Not a spot for snazzy cocktails, speak easy secret-ness or the well heeled to see and be seen.. Nah, Basis's door is wide open and is all about being yourself and feeling at ease and although this might sound a bit scary it is actually really very cool and exactly what the city needs..
Especially in these times.. Due to the crisis some 10% of Amsterdam's cafe's have closed down.. but basis refuses the crisis to disrupt our social life so has responded with their bring-your-own-food concept! Yup, that's right they cordially invite you to supply your own meal.. Whether that's something you have made at home, got from the supermarket or ordered from a delivery service, they supply the tools and the tunes. The only thing you pay for is your drink and they even do the dishes for you! (For those who want to rock up empty handed there's pies, panini's, soups and a choice of mains which you can heat up in one of the 6 ovens yourself as well.)
There is a separate space where there always seems to be something cool going on, think art exhibitions, live music and DJ's playing genre defying quality stuff to dance to.
And if you want to exhibit your work, organize an event or have another great idea the free spirited guys that run the place are all ears. Wow..
Enjoy Basis' unconventional, open and social vibe whilst being able to go out for dinner without breaking the bank..
cuisine: Bring your own!
address: Tolstraat 182
1074 VM Amsterdam
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