One of the best places in Kleinbasel to have a wine, Consum will surely impress wine aficionados. This chic bar has over 100 European wines in their cellar which includes vintages as well as new ones. Some of their wines are available by the glass. They also have a selected list of grappa, rum, liqueurs, brandy and whiskey. Nibble on salami or cheese specials to accompany your choice wine. You can be sure of a lovely time at this affable spot.
Located in the old part of the city, Bar Cafe Des Art's has a rich history behind it. Before ending up in its current location, customers had to endure two changes of premises. Although what used to be small and original, is now large and flashy— Des Art's has not lost any of its charm. The interior is a visual feast, with wonderful posters and pictures. They frequently play live music, and the piano is very prominent in the basement. Now if you want it quiet and comfortable, then relax upstairs in a leather chair in the smokers' lounge with a cigar from their extensive selection. And the excellent drinks and food menu mean that a visit here is a must.
One of the most popular event venues in the city, Volkshaus Basel most commonly plays host to concerts and musical events. Buy a ticket in advance and add spice to your evening with lots of rock, Indie and Electro music. Popular local and national musicians entertain the audiences throughout the year with their classy performances. The space also houses a bar that serves an impressive array of spirits, brews and cocktails.
One of the best clubs in town, Club 59 has been a nightlife hangout since 1959. This bar, lounge and club is a trendy space to unwind or party hard during the weekends. Hosting popular local DJs, you can groove to electro music, disco and more till way into the morning. During club nights only those who are 25 years and above are allowed.
The Warteck brewery stands opposite the Backstein Tower and its restaurant was once used by its staff. The room, which is paneled, has been lovingly renovated by its new owners, who have also added a wine shop. What can now be found is a cozy restaurant with good, reasonably priced food and friendly waiters. During the summer the guests can also eat in the garden. Restaurant Brauerei actually flanks the Kulturzentrum which is today housed in the former brewery.
Sushi lovers should head straight to Noohn, a bar and a restaurant that serves alcohol and fusion inspired Japanese fare. The restaurant is quite spacious, with an outdoor seating area, amidst the lush green garden. The rooftop of the restaurant is brightly lit; from where you can gaze at the twinkling stars. Guests can order their favorite dishes from the Sushi Bar. Chefs also offer custom-made orders suiting your palette. Reservations are highly recommended.