Nestled on one of Kleinbasel’s oldest streets, the charming @blaupausebar may be the smallest cocktail bar in town, but don’t let that discourage you. The cozy atmosphere and amazing cocktails make it a must-visit.
The vintage minimalist design features blue velvet sofas, industrial lamps against the blue painted walls, a classic ATARI console where guests can play Space Invaders, and satin curtains covering the large window facing the street terrace. It’s like stepping into a time machine and traveling back to the 80s.
Blau Pause doesn’t focus on the “have to have” ingredients, but rather on creating unique and high-quality cocktails. With fresh juices, homemade syrups, infusions, bitters, and their own produced liqueurs, the mixologists add unexpected ingredients like porcini mushrooms, chillies, and cocoa butter to create intriguing flavors. Guests can find the classics and a few signature drinks on the classic menu, but the weekly creations on the “menu board” are a must-try. The mixologists can also customize drinks to guests’ preferences.
- Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)
- Homemade Grapefruit Syrup
- Fresh Parsley
Blau Pause is more than just a bar; it’s an experience. The friendly and knowledgeable staff, cozy atmosphere, and amazing cocktails make it a must-visit spot in Kleinbasel. The attention to detail and unexpected ingredients in their drinks show the passion and creativity of the mixologists. Whether you’re looking for a classic cocktail or a new and exciting creation, Blau Pause has something for everyone.