NEWS - Due to these crazy times, The Lab is gonna take it one day/week at a time. 
Dear all,
Crazy times out there and we completely understand your wish to stay safe. And we do our outmost not only to provide a safe environment, but also to fill your day with purifying events.
In short, our plan is to offer you 3-4 hours of quality time with delicious dinner between 7-8, quality drinks (medicine), and unique acts. 
Come by and nourish your soul, it will keep you sane and healthy
CAFE            Where the coffee-machine is always on.
BAR              Where saints meet sinners.
REPUBLIC    Capital of The Independent Funky Republic of The Lab.
PRIORITIES  Only good stuff from the closest source at a fair price.
STORIES      Everything has a story to tell.
MUSIC         First came the sound then came the funk.
EVENTS      Maybe it happened, maybe it didn't.
FOOD          Dinner is served everyday, between 19.00 and 20.00 and you
                     pay as much as you like.
                     But we always have the best Hummus on this side of the Alps.
DRINKS       They say drinking doesn't help and they are absolutely right.
                     But we are not here to help, nor to make it easy for you.
                     We do funky cocktail-shots though.
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Opening hours in these crazy times:

Tuesdays 18.00-23.00

Wednesdays 18.00-23.00

Thursdays 18.00-23.00

Fridays 18.00-23.00

Saturdays 18.00-23.00

The Lab

Spitalstrasse 32

4056 Basel

No upcoming events at the moment
We support art and artists

If nothing else, Corona crisis has taught us that culture is essential and it has to be respected and nourished.

We also believe that currently the idea that culture should be free and artists can live on peanuts and love alone should be challenged. Thus as a respected venue, we see it as our pleasure to treat artists the bestest we can.

In order to do so, there will be a ticketing system for some events:

  • Normal: CHF 15-25 depending on the event,

  • Members/students: CHF 10.

  • Patron seats: 5 seats are reserved for our beloved patrons or other lucky guests who can come in for free. 

  • Walk-ins: Some seats will also be available for sale at the door.

(The ticketing system applies only to some events. See Program)​


We kindly ask you to book your seat in advance even when an event is for free.

We hope you agree with us.

See you all very very soon