It was one of those early summer nights where the air had a slight hot stickiness to it, but every once in awhile the breeze would bring refreshing relief. Walking onto the the Bar’s terrace, we were immediately greeted by a smooth riff by the live saxophonist; the melody then broke into an energetic rendition of Bob Marley’s One Love and we took a look around: is this really Lausanne? Welcome to Travel by Cocktails at the Beau-Rivage Palace.
Here are some more photos of our girls’ night:
We decided to take our weekly girls’ night out of the center city and travel lakeside for this special occasion, and we couldn’t have been happier with that decision. The music, the food, the drinks, the energy! What’s not to love?
We had heard about the infamous parties thrown at the Beau-Rivage, but never made a strong effort to go. Why? Don’t get us wrong, we love luxury, we love live music, we love great drinks and ambiance, but we never thought something like this would be accessible to us “non-leisure class” folks. But the truth is, it’s completely accessible: it’s an easy-going, fun party, with unparalleled service, all set in the beautifully retro chic BAR with the lakeside terrace. There’s just no other place like it in Lausanne.
This edition of Travel by Cocktails had a Caribbean theme: guests received leis upon their arrival, three exotic drinks were featured on the menu (at 15CHF each), and the live band played island music that you couldn’t help but sway your hips to. Every once in awhile you would get a whiff of the lake water, hear the cries of the gulls while taking a sip of your mai tai, and just like that you could almost convince yourself that you had hopped continents and were lying on an island beach somewhere off the grid.
Fried sea bass in a mango dipping sauce
Thank you to the BAR at the Beau-Rivage Palace for hosting us–we will most definitely be back! If you’re interested in checking out upcoming Travel By Cocktails events or attending the free (!) Bar Live concerts check out their website here and follow them on Facebook. Reservations are a must.
Upcoming Travel By Cocktails Events:
August 1: SWITZERLAND
October 1: NEW YORK
December 3: LONDON
Reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
BAR @ The Beau-Rivage Palace
Place du Port 17-19
CH – 1000 Lausanne 6
Telephone: +41 21 613 33 95
Monday to Thursday from 2pm to 1am.
Friday from 2pm to 2am.
Saturday from 2pm to 2am.
Sunday from 2pm to midnight.