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There's no danger of the me Convention being all work and no play – when the IAA exhibition ground closes its doors, the party starts at locations around Frankurt. There's something to suit every taste, from elegant restaurants to laid-back eateries to lively clubs and bars. You can stay but at the Festhalle and enjoy an evening of gala entertainment, or set off for the cool Bahnhofsviertel district, where many of our partner venues are located – check out Plank, Maxie Eisen, Club Michel and Galerie Rundgaenger. Frankfurt also has a vibrant cultural scene that includes concerts, theatres, museums, galleries and exhibitions.

me Club

The „Velvet“ club in Frankfurt will be the center for music and entertainment during the me Convention. From September 14th to 16th, catch outstanding performances from national and international musicians and bands. Come meet-up and party with us in the former Olympia Cinema. From Cloud Rap to Rock and Hip Hop, it’s all about dancing the night away.

thursday, september 14th // live from earth
Ambient beats floating around soulful raps and melodies – that’s cloud rap. Gaining widespread popularity across German speaking countries, Young Hurn from Vienna, along with the Berlin-based crew Live From Earth are the greatest influencers shaping the genre. But calling Yung Hurn a cloud rapper doesn’t do him justice anymore. He is an artist creating his own sound and visual world, somewhere between the pompous 80s synthesizer sounds, laid-back 90s Hip Hop, and clubby electro beats of the 2000s. On Thursday, Yung Hurn and his crew, Lex Lugner, Jonny 5, Dis Fig, DJ Bangkok, Caramelo, DJ Creep, DJ Gigola and ACOID, will have everybody moving in the me Club.

saturday, september 16th // beginner live
Join us in the me Club for something extremely special.
Hamburg and Hip Hop go hand in hand with Beginner–no one has influenced German rap as much as these three guys from Hamburg City: Eizi Eiz (Jan Delay), Denyo and DJ MAD. With thirteen years in-between their classic album “Blast Action Heroes” and the current “Advanced Chemistry”, their witty lyrics and fresh sounds have kept them at the top of the German rap game. If you’ve seen them on stage before, you know that a Beginner show is a high-energy performance. Expect to hear bangers including evergreens like “Hammerhart” or “Liebeslied” and new ones like “Ahnma” or “Meine Posse”. This will make you bounce for sure, don’t miss it!
On Saturday, the 16th, Beginner perform an exclusive VIP gig for about 400-500 me Convention visitors in the me Club–by invitation only. Get your ticket for the me Convention and the concert now! Use our me Convention App to register. Stay tuned for more news in the upcoming week.

plank

Café

This small cafébar is a Frankfurt institution — especially in the warm summer months, when its clientele spills out over the Münchner Straße, in the heart of the Bahnhofsviertel party district. During the day, Plank is a coffee shop with benefits — nobody makes a better cortado or matcha latte, or bakes better bio bread and home­made cakes. But at night, the cafe morphs into one of the city’s coolest bars. Exquisite cocktails, and regional wine and beer are served up with pulsating electronic soundtrack mixed with hip­hop beats.
ELBESTRASSE 15
WWW.BARPLANK.DE

maxie eisen

Food and drink


Named after the notorious 1920s Chicago gangster, the Maxie Eisen Buvette is the place to go for New York­style deli food. It’s also Frankfurt’s pastrami pioneer, being one of the first eateries in the city to import the smoky meat delicacy directly from New York. This summer has seen the restaurant receive a make­over, not just to its décor but also to its menu, which now features traditional Jewish and Mexican dishes. The restaurant area is only one part of the Maxie experience: walk next door and you’ll find yourself in an atmospheric bar, with a regularly changing program of entertainment, from poetry reading to live music.
MÜNCHENER STRASSE 18
WWW.MAXIEEISEN.COM

club michel

Casual food and drink


Like all genius ideas, Club Michel’s concept is simple: a supper club that feels like home, but serves up great food, along with the opportunity to meet new people. An evening spent in the small restaurant, with its big panorama window and long communal tables, is an unpretentious experience. In line with it’s philosophy, it feels just like ‘having dinner with friends’ — a mood of intimacy intensified by the fact that you can’t just walk into Club Michel: there’s a bell and a door code. The amazing food (there’s a new guest chef every week) is enhanced by great local wine and cool sounds from Frankfurt’s top DJs. Want to know what’s on the menu? Simple register on the website.
MÜNCHENER STRASSE 12
WWW.CLUBMICHEL.COM

amp

Drinks


Amps — or amplifiers, to give them their full title — are used throughout the music industry to ramp up sound and impact. The same could be said about one of Frankfurt’s newest venues, Amp, which has certainly been making a noise since it opened last year near the WillyBrandt­Platz. Taking the hipster vibe of the Bahnhofsviertel a little further into the city, Amp’s interior is black and white and geometric, with the odd red wall adding a pop of color to the uber­cool décor. The space is dominated by a large, dramatically lit bar, serving a range of weird but wonderful cocktails. Music comes courtesy of a changing lineup of local Frankfurt DJs, whose mission is to get the crowd dancing. Duringthe summer, the action mostly takes place outside — there’s a large open area outside that’s perfect for al­fresco partying.
GALLUSANLAGE 2
WWW.AMPYOURSELF.DE

pizzeria montana

Food


A pizza that is so authentic, it could come right out of Naples – this is the objective, which Montana pursues since its opening and this is how it is baked. The place is no longer an insider tip among Frankfurters but foreigners might have to look twice: the bold blinking neon sign up front does not promise anything concrete but rather „Free Parking, Free Coffee, Freedom“. Tobias Rehberger, professor at the Städelschule, is responsible for this and an artist with high market value. Montana is reduced and rustic on the inside. Colorful walls, simple wooden furniture, and geometric constructs on the ceiling. In the large main room, where the counter and the pizza oven is situated, you sit in big rows. The oven itself is surely one of a kind: not only does it feature a bright smiley design but it can bake a pizza in just a minute with a temperature of around 400 degrees. Nevertheless, one can hardly call it fast food since just the best ingredients find their place on the dough, such as the gloriously aromatic fennel salami.
WESERSTR. 14
WWW.MONTANA-PIZZERIA.DE

pracht

Food & Drinks


Café and deli by day, bar and micro-club at night: that is the concept of Pracht. Situated in the so-called Niddasack next to the 25hours Hotel by Levi’s, this little location is a place for everyone from banker to hipster, especially in the summer – and at times it includes the entire street. In its informal atmosphere one can observe the staff at all times. Even the look into the small kitchen remains unobstructed. Soups, sandwiches, meatballs, and other delicious snacks are prepared here. Once the last plates and mugs are cleared away the backroom becomes a dance floor after nightfall, DJ sets included. This could be too much movement for some, but those can promptly sink at the long bar, which occupies almost the entire front room. The drink menu includes: Beer, wine, and long drinks.
NIDDASTR. 54
WWW.BARPRACHT.DE

mancini

Food


The Mancini was at the upper Berger Strasse ever since 2014 – a small shop window from which rustic little pizzas, so-called soccas, were sold. Recently a second location opened in the Bahnhofsviertel. The Mancini II follows its big sister’s principle: it offers twelve dough creations while customers can additionally choose between whole grain and spelt. A lot is to discover regarding the toppings: it ranges from the classic variant with tomato, mozzarella, and basil to special combinations such as basil pesto, pulpo, blood sausage, and mozzarella or barbecue sauce, bacon, red onions, and horseradish. Dessert remains quite special, too: the mix of apples, nuts, and salted caramel sauce surely is a taste adventure.
OTTOSTR. 19
WWW.EAT-MANCINI.COM

elaine's deli

Food


Acai punch, salmon-avocado-sandwiches, bircher muesli, chia pudding: a visit at Elaine’s Deli not only delights breakfast fans. The location is special as well: the little café is right in the entry area of the MMK 2, the branch of the Museum for Modern Art in the Taunus Tower near the Bahnhofsviertel. Those 2.000 square meters do not only include parts of the MMK’s collection but also changing special exhibits. Elaine’s Deli’s atmosphere benefits the museum’s design as it is bright and friendly with lots of white and natural wood. The glass bar directs the view to the culinary offers. Flowers on the tables and the adjacent green enable calm and comfort right in the middle of the inner-city. The café is named after the American concept artist Elaine Sturtevant, whose works were featured in the MMK’s opening exhibit “Boom She Boom“, works of the MMK collection. In short: this is a place where pleasure and culture go hand in hand.
TAUNUSTOR 1-3
WWW.MMK-FRANKFURT.DE
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ELAINESDELI

chez ima

Food & Drinks


What began with the IMA Multibar in 2003 continues at the CHEZ IMA. Oriental cuisine and finely attuned taste components - that’s the idea behind the concept. “The feel good option“ is what the website rightly promises. The menu features special dishes such as tepid pulpo salad, roasted lamb shanks and broad beans with cognac gravy or Libanese orange cake with pistachio ice cream. The place also offers the probably most famous appetizer plate of Frankfurt. It includes couscous, raita, humus and potato thalers, continuing and old family recipe. The location is also quite special: the 25hours Hotel by Levi’s at Niddastrasse is not only one of the most salient hotels of the city but especially the quiet backyard offers a great contrast to the hectic trouble of the Bahnhofsviertel. In addition to this the IMA Rooftop offers a very special skyline view.
NIDDASTR. 58
WWW.IMAWORLD.DE

galerie rundgaenger

Art


The Gallery Rundgænger specializes in sophisticated young art and its name says it all: Daniel Schierke and Ralf Seinecke advise private collectors and companies for many years. They are art specialists for the most important art institutions of Frankfurt, including the MMK, the Städel, and the the DZ Bank’s art collection. For their gallery they travel every year to the concluding tours of all German-speaking art academies to seek out the most important and exciting talents. Changing group exhibits in Frankfurt’s Bahnhofsviertel do not only show selected themes and artistic positions but also grant an encompassing look into the most recent developments of contemporary art.
NIDDASTR. 63
WWW.RUNDGAENGER.DE

rudolfstraße 17 // exhibition 'mutter' by p. connection

Art

P. Connection is an international collective of seven female artists from seven countries, they bring together a colourful spectrum of talent that includes illustration, photography, performing arts, collage, film, painting and hair & make-up artistry. Brought to life in 2016, the collective aims to bring female creatives together, bundling up their positive spirits and strengthening one another to individually grow within this enriching surrounding. As a celebration of the inception of this fusion, P. Connection is officially launching its first group exhibition under its alias Private Connection during the me Convention. The exhibition will show collective works alongside individual pieces under the deeply honest and profound title MUTTER at the Rudolfstraße 17.

RUDOLFSTR. 17

WWW.P-CONNECTION-COLLECTIVE.COM September 14th to 16th

Exhibition MUTTER by P. Connection

tumult

escape room/bar


Tumult is all about solving riddles. One of the first live escape rooms in Frankfurt, the venue consists of five play areas, each of which offers a different vibe, from mystic and dreamy to mechanical. The against-the-clock games are group experiences — you’ll only escape if you collalborate with your friends, family or colleagues to solve the mystery. All sound a bit too much like hard work? Tumult also has a great bar and hosts on a range of other events, including yoga and mediation.
MOSELSTR. 4
WWW.TUMULT-FRANKFURT.DE

freitagsküche

Food


Intended as a restaurant employing artists to cook for their guests once a week, Freitagsküche has established itself in Frankfurt’s culinary scene. A lot has changed since it first opened in 2004: After several relocations the team including founder Michael Riedel and his partners Thomas Friemel and Christoph Ernst have found a permanent home on Mainzer Landstraße, where they serve lunch daily. Their mainstay, however, remains: On Friday evenings artists and creative people don their aprons while Frankfurt eagerly queues up. Add to that a rather diverse program of evening entertainment, ranging from culture to parties, and you understand why there’s rarely an open seat in their cozy backyard location.
MAINZER LANDSTR. 105
WWW.FREITAGSKUECHE.DE