Restaurants and bars in Basel

The local people are very much into Italian food. No wonder you find countless pasta and pizza places in town! Basel does not only have a very high density of museums but also of high-level fine dining places. There are two dozen restaurants with Michelin-stars within 45 minutes’ driving time! Basel with neighboring Alsace and Baden is a top destination for gourmets and wine lovers.

Basel is a city full of history and traditional hospitality is widespread. There are plenty of old inns and guild houses, beer halls and wine pubs. Sushi, Bejing Duck, Kebab, Falafel, Tandoori, Fajitas? In Basel you find all kind of exotic cuisines, from Anatolian to Cantonese, from Thai to Mexican, from American or Kosher: There are many restaurants with food from all over the world.

In our guide you will find a complete, always updated and friendly-to-use list of dining places. Like in most cities, many restaurants are closed on Sundays. Reservations are recommended in some places, especially during large trade fairs. The major credit cards are widely accepted.

Before or after shopping or just for a break in-between: In Basel you find plenty of tea-rooms and cafés, some of them with own pastry production and a long family tradition.

Basel by night? Elegant bars, trendy In-locations, cozy pubs, loud music-bars and lively student-clubs. Although most people prefer beer, wine and long drinks, you will be surprised of the number of cocktail bars. Basel has a liberal law with long opening hours for most places. If you like night-life, you will love Basel.