Switzerland > Basel
Bieroman (17) , Switzerland | November 23, 2015
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (32) , Scotland | November 17, 2015
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent beer shop in Basel & one Iím glad to have found (although being in the train station makes it hard to miss). They had a huge selection of beers with plenty of Swiss, Belgian & German bottles plus a decent selection from the UK (mainly Brewdog & a couple larger English breweries though).
I was in for Swiss beers & the selection was ridiculously good when compared to the limited offerings at most bars in the city. I managed to pick up 8 of the 12 I went to Switzerland looking for (a ninth was available but too pricey). The shop also had beers from a few unusual locations; most notably Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil (not just Brahma & Xingu) & some from Estonia, Finland, Canada and quite a few others. The American selection was also good with from Dogfish Head beers I was happy to see & some from the odd unusual state (for Europe) like Tennessee.
Price wise it was Switzerland & Iím not sure how it compares to other beer shops in the city/country but it was pricy with most Swiss beers between 3 & 6 francs a small bottle but that was still cheaper than the bars in the city and I knew itíd would be an expensive place to visit anyway.
Overall itís up there and quite possibly the best beer shop Iíve been to (although that might be down to the fact it was in a foreign country so most beers were new to me & because they had some DFH which is impossible to find in Scotland).
altonbrownd (249) Chevy Chase, Maryland | October 4, 2015
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Very similar, albeit smaller, to the Zurich shop. Lots of beers from all over the world and a great selection of Swiss craft beers. I would guess they have at least 500 different bottles - not 200.
King_Alex_II (29) , Switzerland | May 2, 2015
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Medium sized store, but the beer segment is rather small, since there is a wine segment as well. The service is okay. The beer selection is not too big, and it gets either boring or expensive if you want to try different beers. Still one of the best opportunity to get a nice beer if youíre stuck in Basel waiting for a train.
mmargarucci (29) Basel, Switzerland | April 5, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 13/20
Bottleshop in the SBB station with a selection from around the world. A lot of mainstream beers, but also a lot of interesting craft brews if you search long enough in the shop. Also a nice selection of Swiss beers. However, the prices are a bit extreme...
CH-303 (65) Fribourg, Switzerland | June 19, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Centrally located in the train station. Very similar selection to the ones in Bern and Zurich, but of course more local Basel beers. Planned ahead by checking out the online beer list - got 12 out of the 12 I wanted to buy.
kerenmk (119) Tel Aviv, Israel | December 4, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A busy store at the railway station loaded with a good selection of Swiss beer (inc. local stuff such as Ueli and Unser Bier) and bottles from all over: mainly English/Scottish, German and American craft. Plenty of macros and a bunch of imports from more exotic countries thatís good for ticking.
shrubber85 (292) Greenville, Indiana | January 15, 2011| Updated July 14, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Doesnít look like much from the outside - pretty small and in the main train station but surprising on the inside. Nice selection of Swiss beers and a nice selection of international beers (primarily English/Scottish) but quite a few other countries represented. Parking garage a block to the west on same street. One of the best places to find a lot of Swiss beers in one stop or a quick jump across the border from Germany for a decent selection of non-Germanic beers.
Embrouille (22) , Switzerland | May 1, 2007| Updated August 11, 2007
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
The "drinks of the world" store in Basel offers a good selection on swiss beers (especially from the Basel region). Their assortment is classified by country which makes it quite interesting. Their range covers over 250 beers from ruffly 50 countries. In this shop the display is quite nice but the service isnít charming and helpful at all though. The "drinks of the world" store in Basel is focused on beers, (eg. the one in Bern offers a very good selection on single malts).
fiulijn (688) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 27, 2005
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
I liked quite a lot the one in Basel, the one that I visited most recently (Sept 2004); they had a good number of Swiss beers, nice for a travelling beerhunter. Also interesting for finding a new country. Check their website for the list of beers available.
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