Dear guests
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Welcome to Wirtshaus St. Jakob, the tavern with “lots of meat on the bone”

As a meat enthusiast, you will certainly feel right at home with us. We offer you a choice of robust and classic meat dishes. The moment of being together and sharing is particularly important to us. That’s why you will find various dishes served on platters, so you can share with your friends and acquaintances. Once the sun is out, our beer garden with its chestnut trees offers grilling events on weekends and lounge music at our summer bar.

Welcome to the Wirtshaus St. Jakob Basel
Welcome to the Wirtshaus St. Jakob Basel
Do you have any questions? Ask our service staff. They gladly advises you
Cosiness is very important to us
The St. Jakob Restaurant
The St. Jakob Summergarden
Experience various aspects of Basel history up close
An oasis of well-being for meat enthusiasts
The tavern with lots of meat on the bone …
Our fresh tarte flambée for in-between
Veal chop with fried potatoes

Dinner at Wirtshaus St. Jakob

Our restaurant with its 54 seats is waiting for you.

We shall be happy to spoil you in our beautiful summer beer garden that can accommodate up to 150 guests.


Events at the Wirtshaus St. Jakob

Currently there are no events

Your event at Wirtshaus St. Jakob

Would you like to celebrate a special occasion with your family, friends, or colleagues? We have prepared a banquet offer that we shall be happy to tailor to your personal expectations. Do you have any particular culinary ideas? We shall be happy to help you realize them, because we want your event not only to meet your expectations, but to exceed them by far.

We are happy to offer you the following rooms for your individual event:
Up to 16 guests: the St. Jakobs-Stübli or St. Jakob’s Snuggery
Up to 24 guests: the Pilger-Saal or Pilgrims' Hall
Up to 80 guests: the Dalbedych-Saal or Dalbedych Hall

Pilgrims’ Hall
View of our Pilgrims’ Hall
Dalbedych Hall, Pilgrims’ Hall, or St. Jakob Snuggery – what do you prefer?
Our garden is perfect for your barbecue event
The traditional tavern with its beautiful garden at St. Jakob’s
Our garden offers enough space for up to 150 guests
About us

About Wirtshaus St. Jakob

Room for Meat-Eating Tigers
Meat enthusiasts will feel as if they have finally arrived where they were meant to be. But we have also thought up a surprise or two for those who prefer vegetable dishes. Besides, we always attach great importance to regional and seasonal products when purchasing products and preparing dishes.

Quality Prepared with Love
We use first-class products, which we prefer to buy from domestic production and prepare fresh, from A-Z, in our kitchen.

The Gasser family, the former landlords, are still at your disposal as Bistro Gasser AG.

The history of the tavern St. Jakob
Postcard from St. Jakob an der Birs. On the left, the old house of the daughters, in the middle the church of
St. Jakob and on the right the Wirthaus St. Jakob (about 19th century)

The History of the Tavern

Is the historic St. Jakob tavern really one of the oldest in town?
When was it first mentioned in records?

In his book Basel: einst und jetzt [Basel: Once Upon a Time and Now], author Eugen A. Meier mentions that the tavern at St. Jakob was first mentioned in 1526, though this was not the same building we know today, as the original customs house was replaced by a new building in 1687.