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The Great Escape

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rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
021 312 31 94
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 1:30 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good beer offering, beautiful view of Lausanne, friendly guests and staff, good atmosphere: is there anything else you can wish?

Thank Ramiz I
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first impression when I got there with my family was bad, it was at 9.30 pm, the tables outside was below standard and the inside was full. We thought about leaving but we went inside and luckily we had a table for four. Beer and wine was good but the burger was excellent. Tasty , cooked perfectly, bun great... More 

Thank Shaheer F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oi tripadviser, Love this cosy sports bar. The staff is friendly, the burger are good and the little square in front of it cute. One of my favorite place in lausanne

Thank Raphaël P
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Full range of almost American style bar food served - especially hamburgers. Extensive range of beers (imported) for this part of the world. I f there is a sports game you want to see you have a good chance here Can quickly get into crowd & loud mode, and service tends to drop off accordingly As a said horses for... More 

Thank Orcaorca
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

It's a very lively place. The burgers are good, and the fries are fantastic. If there is a game on, they show it on their TVs, which is nice. They have all sorts of drinks.

Thank Arash Z
Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Youngish, all times crowded, student inspiration place, perfect for few beers with friends. Outside terrace is a great plus.

Thank 3rsdaro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Made a reservation which is highly recommended if you want a seat inside. There is a really great vibe at this restaurant and they followed it up with a good selection of beer and food that did not disappoint. Highly recommended for a casual meal.

Thank Scott A
Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Came to watch a football game here with a few drinks and we were not disappointed by the atmosphere or service! Arrive early for seating, as this spot seems very popular and very full. Also definitely a good spot for later-night fun as an alternative to a club.

1 Thank gkhl2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Some locals took us here, nice view on the square, the place is like on a big veranda. We went here for drinks. They have a little outside terrace which looks a bit like a biergarten. There are also music events here, but not last night :). To enter the bar Age is from 21 years old, because the don't... More 

Thank Minic13
Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Great in summer when the weather is nice and you can enjoy the terrace. Inside the room is relatively small and often crowded but there are tables where you can eat and they sometimes put games (soccer) on the screens. Burgers are very good (with coleslaw!¨) too.

1 Thank BenHurrell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $17
American, Bar, Pub, European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
1:30 pm - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Madeleine 18, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: 021 312 31 94

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?