Vai Vai is a mix between a cool Italian trattoria straight out of New York City, a bar serving great cocktails, and a lounge. One of the hottest restaurants in Frankfurt right now.
With its bubbling atmosphere and open kitchen, you will be sure to enjoy the experience. The food is also excellent, which makes Vai Vai one of our top choices in Frankfurt.
Recently opened in Spring 2012, the Gibson Club in Frankfurt’s city center hosts a great live music club during the week, and one of the city’s hottest nightclubs in the weekends.
Gibson occupies what used to be an old movie theater, which gives this brick-walled basement space a really cool vibe. And it’s run by, among others, German R&B giant Xavier Naidoo who has been known to make appearances at the club, so keep your eyes wide open if you’re a fan!
Our number one place for brunch in Frankfurt.
In the heart of much-loved Berger Strasse, Ginkgo’s is always busy and full, offering breakfast favorites like eggs, sandwiches and pancakes, and one of the street’s best outside seating areas. From the freshly squeezed orange juice to the bread and coffee, everything is freshly prepared and tasty.
Food, drinks and live music during a whole weekend as the weather gets warm in the heart of Frankfurt’s Berger Strasse. One of the city’s best street festivals if you ask us!
You will find all sorts of stalls offering German festival-food-favorites like curry wurst and fries, Spanish paellas, Indian specialties like samosas and tandoori chicken, and of course all the drinks you can think of. From ‘erdbeerebowle’ strawberry punch to beer, wine and Brazilian cocktails.
One of Germany’s most famous art institutions, the Staedel Museum is the pride and glory of many Frankfurters.
It boasts an impressive collection of classic and modern art, and since February 2012, an extraordinary underground extension constructed under the museums gardens, invisible from the outside but displaying a vast collection of contemporary art on the inside, lit by the nearly 200 skylights ‘cut’ through the ceiling. Quite spectacular.
If you dig into the story of how the museum came to be and how it is run today, you enter the world of Frankfurter bankers, wealthy donors and their desire to bring beautifying art to this city of finance.
A must-see for anyone living in or visiting the city, Frankfurt’s Botanical Garden, the Palmengarten, is truly a green gem.
In the city’s Westend neighbourhood, it’s a perfect place to visit in Frankfurt especially during Spring or Summer. You’ve got the various greenhouses with different climates from all over the world, the pond full of fishes and turtles where you can rent a rowing boat
Frankfurt’s oldest Mexican restaurant El Pacifico has been serving up some of the city’s best Mexican food and cocktails for over 27 years.
Its location is great (very close to the lively area of Merianplatz) and the food is very good, but the best thing about it is its atmosphere. Every detail at El Pacifico has been extremely well taken care of: from the music and the decoration, to the salt shakers and tortilla warmers. It literally feels like you’re enjoying their food and drinks in the heart of Mexico.
The size of line that forms outside of this place, every day at lunchtime, says it all.
A bit of an institution in Frankfurt’s city center, this small soup and sausage shop belongs to the family run butchers “Ebert Feinkost” across the street. They serve many types of home made soups (from potato, to chilli con carne, vegetable or lentil) and all kinds of sausages with bread and mustard, as well as a scrumptious schnitzel sandwich.
One of the best things Frankfurt has to offer is it’s surroundings, so if you’re looking to make the most out of the city on the weekends we suggest you grab a bike and enjoy one of it’s many nearby cycling routes.
What started off for us as a morning bike ride along the Main river from Frankfurt’s Sachsenhausen neighbourood, ended up as a 27km trip to the neighbouring city of Hanau, two and a half hours later.
Most Japanese expats will tell you this is their favorite Japanese restaurant in Frankfurt. We agree.
Everything in this small restaurant in Frankfurt’s Sachsenhausen neighbourhood is superb. You can see the traditional Japanese sushi chef at work, creating succulent sashimi (salmon that literally melts in your mouth), nigiris and rolls. They also prepare delicious traditional Japanese meat and fish dishes, together with various tempuras, soba and udon noodles.