Time Out says
A dark and mysterious cocktail bar with drinks as intriguing as the atmosphere that is created, located right by Shuk Hacarmel
Leyla bar can be found right next to the classic Hakovshim bistro, tucked away between Shuk Hacarmel and the artsy Kerem Ha’Teimanim neighborhood. This unique cocktail bar derives its name from both the Hebrew and Arabic words for night: "Leil" in Arabic, "Layla" in Hebrew. The intimate atmosphere created by the bar gives the place an aura of mystique and intrigue, almost borrowing the Middle Eastern bazaar qualities of the adjacent shuk and the bohemian vibes given off the Kerem. Here you will find intoxicating and exotic concoctions that match the overall feel of the bar. For example, the "Wannabe Malabi" is a gorgeous milky white mixture of ouzo, lychee syrup, coconut sorbet, rosewater, and toasted almonds. This certainly isn't your grandmother's Malabi.