Entertainment in Geneva

Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants in Geneva

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There a plenty of cafes around Geneva. You will find a lot of bars near the University area (Plainpalais / Jonction), near la Navigation square, Carouge and close to Les Paquis (the red light district of Geneva, especially rue de Berne).

A few addresses:

Les Brasseurs
Bières artisanales - on peut aussi y manger
20 place de Cornavin - Genève
Tél : 022 731 02 06

La Bohème
36 boulevard Helvétique - Genève
Tél : 022 700 46 00


All restaurants in Geneva have a daily main course (plat du jour) or meal deal (about 15 CHF)

Hostellerie de la Vendée
French restaurant-bar-hotel
28 Chemin de la Vendée - 1213 Petit-Lancy
Tél : 022 792 04 11

Italian cuisine
7 place du Molard - Genève
Tél : 022 310 99 88

ù bobba
Superb terrasse
21 rue de la Corraterie - Genève
Tél : 022 310 53 40

2 Place de la navigation - 1201 Genève
Tél : 022 544 51 60

La Belote
Sea food of lac Léman
11 chemin des Pêcheurs - Genève
Tél : 022 752 11 03

Pavillon du Lac
Sea food of lac Léman
86 Quai de Cologny - Cologny
Tél : 022 752 53 20

Le Creux de Genthod
Sea food of lac Léman
29 rue du Creux-de-Genthod
Tél : 022 774 10 06

You can also read the guide Resto-ranG : http://www.resto-rang.ch

Update 25/10/2010


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Place du Bourg-de-Four
Where do you find an 80-year-old couple sharing their afternoon café, a corporate businessman connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, a mother taking her daughter for an afternoon stroll, and a group gathering to study for class? The Place du Bourg-de-Four, the oldest square in Old Town Geneva.

One thing has not changed a bit in the Place du Bourg-de-Four since Roman times. It is still a center for commerce and a meeting place for the Genevois. Remnants of the ancient roads that led south to Annecy and Lyon and east to Italy and the Chablais are found buried in this deep within the square. At one time the Place served as a Roman forum and cattle market, then later a medieval town square. It also served as a safe haven for masses of Protestant refugees fleeing persecution in the 16th century.

The building of the Palais de Justice on the Place was constructed in 1707. It later sheltered the convent of the Order of St. Clare and also a hospital until 1857. In 1860, it began housing the courts of law behind its 18th century restructured frontage. This explains there are many intricate varieties of architectural styles on the Place, all blended in their display and ranging from medieval modern in their charm.

This crossroad in the heart of the Old Town is a treasure of magnificent collections of 16th century architecture, as well as handsome constructions of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is an established place of history, but with its heart beating and intent on the future. Still today, hosts of Genevois gather around the18th century flowered fountain of the Place du Bourg-de-Four. Locals gather to sit and sip cafés, take a leisurely walk, or soak up the ambiance in the busy bistrot terraces around the square.

Nightlife in the Place du Bourg-de-Four is just another example of the quintessential Genevois crossroad. Among the antiquaries' shops, art galleries, book and tourist shops, people of all ages and backgrounds gather to meet for drinks and begin their evening in one of the many friendly cafés, bistrots, or bars. One of the best-known starting points is La Clémence with its large terrace accommodating bohemians, bourgeoisie, and the cultured elite alike. Everyone is welcome and finds their place in the Place du Bourg-de-Four.

How to find Place du Bourg-de-Four?

At the intersection of rue Verdaine, rue des Chaudronniers, rue Étienne-Dumont, and rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville in downtown Geneva.

Restaurants near Place du Bourg-de-Four

Le Pied du Cochon
4 Place du Bourg-de-Four
Tel: 022 310 4797

Cheerful blends of hearty dishes appear on the carte of Au Pied de Cochon (suckling pig's foot) including meaty Genevois and Lyonnais specialities. The menu claims to be bistrot gourmand and the home-style fare is delivered by bow-tied servers.

Chez Ma Cousine
6 place du Bourg-de-Four
Tel: 00 41 22 310 96 96
Unpretentious and reliable presentation of its main dish of chicken - spit-roasted, curried or Thai - which is always delicious. Mouth-watering deserts to follow.

8 place du Bourg-de-Four
Tel : 00 41 22 318 37 37
A trendy bar and restaurant with lunch and dinner menus offering a wide choice of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. For Sunday brunch, the buffet is irresistible.

Brasserie du Bourg de Four
Tel : 00 41 22 311 90 76
Recommended for vegetarians.

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