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Tel Aviv’s best bars

Israelis say Jerusalem is the place to pray and Tel Aviv is the place to play and they’re right. Whether you’re looking for a trendy rooftop bar, a hidden underground speakeasy, or a laid-back jazz bar, Tel Aviv has it all. Here’s my round up of the best places to go.

Best for cocktails: Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar

Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, this bar is known for its exceptional cocktails and vintage decor. The bartenders here are skilled and passionate about their craft, creating unique drinks with high-quality ingredients.

Best for a date: Bushwick

Situated on the ground floor of the Fabric Hotel, Bushwick is a relaxed cocktail bar, has comfortable lounge seating, shaded backyard, serves amazing bites and the has city’s best DJ’s spinning tunes every night. It’s the perfect date hangout situated in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Best for late night drinks: Bellboy

This trendy bar is in the cool Florentine neighbourhood and has a retro feel. It’s known for its delicious cocktails and unique atmosphere, making it a popular spot for locals and tourists alike but the best thing is their ‘secret’ sister bar, Butler, hidden away behind the Bellboy bar. With only 12 bar stools and one bartender, (your very own butler) you get to experience top notch cocktails and oysters.

Best wine bar: Brut

Located in a quiet neighbourhood, Brut Wine Bar is one of the most exciting places to visit in Tel Aviv. This wine bistro has an extensive wine list showcasing all things French and Italian, while also championing Israel’s emerging winemakers. Owners, Yair and Omer import distinctive European wines from small-scale producers in Bourgogne and Piedmont, and work with Israeli wineries on blends that are grown and bottled exclusively for Brut. As well as serving fabulous wine the menu here is outstanding, combining Mediterranean influences with local Middle Eastern dishes.

Best for live music: Levontin 7

A bar for music lovers, with live music most nights, often from local artists as well as many unique sounds. It’s at the heart of Tel Aviv’s alternative music scene, with a huge variety of sounds.

Best for a drink and dance: Sputnik

Hidden down a small alley near the corner of Rothschild is Sputnik. It achieved a cult-status amongst the Tel Aviv hipster crew as a space to chill, drink, catch up with friends, and listen to good music – including the occasional live act and top Tel Aviv DJ.

Best Roof top bar: The Prince

This rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city and is a popular spot for watching the sunset. The drinks here are reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is laid-back and relaxed.

Secret Tel Aviv: Radio EPGB

The ultra-hip underground and indie bar is hidden in an alleyway and is a popular spot for locals. It has a retro vibe, with a jukebox, pinball machines, and an old-fashioned photo booth. The drinks are inexpensive, and the music is excellent.

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