The 7 best rooftops where to drink a drink in Geneva

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If you wish to make an exceptional outing, Génération Voyage offers you to discover the best rooftops where to have a drink in Geneva.

Geneva is a marvel of the Swiss territory. The city, located at the southern tip of Lake Geneva, is close to both the Alps and the Jura mountains. The municipality is a capital of the banking sector and a major diplomatic hub housing the headquarters of the United Nations Office. It is even nicknamed "the capital of peace"! Tourism plays an important role in the area due to its privileged location and its gentle way of life. It feels so good! Restaurants, bars and discos attract night owls from all over the region. But today, we decided to tell you about the best rooftops where to have a drink in Geneva. Why not combine business with pleasure during your tourist, professional or cultural visit? Génération Voyage has selected for you the most prominent establishments of the beautiful Swiss. Go !


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1. MET Rooftop Lounge

Openinghours: From May to September. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 1am and Sunday and Monday from 5pm to midnight.

Where to have a drink in Geneva when looking for a trendy and chic place? Think of the Hotel Métropole, a luxurious establishment well known to the Geneva jet-set. It must be said that as soon as you arrive, a red carpet will automatically make you slip into the shoes of a star. The MET Rooftop Lounge, on the roof of the establishment, completes this feeling of splendour thanks to its panoramic view. Lake Geneva, surrounded by majestic mountains, is yours for the taking: not bad for enjoying a fresh homemade cocktail, is it not?


It is possible to stop there but we recommend you to pick from the snack menu. Here, samoussas and falafels prepared on demand are the tastiest dishes. Raw vegetables and fragrant meat skewers are also on offer, to the sound of a deep house inspired by the 1980s. The place is reserved for a wealthy clientele because of the prices, but what class! It is certainly one of the best rooftops in Geneva.

2. The Floortwo

Openinghours: Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 6.30am to 2.30pm and from 7pm to 10.30pm. Monday, open from 17h to 22h

The Floortwo is a beautiful terrace on the second floor of the Grand Hotel Kempinski. This is one of the most prestigious hotels in the city. Its five stars, its privileged location in front of the famous jet d'eau or its atypical architecture have a lot to do with it! The Floortwo promises nice evenings in the company of your friends, to have fun or chat near the gigantic bay windows. The DJ's will keep the show going all night long. For refreshments, no worries, the bar is one of the best rooftops where to have a drink in Geneva! We recommend the local wine, served by the glass or bottle, as well as fresh fruit juices. Casual and proper attire is required, of course. It is nevertheless an establishment with a high social status in Geneva! Finally, simple and refined dishes are served there. Try the pizzas: they are delicious.

3. The 105

Openinghours: Open from 8.30 am from Monday to Friday. Saturday, open at 5pm. Closed at 4.30pm Monday, midnight Tuesday and Saturday, 1am on Wednesday and 3am from Thursday to Friday.


Praille-Acacias-Vernets is a booming neo-quartier that is gradually making its place in a former industrial zone. Dynamic and modern, many office buildings have been set up there and co-working spaces are flourishing. Precisely, the 105 is a simple, cosy and trendy Geneva rooftop overlooking premises welcoming young local entrepreneurs and creatives. The young and relaxed clientele immediately made this place a must for a drink in Geneva. They come here to relax after work or enjoy tapas and kebabs. The chef will delight the gourmets who have come to enjoy grilled meat... or the partygoers suffering from a small snack. For Travel Lovers recommends the spritz, a speciality that the barman particularly emphasizes.

The little extra? The 360° view and the incredible panorama of the Salève, a mountain overlooking the city: it is nicknamed the "balcony of Geneva"!

4. The Rooftop 42

Openinghours: Open from 10am to 1am on Tuesday, from 10am to 2am on Wednesday and Thursday, from 10am to 2.30am on Friday and Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday

In the city centre, Rooftop 42 is located on the roof of a commercial building on Rue du Rhône. A lift will take you to the top floor, on the outside terrace where you will admire the breathtaking view. You can see the jet d'eau, Lake Geneva and all Geneva's emblematic tourist sites.

If you come to find one of the best rooftops where to have a drink in Geneva, you've come to the right place! Let's go to the bar: a curaçao or a fresh fruit juice is a must. Then, why not sit down and enjoy the view before tasting sushi or homemade burgers? The music is eclectic and doesn't interfere with the meal, but as soon as the meal is over, the volume increases: party time! You can relax at number 42, meet nice people and dance the night away. What will it be for you?


5. The Izumi

Hours: From noon to 2pm and from 7pm to 9.30pm every day.

The Izumi is on the sixth floor of one of the most prestigious five-star establishments. This restaurant has become a must in Japanese fusion cuisine. What is less well known is that Izumi is also one of the best rooftops where to have a drink in Geneva.

To get there, head for the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues, which offers an exceptional view of the old town centre. Refined and luxurious, the restaurant requires careful dress and a well-stocked wallet, but what a treat... Lobster salad with spinach shoots, truffle oil with Yuzu, Perigord foie gras or Teriyaki sauce with truffles... Even the inevitable sushi is there! L'Izumi is more than a restaurant, it is a unique experience to live with family or friends. What we recommend is that you go with your partner. Indeed, the proposed service is the promise of an unforgettable romantic outing.

6. L'Insens

Openinghours: Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Closed on sunday

L'Insens is the name of one of the best rooftops where to have a drink in Geneva, in the Eaux-Vives district. Located on the fifth floor of a wellness centre, it is true that you feel particularly relaxed. The terrace, in the city centre, is particularly sunny and the armchairs are of a comfort rarely equalled. Here you can eat and drink, but well: makis and vegetarian dishes, kimchi and natural wine are offered to guests.

And they only have to pay a reasonable price to enjoy them: about 20 Swiss francs is enough to enjoy a menu. Pretty tempting, isn't it? The products on offer are fresh, healthy and environmentally friendly. L'Insensé is an atypical rooftop terrace: going there means coming back! If you're up for it, you can even take a refreshment there after enjoying a yoga class or a meditation session.

7. The Address

Openinghours: Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 11.30pm. Closed Sunday and Monday

L'Adresse is a very special rooftop for anyone looking for a place to have a drink in Geneva. This contemporary bistro with a licked style offers a bohemian and urban corner-shop. Bathed in a lofty spirit, the trendy young Genevans meet there to chat, read or do their shopping... To share good times, in short!

In addition to the drinks and cocktails, which are served by a team who take great care, it is the restaurant that hits the spot. Quality southern cuisine is served on the terrace with two rows of tables in the shade. You can enjoy salads, risottos, homemade sandwiches or tapas to peck without moderation. For about twenty Swiss francs, the dish of the day, always fresh and tasty, will be brought to you. The chef ensures the quality of the products used and the managers ensure the success of the original evenings regularly organised on site. If not, when do you book?

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