La Barje is open again and this means summer is in full swing!
This beloved summer spot by the river will host all the sun and outdoor addicts during the next couple of weeks. La Barje is actually the very first bar I went to in Geneva three years ago and I have to say: this was a great start to getting to know the city!
Located directly on the Rhône River, La Barje consists of a converted caravan, beach chairs and a couple of tables – that’s it and that’s all I need. It is a great place to spend a mild summer evening or even a whole day, reading and watching the water flow by. What I think is great about outdoor bars such as La Barje, compared to packed covered pubs, is that you have enough space to breathe and to spread out a little bit. The location also invites you to take a swim in the river as it is very close to the Jonction.
The prices for drinks are very decent, probably among the cheapest in Geneva, and you can even order small snacks (such as Hummus). Free concerts and other cultural events take place quite frequently as well.