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English-speaking clubs and groups in Frankfurt

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Hi all,

 

Just arrived in Frankfurt and was wondering what was happening in the party scene and meeting people especially internationals. Any hints would be much appreciated.

 

Yours

 

Sugababe

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hi,

 

come along to MacGowan's Irish Pub any week night (but especially Friday - Sunday) and you will meet a mixed bunch of really nice ex-pats ...

 

address : Zeil number 10 , 60313 Frankfurt , www.macgowans.de ...

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Hi there,

 

You could also checkout the following Expat scenes:

 

Drinkstag - register at drinkstag@topica.com - get together every Tues

Expat Party - http://www.expat-party.com - international party scene, pretty wild

SpeedFlirt - speed dating for Expats - http://www.speed-flirt.com

Frankfurt International Ski Club - http://www.fiscnet.org

Fox Pubs - Expat hang out: http://www.foxpubs.de

 

There's also other scenes like the Hash Harriers and the Frankfurt Dining Club - thinkk you can find out more at Expat Party.

 

Have Fun!

 

Tod

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hmmm ... I know the Fox and Hound rather tooooo well after all these years ... Ski Club is also familiar territory ... ;)

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You could also checkout the following Expat scenes:

 

Drinkstag - register at drinkstag@topica.com - get together every Tues

Expat Party - http://www.expat-party.com - international party scene, pretty wild

SpeedFlirt - speed dating for Expats - http://www.speed-flirt.com

Frankfurt International Ski Club - http://www.fiscorg.net

Fox Pubs - Expat hang out: http://www.foxpubs.de

 

There's also other scenes like the Hash Harriers and the Frankfurt Dining Club - think you can find out more at Expat Party.

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Hello!

 

So finally I arrived here - meaning Frankfurt.

As I don't know any nice places in town, I will visit MacGowan's pub for sure ;))

 

I hope to meet some of you :-)

 

Gosia

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If your here only for a few days than I would recommend pickswicks English club. They meet Wednesdays at Boa Vida restaurant from 7:30 till when ever. I travel allot and Expat clubs are the best way to make your single serving friends.

 

go to www.pickwicks.de and click on "about us"

 

Unfortunately I won't be there.

 

good luck :P

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These are some Irish Pubs in Frankfurt/Sachsenhausen, all within walking distance of one another and easily reached by S-Bahn (Lokalbahnhof), Bus 36 or 30(Affentorplatz) or trams 14, 15, 16 (Textorstrasse):

 

An Sibin has live music from Wednesday through Saturday and a really good atmosphere. Employees are really nice too. Prices are 3,50 Euros for draft Pils and 4,10 Euros for Guinness, Strongbow, John Smith's etc. Standard prices for most pubs. There is no extra charge for live music, but they go around collecting tips for the musicians. You don't have to give anything of course.

Also, they have started showing sports on a flat screen telly now . Not on weekends though, when the live music is on. And the whole place was closed down for a while for rebuilding it. Now they have an air conditioning system which keeps the smoke down a bit.

Oh, and on Tuesdays they have Karaoke, which is always fun.

Check it here:

http://www.an-sibin.de/

 

The Anglo Irish has specialized in showing sports on several screens, so there's always something to look at if you're bored. Prices are standard too.

The service is a bit slow, but adds to the laid-backness of the whole place. Some bar staff are friendly and chatty, others are a bit strange.

If you're into sports, this is a good place to go. You certainly can meet people any time, especially since it's quite close to the youth hostel and other hotels.

 

http://www.angloirish.de/

 

O`Dwyer's is not one of my favourite places, as it's full of American servicemen chasing teenage girls.

If you are a young girl, short on cash and would like to have a few drinks bought for you in exchange for some physical favours, this is a good choice. Especially since prices are high, and the beer is usually flat.

 

http://www.irish-pub.de/homeframeset.htm

 

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Other Pubs:

 

The most expensive pub is O'Reilly's Irish Pub across from the main train station. I haven't met anyone who likes going there, so I guess it just fills up with tourists, as all they have to do is stumble across the street once they get off the train.

They do food here as well, and drinks prices are higher than in any other Irish pub in Frankfurt.

 

http://www.oreillys.com/HTML/Clean%20site/...furt/f_main.htm

 

Then of course there's the Foxpubs chain:

They do food in all of these.

 

http://www.foxpubs.de/home.htm

 

Fox and Hound:

The original first fox pub in Westend. Lots of stock brokers, people with lots of money and travellers staying in nearby hotels.

Well, if you're into that...

 

Fox and Fiddle:

Seems to be a favourite for many people on this forum, but I find it a bit soulless and cold. If you come with your crowd, I guess it's okay. Many people come here after the cinema (the Turmpalast, which shows films in English) since it's only a few hundred yards away.

 

Fox and Grapes:

 

Located just off Schweizer Strasse, in Gartenstrasse, it is almost always empty when I walk past. Some regulars who live nearby.

 

Prices are pretty much the same in all Fox Pubs, a bit above average. I don't like them, but make your choice.

 

The MacGowan's pubs on Zeil and on Berger Strasse have been discussed enough in this forum, Zeil is usually empty.

Berger Strasse is so small they can't fit all people in at the weekends when live music is on. They have an extra charge on each drink when the live music is on.

they have another macgowan's pub in Bergen, but I've never been there.

http://www.macgowans.de/

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Fox and Grapes:

 

Located just off Schweizer Strasse, in Gartenstrasse, it is almost always empty when I walk past. Some regulars who live nearby.

I "found" this place a couple of months ago - its literally a 2 minute walk from my house - its small - but a nice crowd, and a great place to have a decent pint in my humble opinion...

 

and a good change from the rest of the schweizerstrasse bars...

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Contrary to some opinions that I've heard and seen over many years, moving to Germany and in particular Rhein-Main isn't quite the same as Ulan Bator in the Mongolia or Al Capones Chicago of the twenties.

 

It's much WORSE than that, screams, panic an deeeeep depression.

 

Well for some it is, BUT for most of us :) it's not so bad, perhaps even enjoyable when you get to know the place.

 

If you haven't got a relocation firm doing everything for you then it's nice to get in contact and meet up with other Brits / english speaking nationals to help smooth the way into life here.

 

Here's one or two suggestions. Some you'll probably know, others?? Old or young anything goes.

 

Frankfurt Dining Club. Wine, dine and chat. Monthly? Ask Caroline (Britboard member)

 

Pickwicks English Club. Meets weekly. Where Charlton Fan was/is a member, (Source of bad jokes)?? Active group of Brits. www.pickwicks.de

 

English Business Club. Business orientated group. Contact??(forgotten)

 

English Club of the Taunus. Active group and family? orientated. Rob of ...half... knows more about it.

 

English Theatre. In the Kaiserstr. Professional english speaking theatre.

 

F.E.S.T. Frankfurt English Speaking Theatre. Large lively group of amateur actors/playrights who do some very good stuff. Plenty of auditions for budding actors. Social meets.

 

Scottish Country Dance Club. Regular meets in FFM for .. you can guess! Aye, beginners welcome as they say.

 

Ski Club. FFM / Hanau. American / British if I remember rightly. Very active in winter!!??

 

Cricket Club. Seen them playing in the Volkspark.

Rugby Club

 

Various pubs:

McGowens - at least two

Fox an Fiddle (and other Fox pubs)

Castle Inn

 

British shop. In the Oederweg Grub for those with withdrawal symtoms.

 

British Bookshop. Near the Börse. Good selection of books and contacts.

 

There's also a few other english clubs in Darmstadt, Oppenheim and Kelkheim? In summer there's a highland games gathering near Michelstadt in the Odenwald. An International choir in FFM and some other things which I've heard about but can't quite remember where they are - info another time.

 

OK it's snowing now, spring will soon be here and the beergardens open - so get up off your a**es an get out. :D

 

Mike

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Warning Warning!

 

Thanks to @peterffm for his contribution - but be VERY wary of the list above his post - it's mega out-of-date (and no - I'm not volunteering to update it)...

 

Howevah: if any of you TTers out there can confirm or otherwise the individual lines on the listing, then please post the latest and greatest below.

 

K

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I'll add my bit as I'm a weekend Frankfurter:

 

Frankfurt Ski Club is most definitely in business, but resting for the summer. Watch out for the start of season BBQ on the last weekend of August: http://www.fscev.org (note change of web address), then socials throughout the autumn, winter and late spring on Wednesday evenings and trips from October onwards. You don't even have to like snow, let alone be a member to come to the socials and its a good place to meet expats.

 

Frankfurt Hash House Harriers still exists: http://www.frankfurt-hash.de, drinking/running Monday evenings in the summer, switching to Sunday afternoons for the Winter.

 

Pickwicks is still around: http://www.pickwicks.de but I haven't been in ages.

 

As for the expat pub scene, that has changed a lot. Waxy's is quite a popular place but I haven't been to Sachsenhausen or Bornheim for a while so can't comment about there. Drinkstag (Tues evening drinks) is still running but I don't have a link to their website.

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