Established in 1768, this historic tavern prides itself on its ancestry and is the perfect place for some authentic Frankfurt beers. The scenic house is ideal for relaxing in a cool, spacious ambience, but the best part is the huge garden. Perfect for summer, Zur Sonne can hold 350 people in its beer garden, and in true tradition provides snug wooden seats typical of Frankfurt. Zur Sonne offers draught and bottled beers, as well as ‘Apfelwein’, the traditional cider that is a must have while visiting Frankfurt.
Berger Str. 312, Frankfurt am Main, Germany +49 69 459396
Frankfurt is famous for its ‘Apfelwein’, translating to ‘Apple wine’ a somewhat cider-type beverage. If you’re keen to try this local staple, then the Solzer Apfelwein tavern is the perfect place to go. It’s one of the largest Apfelwein Taverns in the Bornheim quarters, producing the drink fresh each day to its own secret recipe. The large beer garden is complemented by the cozy traditional tavern for those cooler evenings.
Berger Str. 260, Frankfurt am Main, Germany +49 69 452171
Located near the zoo, this pub is perfect for an afternoon refreshment. Smaller than classic taverns, it’s cozy and low-key and has a nice local atmosphere. There’s a small paved outdoor area on a quiet side street, brightened up with red umbrellas and plenty of plants. Priding itself on traditional ‘Apfelwein’, this is a nice place to taste the Frankfurt specialty without the other tourist crowds. You can tell it’s authentic; just look out for the Bembel, the typical applewine-jug.
Baumweg 12, Frankfurt am Main, Germany +49 69 432069
Wooden benches and long tables line the outside of this small tavern in true German style. Large beer barrels decorate the surrounding areas, giving a good indication that this is the place to be for al fresco beers and Apfelwein. To add to the traditional feel, there’s a menu of homemade specialties, all reasonably priced and offering a nice complement to the local and international beers. It’s a classic in the city and the area is nice for a postprandial stroll.
Neuer Wall 5, Frankfurt am Main, Germany +49 69 613533