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Le Marcel
This brand new wine bar features an indoor pétanque lane, Swiss and French wines, and a menu of grilled croque monsieur sandwiches with tongue-in-cheek monikers. Make like the regulars and go for the Bunga Bunga or Crétin des Alpes with a Yoga Pants salad on the side. 

Address: Rue Dancet 6 | Telephone: |

Bar à vin Qu'importe
A popular haunt with local and expats, who come for the plush leather sofas and roaring fire. There's also an excellent wine list, regional charcuterie platters and chef's Yoann Caloué's tapas of fried whitebait and chorizo with calamaretti.

Address: Rue Ancienne 1 | Telephone: +41 22 3421525 |

Mr Barber
Souri and Kevyn opened the doors of their brand new speakeasy at the beginning of June. Think urban graffiti on the walls, suspended string lights and a summer terrace for those 2am mixology cocktails.

Address: Rue Leschot 5 | Telephone: +41 22 525 0455 |

Café Chou
Don't just indulge in the classic caramel beurre sale (salted caramel butter), fève de tonka (tonka beans) or framboise-anis vert (raspberry aniseed) flavours at this patisserie: their puff pastry is also the base for savoury éclairs served with poivrons grillés et chèvre (roast peppers and goats cheese) or the Japanese-style salad with ponzu sauce.

Address: 79 rue des Eaux-Vives | Telephone: |

Inda Bar
Head over to this brand new cocktail bar with an Indian twist. The restaurant serves modern tandoori dishes to share, along with great wines and, of course, cocktails. The décor is as contemporary as the menu: expect wrought iron lampshades, graphic blue wallpaper and bright yellow cushions. 

Address: Rue Henri-Blanvalet 23 | Telephone: +41 22 700 7950 |

Chez Henri
Pair your glass of organic wine with a tasting plate of three Breton oysters in the city's first (and only) oysters & wine bar. Farmed in the gulf of Morbilhan, the precious mollusks are swiftly dispatched to Geneva, ready to take pride of place on the bar's gleaming copper counter.

Address: 35 boulevard Helvetique | Telephone: |

Cinema bio bar
Independent cinemas are often among the city's gems and this is no exception. The cinematography here is eclectic and its café bar with the terrace an excellent place to drink local beers and talk about movies.

Address: Rue St Joseph 47, Carouge | Telephone: ?0041223015443 |

Au Coin Mousse
A relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and the wide variety of beers have quickly made this beer bar a favourite among locals for after work drinks. Don't hesitate to ask the barmen for their draught beer recommendations: many of them are brewed locally.

Address: Rue du Fort-Barreau 21 | Telephone: 0041227405750 |

One of the most buzzing creative multispaces in town is also a great spot for an aperitif to kick off your evening. Cozy up in its miniature retro café, grab your artisanal beer, taste the delicious piadinas (flatbread) and mingle with Geneva's trendiest people. You might even leave with a new tattoo.

Address: Rue Jean-Gutenberg 16 | Telephone: +44799150831 |

Slatkine Cafe
In Geneva's old town an old bookstore has been turned into a new, modern coffeeshop and bar for the book lovers. You can drop by for a coffee or a homemade lemonade, or, later in the evening, for a glass of wine or whisky. Conversations are about books, obvs.

Address: Rue des Chaudronniers 5 | Telephone: +41223100476 |

Mirror Bar, Hôtel Métropole
Sophisticated and stylish, Mirror Bar reflects the lush surrounds of Geneva's foremost luxury boutique street. Specialities include cocktails and a choice of 15 gins. There's a DJ on Thursday evenings.  

Address: Quai General Guisan 34 | Telephone: +41(0)223183200 |

Le Paradiso bar
  In the arty Bains district, this little corner serves a killer affogato coffee and cinnamon rolls during the day but is also an ideal place for an early apéro: grab your Swiss, Italian or French glass of wine and don't miss the avocado toast.

Address: Rue des Bains 21 | Telephone: +41228000022 |


Le Roi Ubu
Geneva's oldest bar, housed in a listed building of the Old Town, is the place to go for classic cocktails and extensive choice of craft beers. Off the tourist trail despite its obvious location, this minuscule watering hole is popular with students and locals alike and stays open until 1am.

Address: Grand-Rue 30 | Telephone: |

Le verre à Monique
This Plainpalais speakeasy is the place to go for 1920s glamour and a hip local clientele. Check out the seasonal cocktail list, featuring delicious drinks. Try the Hendricks Gin with crushed green peas or the Tea Time with Alice, a combination of milk oolong tea, gin and marshmallow root bitters.

Address: Rue des Savoises 19 | Telephone: +41 22 3202307 |

Big 5
Perched on the rooftop of the Metropole Hotel, this is the newest addition to the popular 5 Lounge bar. With its 360 degrees view over the city's waterfront, Big 5 is quickly becoming the go-to place for reasonably priced meat or vegan halloumi burgers with fries.

Address: Quai du Général-Guisan 34 | Telephone: +41 22 318 3355 |

Les Voiles
With its wooden decking and inflatable sofas, Geneva's swankiest pop up lounge bar is always teeming with regulars enjoying the spectacular lake views, champagne in hand. If it rains, the bar closes - no brollies needed.

Address: Quai de Cologny 5 - Port Noir | Telephone: |

Timothy Oulton
Spread across three floors, the British designer's showroom, restaurant and lounge is an eclectic mix of vintage inspired handcrafted pieces and leather bound furniture, with decent cocktails to match. The first floor cocktail bar is still a fashionable destination for DJ sets and late night drinks, served until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Address: Rue du Rhône 42 | Telephone: +41 22 770 5000 |

Rooftop 42
As the name suggests, this is the place to go for bird's eye views of Lake Geneva and the 140m tall Jet d'Eau. The DJ sets and and classic drinks list attract a sleek, cosmopolitan crowd, who enjoy taking part in the cocktail contests, where the winners get to name their own alcoholic concoctions.

Address: Rue du Rhône 42 | Telephone: +41 22 346 7700 |

Hôtel Bristol Bar
Locals like to come here for an after work drink and until 13th April they have an extra reason to do so: the American singer Donny Dee is performing. So order your champagne cocktail along with a variety of tapas and enjoy the music.

Address: Rue du Mont-Blanc 10 | Telephone: 0041227165700 |

La Bretelle
Vintage design, bohemian furniture and unconventional spirit: what's not to love about La Bretelle? Head here for 80s music, live gigs, and cultural events such as public readings.

Address: Rue des Étuves 17 | Telephone: 0041227327596 |

Village du Soir
This group of industrial warehouses has been transformed into a festive village, which houses multiple areas and music styles; there are eight bars, a nightclub and even a distillery. There are also two food trucks on site.

Address: Route des Jeunes 24 | Telephone: |

Bar Bleu Nuit
The latest addition to this trendy restaurant is a brand new cocktail bar that attracts the local crowd. From Thursday to Saturday you can taste the creations of Olivia Hairay, an award winning local mixologist who likes to experiment.

Address: Rue du Vieux-Billard 4 | Telephone: +41223283444 |

Café Du Rond Point
Adjacent to a busy tram stop, Café Du Rond Point is perfect for people-watching. With dimmed lights, jazz on the sound system, and a new line-up of boutique beers from as far away as Argentina, Christian and his team offer a warm welcome.  

Address: Rond Point de Plainpalais 2 | Telephone: +41(0)223204795 |

MO Bar
  On a prime location by the lakeside, this chic hotel bar serves stylish cocktails: order your Bubble Mojito or Expresso Martini and mingle with the glamorous crowd, which populates the place. You can also have a light bite with your cocktail, such as Mediterranean tapas or Lebanese mezze. 

Address: Quai Turrettini 1 | Telephone: +41229090000 |

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