Aperitif Experience In Basel

Finger food, snacks and bar food for every occasion

Enjoy classic aperitifs or innovative non-alcoholic cocktails and exquisite snacks. Our roof-top bar on the 31st floor of the Messeturm is the perfect place for romantic evenings or cosy meetings with friends. Book a table today and let us inspire you with our culinary offerings!

Frequently Asked Questions

Favourite aperitif location in Basel

If you are looking for delicious appetisers and first-class bar food for your private or business aperitif, then you have come to the right place. We offer an impressive selection of finger food and party snacks that will tantalise your palate.

For every occasion

Our varied aperitif assortment offers the right appetiser for every taste. Choose between classic appetisers or our innovative creations. Let yourself be tempted by our seductive vegetarian and vegan offerings or our tasty meat and fish appetisers. Our aperitif offer is suitable for every occasion, whether you want an aperitif riche or a light aperitif, for large or small groups.

Extensive cocktail menu

As one of the best bars in Basel, we are particularly proud of our extensive drinks menu. Discover classic aperitifs like Aperol Spritz or Negroni or be surprised by our innovative creations and signature cocktails. For those who prefer non-alcoholic, we offer a wide selection of refreshing non-alcoholic cocktails.

Bar Rouge, our roof-top bar on the 31st floor of the Messeturm in Basel, is the perfect place for a romantic evening or a cosy get-together with friends. In addition to an impressive selection of aperitifs and bar food, we also offer vegetarian and vegan dishes prepared from fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our cuisine is inspired by the best dishes of Italian cuisine, so you can look forward to an unforgettable culinary experience.

The place to be

If you are looking for a special venue for your aperitif or a creative bar food menu, Bar Rouge in Basel is the place for you. We look forward to spoiling you with our delicacies. Book a table in our cocktail bar today and be inspired by our diverse culinary offer!


What are your opening hours?

Please see our current opening hours here. For exclusive events, we will additionally inform you about extraordinary opening hours on our homepage.

Is there a dress code in the bar?

There is no official dress code during bar hours. However, we are always delighted to see casual chic.

Is there a minimum age?

We do not have a minimum age during the bar operation. On Thursdays from 10pm, the minimum age for all visitors is 18 years. From Friday to Saturday from 10pm, different age restrictions apply: Ladies must be at least 21 years old, while for gents the minimum age is 23. On the other days, there is no age limit for entry.

Do you pay admission?

During the bar operation you pay no admission (exceptions reserved). We only charge admission for our events on Fridays and Saturdays. On Friday, admission is CHF 10 to CHF 15 per person, while on Saturday admission is CHF 20 per person. Ladies over 35 years of age are admitted free of charge on both days (Friday and Saturday).

Do you have special offers for groups?

Yes, we offer special deals for groups starting at 15 people. Let the Bar Rouge enchant you. Here you will find all the information about our offers for groups and special occasions.

Our kitchen is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm to 11pm.

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