The bars

Places of leisure "par excellence", bars have their own particular ambiance. Whether to drink a good cup of coffee, share a brief moment with colleagues or to enjoy an excellent home-made sandwich, the bars adapt to the guests needs and vary the offer depending on the time of day:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning coffee-break
  • Quick lunch or take-away
  • Afternoon break

A total of four bars, each with its own style but with a similar food selection, welcome guests and passersby.

For any inquiry regarding the organization of coffee-breaks / sandwiches / conferences, please visit our catering page.

Delegates' Bar

Located on the third floor, in the prolongation of the Hall des Pas Perdus, this is a historical site in the Palais. Enormous frescos on the walls depict the history of Switzerland. This was a very popular place during the 1940s when it was even used as a music room. And the old musical instrument is still on show there.

Today, it is a bar with room for some 80 visitors on its red leather sofas that have now become collectors' items.

Nicolas will be there to welcome you every day, from Monday to Friday.

Open Monday to Friday. 
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

Serpent Bar

This bar can be found on the first level of Building E and, thanks to its enormous bay windows stretching for almost 100m, it has a spectacular view of the park and the lake. This is the place where all the conference speakers in the building meet.

It can accommodate more than 220 visitors (seated).

Patricia, Laura and Isabelle will be there to welcome you every day, from Monday to Friday.

Open Monday to Friday. 
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Press bar

With its superb glass roofs and stained glass windows in the Art Deco style the Press Bar is a favourite meeting place.

It is at the centre of the Palais de Nations and numerous informal meetings take place there. Ms Michèle, who has been the manager here for many years, takes great pleasure in maintaining the atmosphere of the bar. Mr Manohar, her faithful assistant, as well as the rest of the team will be waiting to welcome you on each of your visits !

Open Monday to Friday
Opening times: 08:00 to 18:30.

Palette Bar

Despite its small size, many of our guests are very attached to this location and like to get together here during their breaks.

The welcome they receive from Ms Jocelyne certainly has a lot to do with it.

Open Monday to Friday
Opening times: 08:15 to 16:45.


To organise your coffee breaks, lunch breaks, cocktails or any other event, our sales manager is at your disposal :

+41 (0)22 917 56 19