A stroll down Rothschild Boulevard

Cafés by day, clubs by night, when in Tel Aviv, do as the locals do and take a stroll down Rothschild Boulevard

Rothschild Boulevard
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By Jennifer Greenberg |
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Wander down Tel Aviv’s most beautiful tree-lined boulevard and embrace the classic Bauhaus architecture. You’ll feel like the ultimate Tel Avivian. With everything from charming cafés, incredible ice cream parlours and lively late night clubs to historical museums, boutique hotels and endless charming places to sit and relax, Rothschild Boulevard is the perfect central Tel Aviv spot to explore. We’ve got the low-down on the must-see sights along the infamous street.

Insider's guide to Rothschild Boulevard

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Jimmy Who
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Nightlife, Clubs

Jimmy Who

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Jimmy Who is split up into three different spaces, each with its own unique personality: a trendy bar, a pick-up bar (getting busier later in the night) and a private VIP bar in back. Get those heels on, cologne sprayed and wallet stashed because live DJs play electric beats while up-and-coming artists fill their walls.

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Cafe Europa
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Restaurants, Israeli

Cafe Europa

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One of Tel Aviv’s hippest restaurants, Cafe Europa is a must stop for those looking to eat and drink the best of what Israel has to offer. Start your evening off with a special dinner based around local Israeli flavors, and continue to a wild night in their second floor cocktail bar. With a signature green gin cocktail – the perfect refreshing mix for the Tel Aviv summer, you’ll be sipping all night long. You’re welcome to sit under the old tree in the yard, at the bar on the top floor, or on the balcony overlooking the entire restaurant. Cool breezes and rich Mediterranean and world music will make your evening magical.

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Tony Vespa Pizza
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Restaurants, Pizza

Tony Vespa Pizza

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With three branches in Tel Aviv alone, Tony Vespa Pizza is the best spot to grab a slice or two in Tel Aviv. With original flavors and topping choices, Tony Vespa offers vegan options as well as a ton of great meat options. Slices are ordered by weight, so you can choose a custom size that suits your appetite perfectly! If you are looking for a quick and filling bite to eat in the center of Tel Aviv, look no further.

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Hotels

65 Hotel, Rothschild Tel Aviv

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Featuring free WiFi, 65 Hotel - An Atlas Boutique Hotel is situated in Tel Aviv, 500 metres from Shenkin Street. It offers a terrace and modern rooms with satellite TV.Rooms here are all air conditioned and come with a coffee machine. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer and free toiletries.Independence Hall Museum is 600 metres from 65 Hotel - An Atlas Boutique Hotel, while Nachalat Benyamin Crafts Fair is 700 metres away. Dizengoff Center can be reached on foot in 15 minutes.

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Tamara
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Restaurants, Ice cream parlors

Tamara Yogurt

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With luscious soft serve yogurt and the freshest of toppings, Tamara Yogurt is an amazing place to chill out and enjoy some delicious treats. With insanely tasty popsicles, made daily, as well as nearly one hundred different toppings, you just can’t go wrong. This spot is great for children and adults, offering everything from post-workout treats to your classic late night sugar fix. Don’t forget to ask the cashier for a punch card because once you discover Tamara, you’ll definitely be coming back for more.

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Vong
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Restaurants, Vietnamese

Vong

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This charming spot features delicious food, tasty cocktails, and the finest service. Always with a lively crowd, Vong is full of energy and great food. With a large outdoor patio facing Rothschild Boulevard, one can enjoy their delicious noodles while watching the city pass by. With a large menu offering dishes from rice to fish, there is something to please every guest, from wild and spicy to mild and delicious. Come to Rothschild and escape on an asian vacation from Mediterranean food.

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Da, Da & Da
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Restaurants, Cafés

Da, Da & Da

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Inhale a dose of Paris chic at this stylish café, located right under the Institut français de Tel-Aviv—naturally, a hub for all things français, including French language courses and events. Entering the café, anticipation builds with the vibe: upbeat music, a fashionably chic crowd and an eclectic menu featuring everything from farm-fresh salads to fresh pastries and fine seafood.  

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Billie Jean
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Bars, Dive bars

Billie Jean

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What Billie Jean lacks in size it makes up for in energy. This dance bar is a popular place for those who like to move. An alternative to the higher-end clubs on Rothschild Blvd, you can find patrons here dancing to 90s hip hop and a mix of American and Israeli top 40 hits. Billie Jean is not for the shy or weak of heart, it’s not uncommon to see guests getting down on top of the bar here. If a wild good time is what you’re seeking, Billie Jean is the place for you.  

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Independence Hall
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Attractions, Historic buildings and sites

Independence Hall

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Step back in history to May 14th, 1948 to the day that the state of Israel was founded. This facility, relatively unchanged from the day that it was formed, offers all visitors the ability to feel as if they were in the room with David Ben-Gurion when he established the state of Israel. Walking into the main hall of the building, the original portrait of Theodore Herzl still hangs alongside the original rendition of the current Israeli flag. Independence hall is the perfect place to pop in for a quick visit and history lesson in between Rothschild café hopping.

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Breakfast Club
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Nightlife, Late-night bars

Breakfast Club

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Tel Aviv’s undisputed king of cool, this after-hours club is the place to go when everywhere else is shut, boring or simply too far to limp your partying butt off to. DJs from Israel and beyond play every night, reveling in the utterly wild, yet somewhat cliquey and decidedly wasted crowd.

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