This elegant restaurant café in the Städel Museum is the creation of a leading designer. Holbein's Café-Restaurant has a modern ambiance with cream colored walls, oak floors, black leather seats and maroon accessories, and their effect is surprisingly uplifting because of the glass and steel construction of the building. The adjoining terrace is delightful. They serve exquisite fare which is a mix between fresh local and world cuisine. Prices are not low and the wine list includes high-quality international wines, but it's the perfect place to have a meal after visiting the museum.
Named after the ornamental tree native to China and Japan, Ginkgo offers a range of cocktails, breakfasts and a select choice of Eurasian cuisine. Guests sit at exquisitely decorated Japanese style tables and enjoy the likes of Pink grilled Ribeyesteak or Pasta spaghetti with homemade rocket pesto. The menu changes according to season, meaning that there is always something new to discover. The terrace is wonderful in good weather.
More than 30 years old, Batschkapp is a popular rock and pop concert venue which has outlasted many of its rivals. Other music styles such as heavy metal, Indie, crossover and hip-hop bands also feature here. However, a line up of live performers makes this venue an outstanding one. International names like Lenny Kravitz, Nirvana and REM have graced their stage. Please make sure to leave penknives or anything of that sort at home; the security staff are serious about safety and have even been known to confiscate nail files. Batschkapp is a great venue to enjoy fun-filled weekend nights.
Ravers and techno fans have discovered a new home-away-from-home in the subway under Rossmarkt. Named after the district's postcode, U60311's main dance floor and bar are constructed out of state-of-the-art steel and glass, an investment which is reflected in the high admission prices. Live music performances and theme nights take the fun quotient even higher. Once inside, this becomes a cash-only establishment. The club opens their doors from 11p onwards.
With its baroque decor, high ceilings and ornate wooden and gilded decorations, Harvey's is a joy to the eye as well as the palate, a perfect combination of moderate prices, elegant decor and friendly service. A wide selection of international breakfasts is served until late in the day, while the evening menu contains some fascinating culinary concoctions. Choose from an array of crunchy salads, mouthwatering desserts and delicious local snacks. The cocktails are also highly recommended. children's playing area engages children while adults savor the fine menu.
This small bar in Sachsenhausen has its own puritanical style; the decor is decidedly minimalist, the clientele well-dressed and cosmopolitan - a mix of business people, students and night owls. The drinks list includes a range of cocktails and long drinks which bear names like Cosmopolitan and Jamaica Night. There is also a selection of non-alcoholic cocktails and some 20 different sorts of whiskey to choose from.
If you're looking for a vast array of tequila choices in Frankfurt, you'll find it here. Be it part of a cocktail or just pure, Tequila Cantina Y Bar has it all. But this isn't just paradise for tequila fans, as the food is very good too: a choice of typical Mexican snacks from tacos and burritos to chilli. The interior is rustic and the staff very friendly. It's not a bad idea to come here in the afternoon, as it's cheaper than in the evening.
Helium is a popular starting-off point with Frankfurt's house and techno crowd. The wooden floors, ambient light and house music give the location a trendy feel, which is unfortunately reflected in the prices. The party scene which meets here day and night is mostly loud and hip. During summer you can avail of patio seating. Once a DJ gets the party going, there's no stopping until the early hours!
Want to try something new or taste a different cuisine, then Cafe & Bar Celona is the place for you. This modern eatery offers Mediterranean and Spanish dishes that are prepared with authentic ingredients and herbs. From salad, burgers, Spanish tapas to tasty bread an interesting variety is on offer here. Apart from that, it also serves coffee and cocktails that are perfectly paired with its tasty food menu. Call for more details.
Walden is a cafe and restaurant by day which transforms into a vibrant nightclub by night. A brainchild of French restaurateur Thomas Klüber, this place stays true to the literary work it has drawn inspiration from, Henry Thoreau's Walden. Just like the motto of the book, that highlights simplicity, this restaurant retains a simple and clear ambiance that is still elegant. The menu features tantalizing munchies inspired from an international cuisine. Enjoy your meals on the patio or up on the rooftop. A must try here are their cakes accompanied by a coffee.