Bolinat is part restaurant, art café and part bar – and manages all three at the same time very successfully. It is a friendly, relaxed place that attracts the twenty-something Jerusalemites. Music styles vary and they have a big drinks menu and lots of feel-good food on the evening menu.
Despite the lack of licensing laws, Jerusalem has never been known for its wild nightlife. If you're looking to dance the night away, your best bet would be to follow the example of many Jerusalemites and take a bus 60km (37 miles) to Tel Aviv. The nightclubs that do exist in Jerusalem tend to be located in the Talpiot area. East Jerusalem is particularly empty after dark. There's a big overlap between bars, clubs and live music venues - several of the most popular places are all three at once.
Cultural attractions abound in Jerusalem. The best ticket agencies for nearly all concerts and theatre performances in Jerusalem are Bimot, 8 Shamai Street (tel: (02) 623 7000; www.bimot.co.ilm) and Klaim, 12 Shamai Street (tel: (02) 622 2333). Travellers to the city hoping to catch live shows can also buy tickets in person from the various box offices.
Listings for major events can be found online at the Jerusalem municipal website (www.jerusalem.muni.il).