Breaking news: Frankfurt has shed its boring reputation. Sure, Germany’s financial capital has always had plenty of brilliant things to do and attractions that pull in the crowds year after year. Frankfurt’s best bars have always been a draw, too. But a steady influx of big business has transformed this city’s population and reinvigorated its art and nightlife scenes (hats off to Brexit). At the last count, foreign nationals comprised nearly 30 percent of the city’s residents. This international make-up, with its global know-how on what makes a great night out, has made way for a lively and diverse bar scene that’s truly hard to beat.
Of course you can find craft beer in every city these days, but how about bottles from Frankfurt, Hawaii and Norway all under one roof? Thanks to studious mixologists, excellent cocktails also abound, many crafted with homegrown infusions. While not quite a singles bar, one bar-cum-club has a small enough dance floor to encourage friendly encounters. And whether it’s in a sultry Prohibition-style bar that’d rival Paris’s finest speakeasies, the perfect living room-like cocktail lounge, a back-to-basics pub or an underground wine bar where you can bask beside a roaring fireplace, you’ll certainly find your tipple here (and some decent bar snacks, too). For tip-top drinks all night long, these are 10 best Frankfurter bars.
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