5 hottest bars in Tel Aviv
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
For arty types
Dominated by a huge chandelier (made from barbed wire and sponges) in its centre, Saloona is a stunning lounge bar showcasing art exhibitions and the work of talented local artists. Browse the temporary and changing pieces while sipping on your choice of classically prepared cocktail and mixing with the area’s bohemians. Style and music are on the menu at this little gem in the south of the city.
17 Tirza Street, Jaffa
Tel: 00 972 52335 3036
Best beach bar
Sip a sea breeze and feel one come off the coast too, from the deck at Shalvata. With its dazzling ocean views from the port, it is the perfect place to catch up with friends or have a romantic dinner and drinks a deux. A range of wonderful wines are served alongside a selection of drinks from the bar, often with the relaxing sounds of good music floating by. On Friday evenings the venue is home to a live DJ, sparking up the atmosphere even more.
Tel Aviv Port, Tel Aviv
Tel: 00 972 5794 42873 www.shalvata.rest-e.co.il
Tel: 00 972 3510 0650
Cocktails for the cool crowd
No, not the clinic, but a great bar within walking distance of a number of Tel Aviv's other hot nightspots, Betty Ford draws in a fashionable crowd. Trendy but still friendly, it serves creative cocktails from the long bar and you can choose to drink indoors or out. A 1950s feel is offset by free table football in the basement, but no two nights here are ever the same – a different live DJ every day brings a new twist to keep you coming back for more.
48 Nachlat Binyamin Street, Tel Aviv
Tel: 00 972 52 471 9070
Relax with the locals
Open through the night and named after named after Louis Armstrong, Satchmo is a casual bar famous for playing jazz music as well as classic rock and the latest indie tracks. Having been part of the city’s nightlife for 10 years, it’s also known for its overwhelming selection of whiskies at wallet-friendly prices. Buzzing at weekends and filled with locals having an after-work drink during the week, it’s nothing fancy but attracts a young and funky crowd and won’t close until the last drinker departs.
6 Vital Street, Tel Aviv
Tel: 00 972 3 516 2254
Go Georgian at this fantastic venue that ticks all the boxes – it’s a great place to drink, dance, eat or do all three. A friendly atmosphere and excellent service combine by day and night in this cosy Eastern European hangout that really comes alive in the evenings. A menu of tasty vegan dishes appeals to healthy palates, while the well-stocked bar offers interesting spirits including Gruze specials. So swig a shot and dance along to live music and top DJs.
28-30 Lilienblum Street, Tel Aviv