Basel

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Basel bars and nightlife

Das Schiff

Das Schiff

4 out of 5 stars

Anchored on the edge of the River Rhine, Schiff is a cultural centre with a restaurant and bar that extends over three decks. 

Kuppel

Kuppel

One of Basel’s most popular clubs, this place has a diverse line-up of party nights, DJs and live music covering a wide range of genres. 

SUD

SUD

Making good use of the spacious former Warteck brewery building, this cocktail bar, music venue and cultural centre has a wide range of events, from concerts an...

Hinterhof

Hinterhof

While the location might not seem too promising, stranded in no man’s land between Basel-Land and Basel-Stadt, it’s ideal for Hinterhof and its yout...

Basel restaurants and cafés

La Fourchette

La Fourchette

Opened in 2014, La Fourchette is the go-to address for straight-up French-inspired cuisine. 

Chez Velo

Chez Velo

3 out of 5 stars

A bike shop, ChezVelo is actually also a café renowned among locals for its cosy and unusual setting. 

Hamabama

Hamabama

The juice bar strives to make healthy eating tasty and accessible for everyone, and to take one look at its appetising menu is to see this philosophy in action....

Restaurant Union

Restaurant Union

There’s something of a beer hall about Restaurant Union, but for a younger and edgier crowd. 

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Basel shops and spas

kleinbasel

kleinbasel

Although not to be confused with the area in Basel, label kleinbasel does share creative characteristics with its geographical namesake. 

Yumm Cupcakes

Yumm Cupcakes

The aroma of fresh baking that infuses the shop in Kleinbasel is irresistible – as is the selection of cupcakes, which range from chocolate and vanilla to...

Riviera

Riviera

The shop should come with a warning, so we’re warning you: the well-cut pieces hanging from its rails are nothing short of irresistible thanks to their lu...

Claudia Güdel

Claudia Güdel

At fashion designer Claudia Güdel’s headquarters in a former garage in Kleinbasel, you can see the magic happen. Behind the rails of clothing is a co...

More things to do in Basel

Kunstmuseum Basel

Kunstmuseum Basel

The planet’s largest collection of paintings by the Holbein family is the centrepiece of Basel’s most venerable art archive, and works from 1400-160...

Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Design Museum

A tad cheeky, perhaps, to claim the fabulous Vitra Design Museum for Basel as it lies just over the border in the German town of Weil am Rhein. Established by t...

Kunstmuseum BaselKunstmuseum Basel

Kunstmuseum Basel

The planet’s largest collection of paintings by the Holbein family is the centrepiece of Basel’s most venerable art archive, and works from 1400-160...

Kunstmuseum Basel

Kunstmuseum Basel

The planet’s largest collection of paintings by the Holbein family is the centrepiece of Basel’s most venerable art archive, and works from 1400-160...

Vitra Design Museum

Vitra Design Museum

A tad cheeky, perhaps, to claim the fabulous Vitra Design Museum for Basel as it lies just over the border in the German town of Weil am Rhein. Established by t...

Basel Zoo

Basel Zoo

Known affectionately to locals as Zolli, Basel Zoo is something of a landmark. It opened in 1874, making it Switzerland’s oldest zoo.

Kleinbasel

Kleinbasel

On the other side of the Rhine to Basel old town, Kleinbasel is characterised by diversity, creativity and art. 

Dampfbad Basel

Dampfbad Basel

Whether you are local or in town for shopping, a meeting or an event, the Dampfbad in northern Basel’s St. Johann is the perfect retreat.