We have 8 Table-for-4 inside and 3 tables outside:
The tables inside:
1 table is for the staff,
1 table is reserved for Members,
1 tables are reserved for Patrons
5 tables are for grab. 3 of which can be reserved from 19-20 for Dinner at The Lab.
Walk-ins are welcome, if there is any available table. So if you want to be sure, do reserve a table for the night (contact us).
Outside tables can't be reserved.
The Lab's Priorities

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


Everyday between 19.00-20.00 we will serve (vegan) freshly-made, delicious bar-food for 3 Table-for-4.

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

Otherwise, we always have:

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

And as something new, we have different cheeses from Fromagerie Antony in France who also serves 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 our funky cocktail shots AND our Absinthe Fountain.


Music, performances, comedy, story-telling, talks, art, movies, food, or just chill.

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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May theme is
Not again ;)


Some say history doesn't repeat itself.

Others just can't remember.

Opening hours after these crazy times:

Mondays 18.00-24.00

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

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