Lucerne might be small, but as a cultural centre it draws people from all over Central Switzerland. This means it pulls far more weight than mere numbers would suggest. Dozens of bars and clubs jostle for custom, meaning there's something for almost every taste. For high-end nightlife head for the bars of the grand hotels, for the flipside dive into the vibrant student and alternative scene. You'll also find pubs and casual bars, as well as live music venues and large mainstream clubs. Check out our listings, and take your pick. As some bars don't take cards, it's a good idea to have cash handy!