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Pub style restaurant near Basel Airport.

Next Friday we will be driving to Basel Airport. We’ll have a few hours to kill before we need to checkin. Is there anywhere nearby with a car park, where we could chill for a few hours and get something to eat? Don’t want to go into the city.
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Old 24.07.2020, 21:14
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Re: Pub style restaurant near Basel Airport.

Basel airport is actually in neighbouring France. Look for Mulhouse ...
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Basel airport is actually in neighbouring France. Look for Mulhouse ...
OP, don't follow this advice. I've got nothing but I'm sure some informed person will help you out shortly.
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Next Friday we will be driving to Basel Airport. We’ll have a few hours to kill before we need to checkin. Is there anywhere nearby with a car park, where we could chill for a few hours and get something to eat? Don’t want to go into the city.
Basel airport has only some of the cafe-s open (I flew in and out 10 days ago) and it was relatively shitty re food to begin with. Mulhouse is, sorry, an absolute dump, best avoided at any cost.

My advice would be to actually drive in the city. Getting into the area of Heuwaage is your best bet as it's easy in and out on the highway to the airport and has a big enough parking (it's less than 10 km about 15 min drive). From there you have either the option of Markthalle (2-3 min. walk) with various very good "street food" options and a fantastic beer tap place. Alternatively, you can walk into Paddy Reillys which is literally at the exit of the parking for a more traditional Irish Pub experience.
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Old 24.07.2020, 22:27
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Basel airport has only some of the cafe-s open (I flew in and out 10 days ago) and it was relatively shitty re food to begin with. Mulhouse is, sorry, an absolute dump, best avoided at any cost.

My advice would be to actually drive in the city. Getting into the area of Heuwaage is your best bet as it's easy in and out on the highway to the airport and has a big enough parking (it's less than 10 km about 15 min drive). From there you have either the option of Markthalle (2-3 min. walk) with various very good "street food" options and a fantastic beer tap place. Alternatively, you can walk into Paddy Reillys which is literally at the exit of the parking for a more traditional Irish Pub experience.
Yes. The area around BSL is pretty limited, so the advice above is correct. There are two restaurants near the airport, in small villages, that are not too bad. Not a pub setting, however.

La Diligence, 8 Rue de Mulhouse, 68300 Saint-Louis, France

Au Bœuf Rouge, 9 Rue de Hesingue, 68220 Hégenheim, France
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Re: Pub style restaurant near Basel Airport.

Allschwil is close to the airport. Haven't been in years but ZicZac has a US 'bar' feel.
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Re: Pub style restaurant near Basel Airport.

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Allschwil is close to the airport.
Not really what I'd call close, and definitely what I would call 'going into the city" as opposed to the lovely countryside around the airport itself.

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Allschwil is close to the airport. Haven't been in years but ZicZac has a US 'bar' feel.
Ye-es, a US bar feel. Absolutely not a chilled pub atmosphere which is what seems to be asked for.

To kill a few hours I'd recommend chilling at the nature reserve of the Petite Camargue Alsacienne
between St. Louis and Bartenheim. For eating there are quite a few restaurants on the main road nearby , including a very good one that I've eaten at only once, at lunchtime, the Lys d'Alsace.

All just a stone's throw from the airport, just the other side of the A35 motorway from the French side airport entrance (second motorway exit going North out of Basel).
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Not really what I'd call close, and definitely what I would call 'going into the city" as opposed to the lovely countryside around the airport itself.

To kill a few hours I'd recommend chilling at the nature reserve of the Petite Camargue Alsacienne
between St. Louis and Bartenheim. For eating there are quite a few restaurants on the main road nearby , including a very good one that I've eaten at only once, at lunchtime, the Lys d'Alsace.

All just a stone's throw from the airport, just the other side of the A35 motorway from the French side airport entrance (second motorway exit going North out of Basel).
Chilling at that nature reserve sounds good. Take a picnic.
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Basel airport has only some of the cafe-s open (I flew in and out 10 days ago) and it was relatively shitty re food to begin with. Mulhouse is, sorry, an absolute dump, best avoided at any cost.
Furiously expensive too.

Sometimes I contain my hunger and then eat on the plane. Easyjet food is better and more affordable than you might think. Especialy in comparison to what the airport has on offer. Which admittedly isn't setting the bar very high.

Either that or bring a packed lunch.

If you don't want to go into downtown Basel there are also plenty of local restaurants on the outskirts of Basel. A quick google search will reveal some. None of them exceptional AFAIK, but if you want something warm in your stomach and a beer to wash it down and not pay tourist prices, that's what you can get. Many of them easily doable on public transport if you don't want to drive. The airport bus does several suburban stops before getting into downtown Basel.

There is very little of note on the French side AFAIK and not really cheaper either as it's still too close to the border.
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