Finding a lively place to party is quite easy, but finding a great partying spot that has not be drained and trampled by countless tourists is difficult, especially if you are looking for some quality nightlife spots in Europe. Basel is a small city in Switzerland that sits on the side of the river Rhine, not many people go to this city because it is small and seemingly does not have much to offer. However, Basel is a rhinestone in the rough, a lowkey party hotspot that has a very active nightlife to offer.
Anyone who has had a taste of Basel’s nightlife scene will tell you that there is simply too much to take in, this city has some of the most stunning combo-bars that you can find in Europe and one of Europe’s liveliest Irish pubs. Couple its high energy bars and pubs with Basel’s fully-fledged red light district and you pretty much have the perfect recipe for a memorable weekend.
The only problem with Basel’s nightlife is that it gives you way too many options, anyone who is new to the city will find themselves torn apart loads of places to visit. If you are heading to Basel for the first time then a visit to Paddy Reilly’s is a great place to start. Every weekend, this Irish Bar gets flooded with people, and you probably will not find a spot inside after midnight. What makes Paddy Reilly’s so great is the crowd that it draws in, you can find enthusiastic individuals looking for new experiences and for a good time, in fact, pretty much everyone in Basel is lively and looking for fun.
Energy packed bars are not the only thing that make Basel a party hotspot, if you are looking for a more British take on drinks and pubs then you can visit Mr. Pickwick’s Pub, a sidewalk café bar that is only a short distance from Paddy Reilly’s. Mr. Pickwick’s is a quieter spot than Paddy’s, meaning that it is a great place to go to if you want a quick drink or someplace where you can enjoy a pint at your leisure. This café bar still draws in plenty of people thanks to its appealing after-work drinking feel and its overly British atmosphere, anytime there is a football match being aired, you can find Basel’s football crowd huddled up inside of this bar.
Paddy Reilly’s and Mr. Pickwick’s is only the tip of the iceberg, you can start off at these spots and then walk around and explore the many other hotspots that Basel has to offer. One of the best thing about Basel’s nightlife scene is that everything can be reached on foot, so all you need is good company and some free time to start exploring what is easily one of Europe’s best party cities. Whether you are into clubbing, drinking or simply looking for a good time, Basel will have something that will keep you happy.