Seemanns-Club is one of the oddest watering holes in town. Actually I have never come across anything remotely similar in Bern or anywhere else. It is quite a hidden spot and not many locals know about it.
If you’re up to discovering a sailor’s universe in a city without a port, this is the place to visit. Behind an unassuming door in the old town lies the Bern branch of the Swiss sailor’s club. The small and elongated room already reminds visitors of a ship. Its maritime atmosphere is further enhanced by all kinds of sailor memorabilia covering the walls and the smell of diesel. Although it is a club and there is a table for members, you find more tables for the normal clientele and everybody, who wants to unleash its inner seafarer or simply listen to the seamen’s tales, is welcome.
Please note that the club is only open on Friday nights.