Mittelland drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Bern

Kapitel Bollwerk

Starting as a restaurant where businesspeople come for light, healthy lunches, this award-winning venue morphs by evening into a bar recognised around town for its savvy bartenders and unparalleled choice of cocktai…
Wine Bar in Bern


A tavern since the 18th century, Klösterli has a cosy, stone-walled interior for sampling Swiss wines from flinty Chasselas to fruit-forward Pinot noirs. These can be paired with tasting platters of cold meat, chees…
Bar in Bern

Sous le Pont

Delve into Bern's grungy underground scene at this alternative-arts centre in the Reitschule, a graffiti-covered former riding school built in 1897. It's behind the station, by the railway bridge.
Bar in Solothurn


Old stone walls, kitsch-meets-cool chairs and a sun-flooded riverfront terrace ensure that half of Solothurn can be found at this trendy riverside bar in a former warehouse.
Bar in Bern


This corner bar with a chalkboard tapas menu is a hip spot for cocktails and coffees from morning to night.
Bar in Bern


In the afternoon street-level tables under Bern's Old Town arcades make a pleasant spot to enjoy cream tea with scones and homemade jam. Come evening the action moves downstairs into the cellar, where you'll find oc…
Bar in Bern

Café des Pyrénées

Nicknamed 'Pyri' by locals, this bohemian corner joint remains a beloved Bern institution for its traditional Parisian cafe-bar vibe. Its central location near the tram tracks makes for good people-watching, though …
Wine Bar in Bern


Alpin specialises in Swiss wine and has an attached cafe, making it perfect for a try-before-you-buy session.