The ideal ”apéro” starts early and finishes late, and there are few places better suited for that (Swiss) French tradition in Geneva than the Le Cheval Blanc. On the edge of Carouge, close to the river Arve, its terrace surrounded by planetrees (platanus) is a relaxing and beautiful setting in which to spend a lazy summer evening after work, enjoying good conversation, delicious tapas, and local wines. Which is why I do just that. Often. My (groups of) friends are all very different, but they all enjoy the Cheval Blanc, and apéros. It makes life and planning so much easier!
It is a one size fits all kind of place. Brunches on weekend mornings, tapas in the evenings, concerts till the end of the night. The programming in the Box (the basement bar/stage area) is quite varied, anything from Chanson Français, to burlesque pin-up shows and folk music. The Box fits a small stage, a bar and a DJ booth and can be used for concerts, parties and private viewings. If you plan on dropping your own album anytime soon, don’t hesitate to call the Box and have them organize your launch concert! Just be sure to put me on the guest list, thanks.