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Next Step is one of the prominent venues for the popular Cully Jazz Festival where one witnesses stalwarts of Jazz perform live for the music devotees. This upscale site also provides its space for various art shows, meetings and other social events. For those seeking an exciting nightout, Next Step also serves as a nightclub with famous DJs churning electronica, funk and other beats to elevate your clubbing experience. All in all, this venue successfully provides a complete entertainment package.
The Bleu Lézard is one of the most popular café/bar/clubs in Lausanne. A good place to eat by day, by night the bar becomes busy with a diverse mix who tend to spill outside to the tables in the street so the crowding is bearable. There is no charge to enter the club downstairs where they feature live music and various popular DJs. An added extra is that the bar is also an exhibition space for young artists, which changes every month, making for great conversation pieces.
The street which leads to the Pianissimo is hardly appealing, but it is certainly worth the detour. One comes to this astonishing little bar to sip whiskey and listen to live jazz played by different bands. Whiskey is certainly the house specialty and they have a superb collection of it. On Wednesdays and Thursdays there is sometimes an acoustic jam session. If you like jazz, this place will make you feel right at home. Highly recommended.
Sidewalk Cafe and Vinyl Club is a posh bar, restaurant and nightclub, in the picturesque Old Town of Lausanne. The owners Klesta and Etienne Krasniqi have taken great interest in the minutest of details and ensure that all patrons and performing artistes are well looked after. The club has parties, DJs and live bands performing almost every alternate night. Please call ahead for open hours.
D! Nightclub, originally an old theater, then cinema, and finally converted into a club, opened its doors in 1996 to throngs of eager club-goers. This super hip spot caters to the young and chic, yet you will find almost every kind of person there. Great music, lights, and drinks make this a great place to go for the night. The club also has live acts, from cabaret to comedy, and the shows and times can be found on the website.
This Lausanne bar/café prides itself in its ambiance that is both trendy and relaxed. The café is open late and hosts guests DJs, musical performances and even puts on temporary art expositions providing local artists with a great opportunity to display their work. Munch on fresh pizzas layered with meat and cheese and crunchy salads. Café Luna is the whole package! Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Devoted almost entirely to techno music, the Loft attracts the young, deaf crowd. Various guest turntablists, as they like to be called nowadays, take to the stage to get the crowd going. Sometimes there are as many as six different DJs in one night. Located in the basement of an old tower, the Loft has three bars, two dance floors and prides itself on bringing to your attention, in the loudest possible manner, all of today's latest technology.
Atelier Volant, situated in the center of Lausanne, has been subject to many transformations. Given that none of these changes have actually been completed, the alternative culture has gradually taken over the area. In the heart of this colorful district, the less colorfully named Atelier Volant offers a varied program. One is just as likely to come across a theater production as a musical or comedy. The place often livens up in the evening with Cuban, Latino or African music. And a diverse range of musical performances enthrall the crowds.
The Moulin à Danser or The Dance Mill was a forerunner in the Swiss dance scene. Since 1985 MAD has provided a fun, enjoyable atmosphere with fantastic disc jockeys on four floors of a remodeled warehouse, which includes three separate sound systems, four bars, and a restaurant. Membership is suggested, however not required. This amazing dance club can also be rented out for private occasions.
A popular destination amongst youngsters and the young at heart, La Ruche is the perfect spot for a night out. The delicious concoctions and Electro beats cast a spell and draw you to the dance floor. At La Ruche expect to meet both international and local music artists who will perform live to an enthusiastic crowd. The energy here is definitely not for the weak at heart.
Shake your booty to the tunes of awesome music at Movida, the trendy club. Apart from salsa, you can also hear DJs spin Latin, house, merengue, hot Cuban and fiesta Latino tunes. Concerts are free and if you want to make the night super hot, check out the Mexican menu at Poco Loco (same place). Offering a wide variety of cocktails, this place is an ideal place to come with your friends and relax. Check out their website for specific concert listings.
A veritable haven of R&B in Switzerland, Cult Club offers a chic experience "a la New Yorkais". Self-described as "trendy" and for the "young" and "select" crowd, this is not the place for a night of rowdy drunkenness. Come here to experience the coolest scene in Lausanne, you will not leave unimpressed!