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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.
A classic gastropub in the bustling city of Basel, Manger et Boire is an ideal place to sip on a drink or two as you chat up old friends. Cozy and laid-back, with an air of warmth, the ambiance of this bar makes it perfect for a leisurely drink. With an impressive selection of beers and local spirits, your session at this place is certain to last for more than just one round. While the drinks might be commendable, the food served here can't be overlooked, Taste the best Italian pastas at this venue as you feast on steaming hot ravioli's tossed in delectable sauces and fresh cheese.
Located in the heart of the Basel city, Cafe Spitz is a complete fish and seafood savory in Hotel Merian. The restaurant is famous for the delicious seafood it serves, along with a list of suitable wines. You can dine on the terrace and enjoy the grand view of the Mittlerebrucke and the Rhine at the same time. The fish is cooked with locally available, fresh products and herbs. The fish is cooked in different styles according to the seasonal changes and availability of herbs. Most diverse types of sea foods are available here.
What would Basel be without Bodega? The restaurant tends to get rather noisy but its atmosphere is inspiring and the spaghetti is very good. Situated on the Barfüsserplatz, it is much-favored by advertising and other creative types as well as well-versed watering-hole patrons! You can't always hear yourself speak on the ground floor and it is the busiest part of the restaurant; a place where people come to enjoy a beer or a coffee. Thanks to the elegantly laid-out tables, the first floor is a bit more chic but the story is still the same: it usually gets jam-packed. If you want to dine on the top-floor you will definitely need to book a table, especially on weekends. Call for details.
You may be surprised to find such a small, reasonably priced restaurant in such a splendid location next to the river Rhine. In fact, all of the riverside restaurants on the Kleinbasler bank are next to one another, with this one being squashed between two hotels. Dishes served here are mainly of the pasta and anti-pasta variety. The home made cakes, washed down with a large cafe latte, are nothing less than a treat. In the summer, the sun shines onto the Zum Schmale Wurf's terrace and if you want to sit here, you will have to come early. The locals love to make use of one of the city's few sun-filled spots.