1. Fondue House
Hankering for a good fondue whilst in Switzerland? The Fondue House is all things fondue, with everything fondue like on the menu. You can try either the cheese, bourguignonne (meats in oil), chinoise (meats in broth) and chocolate fondues with sides of bread, potatoes, and many sauces, or why not go a combo and get all three!
The Stadtkeller located in the heart of Old Town is a perfect sit down set menu venue with a traditional Swiss folklore show. The Swiss cuisine is wonderful but the real magic is the show of various Swiss traditions such as yodelling, Swiss Alpine horn blowing and flag throwing.
3. Restaurant Neustadt
A favourite amongst locals, Restaurant Neustadt is a down to earth restaurant with fair prices and good size portions. A favourite is the cordon bleu with chips and salad. There is also pizza available, and on Saturday nights they have a gourmet style menu.
4. Grottino 1313
Grottino 1313 is a stylish venue that is a great place to escape the herd of tourists in other restaurants. The menu features unique dishes like the chestnut soup with figs, creative pasta dishes, meats cooked over an open fire and delicious desserts.
5. Wirtshaus Galliker
Wirtshaus Galliker is an old Swiss tavern that has been operating for over 150 years and run by the Galliker family, using their recipes that have been passed down through the generations. This is a great place to try traditional Swiss food such as rosti and chügelipastete – veal with a creamy mushroom sauce served in puff pastry.
Gewerbehalle is an alternative bar in a cosy setting lit by candlelight upstairs and a small intimate club room downstairs offering different programmes such as swing electro to hip hop, open mic nights and DJs.
2. Schüür Konzerthaus
This concert house is housed in an old wooden barn not too far from the main train station. Upstairs of the barn they hold concerts whilst downstairs there is a bar where DJ’s play some nights, other nights there’s salsa dancing. There is also a garden out the back which is a nice place to hang out if the weather is a bit warm on those long summer nights.
3. Down Town
Down Town is a rock bar that’s been around in Old Town for years. The bar is open quite late and is renowned as the place where people go when everything else closes. There are rock DJs playing each night so if a smoky bar is your scene, you’ll love this place.
Located in a former porn cinema still with its red velvet curtains, Madeleine is that little piece of New York style located in Lucerne. The bar hosts concerts occasionally and DJ’s on the weekends.
5. Klub Kegelbahn
Klub Kegelbahn is house in a former bowling alley and located in the new party section of town. A great place to go for socializing and to listen to various music from jazz, northern soul, dub or electronic beats.