Where are the secret hotspots of Frankfurt’s nightlife scene? If you’re looking for the best clubs and the coolest underground locations in the city, you should read on. Because this article reveals where the action is in Frankfurt at night. Whether stylish party stronghold, authentic live club or insider tip far from the mainstream – we present the top addresses for night owls. These include long-established Frankfurt institutions as well as brand new locations that bring a breath of fresh air to the club scene.
You’ll find out where international DJ greats and up-and-coming newcomers play and which clubs inspire with their unusual decor and flair. There are also personal insider tips and testimonials from other partygoers.
There is something for every taste in music and every nightlife requirement – from underground techno temples to trendy dance clubs and cool concert pubs. So stay tuned – these clubs make Frankfurt a city that never sleeps at night!
GIBSON – probably the best club in Frankfurt
Whether it’s the best club in Frankfurt is up to you to decide. What is certain, however, is that the stylish, urban club GIBSON on the famous Zeil shopping street attracts party animals. Concerts are held in the Frankfurt club during the week. At the weekend, internationally renowned DJs bring the club to the boil! GIBSON offers a stage for world stars as well as up-and-coming artists.
It’s currently the best club in Frankfurt! But I would always take a table. But of course it’s a matter of taste. 🙂Jaqueline P. on Google
This hip club boasts greats such as David Morales, Frankie Knuckles, Dennis Ferrer, Mousse T., The Magician, Miguel Campbell, Boy George, Hot Chip, MK, Noir and Hotsince82. Bands such as Bush, Imagine Dragons, James Arthur, Haim, Passenger, MS MR and Capital Cities thrilled the audience on the live stage.
The central location of GIBSON makes it easy to get to and from the club by public transport. Visitors also liked the underground style and good acoustics of the Frankfurt club. The technology used here sets standards. The equipment includes a high-quality sound system from Martin Audio, as well as the best lighting system to be found in a club of this size in Germany.
Silbergold: the electro club with a fun factor
For those who like things a little less opulent, Silbergold is perhaps the best club in Frankfurt. The small club is known for its electro, house and indie music. The stylish cube decoration is a real eye-catcher. The club is always full and the fun factor is very high.
Curious fact: the bar stools come from a therapy practice in Offenbach and the fridges from a swingers club. If you need a break from partying, you can use the table football in the foyer. Admission and drinks prices are moderate. On Thursdays you pay just 4 euros admission. This is probably one of the reasons why younger people in particular vote Silbergold the best club in Frankfurt.
Silbergold is located at Heiligkreuzgasse 22, on the first floor of the “Am Gericht” parking garage in the middle of Frankfurt’s city center.
Readers’ Choice Best Clubs in Frankfurt: Robert Johnson in 3rd place
In a Germany-wide reader survey conducted by Groove, the specialist magazine for electronic music, Robert Johnson was voted 3rd place in 2017. According to the readers, only Berghain in Berlin and the Institut fuer Zukunft in Leipzig were better. This makes the Robert Johnson one of the best clubs in Frankfurt. However, this is not entirely correct, as the club is located in neighboring Offenbach.
The techno club, which is one of the most important clubs for electronic music in Europe, is 19 years old this year. Among other things, the club is known for its unofficial after-hours after the major Love Family Park event, which has been held in Hanau every year since 1996.
Visitors love the club for its good acoustics, minimalist style and peaceful crowd.
Live music at the Elfer Club
Live music takes center stage at the“Elfer Music Club” in Sachsenhausen. This popular club mainly caters to fans of metal, alternative rock and indie music. However, dance and dubstep fans also get their money’s worth in this club from time to time. The Elfer is located in the Alt-Sachsenhausen nightlife district at Klappergasse 5.
A new location for art, culture and nightlife has emerged in Frankfurt: Fortuna Irgendwo in Ostend. In the former boiler house, which was already known as the legendary King Kamehameha club, a maritime world has been created in the style of southern vacation destinations. Colors, furniture and accessories are reminiscent of Portugal, Italy, France and Greece.
Concerts, performances, dance parties and art exhibitions take place on the central main floor. A huge light art wall with 2,500 diamond cap lamps is played by visual artists and provides a sensual experience. Outside, there is a tiki bar and an illuminated pool that exude Caribbean flair. Fortuna Irgendwo sees itself as an “eternal summer” – a place to feel good, party and enjoy art, away from the mainstream club scene. The program ranges from house music nights and queer parties to soul, funk and disco events.
The Ponyhof Club in Sachsenhausen is an institution for live music and parties in Frankfurt. Concerts from the pop, rock, metal, hip-hop and indie genres regularly take place in the cozy rooms of the old pub at Klappergasse 16. Both up-and-coming newcomers and established artists perform here. At the weekends, there are also colorful theme parties with hits from the past decades.
The crowd at Ponyhof is laid-back and comes to dance, party and enjoy the music. With its informal atmosphere, the club is reminiscent of a quaint village pub. The small size, fair prices and friendly staff round off the relaxed atmosphere. However, parking is limited due to the central location. All in all, definitely one of Frankfurt’s most authentic clubs for anyone who wants to party in a relaxed atmosphere.
With its industrial charm, the Belle Club, which opened in 2015, is one of the top addresses in Frankfurt’s club scene. The location in Ostend boasts a cool indoor look, a spacious dance floor and a varied music program. While national and international DJ greats provide the beats inside, in the summer months you can relax on the roof terrace with a view of the skyline.
According to visitors, the Belle Club impresses with its cool atmosphere and good service. However, there is always criticism of the door policy, which is perceived as rough, and the sometimes very cramped dance floor. All in all, however, it is a popular club for anyone who appreciates the latest music and stylish ambience.
The“Sound FFM” club in Taunusstraße is a trendy Frankfurt nightclub with an unconventional ambience. The interior is stylishly industrial and the dance floor is spacious. Local and international DJs regularly play here, and live concerts are also on the program.
According to visitors, the club scores points for its cool atmosphere and central location. The doormen and staff are described as friendly. There is occasional criticism of the ventilation situation when the club is full. Some guests also criticize the security staff, who are sometimes less than accommodating. Overall, however, the sound seems to be a welcome addition to Frankfurt’s club scene. With its 24/7 operation and energetic DJ sets, it is worth a recommendation for both night owls and after-hours clubbers.
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Silbergold and GIBSON are centrally located in Frankfurt city center. The Robert Johnson is located in Offenbach. Tell us your best Frankfurt clubs in the comments! If you’d rather spend a cozy bar evening, take a look at our article on the best bars in Frankfurt.
Frankfurt’s club scene has a lot to offer. Whether stylish dance venues, authentic live music or underground techno – there is something for every taste in the city’s clubs.
Particularly noteworthy are established addresses such as Gibson with its hip party program or Ponyhof as an institution for concerts of all styles. But brand new spots such as Fortuna Irgendwo or Club Sound FFM also provide a breath of fresh air with their unconventional ambience.
As different as the individual clubs may be in terms of style and flair, they all have one thing in common: they offer Frankfurt night owls and partygoers a dazzling world beyond the mainstream monotony. Club culture in Frankfurt is much more than just dancing and partying to the latest hit parade. It is creative, passionate, experimental and not least an enrichment for nightlife.
So if you don’t feel like going home after dark, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for in the city’s clubs. Because Frankfurt is a metropolis that doesn’t sleep at night!
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