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Bern Nightlife

Bern has a good, varied nightlife as well as a rich cultural scene.

Bars in Bern

Adriano’s

A café by day – notable for a devotion to good coffee and locally sourced food – busy but laid-back Adriano's becomes a cocktail venue each evening, with the after-work crowd drawn by the prospect of freshly made daiquiris, mojitos and Moscow Mules.

Address: , Theaterplatz 2, Bern, 3011
Telephone: +41 31 318 8831
Website: http://adrianos.ch

Lorenzini

You can't really go wrong with Lorenzini, with its music bar, cocktail bar and New York-style wine bar. It's been a fixture on Bern's drinking (and dining) scene for more than 40 years. As the name might suggest, it has a particularly good choice of Italian wines.

Address: , Hotelgasse 10, Bern, 3011
Telephone: +41 31 318 5067
Website: http://www.bindella.ch/de/lorenzini.html

Sky Terrace

Set at the top of the swish Hotel Schweizerhof, this terraced bar offers a great view over the rooftops of the city. The drinks selection is good too, with cocktails and champagne on the menu. And if the weather's nippy, the hotel also has a lobby lounge bar downstairs.

Address: , Bahnhofplatz 11, Bern,
Telephone: +41 31 326 8080
Website: http://www.schweizerhof-bern.ch

Clubs in Bern

ISC Club

A medium-sized alternative venue with an eclectic programme of live music, club nights and other events. In terms of genres, you might encounter anything from electro punk to psychobilly.

Address: , Neubrückstrasse 10, Bern, 3012
Telephone: +41 31 302 5236
Website: http://www.isc-club.ch

Kulturhallen Dampfzentrale

The Kulturhallen Dampfzentrale hosts a regular Saturday club night, and is also is a cultural centre and live music venue, putting on a diverse range of performers from different parts of the world. It's set in a one-time fossil-fuel power plant from the early 1900s.

Address: , Marzilistrasse 47, Bern, 3005
Telephone: +41 31 312 33 00
Website: http://dampfzentrale.ch

Le Ciel

Spinning house and R'n'B and attracting a fashion-conscious clientele, Le Ciel has been hosting glamorous club nights since its opening in 2010. International DJs occasionally appear, and there's a large dance floor of more than 250 square metres.

Address: , Bollwerk 31, Bern, 3011
Telephone:
Website: http://www.le-ciel.ch

Live music in Bern

Dachstock

Putting on alternative and experimental acts since 1987, this much-loved loft venue has earned its live music stripes several times over. Recent times have seen performances from Peaches, Swans and a whole panoply of other rock, electronica, ska and hip-hop acts. Check the on-site listings to see who's in town.

Address: , Neubrückstrasse 8, Bern, 3001
Telephone: +41 31 306 6961
Website: http://www.dachstock.ch

Kultur-Casino Bern

A late baroque concert hall playing home to the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Kultur Casino has hosted ensembles from around the world for more than a century. It still schedules regular performances, from classical to jazz, and the venue also has some strong restaurants.

Address: , Herrengasse 25, Bern, 3011
Telephone: +41 31 328 0228
Website: http://www.kultur-casino.ch

Marians Jazzroom

In Marians Jazzroom, located at the Hotel Innere Enge, Bern has one of Switzerland's finest jazz clubs, attracting leading international performers of blues, jazz, gospel, R&B and soul. It's been staging live jazz for almost 25 years.

Address: , Engestrasse 54, Bern,
Telephone: +41 31 309 6111
Website: http://www.mariansjazzroom.ch

Classical music in Bern

Dance in Bern

Theatres in Bern

Music and Dance in Bern

Culture in Bern