True to its name – “spring hill” in Hebrew, Tel Aviv is a city of youth, a third of its population being aged 18 to 35. At once innovative and gushing, it asserts its nature through an effervescent night life. From Neve Tzedek to the famous Rothschild boulevard, Dizengoff street and the seafront, enjoy many festive spots where music is played late into the night. Dive into a twirling and disconcerting atmosphere, discover the hype surrounding the bars and clubs of the moment where the Israeli youth will welcome you with open arms.
Kuli Alma, a must of Israeli nights
Located in the south of Tel Aviv, Kuli Alma has become an emblem for trendy youngsters, a place where hipsters can gather to party. With an incredibly mystical atmosphere and a voluntarily neglected decoration, you'll be welcome for that last drink, even late into the night. As soon as you step in, a maze of rooms opens up to you over two floors. If you feel curious, the club even offers a hidden vintage clothes shop!
Showing street art and videos on the walls, it also plays eclectic music, from funk to soul and electro. A true delight! Hesitate no longer, come and discover the artists of tomorrow while sipping on a delicious mojito!
Mikveh Israel Street 10
+972 03 6565155
Sputnik, a bar from another time!
Nestled down an alleyway on Allenby, Sputnik is a bar of both retro and futurist appearances that welcomes you in its very stylish universe. The murals, colourful frescoes, recovered furniture and video screens compose a grungy and unusual decoration that you'll enjoy gazing at while having that last drink. Are you an art lover? If yes, you're at the right spot since the bar is owned by fierce connoisseurs. There are several rooms to practice your dance moves, as well as a large courtyard to take a breath of fresh air. On Wednesday, it's Hip Hop night. The rest of the week, DJs use their turntables to drop some House and other electronic beats at Sputnik. Definitely one of the most impressive stops to witness the night life in Tel Aviv.
Allenby Street 122
+972 52 6426532
Imperial Craft, one of the best cocktail bars in town
Located amid the Imperial Hotel, Imperial Craft is one of the most renowned bars in town for creation cocktails, an ideal spot to sip on that last drink while listening to varied music genres, ranging from jazz to rock. It is now in 17th position of the best mixology bars in the world and was awarded “Best Bar of the Middle-East and Africa” during a contest organised by Drinks International magazine. In this modern and contemporary setting, you'll enjoy drinks of unrivalled craftsmanship. Revel in the Luce del Sole – white Bacardi rum, passion fruit, pineapple, lemon, cream and almonds – or even the Dos Santos – St. Germain liqueur and St. James rhum agricole rum shaken with Courvoisier cognac, star fruit, lime, honey and apple cider vinegar.
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar
Ha-Yarkon Street 66
+972 73 2649464
Rothschild 12, an institution
Probably one of the most famous bars on the boulevard, Rothschild 12 is easy to spot with its industrial design, terrace and large glass roof. Every night, the bar welcomes famous DJs and musicians for great live concerts, and music festivals and contemporary art exhibitions also take place in its midst. Head there at night for a drink at the counter, and also to make the best of the large dancehall and the programming, keeping you on your toes till the end of the night. For a cocooning experience, make your way to the rear entry behind the bar, where a few high stools are waiting for you. Frequented by cool and elegant patrons, the bar has become a must while retaining its intimate feel, despite growing popularity.
Rothschild Blvd 12
+972 3 5106430
Moonshine, America in the 1920s
Straight from a speakeasy during the Prohibition in the United States, the Moonshine bar is among the best preserved secret addresses. In order to find it, you have to enter through the Night Kitchen restaurant, and then push the heavy doors leading you to the basement. Once you are downstairs, an intimate, 1920s style atmosphere will charm you over. Lights are dim, alcohols are homemade and the music is vintage... This exceptional hideaway has many surprises in store for you! To be in harmony with the theme of the bar, indulge in a large homemade cocktail selection, all drinks being served in glass jars bearing names like Uncle Sam, Tennessee B or New Orleans.
43, Lilienblum Street
+972 52 4241786