Drinks of the World


Bahhof Basel Centralbahnstrasse 16
Basel, 4051

+41 (0)61 271 83 60 | map

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by DoctorZombies:
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4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Huge selection of beer. Not as many as the store in the Zurich train station, but still hundreds to choose from, from around the world. Be selective though, as common grocery store beers from Switzerland as well as other countries are hugely marked up in price. The USA beers are double to triple, and a few can be found in n the local grocery stores for much less. A very good variety of Belgian beers at about 1/2 what we pay in the states. I thought the shelves were well organized, and the staff eager to help and spoke English well. A go to bottle shop in Switzerland, and easy to find in the train station.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of eawolff99
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of flyingpig
4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

An excellent beer shop in Basel & one I'm 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 & I'm not sure how it compares to other beer shops in the city/country but it was pricey 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 it'd would be an expensive place to visit anyway.

Overall it's up there and quite possibly the best beer shop I've 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).

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Photo of tjd25
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%

The new Drinks of the World store is located in Basel, and as always, in the train station. A very convenient location indeed. They have a quite impressive selection of Swiss beers, but also offer many international beers on sale: 40 Belgians, 40 Germans, 20 British, etc. Sometimes they seem to put the emphasis on the “of the world” part of their name (when they have beers from Marokko or Tasmania…just to have more countries listed), but that’s ok. The beer part of the store is quite nice, and the whole store looks freshly renovated. They have some beers in the fridge. Their selection is wider than Paul Ullrich, not far away from there, but the prices are a bit higher. My solution is to go to Paul Ullrich first pick all the interesting stuff they have there, and go back to Drinks of the World to get only the things I can only get there. Service was good, although I didn’t ask them for any advice. The guy seemed to worry a lot about the way I was going to carry all the bottles I bought! They have a membership card that’s a bit ridiculous: for 100 Swiss Francs of purchase, you get 4 Francs… It’s better than nothing, but still, it’s not very impressive. A good store, that combines well with Paul Ullrich.

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Drinks of the World in Basel, Switzerland
Place rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 4 ratings