Frankfurt Guide for Tourist
ENTERTAINMENT AND NIGHTLIFE
Frankfurt’s theater and opera are first-rate. The Alte Oper, Opempl. ( 134 04 00; U6 or 7 to Alte Oper), offers a full range of classical music. The Stadtische Biihne, Untermainanlage 11 (21 23 71 33; Ul, 2, 3, or 4 to WiUy-Brandt-Pl.), hosts ballets and operas. The English Theatre, Kaiserstr. 52 (24 23 16 20) puts on comedies and musicals in English. Shows and schedules are listed in Fritz and Strandgut (free). For info on tickets at most venues, call Frankfurt Ticket ( 134 04 00).
Frankfurt has a number of thriving discos and prominent techno DJs, mostly in the commercial district between Zeil and Bleichstrafie. Wear something dressier than jeans if you plan to get past the selective bouncers. For more drinks and less dancing, head to the Alt-Sachsenhausen district between Briick-enstr. and Dreieichstr. home to a huge number of rowdy pubs and taverns. The complex of cobblestoned streets centering on Grosse and Kleine RittergaBe teems with cafes, bars, restaurants, and Irish pubs.
Bar, on RoBmarkt. The old subway station features Frankfurt’s best DJs. Cover ‚6-15. Open M-F lOpm-lOam, Sa-Su 10pm-6am.
Der Jazzkeller. Kleine Bockenheimer Str. 18a (28 85 37, www.jazzkeller.com). An appreciative crowd swings and swigs in this grotto-like mainstay of the jazz scene. Dance mix F. Jazz jam session W. Cover ‚4-15. Open Su from 8pm, W-Sa from 9pm.
Odeon, Seilerstr. 34. Students dance to house, soul, and hip hop on 2 floors. Cover ‚5, students ‚3; Th drinks half-price until midnight and free buffet from 11:30pm. Open Tu-Sa from 10pm.
Blue Angel, Bronnerstr. 17. A Frankfurt institution and one of the liveliest gay men’s clubs around. Ring the bell to get in. Cover ‚5. W and Su free. Open daily llpm-4am.