Brauerei Fischerstube is quite a well-known name among breweries in the city. It was established in 1974 and has spread its presence all across. They have special creations during Christmas that lightens up the festive mood. Their restaurant is nearby, which is open throughout the week. You can taste some of the best beers here, and decide which ones to take home. The restaurant is open till the wee hours of morning, thus making it ideal to spend a night drinking and enjoying the taste of some of the best beers.
In operation since 1898, Confiserie Beschle is known for serving quality baked goods year after year. Not only can patrons shop from a variety of chocolates, pastries, cakes and confectionery, but the eatery is also known for its range of cocktails. Besides dining-in, patrons can also pack some goodies for friends and family back home or even get some sent as gifts. Whether you are in the mood to pamper your sweet tooth, or are simply looking for a quick snack, then certainly head to Confiserie Beschle for a bite.
Brötli which means literally means 'Open Sandwich' is what this bar is named after. Established in 1906, this is not one of the newer vegetarian bars mushrooming in Basel. The Brötli Bar prides itself on being one of the few which prepares fresh fillings for its sandwiches every 30 minutes. You can either parcel your food or sit back in the very ambient bar with its dark wooden furnishings and cream ceilings and walls.
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.
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.
The Lowenzorn used to have a sign with 'Europe's best brawn' written on it. The sign has gone, but the good wholesome food remains. The restaurant is still known as the 'historical student beer pub' and not without a good reason. The beer certainly flows when the students are around. The bar has a rustic feel, and is decorated with 'Shrove Tuesday' motifs. The garden is peaceful, with a nice atmosphere. In the summer, the large grill is used, and a whole range of meat specialties are added to the menu.
Andreasplatz, which lies in the heart of the city, gives you the opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle for a short time. There was a small chapel here until 1792, and if you examine the cobbles, you can see a change of color marking the outline of the old chapel. In other words, the Rote Engel is situated in a very historical area. This oasis, from which motor vehicles are banned, is ideal for a summer day when the cozy atmosphere outside is just perfect. The interior, however, could do with a bit of a make-over. Self-service rules in the Rote Engel. The majority of customers enjoy coffee and the home-made cakes, but small meals are also available.
A visit to the Hasenburg will give you an authentic taste of an old Swiss pub. The food is traditional Swiss fare and consequently, this restaurant has attained a sort of cult status in Basel. Nothing and we mean nothing in the restaurant has changed in over 40 years. Under mounted antlers, you can enjoy intimate conversations into the early hours or make new friends with fellow drinkers. Favorites include variations on traditional Rosti (a typical Swiss potato dish). The hearty beers on tap complement just about everything.