Firstly, lets us just say that Kinley Bar picked up Bar of the Year 2020 in Germany.  So, there is NO doubt that you will get some of the Best Cocktails in Frankfurt!

The vibe

A nod to a by gone era of prohibition and speakeasy (speak softly lest the bigots hear). An inconspicuous door, a copper door bell and a stringent entry policy, the atmosphere here is just as important as the cocktails they serve!

In addition to their famous cocktails Kinly Bar is also all about good old fashioned hospitality.  You are swiftly greeted at the door before being led down the wooden staircase into the cellar below to be seated.  Notably, the incredibly talented mixologists create the cocktails whilst the low lighting, black and white photos, vintage gramophone and maze like interior create the mood.  Moreover behind the bar is a treasure troth of infused gins, aged whiskeys, bourbons and any other spirit needed to create the most intricate of cocktails.  Concoctions I might add, to delight even the most skeptical of cocktail naysayers.

The Service

Of course what’s atmosphere without staff?  The Kinly ‘boys’ are a rare type of rugged awesomeness!  No nonsense but still attentive, the definitely know their business kind!  Most notably, they there when you need them and nowhere to be found when you don’t!  

The Cocktail Menu

Forget syrup and sugar heavy, toothpick umbrella & fruit kebab laden cocktails = here the devil is absolutely in the detail. The mixology and cocktails  here are a masterpiece.  No hint of aniseed, lavender or coconut is there by chance, each flavour, aroma and decorative piece is there to ensure the end goal, an absolute tasting pleasure!

The cocktail menu is ever changing.  With the season, the mood and of course, with the patrons Kinley loves to serve.

Good to know:

  • cash only
  • they only serve cocktails
  • atmosphere and mood is paramount at Kinly, if at any point this is being compromised or if at any point a patron is being made to feel uncomfortable by another the ‘situation’ is dealt with swiftly and professionally by the Kinly boys
  • found just off Kaiser Straße in Bahnhofsviertel
  • there is no large sign to indicate it’s there so look out for the copper door bell
  • Their instagram page too is a thing of beauty.  Imagery that manages to recreate and capture the mood of their bar whilst skilfully displaying their cocktail mastery!
  • for more great cocktails check out Hunky Dory

Elbestraße 34
60329 Frankfurt am Main

Monday – Thursday, 8pm – 2am
Friday & Saturday, 8pm – 3am
Sunday, Closed

Additional Info:    website | instagram | facebook

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