La Barje des Sciences Geneva

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La Barje des Sciences – Summer hangout place

I love this spot because this is next to a very touristy spot of Perle Du Lac but just tucked away at some elevation next to the Musee Des Sciences from where we can see a better view of the lake as well as enjoy a beer or two.

If it’s summer, it’s even better, because the place is transformed into a dance stage and every day there are different dance forms organized. For instance, Wednesdays is a Salsa Day and people who like dancing salsa come here to dance with fellow dancers. You may come across some people who are a bit of a salsa snob i.e. if you don’t dance well yourself, they wouldn’t dance with you – but do not let that dishearten you, because most people are very friendly and will dance. 

It is run by an association called La Barje which provides employment to marginalized people in makeshift bars around touristic spots. One of my best friends, Diego, told me that he wants these places to flourish because of the innate kindness in their operations and hence he always makes it a point to buy something from the bars instead of sneaking in cans of beers, which is what most people do. 

For drinks, you have to pay a refundable deport of 1 CHF, and if you are hungry, there is a lady selling Empanadas at the side of the bar during summers.

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Details about this spot



Rue de Lausanne, Geneva

Telephone number


Opening Times

11:00 - 01:00 daily


Beer pint: CHF 7


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)