Bars & Lounges
More than just a beery idea. Ten years ago, a couple of thirty-year-olds were experimenting in their garage on their first self-brewed beer brand. It was so popular that they decided to pick up a hammer and chisel without further ado and to transform an old chemist in the heart of “Breitsch”, one of Bern’s most popular districts, into a cool pub. On the opening night of Barbière – microbrewery, scene restaurant and neighborhood bar all in one – a whopping total of 1,000 liters of beer were served. And the beer is still flowing there today. In the brewery at the back, called the “Garage” as a tribute to its origins, the two master brewers Matthias and Christoph work on their own brews, which are really outside of the box. Inspired by Belgian, English and American brewing cultures, they have now created over 50 beers. The effervescent house beers surprise again and again with new ingredients and characteristics. If you want to know which beer creations are currently flowing from the tap, you’d best drop by Barbière yourself.
Breitenrainplatz 40, 3000 Bern
The Kulturfabrik KUFA is a concert venue in Lyss, right between Bern and Biel. Throughout the year the KUFA hosts national and international concerts of every style and all kind of parties. Further events at the KUFA include small theatre & comedy events. The KUFA is also a location for business forums and meetings. Opening times: Totally depending on the event. Always check our website for more information.
Werdtstrasse 17, 3250 Lyss
Find in the newly opened wine bar 250 top wines from the assortment of Mövenpick Wine to unbeatable prices. The wine selection is amazing! To the wine, Mövenpick offers the finest delicacies such as the legendary Mövenpick Tatar or over lunch a daily quickly served three course menu.
Nüschelerstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich
The day at the Volkshaus bar, which has been styled by Herzog & de Meuron, begins early with coffee and croissants and has many exquisite meals and snacks on offer all day long. Immerse yourself in the classic bar atmosphere with music towards the evening and a wide range of cocktails. In short, the bar is a lively meeting place for any time and any occasion.
Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel
The Brasserie of the new Volkshaus Basel was designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Its architecture combines classic brasserie-style elements with special design touches and adheres to the warmth and generosity of a beer hall. The combination of tradition and modernity also defines the range of head chef Marc Arnold, who dares to bridge the gap between simplicity and something a bit more special. Simple and tasty lunches but also filets de boeuf or oyster specials seek to meet all culinary desires at the brasserie.
Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel
The Restaurant Käserei in Murten offers an artful blend of contemporary and traditional food culture. The menu includes classic dishes and some delicate house specialties.
Rathausgasse 34, 3280 Murten
«the bird’s eye jazz club», located at the Kohlenberg-street in Basel, has gained fame among insiders and experts to be one of the best Jazz clubs in Europe. Musicians and guests appreciate the initimacy of the club with its arch-shaped ceiling and its excellent acoustic conditions, which allows to attend the concerts in short distance to the bands. The club offers authentic, contemporary live jazz during five evenings per week, with well known jazz masters from all over the world, but also with the best musicians from the national and regional jazz scene, as well as rising talents. Besides regularly held projects and cooperations with other cultural institutions, the bird’s eye jazz club also offers courses for the adult education centre and workshops for classes from public schools.
Kohlenberg 20, 4051 Basel
Great cafe and bar in Lorraine. They have shows and an open mic in their basement. The beer selection is small but immortal. Since opening in 1998, this culture hotspot with cult status has always included in its lineup offerings from small Swiss breweries that were hardly given the time of day way back before the craft boom of recent years. These include, for example, creations from the Brasserie BFM from Jura’s Saignelégier. BFM has been producing at Kairo-Start for just one year and was one of the first small specialty breweries in the country. By the way, when visiting this restaurant in the Lorraine district, you may notice an extra tap at the bar. Now and then there’s an “extra beer” on tap, recommended by the Kairo crew personally because they like it so much themselves.
Dammweg 43, 3013 Bern
Great place to have a drink with friends after a day at work. Snap your friends and join us for a cosy chat.
Elisabethenstrasse 59, 4051 Basel
Located in the trendiest quarter of Zürich, the charming XTRA Hotel/Restaurant & Bar is a 5-minute tram ride away from the Zurich Main Station and the downtown area. The multilingual staff can arrange concierge services, tour / ticket assistance, and event catering. For guests desiring late-night fun, X-TRA also has a nightclub and concerts.
Limmatstrasse 118, 8005 Zürich
Bern, bears and beer – they go together like hops and malt. From the famous BearPark, where Bern’s resident brown bears, Finn, Björk and their daughter Ursina, live in a 6,000-m2 natural enclosure, it’s just a few steps to the Altes Tramdepot, a restaurant and brewery all in one. While papa bear Finn takes his daily bath outside in the Aare river, inside 3,100 hectoliters of beer are brewed every year. Two giant, gleaming copper kettles stand in the middle of the restaurant, and even a trip to the john is a memorable experience thanks to the brewing room in the basement. By the way, If you have to look up the difference between top-fermented and bottom-fermented in a dictionary (sorry, on Google), then master brewer Christian Stoiber and his colleagues can assist you. Every Saturday, beer buffs will take you on a 45-minute journey through the world of beer during the brewery tour.
Grosser Muristalden 6, 3006 Bern
AURA is a high-end event facility located in the heart of Zurich. Experience first class dining in its 2000 square meter space. The multifunctional hall sets new standards for event spaces with impressive high ceilings and pioneering projection possibilities.
Bleicherweg 5, 8001 Zürich