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 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
Vegetarian food is more than cuisine to us, it is a lifestyle. We are committed to promoting healthy and balanced diets and the food we prepare is appealing to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Our daily buffet (11:30 - 22:00) features a versatile and seasonal selection. Also try our dinner menu, available ever day after 18:00.
Langstrasse 231 / Limmatplatz, 8005 Zürich
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
The 20/20 Wine Restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere whether for lunch or dinner in private or for business meetings. The 20/20 gourmet restaurant is popular for events up to 60 people, as well as smaller events in a separate room. Enjoy a varied menu at this newly renovated restaurant, from delicious appetizers to sweet desserts accompanied with selected wines at unbeatable prices.
Nüschelerstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich