Di Franco / Exil: "Di Franco and Exil" Top 5 Page for this destination Chemnitz Nightlife Tip by King_Golo

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  Exil (pic by kneipen-in-chemnitz.de)
by King_Golo

Di Franco and his "brother" Exil are two bars owned by the same person. The former is a very nice alternative bar about 15 minutes by foot from the city centre. It offers a good selection of food and drinks and is a perfect place to get to know interesting music, especially if the girl who looks like a boy manages the bar! She enjoys playing her favourite music and she does have a good taste, ranging from electropop to Joanna Newsom, from Coldplay to chansons of the 30s. Furthermore, Di Franco's walls are used as a photo gallery of young artists.

The latter, Exil, was called "Di Franco deluxe" until a while ago. The name has changed, but not the concept. It is located just behind the theatre (Schauspielhaus) and is thereby frequented by many theatre fans. Especially in the break or shortly after a play, the bar fills quickly. Exil is similarly nice with its modern ambience, its selection of good food and nice music. Several times per month, parties take place here and in the foyer of Schauspielhaus.
So which one is more recommendable now? I don't know - perhaps it's best to try out both of them...

As there is too little space below for a description of how to get to the bars, you'll find it here:
*Hainstr is located on the lower end of Sonnenberg. Take bus no 21 to Ebersdorf and get out at "Fürstenstraße". Walk down the street for maybe 100m and Di Franco is on your left.

*Zieschestr is located next to the Schauspielhaus. Take tram no 5 to Gablenz and get out at "Zieschestraße". Walk up the street to your right side and follow the signs to "Schauspielhaus". Exil is behind the theatre building.

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Address: Hainstr 85 (di franco) / Zieschestr 28 (Exil)
Phone: 0049 371 400 90 24
Theme: Eating and Drinking
Website: http://www.exilcafe.de/

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  • Updated Aug 30, 2009
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