Bern Nightlife

Nightlife in Bern is a vibrant and ever-changing cocktail of bars, clubs and Irish pubs. Bern also has several theatres offering opera, orchestra and dance performances.

Bars in Bern


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.

Theaterplatz 2, Bern, 3011, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 31 318 8831

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.

Hotelgasse 10, Bern, 3011, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 31 318 5067
Sky Terrace

Set at the top of the swish Hotel Schweizerhof, this terraced bar offers a breathtaking panoramic 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.

Bahnhofplatz 11, Bern, 3001, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 31 326 8080

Clubs in Bern


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 shows by performers from different parts of the world. It’s set in a one-time fossil-fuel power plant from the early 1900s.

Marzilistrasse 47, Bern, 3005, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 31 310 540
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.

Neubrückstrasse 10, Bern, 3012, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 31 302 5236
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.

Bollwerk 31, Bern, 3011, Switzerland

Live Music in Bern

Casino Bern

A late baroque concert hall playing home to the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the 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. Casino Bern will reopen in September 2019.

Casinoplatz 1, Bern, 3011, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 31 328 0200

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 a whole panoply of rock, electronica, ska and hip-hop acts. Check the on-site listings to see who’s in town.

Neubrückstrasse 8, Bern, 3001, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 31 306 6961
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 over 25 years.

Engestrasse 54, Bern, 3012, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 31 309 6111
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