Night clubs in Basel: dancing and partying till dawn


After a strenuous day, would you like someone to mix you a delicious cocktail? Or do you enjoy strutting your stuff to good music? Basel's nightlife provides numerous opportunities to end the day in a congenial atmosphere. We've compiled a round-up of Basel's most popular night clubs and discotheques.


Bar Rouge: enjoyment at dizzying heights

Bar Rouge offers much more than just tasty cocktails and irresistible finger food. From its rooms with their contemporary furnishings, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city of Basel – because the bar is located 105 metres above the ground. The bar staff are keen to demonstrate their skills and conjure up unique cocktails to suit your taste, from sweet and creamy to crisp and dry. In the adjoining night club, you can sample Basel's nightlife to the sound of music from famous DJs.

Celebrate and relax on the Nordstern

The Nordstern is a unique setting for music and art of all types. This converted ship in Basel's port district is well-known far beyond the city limits, and has one of the country's best sound systems. Whether it's hosting big international names on the techno scene or collaborating with the Beyeler Foundation art institution, the Nordstern comes up trumps with a breathtaking programme that has, with good reason, made it one of Switzerland's most important cultural institutions. Quick tip: not far from this special club in Basel is the "Landestelle", a quay where you can enjoy an evening beer in an alternative setting.


Dancing in the techno club Stahlwerk

As a hotspot for electronic music, Basel comes up trumps with its impressive selection of night clubs. Stahlwerk at Hagenaugasse 29 is one of the city's most popular techno clubs. This is where the best techno parties in Basel happen! On the modern dance floors, well-known and unknown DJs play their music and encourage even non-dancers to boogie. The impressive light shows that accompany the powerful sounds are the icing on the cake.

Kaserne Basel: alternative parties

The Kaserne in Basel is also very popular. This lively alternative bar offers an extensive selection of music, exhibitions and even theatre performances. For this reason, it acts as the centre of the free modern art and theatre, dance and performance scene, and has three different event rooms. The adjacent "KaBar" is a meeting point for night owls who want to while away the hours companionably in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy the bar's wide range of beers, wines and spirits.


The Bird's Eye Jazz Club: partying with a difference in Basel

The "Bird's Eye" is one of Basel's most popular night clubs, regularly captivating fans of good jazz in particular. This former prison gym has been lovingly transformed into an atmospheric bar, which opens the stage five evenings a week for live jazz by talented performers from the national and international scene. This jazz club lies right in the centre of Basel, a short walk away from Barfüsserplatz.