Great places to toast

Welcome to the world of bars in Lausanne, where each establishment offers a unique and varied experience to suit your tastes. Whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast, a tapas fan, or simply a fan of afterwork with friends, this article presents ten original places to end the day on a high note!

Perroquet Bar

Perroquet bar cocktails are true works of art. Presented in glasses in the shape of a parrot or a bathtub, and topped with colorful toppings, they’re as beautiful as they are delicious! If you’re a fan of original drinks, there’s something for everyone. The bar’s vintage-style interior adds to the charm of the experience. And if you’re feeling peckish, a selection of tapas awaits you.

Perroquet Bar, Rue du Flon 4, 1003 Lausanne, Ma-Me 17h à 23h, Je 17h à minuit, Ve-Sa 17h à 1h

Brasserie de Montbenon

You may already know the Brasserie for its lovely terrace and traditional cuisine, but do you know their Gin Club? It offers 25 Swiss gins on its menu, and welcomes you to toast various occasions: meetings, workshops and tastings. All gin lovers are invited to join the Gin Club free of charge to keep up to date with the many events on the agenda!

Brasserie de Montbenon, Allée E. Ansermet 3, 1003 Lausanne, Lu-Di 9h à minuit

Lily bar

The Lily Bar will introduce you to their flagship drink, the Red Velvet, a creation of the bartender. Made with gin, violet liqueur, spicy syrup and lemon juice, this cocktail is smoked with rosemary and placed under a cloche. And if spicy isn’t for you, let yourself be tempted by the Hot Vanilla Apple, a warm cocktail made with vanilla vodka and apple juice, presented with its cinnamon “magic bubble”.

Lily bar, Rue Chaucrau 10, 1003 Lausanne, Lu 17h à 23h, Ma-Me 11h à minuit, Je 11h à 1h, Ve 11h à 2h, Sa 10h à 2h

Pavillon Bar & Kitchen

Le Pavillon Bar welcomes you right in the center of town, on its outdoor or covered terrace, or in its pretty, subdued interior. Behind the large, rounded bar, you can see the many toppings designed to decorate your cocktails. And in addition to the pretty drinks, enjoy tapas or pizzas. To round things off in style, why not dance the night away inside, where the music helps to create a very festive atmosphere at the end of the day.

Pavillon Bar & Kitchen, Place de la Riponne 10, 1005 Lausanne, Lu 16h à minuit, Ma-Je 10h à 1h, Ve 10h à 2h, Sa 9h à 2h

Les Boucaniers

For beer lovers, this is the restaurant for you. The drinks menu offers a wide range of beers, selected by the team. Discover as wide a palette as possible: Belgian, Irish or Danish beers, malted or hopped beers, gluten-free beers, ciders… And for even more pleasure, let yourself be tempted by the chef’s burger and its homemade sauces.

Les Boucaniers, Avenue du Tribunal Fédéral 2, 1005 Lausanne, Ma-Me 11h30 à minuit, Je 11h30 à 1h, Ve 11h30 à 2h, Sa 17h00 à 2h

Le Comptoir des 3 Places

This friendly restaurant places particular emphasis on the aperitif hour. Their flagship drink to celebrate the end of the day? Apérol Sour! And discover the gourmet tapas menu: charcuterie and cheese board, Greek puff pastry and honey, breaded shrimps or oysters… Let yourself be tempted by one of these bites to accompany your cocktail!

Le Comptoir des 3 Places, Place de la Riponne 4, 1005 Lausanne, Ma 11h à 14h30 et 17h30 à 23h, Me 9h30 à 14h30 et 17h30 à 23h, Je 11h à 14h30 et 17h30 à 23h, Ve 11h à 14h30 et 17h à minuit, Sa 9h à 14h30 et 17h30 à minuit

Street Cellar

How about an evening of wine and street food? Street Cellar offers local cask wines and hot dogs served in a brioche bun. Enjoy the Sweet Doggy with pork sausage, the Cheeky Chicken or the Street Doggy Dog Végé in a street-artistic setting, accompanied by a local beer, an artisanal cider or a glass of wine straight from the barrel.

Street Cellar, Rue du Port-Franc 2a, 1003 Lausanne, Lu 17h à 23h, Ma 12h à 23h, Me-Je 12h à minuit, Ve-Sa 12h à 1h

Base Bar

With its brick walls and wooden barrels, the Base Bar welcomes you in a warm, rustic setting, ideal for an evening of beers and soccer matches, broadcast on the wall screens. And if you’re not a soccer fan, you might still be interested in the many events organized in the room adjacent to the restaurant. Concerts, plays, dance classes… there’s never a dull moment at the Base Bar!

Base Bar, Avenue de Sévelin 46, 1004 Lausanne, Lu-Ma 7h30 à 23h, Me-Ve 7h30 à minuit, Sa 18h à minuit

Le Vestibule

Located in one of the narrow streets of the old town, Le Vestibule specializes in cocktails. The subdued atmosphere and vintage decor make the place friendly and pleasant. Upstairs, you can enjoy a drink in a small, hidden lounge that feels just like home. Settle into one of the sofas, and discover their signature cocktail: Le Blue Mirazcal, made with Mezcal, Mirabelle plum brandy, elderberry syrup, lime and clitoria ternatea, a flower that gives your drink its blue color.

Le Vestibule, Rue Cité-Devant 4, 1005 Lausanne, Ma 17h à 23h, Me-Je 17h à minuit, Ve-Sa 17h à 2h

Ta Cave

Just a stone’s throw from the Lausanne train station, Ta Cave is the place to be after a party. What better way to end the day than with a drink and a board with friends? When it comes to wine, the friendly staff are on hand to suggest local and international nuggets. On the food side, everything is artisanal and almost exclusively Swiss, with a particular focus on short circuits and good taste!

Ta Cave, Rue du Simplon 35, 1006 Lausanne, Lu-Sa 16h à 23h

*This blog post is not a ranking, the order is random.