Pays de Fribourg drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Gruyères

Bar HR Giger

Sip absinthe or cocktails with names like Bambi Alien Blood at this insanely trippy cafe-by-day/bar for a few hours, kitted out in the style of theHR Giger Museum across the road. You really have to see the interior…
Cafe in Fribourg

La Cavatine

What's most striking about this lovely cafe is its location in Fribourg's most up-to-the-minute piece of architecture, aptly called Equilibre to reflect its dramatic and seemingly imbalanced form. Whether you plump …
Bar in Fribourg

Art-Buvette

The showstopper of this funky art bar in an old butcher's shop (note the original flooring and ceramic tiled walls) is the seating – an angular black-and-white 'sculpture' by a Dutch artist that casts its bewitching…
Beer Garden in Fribourg

Fribourg Plage

When the sun shines there's no lovelier spot for hanging out in a pink or lime-green deckchair than at this urban beach, complete with golden sand and beach volley court, on the lawns of a city park. 'Protection ant…
Wine Bar in Fribourg

TM Café & Talk Wine

Called TM Café by day, it becomes Talk Wine by night, when trendies drink, dance and do shots as DJs spin electro or lounge music, dependent on the mood: good for an after-five apéro.
Club in Fribourg

Mythic

House, trance, rock, reggae…every sound goes at this mainstream club in Fribourg's hip industrial zone. For aspiring pop stars, Thursday is karaoke night.
Cafe in Fribourg

Café des Arcades

Alive and kicking since 1861, this cafe, with a wonderful people-watching terrace in the morning sun, transports you to another time.
Irish Pub in Fribourg

Banshee's Lodge

In the heart of the Old Town, this cosy Irish pub is a great place to meet other travellers and have some good craic.