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.
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.
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.
Vistors who visit the flea market in Basel on a Saturday should definitely stop at the 'Harmonie' for refreshments. Of course this centrally located restaurant is also very popular on weekdays. Its interior is very art nouveau and the cuisine is Swiss and Alsatian. There are, however, also a few pasta dishes on the menu. The restaurant is cosy and you can enjoy a dish such as Rösti, a Swiss potato dish with fried egg with a glass of beer.'Calf's head with calf's tongue in vinegar and herb sauce' is perfect for those who prefer meat. In the summer you can enjoy a spot of al fresco dining here.
With its elegant ambiance that features beautiful sculptures coupled with modern decor that bask in the soft shades of gold and pink, an evening at the Singerhaus feels surreal and fantasy like. At the Singerhaus you can be assured of good music spun out by some famous DJs such as DJ Oliver, DJ Said, DJ Nassir, and DJ Soul Child to name a few. Also the artist performances and theme nights at the Singerhaus make it the perfect place to visit. And if you get hungry with all that dancing, visit the Cafe La Terrace, the in-house eatery at the Singerhaus. All in all, this place promises to make your night-out even more livelier than you imagined it to be. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests, and is also available on rent.
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.
Easy sofas, a crackling fire, a long bar, warm lights and a cozy atmosphere makes Les Trois Rois Bar a place to meet up with friends. Located within the Les Trois Rois, the bar is the right place to enjoy a casual conversation. Enjoy your drinks and snacks indoors, or out on the terrace. Indulge yourself with a cigar from the humidor while you wait. If you are an afternoon tea person, then visit the bar between 3p-6p. You will get an opportunity to enjoy different scented teas, accompanied with scones, strawberry jam, sandwiches, pastries, clotted cream and a glass of champagne! Check website for details.
Stop by for some delicious tapas at Don Pincho, in the quaint old city of Basel. Cool interiors with a classic touch and music to match your moods are what you can expect. Spanish wine rules here, so you can't really ignore it. Bookings are recommended if you're planning any party or business event. Hang out with friends to chat away the blues, or set your sights on a Swiss miss!
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!