My wife & I are staying in Basel from Thur 2nd May leaving Mon 6th May. Could anyone recommend any bars/restaurants that play live music on Fri, Sat or Sun nights. We like any type except Jazz (which might be an issue in Basel!!). We are in our late 50th's, but coming from a music city Liverpool & still being night-owls, we don't mind what kind of venue it is, but would like somewhere where we can be seated. Somewhere atmospheric would be nice maybe in the old town. Also if a restaurant any advice on what time to make a reservation would be appreciated i.e. if we make a reservation for 8PM would we have to vacate the table for a 10:00 PM reservation. We are staying by Basel SBB station.
Also we are planning to take a day trip to Zurich by train on either Saturday 4th or Sunday 5th, any recommendations on which day would be best to make the visit. Whilst there we would like to do a bus tour & if possible a trip on the lake.
Hope someone can help.