There's no danger of the me Convention being all work and no play – when the 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. From exhibitions and dinners to concerts, drinks and talks at the bar and a night full of dancing – you’ve never experienced Frankfurt like this.
During the me Convention the me Club will be the center for music and entertainment. 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 Rap to Pop and Hip Hop, it’s all about dancing the night away with great concerts and DJ sets.www.velvet-ffm.de
Ambient beats floating around soulful raps and melodies – that’s cloud rap. Or better call it Trap Rap? Swag Rap? Actually it is not that easy describing the sound of Yung Hurn from Vienna and the Berlin-based crew Live From Earth. But what we do know: There what they are doing is absolutely great and they are the greatest influencers shaping the genre. Yung Hurn 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.
Doors open at 8 p.m. This event will need a pre registration, which opens at September 10th. You can register with the me Convention App. Get it now!
Her voice is unique, so is her style. We are thrilled to announce that the one and only Beth Ditto will perform live at the me Convention. Related to a special night hosted by She’s Mercedes, the singer and songwriter will perform live and exclusively at the me Club on Friday, September 15th. Related to the idea of the She’s Mercedes initiative Beth Ditto is what we call a real power lady. She was the lead singer of the award-winning band Gossip for more than 17 years and testimonial for a number of influencing fashion, music and lifestyle magazines. She has also launched her own fashion collection and strongly engages for LGBT rights. Even an institution like Karl Lagerfeld has fallen for her charm. After the band split up in 2016 Beth returned to the stage as a solo artist – and her sound is as fantastic than ever. Maybe even better! Her debut solo LP “Fake Sugar“, which was released in June 2017, is the proof for it.
Doors open at 8 p.m. This event will need a pre registration, which opens at September 14th. You can register with the me Convention App. Get it now!
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. Get your ticket now! Doors open at 8 p.m. This event will need a pre registration, which opens at September 15th. You can register with the me Convention App. Get it now!
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.www.ampyourself.de
Electronic music, drinks and a dance floor that is calling your name!
The evening program starts at 09:00 p.m. Exciting drink concoctions and bumping DJs are waiting for you on Friday and Saturday night at AMP. On top of that, we have a secret live show for you in store. Stay tuned.
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.www.barpracht.de
From Thursday to Saturday Pracht will present itself as we know as love it. In the daytime you can enjoy coffee and delicious snacks, in the evening DJ-sets and drinks at the bar.
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.www.imaworld.de
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.www.clubmichel.com
Club Michel is going to take you on a culinary journey all weekend long. What’s on the menu for Thursday? You’ll see when you get there. Make sure to give it a try, it’s worth it.
Friday is pasta day. Pasta Ottimo is already an integral part of Club Michel—for a good reason, because al dente is a principle here and the pasta dishes would stand their own in Bella Italia. To round off the menu, delicious antipasti, salata mista and, of course, tiramisu can’t be missing. Dinner starts at 07:00 p.m.
Livesaver Kitchen is a Saturday tradition at Club Michel and means vegetarian dishes served in small bowls and pots perfect for sharing. On the menu: hummus, olives, baba ghanoush and all kinds of oriental staples are ready for you to try. Why the name Livesaver though? Well, because everything is vegetarian.
smart is bringing the festival vibes to Frankfurt for a special party on Saturday, September 16th. #construction#smart will take place in a unique setting at the 25hours Hotel by Levi’s. The party kicks off at 10 p.m. with smart offering an impressive urban space for pioneers in the fields of gastronomy, art and music to gather together. The construction site of the hotel becomes a venue of improvisation, exchange and the unexpected for one night. Plus, all the way from Austin, TX, DJ Buck Rodgers will be spinning alongside Frankfurt’s own Dario Scenario – don’t miss it!25hours-hotels.com
Situated between Bahnhofsviertel and Downtown, Elaine’s Deli is a place of variety and indulgence. The menu is short but exquisite: anyone can find his favourite at any time of day, be it a stylish bowl, fresh avocado tatar on bread, soup, wrap or New York cheesecake. The selection is as colourful and diverse as the neighbourhood and Frankfurt themselves. At sundown, the friendly Deli turns into an after work spot for anyone who is in need of a chilled rosé or beer. Live music and poetry slams round off the program at times whereas cool people and cold drinks are always a given.www.facebook.com/elainesdeli
In 2010 Prof. Heiner Blum from the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach together with Ata Macias, who runs one of the most famous techno clubs in Germany, founded the Robert Johnson Theory format. Famous guests including sound specialists, musicians, authors, and DJs are set to talk about club culture, production, and the electronic music space. me Convention, will bring Robert Johnson into the exhibition hall — with special guests Stephan Plank, Heiner Blum, Ata and Roman Flügel. We will kick the evening off with the world premier of “Conny Plank - The Potential of Noise,” an homage to the one of the greatest German electronic producers and sound engineers, whose studio in Wolperath near Cologne birthed albums from Kraftwerk, Eurythmics, Brian Eno, Devo, and Ultravox. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Conny’s son Stephan Plank and Heiner Blum. The evening ends with the sounds of Ata and one of the biggest names in the German electronic music, Robert Johnson resident Roman Flügel. The space will come alive with a unique LED installation by artist Artist Holger Wüst. Celebrate the best of German electronic music with us Friday, September 14!www.festhalle.messefrankfurt.com
“Conny Plank - The Potential of Noise”* (world premiere), followed by a talk with: Heiner Blum (HfG Offenbach) & Stephan Plank.
This event will need a pre registration, which opens at September 14th. You can register with the me Convention App. Get it now!
*“Conny Plank - The Potential of Noise” is screened in German with English subtitles.
Party and DJ set from Roman Flügel and Ata // art installation by Holger Wüst.
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.www.rundgaenger.de
Nomen est omen, as they say: in this bar, everything is HUNKY DORY. The interior – a lovely blend of unique and slightly odd things from days passed – not only provides a warm, friendly, and calm atmosphere, but also gives the bar near Baseler Platz a very special flair. Patrons can either sit at the large bar counter or lounge in small niches across the room and use the telephones there to order drinks at the bar or talk to other guests. Besides its playful character, the Hunky Dory is particularly famous for its drinks: in addition to classic cocktails, the drinks menu offers so-called “Cocktails on Tap” that are complemented by a special selection of wine and champagne. In summertime, the patio offers a terrific view of the Frankfurt skyline.www.hunkydorybar.com
Drinks, Music and Bar
In the mood for a special drink? Come on over and experience a tasty and playful night at the Hunky Dory.
With the Kamehameha Club and the Walon & Rosetti, Radu Rosetti has built a solid reputation. Recently, he and his friend and colleague Matthieu Purrey opened another location in the heart of the Frankfurt Bahnhofsviertel. “Le Vingtneuf” is a wine bar with a regularly changing selection of 40 open wines and about 80 types of Vermouth. Tapas, homemade arancinis, sardines, and grilled paninis complete the menu that gives you everything you need for after-work relaxation, which is also the idea behind the bar. The grand culinary experience offered is complemented by light colours and a smooth wooden furnish providing genuine comfort.le-29.com
Jean Charles from Fous de la Mer plays music for a perfect end of the day.
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.www.eat-mancini.com
Whether you are hungry as a bear or just hungry as a kitten, during the me Convention you can fill up on delicious Soccas here. What does that mean? Unusual pizza variations that make you want to keep on eating and eating and eating.
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.www.maxieeisen.com
Pastrami sandwiches, Mexican food and mighty fine drink compositions. To kick off the me Convention weekend, you can get your fill of Frankfurt’s nightlife at Maxie Eisen. Feel like a local and take a seat.
Pastrami sandwiches, Mexican food and mighty fine drink compositions. To kick off the me Convention weekend, you can get your fill of Frankfurt’s nightlife at Maxie Eisen. Feel like a local, take a seat and listen to Frankfurt's best poetry slammers.
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.www.p-connection-collective.com
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.www.montana-pizzeria.de
Do you feel like pizza tastes just like it did on your last vacation in Italy? Then you need to check out Montana. That’s finest Neapolitan culinary delight right in the middle of the Bahnhofsviertel.
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.www.barplank.de
During the day you can chill in the sun and enjoy people watching in the Bahnhofsviertel. Enjoy a freshly made coffee and some organic sandwiches or a piece of pie until you change to wine or a cocktail in the evening. In the background: beats that make you want to dance.
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.www.tumult-frankfurt.de
Have you ever been in an Escape Room? If not, it’s about time! How about experiencing this for the first time with new friends you made at the me Convention? Tumult will be more than happy to show you what that means on Friday and Saturday. You can choose from a couple of different rooms. Exciting puzzle solving is just one phone call away.