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.
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.
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.
Set on the 31st floor and encased in glass, Bar Rouge is a fabulous cocktail bar and club with stunning views. This chic space is among the top cocktail spots in town. Tipple to delicious concoctions and nosh on tasty bites. They even make customized drinks to suit your taste. During the weekends, it is a veritable party hub where clubbers sway to the DJ beats. Hosting some of the leading DJs of the country, you can be sure of a fantastic clubbing experience.
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.
Galileo's is a hot and happening piano bar that is home to good music and unlimited drinks. Located at the Stadtcasino, this is an ideal hang out if you want to sip on your favorite cocktail as you sway to the breezy music playing at the bar. Call for more details.
Located in the The Teufelhof Basel, Restaurant Bel Étage is known for the variety of food on its menus. The setting is not too formal and those dining here should make a note, you may not get to leave early even if you want to! Individuals, businessmen and families can equally enjoy the cuisine, which is a mix of French, German and Italian flavors. You can choose from over 450 wines available here, from across the globe. Try the foie-gras and duck sausage appetizers, and fillet of St. Pierre in mustard sauce with lentils and leeks...yummy!
Carambolage has the best of both worlds: music and food. This place regularly hosts entertaining live performances by talented musicians. There are solo artists creating a lively atmosphere by performing on the piano or the guitar. Apart from live concerts there are tasty brunches to feast on or films to be seen. Please check the 'Program' list for more details on the upcoming events or call ahead.
Musigburg is a popular concert venue and nightclub. With an eclectic offering of live performances, themed parties and fabulous DJ sets, Musigburg attracts an audience that is just as diverse. Dive into the thick of things, or amble over to the balcony from where you can enjoy unobstructed views of the stage. While not in use, the club is available on hire for private events. If you'd like to treat your posse to VIP treatment, book the balcony for your private use on concert days and enjoy exclusive use of the space and the upstairs bar. Whether you are a music lover or a party animal, Musigburg has something for you.
Housed within the former station of St Johann in Basel, Volta Bräu is a thriving brewpub that pours out delicious craft beers from its on-site micro-brewery. In the spacious tap room, take a seat at the long bar and choose from lagers, the Rye Red Ale, the Tangerine Pale Ale, and the C-Hops IPA. There is also a smattering of gin, wine, and vermouth to choose from. To complement the beer, order up a plate of the brewpub's famous pulled pork sandwiches. Volta Bräu also features a roomy patio area for warm nights. With its proximity to the Novartis campus, this hip brewpub is quickly gaining steam as the go-to spot for after work drinks.