MTW: House Music
There are several Rowing Clubs along the Main River. After the 70's the popularity dwindled a little, but they all built great meeting halls for the club, that needed to be maintained. This happened to the Wikinger Rowing Club too. They didn't know how to make ends meet for the building costs, until they decided to rent it out to a group of people who created MTW, a German play on letters, since it's pronounced M T V.
Dance-o-mania on 3 levels.
Dress Code: That depends on the program. Better to check it out ahead of time. The doormen don't let everybody in.
Opens at 11 p.m.
Primus Line Main Ship Parties: Party Ship
I belong to the 'Yacht Club' in Offenbach. It is next to the Rowing Club right across the river from the castle in Offenbach. One warm summer evening as I was fixing something on my boat, I heard this music weaving it's way over the water. Gee, I thought, someone has a pretty good sound system, if it's playing all the way across the river.
I looked up and saw that the Main Ship, the 'Wappen von Frankfurt' had just pulled in at the embarkment landing right next to the castle across the water. The soundtrack from the film, 'Buena Vista Social Club' was going full power out of their speakers. Oh cool, I thought, a Salsa party for the summer. Dozens of people were boarding on ship in fashionable summer clothing.
Wow, what could be more exciting than having a party on a boat in summer? It would certainly be more entertaining than a regular disco!
Dress Code: Yes, well evening dress. Dress up, but a little casualness is o.k. for a boat; i.e. tie with short sleeves; elegant suit without a tie - jeans + tennis shoes are not acceptable.
Reserve your tickets online early, because the tickets usually sell out about 2 days before the party. But you might luck out on the quay. Tickets cost 28 Euro.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
The Havana Bar: A little Cuba to go, please
A little Cuba to go, anyone?
The Havana Bar and restaurant are in the most unusual building you could imagine to find this kind of bar and restaurant - in Offenbach's old Schlachthof (Slaughterhouse).
Despite this, the moment you enter the bar, you get the feeling you've been beamed to the Caribbean. They've decorated with palm trees, exotic plants and have that dark colonial wood interior, with hurricane lamps on every table and tropical colours.
Besides dinner tables, there is plenty of room in the place and an adequate amount of comfortable bar stools. The bar itself is outrageous, and gets you in the mood to order a Cuba Libra. In addition to the exotic drinks, they also have German beer for those who cannot drink anything that has an umbrella sticking in it.
The menu is extensive and has, in addition to several Spanish and Caribbean dishes, Italian food too. Surprisingly enough, the food and drink prices are not as outrageous as the interior decorations. The service is good, too.
Dress Code: Dress up, and dress Caribbean - there are people at the door on Fridays and Saturdays who will decide if you can come in now, or have to wait. (Groan!)
Reservations are strongly recommended