Genevans, get ready! The Geneva Cocktail Week is back for a third edition from 24 to 30 September! After a sophomore year assembling two dozen participating bars, the Geneva Cocktail Week organizers have refined their concept. The list is now narrowed down to a dozen true cocktail bars (in my humble opinion), with the likes of Little Barrel, the two Black Sheep (Etuves and Rive), Bottle Brothers, the brand new Casa Tiki, Voodoo Reyes, Dynastie or le Verre à Monique. Throughout the week, bartenders from Paris, London, Marseille, Zurich, Basel and Barcelona will take over some of the participating bars.
Genevois, à vos marques ! La Geneva Cocktail Week est de retour pour une troisième édition du 24 au 30 septembre! Après une deuxième édition réunissant une vingtaine de bars, les organisateurs de la Geneva Cocktail Week ont affiné leur concept. La liste des bars participants est désormais limitée à une douzaine de véritables (à mon humble avis) bars à cocktails, tels que le Little Barrel, les deux Black Sheep (Etuves and Rive), les Bottle Brothers, le tout nouveau Casa Tiki, Voodoo Reyes, Dynastie ou encore le Verre à Monique. Tout au long de la semaine, des barmen de Paris,
Open since September, Black Sheep Rive is one of my new go-to addresses in Geneva. It has everything one needs for a great night out: nice decor, awesome food, wicked drinks and a very friendly service. Concealed on a side street to the rue de la Terrassière, it is the younger brother of the original Black Sheep on Place Grenus. The venue is nicely sized with a split level overlooking the bar. The decor is a mix of industrial and vegetal with plants here and there. I have a special fondness for the quirky gin posters, especially for the one
La Geneva Cocktail Week est de retour! Après le succès de sa première édition en 2016, l’événement revient fin septembre avec presque le double d’adresses, des masterclasses, des soirées à thèmes spéciales et des bartenders d’Athènes, Paris, Bordeaux, Munich, Bâle, Lausanne et Annecy! Trente-quatre adresses, 68 créations cocktails Le nombre d’adresses a augmenté depuis l’année dernière. Cette année, 34 bars du centre-ville, des Eaux-Vives, de Carouge, de Plainpalais et des Pâquis accueilleront les participants du festival. Parmi eux, il y a de tout nouveaux bars, comme le Black Sheep Rive qui vient d’ouvrir. Chacun proposera deux cocktails réalisés spécialement pour
The Geneva Cocktail Week is back! After a successful first edition in 2016, the event returns end of September with nearly twice as many venues, brand masterclasses, special themed nights and guest bartenders from Athens, Paris, Bordeaux, Munich, Basel, Lausanne and Annecy! Thirty-four locations, 68 cocktail creations The number of locations has increased since last year. Now 34 bars from downtown Geneva, Eaux-Vives, Carouge, Plainpalais and Pâquis will welcome the festival participants. There are some brand new venues, such as the recently opened Black Sheep Rive. Each will propose two cocktails specifically made for the Cocktail Week, one with and
When you reach Henri-Blanvalet street in the Eaux-Vives district, the sound of laughter and conversations will lead you straight to the two addresses of Bottle Brothers in Geneva, Petit Bottle and its younger brother, the Grand Bottle. All year round the trendy, cosmopolitan guests mingle on the terraces of the two establishments in a happy brouhaha. While adjacent and united by the same philosophy, each bar has its own “personality”. Petit Bottle: the original Bottle Brothers Opened in 2012, the original Bottle Brothers was meant to be a wine bar. It became a cocktail bar instead. Rather small and narrow,
Yesterday I visited Geneva‘s brand new speakeasy bar : Le Jardin du Kraken (The Kraken’s Garden in English). As its name indicates, it is attached to Le Kraken, a bar on the Ecole-de-Médecine street, the hub of student nights out in Geneva. Accessing the speakeasy There are two ways to access Le Jardin du Kraken. During the week, you’ll get to the hidden bar through one of the main bar’s cupboards. On weekend nights…you’ll have to find for yourself! After all, the search is one of the enjoyable aspects of a speakeasy! Le Jardin du Kraken bar Once you’re inside,
Sometimes you have fun in the most unexpected places, at the most unexpected time. Three weeks ago, on a Friday night, a friend and I wanted to unwind after a particularly tough week in the office. We decided to go for a drink right after work. After hitting two very quiet spots – we started at 8 pm on a Friday after all, at a time people usually go for dinner – we decided to innovate and go somewhere we’d never been before: Café Voisins. Café Voisins Café Voisins is located on the rue des Voisins, at the corner with
A fairly recent addition to Geneva’s cocktail scene, Bistrot 23 is not only a bar but a restaurant as well. It is located 3 min walk away from the Boulevard Georges-Favon, a street packed with quite a few bars, on the off street Rue de la Coulouvrenière. In the summer, you can enjoy its two terraces, yes two, one of which gives on the Rhone river. The bar You enter Bistrot 23 through the bar. The station stands right across the entrance and looks really classy with its metallic counter top. Art deco lamps hang from the ceiling and cast
Twenty bars around Geneva participated in the 1st Geneva Cocktail Week from August 29 to September 4 2016, offering creations made especially for the event at special price. Some of them hosted brand presentations and tastings in the afternoon or early evening. A nice opportunity for guests to become more knowledgeable about the products they drink. Finally, bartenders from other cities, like Lausanne or Annecy, took over some bars for guest bartending gigs. The cocktail week was an initiative launched after a discussion between Quentin Beurgaud, one of the owner of the Little Barrel, and Guillaume, one of his guests.