Must-see nightlife in Basel

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    Top Choice
    Das Viertel

    East from the SBB Bahnhof along the railway tracks, this rooftop bar draws crowds all week to its sun-drenched terrace. On weekends it morphs into a club,…

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    Cargo Bar

    Art installations, live gigs, video shows and DJ performances pepper this art bar’s busy calendar. In summer, tables spill onto the pavement out front,…

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    This relaxed bar is a marvellous spot to take your taste buds on a wine journey around the world. Staff will open one of more than 100 bottles for you if…

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    This fun hybrid bar/club/event space occupying a former brewery in Kleinbasel has a welcoming, chilled vibe and hosts everything from DJ nights to poetry…

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    Leather-topped stools are strung behind the long, curving and – on DJ weekend nights – packed bar. In summer there's a rooftop terrace.

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    Bar Rouge

    Get high on the panoramic views from this plush red bar on the 31st floor of Basel's ugly glass Messeturm (trade fair tower). Regular events include over…

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    Campari Bar

    A soothing spot for an upscale cocktail moment, especially in warmer weather, when you can listen to the water play of the adjacent Tinguely Fountain.