Drinking and nightlife in Northwestern Switzerland

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Basel

    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, hosting international DJs into the wee hours.

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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, providing prime views of sunset over the Rhine and passers-by on the quay below.

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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 you order just three decilitres (about three glasses).

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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 slams.

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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-30s nights on Thursdays and disco-versus-salsa duels on Saturdays.

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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.