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Frankfurt is an important international centre. It is a city of culture, knowledge, fun and lots of responsibilities. Frankfurt is described as being a city of many contrasts, which can be seen in the different neighbourhoods, and the lifestyle of different individuals. Daily tasks can make life dull without some leisure time that helps to revive the spirit. This works for students as well as for bankers and while fun is a matter of taste, one thing is for sure, Frankfurt has a lot to offer for everyone.

While some find Frankfurt too calm, others believe it is exciting, and this largely depends on the perception of fun. It can be individual, but it is important for every age, and while it is a matter of taste, some things remain timeless.

After work in Frankfurt

Pubs and bars in the city are spread in every neighbourhood and offer the possibility to have a beer, a good meal or the traditional Apfelwein. Some of the best places for this are the areas Alt-Sachsenhausen, full of Kneipen (bars typical for this region), and Bornheim full relaxing beergartens. Bockenheim is especially interesting for students, as it is very lively and has many unconventional bars good for a student budget.

Some famous bars and restaurants in these areas are:

  • Ebbelwoi Unser and Apfelwein-Wirtschaft Fichtekränzi in Sachsenhausen for tasting the local Apfelwein
  • Restaurant Alte Post, a German-Croatian restaurant with good meat and Mosaic Jazz Bar in Bornheim for drinks and good music
  • Volkswirtschaft in Bockenheim, the name means National Economy, and the bar offers a friendly atmosphere and good beer
  • Trinkhalle in Ostend feels cosy and offers some of the best cocktails in the area
  • Moloko Bar in Nordend Ost, great for after-work/study drinks
  • Das Dönerboot offers a special feeling as it prepares delicious kebab and fish on a fishing boat

Fun and games in Frankfurt

Frankfurt offers plenty of games and challenges, which are a great opportunity for group gatherings. These places are great for friends and coworkers but can also be a good idea for family fun. Some of the best are:

  • Escape Events and Secret Escape Game which offer fun group games and mysteries.
  • Happy Landings, Flugsimulator Frankfurt, and Lufthansa Aviation Training for flying lessons
  • Schwarzlichthelden Minigolf, which is mini-golfing in an environment with graffiti and many interesting 3D effects. They also organise mini-golf courses.
  • LaserZone LaserTag Frankfurt which is a fun way to get active
  • Painting Partys which offers the possibilities to learn painting in a group
  • Bowling World Frankfurt an old school and friendly place for bowling

Cinemas, theatres and gigs in Frankfurt

Going to a cinema or a theatre never stops being fun. While most of these places in Frankfurt are in German, some offer English shows, which can be a great way to meet or organise with groups of English-speaking expats. The following options are perfect for evening visits after a hard day of work:

  • Ekinos a budget kino hall and Cinestar Metropolis, which often offers movies in English
  • Theatrallalla and The English Theatre which offer some more classical and some modern plays
  • Batschkapp Frankfurter Kulturzentrum, THE BED - Live Music Club, Summa Summarum Musikkeller, Harry's New York Bar and Batschkapp which offers some small local concerts

Nightlife in Frankfurt

There are many places for clubbing in Frankfurt, even on weekdays. Some famous places for crazy nights out are FKK Mainhattan, DA F.U.N.K. Hip Hop Streetdance Kurse in Frankfurt, Gibson Club, the Cave, The Black Russian, etc.

Besides, the city hosts many concerts and tours with world-famous musicians in its main halls like Festhalle, Commerzbank Arena. Since the city has events all year round, it is possible to check them out on websites like Eventbrite.

The list of fun options is unlimited. One can decide to go around the city centre and encounter great graffiti or some outdoor gigs. The international spirit (Especially during the time of the fairs) offers many opportunities that are fun for locals, but also for visitors from Europe and from all over the world. Besides, there are many crafts courses, as well as community-specific and educational events that can be a great way to have fun after long working hours.

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