If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Frankfurt guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Frankfurt for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like Casablanca Bar to busy places like Jimmy's Bar that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the City Center area? No fear - we share all the facts!


City Center
Jimmy's Bar

Located at the Hessischer Hof Hotel, this popular American-style piano bar draws a crowd of regulars and business executives for after-hours drinks and socializing. Very crowded on weekends and during trade fairs and business conventions. Drinks are pricey, but accompany the small array of hot and cold small plates for great late-night munching.

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A sleek, narrow space that nevertheless attracts dancing with DJs spinning pop, funk, and techno. Very modern, and very cool.

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City Center

With a number of plush leather chairs, Morroccan lamps and movie memorabilia, you might find yourself raising a glass to say, "Here's looking at you kid," at the Casablanca Bar. Soak in the casual atmosphere from one of the cushy corner seats, groove to soothing piano music, and try one of bartender Ahmet Ayberk's drink specialties and after a day of business or sightseeing.

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North Frankfurt

This fun and hip café serves up a great selection of cool and refreshing mixed drinks, as well as a good list of beers and wines. Stop by after dinner and relax as the city's nightlife set mills about. Interesting and fun.

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City Center

A haven for poets, musicians, activists, and other liberal types, Club Voltaire offers daily readings and other events, plus hearty traditional food and a good selection of beer and apple wine. Reasonable prices and a welcoming (and open-minded) atmosphere ensure a loyal following of regular customers.

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Down a cobblestoned street, in the cellar of a 150 year old tavern, apple wine (Apfelwein) is still pressed each autumn and the fruity concoction is served in traditional style with heaping platters of sausages, fried potatoes and sauerkraut. An excellent selection of regional and national beers are available as well. Come ready to take your place at one of the long tables to drink and sing along with the locals. In summer, the outdoor drinking garden is open for sipping under the stars.

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During the summer months, the patio at this riverside bar is understandably one of the most popular spots in the city for an afternoon or evening drink. It's not just the fabulous view, it's the whole ambience that makes Strandperle such a coveted warm weather destination. Good selection of cocktails, beer, and wine, plus an appealing tapas menu. On a sunny day, the Strandperle opens around midday and closes when the evening starts to cool down. It`s best to call ahead to check opening hours.

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City Center
Luna Bar

An international magazine once called this the best cocktail bar in Germany, and many people continue to agree. It's a narrow space, very sleek in a retro sort of way, with a beautiful curved bar, deep red walls and intimate seating. The crowd tends to mixed which makes the bar even more interesting. Music is provided by live bands on Monday, with DJs spinning the rest of the week. And yes, Luna does have an amazing cocktail menu, try the Ernest Hemingway special, a blend of white rum, grapefruit juice and maraschino.

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This popular and fun bar draws a crowd for well-mixed drinks and excellent ambience. This is a great spot to grab a drink and engage in your conversation or just have a seat and people watch.

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