Once lined with abandoned warehouses on the wrong side of the Main River, Hanauer Landstrasse, in Frankfurt's industrial East End, is enjoying a second act as one of the city's new social epicenters.

Gisela Williams
May 04, 2009

1. Sansibar

In warm months, lounge on bamboo chairs, sip champagne, and admire the city views from this open-air roof bar and lounge. No. 190; 49-69/9139-6147; sansibar.us; open Wednesdays-Saturdays; drinks for two $22.

2. King Kamehameha

Pioneering nightclub King Ka (as regulars call it) was first on the block and is still going strong— it's even spawned an outpost on Majorca. No. 192; 49-69/480-0370; king-kamehameha.de.

3. Das Leben Ist Schön

The walls of this trattoria are lined with vintage photographs of Italian families; the wooden tables are packed with fans of the paper-thin pizzas and the "Abbondanza!" vibe. No. 198; 49-69/4305-7870; dinner for two $41.

4. Galerie Adler

Adler's focus is strictly contemporary, with exhibitions of local and international talent working in all media, from video to plastic. No. 134; 49-69/4305-3962; galerieadler.com.

5. Goldman 25hours Hotel

Germany's media and art luminaries favor this 49-room hotel's color-saturated, mischievous design (the lamps are penguins wearing shades on their heads) and its boisterous bar scene. No. 127; 49-69/4058-6890; 25hours-hotels.com; doubles from $124.

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