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The Great Escape
Rue de la Madeleine 18
CH-1003 Lausanne

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Opening times

Mon to Thu     10h00 – 24h00
Fri                  10h00 – 24h00
Sat                 11h00 – 24h00*
Sun                 15h30 – 24h00*

We’re working to get our usual schedule back on track. In the meantime, please check back here for our up-to-date opening hours.

*opening times can be earlier to accommodate live sporting events being shown. 


Cocktail Tasting Session

Thursday July 23 from 18h to 21h !

The Bar

Open since 2003, The Great Escape has established itself as one of the most popular bars in Lausanne for locals, students, ex-pats and general misfits. As the original free-house in Lausanne, you will still find a great selection of artisanal and international tap beers, guest beers and fine spirits, as well as a burger menu that uses only pure Swiss beef from the town’s best butcher and the finest local ingredients.

When it comes to live sport, the Great has a passion : football from the premier league and all the top European leagues, Top 14 rugby and all the international games plus a wide range of other sports. We want everyone to feel at home at The Great Escape and we strive hard to ensure a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone.


Here is this weeks games list – if you would like to watch any other game not mentioned please mail us at You can also subscribe to receive this list by email . You can also call us on 021 312 31 94 to reserve a table to watch the game



Monday 18
21h00 Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Tuesday 19
16h30 Celtic vs Ferencvaros
18h45 Besiktas vs Sporting
18h45 Brugge vs Man City
21h00 Atletico vs Liverpool
21h00 PSG vs Leipzig
21h00 Porto vs AC Milan

Wednesday 20
16h30 Spartak vs Leicester
18h45 Barcelona vs Kyiv
18h45 Salzburg vs Wolfsburg
21h00 Man Utd vs Atalanta
21h00 Young Boys vs Villarreal
21h00 Benfica vs Bayern

Thursday 21
18h45 Vitesse vs Tottenham
18h45 Glimt vs Roma
18h45 Lazio vs Marseille
21h00 Napoli vs Warsaw
21h00 Basel vs Nicosia
21h00 West Ham vs Genk



Friday 1
20h45 Bristol vs Bath

Saturday 2nd
09h00 Argentina vs Australia
12h00 South Africa vs New Zealand
16h00 Biarritz vs Toulouse
21h05 Castres vs Toulon

Sunday 3
21h00 Clermont vs Racing 92

Friday 8
20h45 Bayonne vs Beziers

Saturday 9
21h00 Toulon vs Brive

Sunday 10
16h00 Wasps vs Saints
21h00 Stade Français vs Clermont


The Great Escape
Rue de la Madeleine 18
CH-1003 Lausanne

If you need to get in touch then please feel free to use any of the following to get our attention!

Phone: 021 312 31 94

If you wish to book a table, please contact us by phone only.


We are hiring !

The Great Escape is looking for young, motivated bar and kitchen staff to join the team.

As well as the excellent food and drink, The Great Escape is also known for its fantastic staff. Fun, friendly, welcoming and eager to serve, they ensure that the customers really feel at home and has a great time. If you think that this is you and if you are looking to work in a young and dynamic team, then we want to hear from you.

Either pass by the bar or send us an email with your CV and a photo to

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