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Tel Aviv Nightlife

Tel Aviv is the party capital of the Middle East. The list of options is almost bewilderingly lengthy, with everything from kosher nightclubs to Georgian belly dancing bars on offer. Things get busy after Shabbat starts on Friday night, but Thursday is big too. Allenby Street and the Old Port are big spots for bars and clubs, Rothschild Avenue is home to sleek cocktail bars, while the Florentine neighbourhood has a laidback vibe. Most warm up after 0200, peaking around 0400.

Bars in Tel Aviv


Hugely popular with locals, Bugsy is one of Tel Aviv’s coolest cocktail bars and boasts an intimate, relaxed atmosphere and live DJs. Seriously chic décor (think turquoise walls and dark wooden fittings) alongside a decent menu of light dishes make it a good spot to bed down for an evening.

Address: , 44 Shalma Road, Tel Aviv,
Telephone: +972 3 510 9952

Imperial Cocktail Bar

 If you’re looking for a chic and classy drink close to City Center and the beach, Imperial Cocktail Bar is the place to go. Given it has been named as one of the fifty best bars in the world, you’ll need to make a reservation to get a seat. But with 200 different types of cocktails to choose from, you’re bound to find something you like—and if you go between 6 and 8, drinks are 50% off.

Address: , 66 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv, 6343125
Telephone: +972 73 264 9464

Mike's Place

A cross between a beach lounge and a sports bar, Mike’s Place has long been one of Tel Aviv’s most popular hangouts – an enthusiasm undented by a suicide bombing there in 2003. Now rebuilt and revamped, it remains a great place for a cheerful night out with stunning beach views.

Address: Mahat Rabin, 90 Herbert Samuel Street, Tel Aviv, 6343125
Telephone: +972 3 510 6392.

Clubs in Tel Aviv

Anna Loulou Bar

 Hugely popular with the locals, Anna Loulou charms with both its underground, alternative vibe and wide range of African and Middle Eastern music. Although it’s small and often crowded, the wall décor here is on point and there is room to chill or dance as the inspiration strikes you.

Address: , 2 Hapninim Street, Tel Aviv,
Telephone: +972 3 774 1226

Radio EPGB

An edgy underground spot beloved by students and local celebrities alike, Radio EPGB is a relatively new addition to Tel Aviv’s line-up of clubs that is fast becoming one of its most popular. Music leans towards electro and house, the décor is rock'n'roll in style, and the drinks are cheap.

Address: Nave Sha'anan, 7 Shadal Street, Tel Aviv, 65781
Telephone: +972 3 560 3636.

The Breakfast Club

A relaxed basement venue with top resident DJs, a great atmosphere, and some seriously good food as well. Fetish night draws the crowds for deep house. On Saturdays and Wednesdays, expect electronic and trance music as well as jazz and funk.

Address: Nave Sha'anan, 6 Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv, 64952
Telephone: +972 3 510 0101

Live music in Tel Aviv

Charles Bronfman Auditorium

As the largest concert hall in Tel Aviv, the Bronfman Auditorium, also known as the Culture Palace and as Heichal HaTarbut, is home to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. It also hosts visiting ensembles from all over the world. Formerly known as the Frederick Mann Auditorium, the 1950s-era building has undergone extensive renovations and reopened in May 2013.

Address: Mahane Rabin, 1 Huberman Street, Tel Aviv, 61332012
Telephone: +972 3 543 0777.

Ozen Bar

For decades, fringe record store The Third Ear has been the beating drumsticks of Tel Aviv’s alternative scene. Since relocating, it’s apt that the Ozen Bar above it has become something of a musical mecca too. The focal point for local independent music, expect a host of cutting-edge Israeli bands throughout the week.

Address: Sarona, 48 King George Street, Tel Aviv,
Telephone: +972 3 621 5208.


Offering jazz nightly, the intimate setting of Shablul regularly fills with as many musical connoisseurs as it does wine aficionados. Inside its cavernous candlelit belly, the stunning plonk list plays does second fiddle to some of Israel’s best jazz musicians, but will ensure you’re here when performances start around 2100. Book ahead.

Address: Petah Tikva, 13 Yordei HaSira Street, Tel Aviv,
Telephone: +972 3 546 1891.

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Featured Hotels


David InterContinental

A gargantuan 5-star hotel, much of the David InterContinental’s clientele are here for business, but don’t let that put you off – a night spent here feels surprisingly intimate. Just across the road from Charles Clore Park and the beach, it’s a few minutes’ walk from Carmel Market and the Yemenite Quarter. Good value, apart from expensive Wi-Fi.

The Rothschild

Housed within a gorgeous, buttercup yellow building that’s almost as old as Israel itself, The Rothschild is a real sanctuary thanks to its tranquil courtyard and sympathetic décor. Service is top quality, as is the food served in the restaurant. Elsewhere, the emphasis is on natural – including the toiletries.


The longest standing of Tel Aviv’s upmarket beachfront hotels, the Dan's unusual low-rise building and colourful exterior (on the beach side) makes an interesting change to the identikit high-rises that surrounds it. However, because of its age, some rooms seem to be at a lower standard than the price and reputation suggest.

The Diaghilev

This is a hotel where art takes centre stage. The décor combines white walls with bright furniture and even brighter artworks, all of which are for sale. Rooms are pleasant and comfortable and there's a restaurant serving excellent local fare on site. All the city centre attractions are close by.

Cinema Hotel

Formerly a Bauhaus cinema, this stylish little hotel is right in the city centre, just off Dizengoff Square. The comfortable, attractively furnished rooms have plenty of amenities, among them a fridge, beach towels and free Wi-Fi, and there’s a free sauna, rooftop terrace and business lounge too.

The Beachfront Hostel

A basic combination of hostel and hotel, The Beachfront is a little shabby and has amenities that some may find inadequate, particularly the dormitory-style rooms. But there’s hardly anywhere cheaper to stay in Tel Aviv, and it’s right on the beach. Breakfast is not included, but is offered at a restaurant next door.