Patroc Frankfurt Gay Guide 2022

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Accommodation Tips

Motel One Frankfurt-Römer
Hotel. ***, 90-130 €
Design hotel chain for budget travellers. Modern, clean and good value for money.
Conveniently located in the center of Frankfurt, close to the sights in the Old Town, to the shopping streets and to most of the gay venues.
@ Berliner Straße 55
Frankfurt 60311
U: Willy-Brandt-Platz, Dom/Römer, S: Hauptwache
Ruby Louise Hotel Frankfurt
Hotel. From 65 €
New modern hotel with a big lounge bar in vintage style and a Skybar at the spacious terrace. Located in the center of Frankfurt, close to the Main Tower and the shopping streets.
@ Neue Rothofstraße 3
Frankfurt 60313
25hours Hotel The Trip
Hotel. ****, from 80 €
Design hotel close to the Frankfurt central station.
Soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms.
@ Niddastrasse 56-58
Frankfurt 60329
U, S: Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof

Cafes

Lucky's
Monday-Thursday 15:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 15:00 – 02:00; Sunday 15:00 – 24:00
Gay cafe-bar for coffee, cocktails and beer.
Weekly events such as karaoke and bear lounge.
Smoking bar and cash only.
@ Große Friedberger Straße 26
Frankfurt 60313
U, S: Konstablerwache

Bars & Pubs

Central
Tuesday, Wednesday 20:00 – 01:00; Thursday 20:00 – 02:00; Friday, Saturday 20:00 – 03:00
Modern cocktail bar for gays and friends.
Friday and Saturday night usually very well frequented.
Smoking bar.
@ Elefantengasse 13
Frankfurt 60313

Comeback
Monday-Saturday from 17:00/18:00
Queer-inclusive music bar with small dancefloor. (Redesigned in 2019.)
Clientele very mixed, among others, gay men, trans women, hetero women, hustlers and punters.
Busiest on Fridays and Saturdays from 23:00.
@ Alte Gasse 33
Frankfurt 60313
U, S: Konstablerwache, U: Eschenheimer Tor

Krawallschachtel
Daily from 19:00; Saturday from 17:00
Old German pub with mixed clientele.
Smoking bar.
@ Alte Gasse 24
Frankfurt 60313

Lucky's
Monday-Thursday 15:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 15:00 – 02:00; Sunday 15:00 – 24:00
Gay cafe-bar for coffee, cocktails and beer.
Weekly events such as karaoke and bear lounge.
Smoking bar and cash only.
@ Große Friedberger Straße 26
Frankfurt 60313
U, S: Konstablerwache

PINK Frankfurt
Tuesday-Saturday from 20:00
Popular music bar for gays and friends. (Music: Pop, Commercial, remixes.)
Rather young clientele.
Friday and Saturday at night very crowded (often with queue and selective door).
@ Alte Gasse 34
Frankfurt 60313

Switchboard
Tuesday-Thursday 19:00 – 24:00; Friday, Saturday 19:00 – 01:00; Sunday 14:00 – 18:00; July-August Sunday closed
Popular cafe-bar, information point and event venue of the LGBT community in Frankfurt, run by a team of volunteers and AIDS-Hilfe Frankfurt.
For the hunger in between they offer a small selection of snacks.
@ Alte Gasse 36
Frankfurt 60313
U, S: Konstablerwache, U: Musterschule, Eschenheimer Tor

Tangerine
Monday-Thursday from 18:00; Friday-Sunday from 16:00
Small old pub and smoking bar. (The former Autographs Bar.)
Mixed ages.
@ Elefantengasse 11
Frankfurt 60313

Zum Schwejk
Tuesday-Thursday 16:00 – 01:00; Friday, Saturday 16:00 – 03:00
The oldest gay pub in Frankfurt.
Mixed clientele and mixed ages. German ›Schlager‹ music.
Usually very packed at weekend nights.
Smoking bar.
@ Schäfergasse 20
Frankfurt 60313
U, S: Konstablerwache

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Frankfurt.

FREUD
Friday, Saturday 23:00 – 08:00
Queer-friendly Techno/Electro club in the center of Frankfurt.
With two bars, a dancefloor in a vaulted cellar and a smoking area.
Professional, friendly service.
Minimum age 21 years.
Admission: 15-18 €
@ Holzgraben 9
Frankfurt 60311
S: Hauptwache; U, S: Konstablerwache

Cruising & Fetish

Approved
Gay fetish party in Frankfurt's neighboring town Offenbach, 3-4 times per year.
Organized by the Frankfurter Leder Club (FLC).
Strict dresscode!

Admission: 16 €
@ Grande Opera Christian-Pleß-Straße 11-13
Frankfurt 63069 Offenbach

Saunas

Saunawerk
Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 03:00; Friday 12:00 – Monday 03:00 nonstop
Big gay sauna with whirlpool, hamam, Finnish sauna, steam room, swimming pool, terrace and cruising area.
Clean and well-maintained.
Mixed ages.
Admission: 23-24 € (13 € up to 25 years)
@ Eschersheimer Landstraße 88
Frankfurt 60322
U: Holzhausenstraße, Grüneburgweg

Sauna Amsterdam
Tuesday-Saturday 13:30 – 23:00; Sunday 13:30 – 22:00
Gay sauna in the south of Frankfurt, for more than 50 years.
With restaurant-bar and summer garden.
Rather mature clientele.
Admission: 16-17 €
@ Waidmannstraße 31
Frankfurt 60596
S: Stresemannallee

Metropol Sauna
Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 07:00; Friday 12:00 – Monday 07:00 nonstop
Gay sauna in the center of Frankfurt.
Mixed ages.
Admission: 10-22 € (cabin + 20-40 €)
@ Schwedenkronenplatz
Frankfurt 60313
U, S: Konstablerwache

Shops

RUFF
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 – 19:00
Gay fetish store: leather, rubber, neoprene, underwear, beachwear, toys and accessories.
Friendly, helpful service.
@ Brückenstraße 36
Frankfurt 60594

Skyline
Monday-Saturday 12:00 – 18:00
Gay sex shop with DVDs and a small selection of magazines, toys, lubes and accessories.
@ An der Staufenmauer 5
Frankfurt 60311
U, S: Konstablerwache

Services

Maincheck
Monday-Thursday 09:00 – 16:00/17:00; Friday 09:00 – 14:00
›Centre for Sexuality, Identity and Health‹, run by AIDS-Hilfe Frankfurt e.V., with testing and counselling services that reach far beyond the topic of HIV/AIDS.
@ Friedberger Anlage 24
Frankfurt 60316