A drinker’s guide to Dizengoff

From crazy cocktails to potent punches, we dare you to remember your bar hop along Dizengoff Street
Beer Garden © Ben Palhov
By Time Out Israel Writers |
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Lightweights beware. This central Tel Aviv strip may look pretty during the daytime hours, with plenty of shopping spree temptations like antique markets, malls and designer jewelry and clothing boutiques, but come sundown, Dizengoff Street transforms into a bustling bar scene. From happy hour deals that will sooth your post-work woes, to Tel Aviv’s most award-winning cocktail bartenders, to underground grungy music venues serving up Goldstar beer and...well...Goldstar beer, Dizengoff is a key contributor to Tel Aviv’s rep as ‘the city that never sleeps’. With so many bars enticing you with outdoor seatings, crowded tables and crafty cocktails lining every block of the Tel Aviv nightlife scene, how do you choose which? Choose them all with our drinker’s guide to Dizengoff. Bar hop ’til you drop.

Best places to drink on Dizengoff Street

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Bars, Beer bars

Beer Garden

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Beer Garden is the place to go when you're wandering around Kikar Dizengoff, especially during happy hour. The food & drink establishment has named their happy hour, ‘Happy Garden,’ and from 18:30-20:30, 'tis a happy garden indeed. The popping locations believes in the ‘go-big-or-go-home’ mentality, offering 50% off the entire menu. 

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Jasper
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Bars, Cocktail bars

Jasper John’s

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With cocktail bars popping up left and right on Dizengoff, it can be easy to miss this slightly hidden spot. Jasper John’s is a cozy little bar with a fun attitude and creative cocktails with names like “Pink Agony” and “Black Magic.” On top of their deliciously drinkable concoctions, the bar also features a tasty menu of bar nibbles like pizza and focaccia. Not only are they Italian in food, they’re Italian in nature. In the spirit of Italy, Jasper John’s has adopted the glorified Italian happy hour called “Aperitivo”—order one drink between the hours of 18:00 and 21:00 and you’ll get a free food course too. With a hopping late night crowd that drinks until sunrise, you can start and finish your night here.

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223
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Bars, Cocktail bars

223

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Founded in 2008 by one of the world’s most popular bartenders, Ariel Leizgold, 223 has retained its title as a star of the Dizengoff bar scene. Why not try the cocktail that first won Leizgold an international bartending title, the Passion Fruit 2006, made from vodka, ginger, apricot brandy and passion fruit? Or sample one of their prohibition-style cocktails like the Vieux Carré, with rye, cognac, sweet vermouth and bitters. Or, if you’re feeling truly adventurous, tell one of the professionally trained mixologists your flavor preferences and let them work their mixmaster magic. No matter what you choose, you can’t lose. Transcend time and place at the bar that raised the bar in central Tel Aviv.

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Double Standart
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Bars, Cocktail bars

Double Standard

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We wouldn’t expect anything but delicious cocktails from the guys behind Spicehaus, therefore their latest creation Double Standard is guaranteed to provide a killer cocktail and a sophisticated snack menu. All the mixers are homemade in the Spicehaus laboratories – with a wide range of healthy tastes and flavors. During the day, the bar turns into a shop selling the numerous house-made mixes for the perfect gift or latest addition to your home bar. This impressive bar and shop is a fabulous extension of the ever popular and high quality Spicehaus cocktail bar. Located on Dizengoff Street, you will be sipping delicious cocktails in the heart of North Tel Aviv.

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Concierge
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Bars, Cocktail bars

Concierge

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Standing smack dab in the middle of Dizengoff, its prime location is only one of the aspects that make Concierge a must-visit on your next ladies night. You’ll be captivated by their dazzlingly vibrant drinks like the electric “blue heaven” with vodka, blue Curacao, vanilla and citrus, or the “deep purple,” a gin-based cocktail that steals your attention with its beet infused vanilla syrup. Don’t miss their sophisticated food menu as well. Enjoy the intimate indoor scene or sip in style on their elegant patio, either way the modern twist on a vintage style will have you coming back for more…and more…and more.

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A La Bar
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Bars, Gastropubs

A La Bar

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La Bar is the cocktail counterpart of La Shuk, which serves up some of the best Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes in all of Tel Aviv. The atmosphere is retro and chill, yet the service is fast and friendly. Come relax and sip on one of their creative cocktails or try a glass of wine from their extensive collection. They also offer bites to eat (from La Shuk) that are made specifically to pair well with alcohol. L’chaim!

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