We have 7 Tables inside and 4 tables outside:
The tables inside:
1 table is reserved for the staff, Members, and Patrons.
3 tables can be reserved from 19.00 for dinner and show.
Walk-ins are welcome, if there is any available table. So if you want to be sure, do reserve a table for the night.
Outside tables can't be reserved.

The Lab's Motto

Only good stuff, from the closest source at a fair price.


Staff food

Everyday between 19.00-20.00 we will serve (often vegan) freshly-made, delicious bar-food. The dish is a surprise. But you will definitely like it.

(Reserve your table and pay as much as you like).



we have the best Hummus on this side of the Alps (CHF 8). 



How about going luxury with different cheeses from Fromagerie Antony in France who also serves for the Queen of England (per piece CHF 6).


Only good Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic drinks.

But we are specially proud of:

Modernist Gin (made in Basel), our Schweizer Absinthes from Basel and Absinthe Aphrodite from Val de Travers, our schnaps from Jura, our Packs vodka also from Basel, and a wide selection of quality booze.

As for beer, we have Turbinen Brau from Zurich on tap and Bottle beers from Zur grunen Amsel in Riehen, and different non-alcoholic beers: Lola IPA and Leermond.

Lets not forget about our wines either.


And our funky cocktail shots AND our Absinthe Fountain, which can be reserved for the whole night.


Usually, we used to have Music, performances, comedy, story-telling, talks, art, movies, food, or just chill. But now during these crazy times, we only chill, enjoy the company and take us time to think how we are going to take over the world.

But you can always enjoy the exhibited art.

Support art and artists

We believe that 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: 10 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)​


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


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


We hope you agree with us.

See you all very very soon

The fountain can be reserved for the night.
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Opening hours in these crazy times:

Tuesdays 18.00-24.00

Wednesdays 18.00-24.00

Thursdays 18.00-24.00

Fridays 18.00-24.00

Saturdays 18.00-24.00

The Lab

Spitalstrasse 32

4056 Basel

Coming up next
Thu, Jul 09
... And I love you ...
When was the last time you received a love letter? when was the last time you wrote a love letter? In July and August, The Lab exhibits an interactive project about love letters. Come and be inspired or at least fall in love.