Nightlife & the Arts in Frankfurt
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Sachsenhausen (Frankfurt's "Left Bank") is a good place to start for bars, clubs, and Apfelwein taverns. The ever-more-fashionable Nordend has an almost equal number of bars and clubs but fewer tourists. Frankfurt was a real pioneer in the German jazz scene, and also has done much for the development of techno music. Jazz musicians make the rounds from smoky backstreet cafés all the way to the Old Opera House, and the local broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk sponsors the German Jazz Festival in fall. The Frankfurter Jazzkeller has been the most noted venue for German jazz fans for decades.
Most bars close between 2 am and 4 am. Most dance and nightclubs charge entrance fees ranging from €5 to €20. In addition, some trendy nightclubs, such as King Kamehameha, enforce dress codes—usually no jeans, sneakers, or khaki pants admitted.
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