Best rooftop bars in Geneva
Fancy a drink or dinner on one of Geneva’s most beautiful rooftop venues? Follow the guide!
With its breathtaking views of the Jura mountains and Mont Salève, Le 105 welcomes you to the Praille district, near Carouge, for a one-of-a-kind evening. Located on the roof of a former industrial building, the famous rooftop has seen Geneva’s residents dancing, eating and sipping on their drinks since its opening. With its 360-degree concept, in a relaxed, post-industrial atmosphere, the venue offers some tasty local snacks, amazing house cocktails and local wines for happy hour. In addition, the place will entice you with its rich programme of parties and artistic events to keep going until the late evening. The best part: the premises can be privatised for all events throughout the year.
MET Rooftop Lounge
Nestled on the rooftop of the famous Hôtel Métropole, opposite the Jardin Anglais and close to the lake, the MET Rooftop Lounge features an unparalleled view of the harbour and the Jet d’eau. Here, summer days are celebrated with gorgeous sunsets, delicious cocktails and a delightful, casual chic atmosphere. You’ll share a plate of tapas and gourmet creations, showcasing the elegance and refinement of the hotel. The MET is also a perfect place for a romantic moment… It’s our favourite place to admire Geneva in all its immensity and splendour.
Without a doubt the best Nikkei address in town, and with THE best views! Located in the sublime Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Izumi is on everyone’s lips when it comes to Japanese cuisine. The venue has specialised in Japanese Nikkei fusion cuisine, with mouth-watering dishes that enhance Peruvian specialities as well as Japanese culinary gems. With its exceptional consistency, in terms of quality and atmosphere, Izumi is one of the most prized venues in Geneva. The new executive chef, Toshikazu Kato, has been bringing his expertise to the table for several months now and works with local and seasonal products for the entire menu. A top-of-the-range restaurant for precious moments with family or friends… Remember to book your table well in advance!
The Geneva Marriott Hotel presents the latest addition to the rooftop bar scene! Perched on the 12th floor, Suite 1201 offers a dazzling view of the surrounding mountains. In a designer atmosphere, which blends elegance with a vibrant spirit, mixologists from all over Europe take turns every week to offer unforgettable cocktails. Try the Slowwww, a blend of gin, cocoa, orange blossom and lemon, or the Artila, made with Altos Tequila, Cynar, agave syrup and grapefruit soda. As for snacks, you’ll love chef Fabrizio Domilici’s sweet and savoury summer creations. Ideal for sunsets, perfect for aviation enthusiasts who can watch the coming and going of planes at Geneva International Airport, Suite 1201 promises to take you on a journey of pure delight!
The first rooftop venue in the city! Since its opening, it has continuously conquered the hearts of locals and tourists alike, with its unobstructed views of Geneva, its central location and its highly appreciated food & cocktail menu. The programme features scrumptious, refined dishes for lunch and dinner, with a Business Lunch that changes every week, chic parties, and a setting that is as exceptional as ever for summer nights that you’ll wish were endless. A fine programme of DJs and artists makes it one of the best spots to dance and get together, until 2.30 am on weekends.
Rive Droite – Hôtel Président Wilson
The pool-garden concept of the Hotel Président Wilson is certainly appealing. During your stay in Geneva or simply for a peaceful, relaxing day in the heart of the city, let yourself be transported to the heart of the French Riviera on the first floor of this luxury establishment, facing Lake Geneva. The magnificent swimming pool, the lounge and the restaurant make it a very popular spot from May onwards. Open to hotel guests as well as outside guests, Rive Droite turns into a real beach club of sorts. Enjoy a timeless break while sipping a cocktail by the pool and drooling at the menu designed by chef Michel Roth.
Ruby Claire Hotel
One of the latest up-and-coming hotels in Geneva… Located in Rues-Basses, in the frenetic, commercial heart of the city, the Ruby Claire will appeal to you with its affordable luxury and urban atmosphere, and its cosy and trendy setting featuring a mix of vintage and contemporary objets d’art and finds of all kinds. Take a break on the rooftop terrace of the hotel in this energising, euphoric setting, after an afternoon of shopping. Sip on a cocktail, relax in the comfortable armchairs, and let go!
Floor Two Bar
Located on the roof of the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva, on the right bank, the Floor Two Bar will delight you with its electrifying and festive atmosphere, its cocktail creations, and above all its idyllic views of the lake. Both chic and contemporary, elegant and gently provocative, the atmosphere attracts tourists and locals alike for an intoxicating start to the evening. Inside or outside, remember to book your table for an evening to remember. The menu features yummy dishes to share and tapas such as Shrimp tempura, assorted Lebanese mezze and Oyster caviar for premium parties.
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