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Balalaika Bar & Music Venue

Schifferstr. 3., 60594 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 612226
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A gem of a bar - not to be missed

I used to be a regular at the Balalaika in its previous incarnation (opposite the Dreikoenigkirche... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Brussels, Belgium
Drinking on a budget

+ cool music + cool staff + ok prices - smoking allowed - a bit run down There's a piano that... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Frankfurt, Germany
via mobile
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3 Feb 2017
“A gem of a bar - not to be missed”
2 May 2016
“Drinking on a budget”
Schifferstr. 3., 60594 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 612226
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

I used to be a regular at the Balalaika in its previous incarnation (opposite the Dreikoenigkirche) back in 1999 to 2001 before it moved to Schifferstrasse - Anita (the owner) used to sing and play until the early hours and any night could end up...More

Thank DermotB1
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

+ cool music + cool staff + ok prices - smoking allowed - a bit run down There's a piano that anybody can use, but please don't if you can't play...

Thank Rockmantic
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I frequented the Balalaika Bar (different location) back in 1969 - 1970 and it was always a lively place. This visit, it was completely empty save the bartender and a few of his friends. He was very accommodating, though, and our group had a great...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Lovely bar introduced to us by friend. Atmosphere is just so relaxed and music played was great. We even had a chance to play guitar. Tanks for your hospitality. We hope you will have more people like us enjoying your lovely venue in relaxed atmosphere.

1  Thank Mirna P
Reviewed 15 February 2014

My fav Frankfurt hangout way back in the cheap Eurailpass backpacking days! For VD my partner gave me a selection of German beers, Spaten among them. All I drank at The Balailaika hence I Googled it, time tripped & wrote this. Should I find myself...More

2  Thank JerJerBeaverton
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Wow! Me and a friend stumbled in that place by mistake. it's one of those place that you would never enter unless someone recommend it to you, and i'm more than happy to do that. As we entered we saw Anita (The owner) singing and...More

4  Thank Shishos
Reviewed 15 September 2012 via mobile

What a depressing place. There was nobody behind the bar for at least 20 mins after we came in. It's called a music bar but I couldn't hear a thing besides people chatting... Then at once one of the guests started playing the paino... Mmmmmm,....

1  Thank johanlentjes
Reviewed 9 November 2011

A very friendly melting pot of music, drinks, musicians and those who enjoy the music and ambiance. The music is usually impromptu (anyone can preform!), but there are also regular gigs. There is no cover charge. A great mix of local, national, and international customers.

8  Thank JustMe170
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