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The Hirschi was opened in the early 1980s and even though times have change it is still a popular haunt. The large watering-hole near the Lindenberg is also a restaurant and a concert venue. The small and smoke-filled basement is dedicated to music; loud music to be precise. If you're still into punk then look no further. The restaurant is fairly inexpensive and the menu is full of unusual dishes. On Sundays breakfast is served right through the afternoon.
Birseckerhof is sure to takes you back to times gone by. Imposing pillars hold up the high ceiling, exquisite art dresses the walls and antique lamps complete the ambiance. The staff can be a tad moody sometimes, but at times they are cordial and prompt. Both lunch and dinner are reasonably priced, and the menu changes frequently. Don't forget to try the house wine. Even the homemade desserts are fresh and fabulous.
Paddy Reilly's is the solution for every homesick Brit or Irish in Basel. The Guinness is poured perfectly, the staff are all British, and often don't have the best German, so orders are all taken in English. The English-speaking community in Basel have certainly taken to this pub. They can relax with their own and forget that they're not in London or Dublin. The interiors, with its old style adverts, certainly make the pub look very authentic. Along with classics like lasagne, they also serve typical pub fare, like Shepherd's Pie and baked potatoes.
The old Atlantis presents itself with a revamped interior, attractive wooden tables, comfortable seats and a lot more. These days there is less live music than in the past, but the quality of bands is excellent. A wide range of international dishes are included in the menu where formerly pale, tasteless dishes once held court (check their website for the current dishes). The weekend attracts long lines of people ready to dance to the masterful DJs.