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Giger Bar

Chateau St. Germain, Gruyeres, Switzerland
+41 26 921 0800
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, Cafe, Pub
$$ - $$$
Chateau St. Germain, Gruyeres, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

A must see for Giger fans. Remarkable design and atmosphere. Good drink options - not so many food items. I expected a bit 'alien' theme selections - but was thankful that they hadn't overdone it with tackiness. Friendly staff who seem to enjoy the thrill...More

Thank Erena L
Reviewed July 10, 2016

The Giger Bar is located just across a small alley from the Giger Museum. Hans Rudoff “Ruedi” Giger was a famous surrealist painter. One of his many works was creating the “Alien” creature in the Sci fi movie with the same name. There are several...More

1  Thank Marty B
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Went in to get something to eat but because we had a pushchair there was no space for us so did not stay. An amazing place to see.

Thank Janewain
Reviewed June 22, 2016

The bar itself is open to anyone that would like to come in and purchase a drink or snacks and experience the world of Alien. It is worth a visit for the photo opportunities alone. We had a Carlsberg and a shot of "Alien Blood"....More

Thank morrisontravel
Reviewed June 20, 2016

Going to the HR Giger Bar is an experience not to be missed. Grap a seat, have drink, move to another seat, have another drink-and you open your eyes. This place seems to unfold before you as you look & wander about the place. Yes,...More

Thank JoZoB2
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Nothing can really prepare you for the beauty of Gruyere. It is truly one of the most gorgeous little towns I have ever been to. There is so much detail in every little thing, I can understand how and why Giger is the artist he...More

Thank Vicki L
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic location. Friendly staff. Don't attempt to go in to take pictures only, you are expected to have a drink, coffee or pay for some other consumption. If you want the full Giger experience, don't miss the museum on the other side of the road.

Thank Tonja M
Reviewed June 7, 2016

We visited after spending a couple of hours at the museum. It was a rainy day so the number of people coming in was vast. We were near the door and so saw all the people coming in, not having any clue what the bar...More

Thank Dutchess_UKNL
Reviewed May 29, 2016

The Giger Bar is a must visit if you go to Gruyere. The seats and sculptures are amazing and the vibe is really special when you get one of the fancy drinks from the menu.

Thank Michael U
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Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This bar is decorated from floor to ceiling with HR Gieger work and something special to see. Have the giger espresso and sit in the crafted chairs.

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Do you allow dogs in the bar? We are planning to go there in December when it's cold, and we will have our 2 small dogs with us.
July 26, 2016|
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I'm not sure about this cafe and dogs but generally the Swiss are very dog friendly so I would be surprised if they said no
E' possibile mangiare a pranzo? Ed eventualmente che tipo di pietanze ?
November 8, 2016|
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Bonjour, je voudrais connaitre vos tarifs (une fourchette de prix) merci...
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Bonsoir, je ne travail Pas là, le moyene pour les boissons étaient entre 8 et 13 chf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chateau St. Germain, Gruyeres, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Fribourg  >  La Gruyere  >  Gruyeres
  • Phone Number: +41 26 921 0800
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