Imagine yourself sitting in a tap room at East Burnside Street in Portland. You are enjoying a juicy West Coast IPA or dining at a typical Nordic style restaurant in the Meat District in Copenhagen. Imagine eating a beautifully balanced, colorful, salty, sour, fruity, comforting and playful Pasta Puttanesca. Fresh strawberries from Basel’s countryside is definitely what you crave afterwards, while listening to “Home is wherever I’m with you” in the background. Your bag is placed right next to you on the comfy bench sofa. – Yup, that is you at Matt & Elly! On one of the 100 seats at the kitchen and garden or the 30 seats at the bar and brewery, you are the star! In a typical Swiss manner, we won’t ever ask you for an autograph, instead we treat you like everyone else; charming with a smile.

I can fall in love with any brand that combines, quality, passion, attention to detail wrapped in a good story. Matt&Elly definitely lives up to all of these criteria!

Beyond Expectation & Trendsetting in Switzerland ?

LCI – nice balanced, smooth strawberries

It’s a cozy place with good food and great beer!

Pruthvi Sena Reddy, via Google

Apricot and plums… So gentle and smooth, would be great with food. On the lighter side.

Michele F. M., via Untappd

Matt & Elly Brewery & Kitchen, a newly opened hot spot in Kleinbasel with seasonal beer and food menus.

Clara Tuma, The New York Times

Splendid beer! ‘Gonna definitely recommend to my pals!

Ben Qzb Ram , QZB

Nice craft beer.

Todd Duncombe, via Google

Excellent beer on tap, delicious food and amazing staff.

Mateusz Piksa, via Google

Excelente Cerveza y gente muy linda!! Gracias por brindarnos tan lindo servicio! AbraSon familia!

Jorge González Castelló , El Guajiro, Cuban Music Catering


We, Jarin Huber and Denise Furter, met in 2010 in Basel while working for the boutique gastronomy group, Krafft. Jarin is a trained chef and well experienced restaurant manager; Denise a hotel manager, Beer Sommelière and charming hostess. We met quite a while ago and were an immediate match; first at work as colleagues and later on as a couple. While travelling the world every now and then we came to the idea of Matt & Elly in 2017: To combine craft beer with a creative, sustainable and local cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, where you feel right at home and dream about your next adventure. After a few pop-up concepts in our favorite city Basel – the pop-up bar at Hotel Balade was our personal highlight! – we settled down at the upcoming neighborhood, Erlenmatt in 2019.  Our timing wasn’t amazing (yup, COVID happened!), though we’ve been lucky to have the best guests, friends and family, who supported us by joining our craft beer ramp sales, ordered our take out dinners and supported us all the way! – We can’t wait to treat you to our unique Matt & Elly experience!

Danny Schindler has taken over the leadership of the kitchen with Jarin’s support since February 2023. The ambitious chef has previously worked as a chef at the hotspot Restaurant Schiff in Rheinfelden and as a chef de partie at the fine-dining Restaurant Hirschen in Erlinsbach. Hamburg was just one of the destinations on his professional career. Sascha Rijkeboer wows you since December 2021 as co-leader front of house together with Denise and learns to brew beer from Jarin. Sascha does public relations as a non-binary trans person in different contexts and tours with a queer spoken word program in German-speaking Switzerland. Together with our diverse crew, the Brewery & Kitchen gives you the unique freedom you know from travelling, the feeling of being relaxed and, if you feel like it, the willingness to meet interesting, creative people like yourself while eating, drinking and telling each other your stories.