There is nothing more rewarding than sitting down at a cocktail bar on Dizengoff or grabbing a beer near the Carmel Market after a long day at the office. After all, you've earned it. While the Tel Aviv nightlife scene can do major damage to your wallet, not to mention the cost of post-clubbing drunchies that creep up late at night, food and drank doesn’t have to drain your entire day’s earnings. That’s where these five White City happy hour deals come in – from discounted cocktails to half-off food, these Tel Aviv bars have just the thing to tie you over before a big night out, or give you a reason to head home for a nap or hunker down early.
Come on, get happy!
Spicehaus keeps things simple. 1+1 from 18:00-21:00. While it seems like a typical happy hour special for cocktails, the real magic comes into play with their L and XL shareable cocktail fish bowls. What seems like a bottomless bowl of delicious concoction suddenly becomes two – an Everest of libation. Challenge accepted. Plus, that difficulty in choosing between the sweet & spicey ‘Woodstock Daisy’ and the eerily purple ‘Testtube Baby Got Back’ (which, let's be honest, is mostly a fan favorite due to its testtube serving vessel) is no longer an issue. Paired with Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” playing over the bathroom speakers, a strange skeleton hostess greeting you at the door, and refreshing cucumber water, Spicehaus will quickly become your go-to happy hour hideaway.
Save Miznon’s bag-o-meat and whole-roasted cauliflower for later. It’s still early so you should head to the hipster haven just a block away instead. Across from Gan Meir on King George Street, the balcony at HaMaoz is the perfect setting for drinking wine and snacking on Middle Eastern tapas-type dishes as an accompaniment to your people watching. HaMaoz does happy hour right, making all wine and beer NIS 15 and the tastiest menu options a mere NIS 20. Fall in love with the iconic roasted sweet potato and black lentil dish, get adventurous with a basket of mini schnitzel and various dressings or snack on french fries that rival the newly opened Patata next door. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong. So pick one, and come back the next day for another. While happy hour usually starts at 17:00 and lasts until 20:00, be sure to check their FB group regularly as the staff sometimes extends to 21:00.
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. We highly suggest you make reservations, especially if you’re a large group because the place fills up fast and to the brim. It comes as no surprise though – ideal locations, deals this good, and one of the best varieties of beer in Tel Aviv are hard to pass up. ‘Come on, get happy!’
This little rooftop hideaway overlooking Nahalat Binyamin has one of the best happy hour food + drink deals in the city. From opening until 20:00, what was once a NIS 48 cocktail, becomes a NIS 55 cocktail AND minute steak sliders; a glass of wine or a beer pairs perfectly with eggplant fries or the decadent French Canadian toast drenched in syrup and bacon for only NIS 45. In other words, The Prince’s deal of NIS 55 for a cocktail + any menu item, or NIS 45 for wine/beer + any menu item is a steal for anyone walking through the market, heading home from work or the beach, or looking to duck away from the hustle and bustle of the artist’s market.
Nestled behind two easy-to-miss white doors marked only by a fleur-de-lis, French 57 is a scene straight out of New Orleans. The long bar table that takes up most of the inside invites those who are single and ready to mingle or those looking to catch up with a friend, to sit down and enjoy a drink and some Louisiana eats. While the cocktail prices may be steep at late hours, it is understandable as the mixologists take extra special care when crafting their innovative cocktails – aging their bitter liqueur in used bourbon barrels for 21 days and infusing rum with roasted pineapple. At the same time, they want to share their craft with the public. Enter happy hour. From 18:00-21:00, all featured French 57 cocktails are exactly 30 NIS, almost half of most fan favorites. And the best part is, instead of 1+1 where you have to commit to that second (or fourth) drink, there are no strings attached to ordering a ‘Pearl Diver’ or ‘Aged Toronto.’