Pracht Bar in Frankfurt’s hip Bahnhofsviertel has become a regular spot to stop by for me as I live very close by.
It’s located at the corner of Niddastraße and Karlstraße and just around the corner from Chez Ima restaurant (see the Chez Ima article) and is recognizable by a long wooden table with paint splatters all over its top in front. Pracht may seem very small as the impressive bar counter made from stone covers up a view to the inside, but there are several tables available inside. Nuri, the owner, is frequently updating the interior appearance with new paintings, graffitis or more.
As long as temperatures are bearable, most guests gather outside on the sidewalk or around the table.
Tasty snacks are offered during lunchtime, and Tuesday-Thursday evenings.
Even though I’m not too much into beer, I can never say no to one of their ice cold small San Miguel bottles (€2.50).
It’s the perfect location to start off a night out, especially if you don’t know exactly where to go. Ask the waiters or people around, most of them can recommend something for the night.
Pracht also hosts their own electronic music sessions. Nuri is also quite talented on the decks and takes good care of the music at all times- have a look at the homepage for the latest dates.
As opening hours depend a little on the number of visitors, don’t be surprised if the bar closes earlier on some nights.