Lucerne is a wonderful city for strolling and wondering about, and the best time to do it is at night, when it's all lit up. You should walk the pedestrain area and then head down for the riverside: with the lights it feels like you've landed in a fairytale. A walk not to miss is across the chapel bridge: you'll often find several excellent street musicians performing there.
Dress Code: Anything - but possibly dressed
Right next to the Trainstation you ll find in the Building that also keeps the MacDonalds, about 4 Bars/Clubs wher there are a lot of young People at weekends havin a good time.
The ROADHOUSE is a EnglishBar where there ar often Live Music. Quite Popular at the Moment.
P1 is in the Penthouse of the Hotel and gives an amazing view over the city ant the Lake. Also often LiveMusic. Go to the Lobby of the Hotel and take the lift up to the Top.
SCHAF/MAX ar also quite Popular and well crowded at weekends. My favorites out of these 4.
All this clubs charge no entry fee and the prices for the beers and drinks are if you compare with other clubs quite low.
Dress Code: normal or a little bit chiq. Streetstyle-Hiphoppers are rarely seen as well as punks and stuff like that.
A visit to Switzerland is not complete without attending a Swiss folklore show. It is a very touristy thing to do, but in Switzerland, you must experience the song and dance of the Alpine region. In Lucerne, there are a few establishments which put up the Swiss folklore show complete with a typical Swiss fondue dinner. The Stadtkeller in the Old Town is one of the more famous establishments. Start off the evening with a delicious dinner of Swiss fondue and rosti accompanied by fine Swiss wines. The Swiss folklore show consists of yodelling, alpine horn blowing and flag throwing.
Dress Code: Smart casual. Reservations are essential.
Luzern’s nightlife scene is active, with plenty of arts centres and music venues around the Old Town and the rest of the city. There are two places to check flyers: Doo-Bop, Brandgässli 8, is a dance music shop with plenty of information about events in Luzern; while Romp, Denkmalstrasse 17, is an “info-shop” at the centre of Luzern’s squat culture, with music, flyers and contacts for all kinds of alternative activities around and about. The Stattkino, Baselstrasse 15, is an arthouse cinema with a varied daily programme of world cinema, plenty of it in English.
Night time entertainment here in Lucerne seems scarce as far as I know. Well, around the Lake Lucerne area at least! I know we spent quite a bit of time hanging loose at the hugely popular Mr Pickwick Pub in Hotel des Alpes - just across the lake from our hotel via the Wooden Bridge. It is often jammed-pack with locals and tourists alike. Oh, and the beer/ drinks here are very reasonably-priced. So, you'd still have some money left to spend on shopping. If you rather spend your evenings on traditional entertainment, you can sign up for excursions (through your hotel concierge) where you'd be awed with the yodelling, flag throwing and performances on the almighty alphorn.
Alternatively, you can visit one of their many cabarets, nightclubs and discos (yes, they DO have discos here).
My personal recommendation? Check out Mr Pickwick Pub at Hotel des Alpes.
Dress Code: Casual.
Go to one of the cheesy dinner shows they have for the tourists. They maybe a bit silly but they are fun and the food is good. They will have the yodlers and people playing the alpine horn. They all get into contume. Its not super expensive but its a fun night out. Only expect to see tourist though.
The best night in Lucerne takes place once a year - the After Regatta Party after the final day of the 'Rotsee' Regatta.
Ladies, be careful.... you won't stay alone for long ;)
Dress Code: Rowing jackets, sneakers, Shirts that show which national team you belong to ... (nothing in case of the Irish national team ;)
Lucerne offers a really great variety of bars (Borromini, Seebar at the KKL, Oops, Schwanen, Latino Bar, Movie, The Lounge, Nachbar, Bar 57, Jazzkantine), some good clubs (P1, Penthouse, Pravda) as well as the joint concert houses, bars (Schüür, Werkhof, boa, Sedel) These are some of the names you need to know, you'll find something for your taste, inform yourself over posters hanging in shops or at busstops, ask somebody in a bar.
Dress Code: You're pretty much free whatever you want to wear. To get into some of the clubs states above, you just need to have some kind of level dressing yourself (don't look slubbish, don't wear sneakers)
See the Jesuit Church which stands on the left bank of the Reuss River. Built in 1666 it has a rococo interior of some note with pink porphry and frescoes. Like all the churches i saw in Switzerland, it had the ornate craftsmenship and detail of German churches, but with a lighter more upbeat color scheme.
If you are not too tired during your free time in the night time, go and have fun! Disco clubs are not only fun but they also allow you to see the night life of many European people. Much of the music the same as American and Canadian music but you do hear some 'different' sounds. It is very good music and when you get home, you wish that you could just hear some of the music that yo heard that night at the disco club!
Dress Code: Wear anything you want. Don't go too formal though because you would feel somewhat out of place. You will have fun in what ever you want to wear.
One of the most enjoyable and biggest nightclubs of Lucerne. First of all, the Schüür has a big comfortable outside-area (with seats, a drink-bar, lounge, table football and a pool with a water wheel).
It includes also a bar inside of the spot where several DJ's play different music and enough space to dance.
Last but not least, it has a concert room(including one more bar) where different Artists from all over the world show their liveskills. This room is also used for partys.
Keep getting informed what kind of party is getting on - there are a lot of completly different parties/events - from British(brit-pop/rock night), to electro meets indie clash, to Hotshots (hiphop - !very young age present!), to 80s party, to readings. They have the right programm for everyone!
Dress Code: No dress code
Actually the brewery is more a restaurant than a bar/club. But if you plan to have a long night, this place might be perfect for the "warmup". The Brewery has his own beer (very delicious!) and several good meals.
Old and young, poor and rich people sit next to each other and enjoy the friendly mood around the Chapelbridge and the Reuss river.
Dress Code: No dress code
You can win a lot of money there and have a great time in the Casino. You can meet some really pretty girls and change the numbers with them. You can play Poker with kind people and have a funny talk with them and you can also drink alcohol. When you are bored in the Casino you can go in the wich is called Casnieum. In the club you have all the young people from 18-30 years, the Casineum plays a lot of house music
Dress Code: No Jeans No Sneakers
This club is an amazing idea to go at the weekends. You found for every type of music a day, which you like. It is in the center of Lucerne and you are able to find it fast. If you like to have a wonderful night with great music, then the Loft is the perfect choice. Enjoy yourself with your friends!!!
Dress Code: Nothing special
Do you want to party? Do you want to have a great night with your friends?
Soo than you have to go to the Vegas Club in Kriens.
It is a new Club and it is great. There are a lot of famous DJ's. There is one big Dancefloor and a big balcony around the Dancefloor. If you're a smoker there's also a big lounge for smookers.
The music is like HipHop, RnB, House.
So don't go to an other club...Believe me... You'll have a great NIGHT.
Dress Code: Elegant... Have your own style....