There’s a new little bar that’s popped up near the main station in Frankfurt. It’s called Plank, and it is THE hipster place to be right now.
What is it? It’s a signless corner bar on Elbestraße that is always full of smartly dressed young people and a few crates to sit at.
What’s so great about it? Firstly, their wine is amazing. They have specially selected wines for each season and when I spoke (in German!!) to the barman he told me (also in German!!! – No replying in English here!) all about the wine; he was clearly very passionate about it. They also have a nice selection of selected beers, whiskeys and other drinks.
The barman is very dapper in his bow tie and shirt, which sets the tone for the people drinking there too. I may be going way too far into it, but I think Plank is the spirit of the area around the main station right now. Sure, there are still the druggies and the sex shops but there’s a real sense of hipstery with lots of new, cool shops springing up and lots of young cool folk living there.
There’s no food sold at Plank, except for those expensive British crisps which I’ve never seen before in the UK but taste like home.
And here is the website. Make sure to stick around there long enough to watch the video embedded in the background. It’s pretty special.
Find Plank (look for a brown bar on the corner of the street – it’s not got a sign) at Elbestraße 15, 60329 Frankfurt.