After leaving those sleek towers downtown, locals turn on the juice for an active and sophisticated gay nightlife.
Getting here Frankfurt am Main Airport is the busiest airport in Germany, and the third busiest in Europe. With their Call a Bike service Deutsche Bahn offers 770 bicycles for rent throughout the city center and surrounding districts -- available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
CLB Bar & Club (Bleichstraße 38), "club, love, bar" LGBT bar, men/women mix, nightclub and summer garden terrace.
Villa Orange (Hebelstraße 1; 49-) 38 bright spacious rooms, gay-friendly, reasonably-priced business hotel; short walk to the bars, ample organic breakfast buffets, Wi Fi, terrace. Nightlife 3 Faces (Bleichstraße 38a), restaurant, bar/lounge, 18 gay/mixed dance club with shows, summer garden terrace, Sunday brunch; formerly location.Birmingham Pub (Zeil 92), British-style pub, late-night hangout, gayest after dark (rainbow flag displayed after sundown), sports on TV, stage performances; late food service until am -- rare in Frankfurt.Its architecture is a brilliant blend of new and old; for instance, it is one of the only European cities that has a significant number of skyscrapers.Fortunately for Frankfurters, the gay scene is anything but buttoned-down.Stall (Stiftstrasße 22), most popular bar for leather and uniform men; TV sports, porn videos to heat up steamy back room, special darkroom and BLUF parties.
Switchboard (Alte Gaße 36), the community non-commercial cafe of AIDS-Hilfe, diverse special event nights.
Château Rouge (Schützenstraße 10), music & champagne, wine & cocktails bar, stylish decor, DJ evenings with buffets, shows, party events, reggaeton/dancehall Saturdays, mixed crowd.
Was Central (Elefantengaße 11) sleek, modern bar in blue and dark tones, young, urbane clientelle, good cocktails.
The memorial to gay and lesbian victims of the Nazi years is at Klaus-Mann Square near Konrad Adenauer Strasse.
Currency and Money Germany is part of the Euro Zone, so the euro is the accepted currency. Some machines require credit cards with a pin number.
For info on CSD (Christopher Street Day) Pride celebrations in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf in July each year, see their website.