Brauerei Fischerstube AG

Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Rheingasse 45
Basel, 4058

061 692 9495 | map

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by DoctorZombies:
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Brewery and restaurant since 1974. On tap, four ongoing brews and usually a seasonal (the Christmas beer was gone two days after Xmas). Beer is average to good, and the food was very good and reasonably priced for Switzerland (read very expensive for what we pay for similar food in the States). Some of the brewery’s bottled beers were available; I chose the flight of the four tap beers. Biergarten family style seating, relatively attentive service, and server spoke English. Warm cheery vibe. Wife enjoyed the food too. I’d go back again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wc94wc
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Selvatico
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Augustiner719
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped in here on a day trip on the way back from Lugano

This place is just over the bridge from the main train station about a 20 minute walk. As you enter, there is a nice restaurant setting with brewery materials and kettles off to the side but not as the main focus for the restaurant. There is a bar off to the left and lots of seating inside, but keep in mind it is a restaurant setting in the first part of the place. As you move to the back, there is a "biergarten" or outdoor seating area on the deck as well as down below behind the brewery which was much more comfortable especially on a nice sunny day. The beers they had were a helles, dunker, weissbier and a special though i do not remember what they had... pretty typical of swiss breweries to have just 3 standard and then one rotating seasonal. They have specific glasses for each beer and sizes range from .3l to 1l where everything is then served in a 1L masskrug. The food was typical german/swiss with lots of protein choices (veal, pork, beef, chicken) and some nice salads. Service is as you would expect in switzerland, maybe they pay a little more attention because of the beer drinking aspect where people need more tending to.. but other than that its a nice way to break up the day and have a few beers while sightseeing. definitely worth a stop in for lunch or dinner.


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Photo of boondoggle
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

The retail outlet of Brauerei Fischertube is actually two different restaurants next door to each other. There are Restaurant Fischerstube, which is more of a basic beer bar with some snacks and bar foods, and Restaurant Linde, which is a little nicer. Hungry for dinner as well as thirsty for beer, I chose the Restaurant Linde. There is a beer garden behind the restaurant, basically the back yard between buildings. Weather was nice, so business was booming. Despite being understaffed, the waiter was very nice, and worked hard to keep up with demand.

The beer: four beers available on tap this day. These were a lager, a dunkel, the "Spezial" (similar to the lager, but a little stronger in flavor and alcohol), and a weizen. All were made on site. The weizen was very good, the dunkel and Spezial were well made, but a bit too sweet for my taste.

Food: Ordered the lamb with asparagus from the weekly specials. Decent flavor, but as a whole was overcooked. Net time, I would probably order off of the regular menu. Also, an English language menu is available upon request.

Would visit again.

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Photo of tjd25
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

The first impression was kind of cold. The waitress left mysteriously when we arrived and we were just standing next to the bar for 5 minutes. We wanted to go to the biergarten on the rough, but they don't offer "Probierset" (Tasting set) there, so we stayed in the main bar/restaurant. It looks quite sketchy and cheesy at first. The crowd ( it wasn't crowded in the middle of the afternoon) seemed to be mostly made of locals, who were old, which isn't a problem. It looked pretty much like a neighborhood bar, with a very slow atmoshpere, and I thought they didn't put that much emphasis on their beers. You could just see some copper tanks through a window in the back of the quite large room, and also on the way to the bathroom. I was happy, the sealing was low. The decoration was a mix of some old pictures and some not very exciting paitings, the kind of stuff a depressed artist would paint. The table looked good, old wood tables, some of them with inscriptions on them. The chair my friend wanted to sit on had a name painted on it, urs mayer maybe, but he still sat on it. They have bretzels on the table, but you have to pay if you grab one (first thought that was free...). I didn't eat there, but they had a beer sausage that seemed quite intriguing. Prices of food seemed a bit steep in comparison with the price of the beers. You can taste their 4 beers in small glasses for a very reasonable 7.5 Swiss Francs (less than 5 dollars). The four beers are decent, with a special mention to the weizen, which is very tasty. All the beers have great fine and lasting heads, and very enjoyable mouthfeels. The taste is more common, and I thought the smell was weak, but maybe it was just me, or maybe the smell in the bar was smoky, I don't know. The lager and the hell are also a bit too similar in my opinion. If they only want to have 4 beers, they should have a more diverse offering. Anyway, that place that looks cheesy and weird at the beginning is probably a nice and warm place to spend an evening when it gets crowded, and if you're with a bunch of friends at a large table. Service could be improved though.

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Photo of jeffboo
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

My favorite brewpub in Switzerland so far. This place is one street off the Rhein River in Basel's old city center. They have a pub, connected restaraunt called Restaraunt Linde, and a rooftop biergarten. There's no view from the biergarten but once you have your beer it really doesn't matter. The weizen is top notch, and the three other choices were very good ( Hell, Spezial Hell, and Dunkel). We had a nice lunch here (salads and sausages) and everthing was tasty.

This is a must stop when in the area and worth a side trip if touring through Switzerland. Highly recommended.

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Brauerei Fischerstube AG in Basel, Switzerland
Brewery rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 27 ratings