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

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Opening times

Monday - Thursday9:00 — 1:00
Friday - Saturday9:00 — 2:00
Sunday10:00 — 1:00

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


EURO 2024 !

From June 14 to July 14, watch all the matches live on our giant screen on the place de la Madeleine. Food and drinks will be served including our famous Smash Burger !

6 Nations 2024

The 6 Nations tournament starts on Friday Feb. 2 with France vs Ireland (k.o. 21h00). Follow all of the games live at The Great Escape !

Opening hours Christmas 2023

Our opening times for the festive season ! No lunch menu during the holidays !

The Premier League – Starts Friday August 5

The new Premier League season kicks of this friday (August 5) with Crystal Palace vs Arsenal ! Don't miss a game at the Great Escape !

Join Us !!!

You too can be part of the One True Way ! Join the people who will really understand YOU by sending your CV to ! Free Personality Quiz and induction package for everyone !

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



July 9
21h00 France v Spain

July 10
21h00 Netherlands v England



Nothing for the moment. Contact us if there’s anything that you want to watch !

Other Sports


Nothing for the moment. Contact us if there’s anything that you want to watch !



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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