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“Great Escape- Great Bar”
Review of The Great Escape

The Great Escape
Ranked #30 of 679 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $17
Cuisines: American, Bar, European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Thessaloniki, Greece
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Escape- Great Bar”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Went there quite a few times during my stay in Lausanne. Overall a very nice and lively bar. However, during Friday and Saturday it is very crowded making it almost impossibe to stay inside. There is space outside - a small yard- that should be great when the weather is nice. Would definately recommend for a beer especially during happy hour (from 10pm to 10:30pm).

  • Visited February 2014
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Lausanne
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Favorite place in Lausanne”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

One of the great ambiances in Lausanne. The bar is normally crowed (specially during summer). The burgers are an excelent and they have the best chicken wings in town. And lots and lots of good beer.

  • Visited January 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Probably the only option for night out in Lausanne”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Let's admit it, Lausanne is not a hot spot on a party map. Most of the places r closed on Sunday and after 8 pm streets r pretty empty. It was a bit of a challenge to find a bar on Tuesday evening with music, drinks and party mode. So the great escape looked like a perfect option for that. I would probably skip it on my average Tuesday in Dubai, but I did have a great time on my last day in Lausanne. We sprayed till they closed the place at 1 am, enjoyed the music and drinks.

Visited January 2014
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586 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Nice pub !!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

This place is one of the best at Lausanne to drink a beer with friends and/or to follow a rugby match on a rainy Sunday ;-) great atmosphere, great beers and cool service.
They provide food but I didn't took the risk to try it... Seems not to bad however really overpriced with up to 20 box for a burger...

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Geneva, Switzerland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Really filling meal, great atmosphere”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is (thankfully) one of the rare places around the area that are open beyond 2pm. Food was deliciously filling (our late lunch lasted us till that same evening), loved the potato chips. Not a lot of tables available, but customers have the freedom to take their food out to the nearby park. Just remember to bring back your plate for a CHF2 deposit. Lots of people, relaxed atmosphere. Serves customers of age 21 and above.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Rachel N
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