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Good Times - Drinking and Dining

Natives of Mainz love to laugh, eat, drink and be merry. Wine and food go hand in hand. Restaurants abound. From the formal elegance of the Brasserie in the Mainz Hilton Centre to contemporary dining in the House of German Wines, and hearty fare in pubs and taverns, bars and unassuming restaurants, not to mention the international standard array of fast food places or the simple local pretzel stand, Mainz has it all.

Man sieht Menschen, die vor einem Weinlokal in der Augustinergasse sitzen.

There’s an abundance of Italian, Turkish, Greek, Chinese and Thai restaurants and even a number of sushi places. Other ethnic favourites are Spanish as well Serbo-Croatian-Slovenian restaurants. Continental, upscale new German cuisine, typical Mainz town fare, regional specialties (smoked meats and sausages with sauerkraut, innumerable potato delicacies, soups and other dishes made with wine, Rhenish favorites like Rhine salmon and sauerbraten).
The term “wine restaurant” is a redundancy in Mainz: no decent restaurant could possibly exist here without at least several offerings from different vineyard sites of Rheinhessen.

There are over a hundred local restaurants in and around Mainz serving homemade meals and local wines known as Strausswirtschaft or Besenwirtschaft. They are easily reached by car, taxi or bike.