sfr23). Gigs, theatre performances and art exhibitions take place in the cellar below. There's live music on Saturday evenings.
Cafe in St Gallen


‘Truffle sniffer’ is the name of Eva's arty cafe–craft shop. Stop by for drinks and handmade gifts, ranging from groovy printed bags to wood-carved Swiss army knives.
Cafe in St Gallen

Chocolaterie Kölbener

For coffee, cake and chocolate, this half-timbered place opposite the cathedral is surely the devil’s work.