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Bars and nightlife in Basel

Top bars

Cocktail Bar
“Bespoke cocktails and small bites plus sweeping rooftop views. Great bar with views by day, one of Basel's more elegant clubs by night.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“This is a bar with high-quality cocktails (even bartenders go there for a drink on their nights off). Also, the ambience is very nice - the entire place is like a hangar with an industrial vibe, the ceilings are super high and there is plenty of couches.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pub
“Casual place by the river, buy a drink and dip your feet in the river while you enjoy you drink”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best italian-style coffee in largest café house in the country! Free WLAN, a lot of space - what else do you need?”
  • 29 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“This is one of my favorite places to eat. They have a buffet with all kinds of exotic and local high-quality food. It can also quite pricey but it's definitely worth it! Also very vegan-friendly.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“In Summer you can have a drink on the rooftop. Its nice and causy. There is also a nightclub down there.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
“irish pub in the city center, on the weekends it is more like a club and always crowded.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's one of the most popular bars in Basel. You should definitely pay a visit. Also with a smoking room for our smoker fellows.”
  • 18 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Cocktail Bar
“Bespoke cocktails and small bites plus sweeping rooftop views. Great bar with views by day, one of Basel's more elegant clubs by night.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“This is a bar with high-quality cocktails (even bartenders go there for a drink on their nights off). Also, the ambience is very nice - the entire place is like a hangar with an industrial vibe, the ceilings are super high and there is plenty of couches.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best italian-style coffee in largest café house in the country! Free WLAN, a lot of space - what else do you need?”
  • 29 locals recommend
Lounge
“If Brunch is your thing, this small & cozy place is worth checking out. Recommend you reserve in advance. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Night Club
“Nordstern is internationally famous for hosting some of the best DJs in electronic music.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lounge
“nice area for a summer evening at the Rhine Riviera. Go for a walk from Mittlere Brücke to Uferstasse or take the tram Number 8 to Dreirosenbrücke and go down to the waterside.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great drink variety, very nice and trendy atmosphere, live DJ dance club downstairs that opens late.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lounge
  • 2 locals recommend

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Ob Helene Fischer Konzert oder Swiss Indoors - die St. Jakobs Halle ist die richtige Location.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Music Venue
“small bar with good concerts, DJ's and smaller venues, smaller things to eat like fish'n'chips till late...”
  • 2 locals recommend
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