The coolest bars in Florentin

Veer off the beaten path to these hip bars. One night at the Hoodna and you’ll forget that central Tel Aviv ever existed

By Time Out Israel Writers
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Just steps from Rothschild, Herzl, Allenby and the likes sits a magnificent hipster haven better known as Florentin. If you fancy a chill AF night under the stars, Hoodna is your place; if you’re more of the live music type, Teder has got you covered; and if tequila is your poison, Mezcal is a Mexican dream. All this and more at these awesome bars in Florentin.

The Florentin bar scene

Shuffle Bar
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Bars

Shuffle Bar

Florentine

Complete with local beer on tap, board games from your childhood, and cozy communal seating, Shuffle Bar is a place that feels like home. Located in the heart of Florentin, this bar offers a neighborhood appropriate on-trend twist to beloved classics, think: fully loaded hamburgers, faux plant interior decorations alongside beer posters, and a hip soundtrack of music. With 1+1 happy hour and 20% off their entire menu of tasty snacks from 18:00-21:00 all week, Shuffle Bar is a must-visit for drinks and guaranteed fun and games (literally!)

Satchmo
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Bars, Pubs

Satchmo

Florentine

There aren’t too many whisky bars in Tel Aviv, so if you’d like to enjoy a night of sipping on a nice bourbon or scotch, Satchmo is one of the few places you should definitely pay a visit to. They offer an extensive variety of whiskies on their menu. There’s a lovely backyard to lounge in and enjoy some drinks with friends, or perhaps meet some new ones! It can get a bit rowdy inside, with music playing loud and people enjoying another rambunctious night in the White City.

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Mezcal
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Restaurants, Mexican

Mezcal

Florentine

This sweet mezcal bar has been serving the hipster neighborhood of Florentin for years. It started as a small neighbourhood bar which then began to receive so much love that the owners eventually had to take over the next door shop to expand the much loved establishment. Mezcal has stood the test of time. The tacos are sensational and wash down wonderfully with the fully stocked variety of tequilas. From tequila tastings to delicious and authentic enchiladas, Mezcal offers a magical meal for all who come and embrace the Mexican cuisine.  

Hoodna
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Bars, Lounges

Hoodna

Florentine

Hoodna, meaning ‘truce’ in Arabic is workshop zone by day but transforms itself at night, when tables and sofas are dragged into the street to create a chilled-out drinking space. Inside, there are often live sets from afro-beat to funk to rock. 

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Bars

Tsuzamen

White City

This dive bar encompasses the hole-in-the-wall spirit to a T: cheap beers on tap, barely any standing space, concert posters peeling off the walls, and bands to match the mood. Showcasing local rock, indie, and punk bands, Tsuzamen opens its doors to just about anyone. Looking for your grand debut? Request to play a gig on their website. The grungy spot always attracts a crowd and the pizza is pure perfection.

Joz ve Loz
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Joz ve Loz

Florentine

Under the passionate direction of Chef Noa Levi, the daily menu is a celebration of tastes and textures. With Levi’s accurate and creative sense of the raw and the cooked, one can indulge in either rich stews or sparkling salads, Mediterranean sea-food or traditional Moroccan Shabbat dish - all based on the various cuisines & cultures found here in Israel. In 1998, Orit Revivo, then a radio broadcaster, and Alma Fogiel, then a film student, met in Jerusalem where they  opened their first restaurant. 

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Bars, Pubs

Agnes

Old North

Agnes is a neighborhood bar favored among the locals for its wide selection of beers, tasty food, and welcoming atmosphere. It's british pub atmosphere will make any U.K. expat feel right at home. Try the Elvis burger, with bacon, peanut butter, and bananas, the Midget, with mushrooms and cheese, or one of their many other delicious creations, including vegan options. The music isn’t too loud, making it one of the few spots in Tel Aviv with a noise level appropriate for having a conversation with friends over drinks.

Florentin 10
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Restaurants, Cafés

Florentin 10

Florentine

From coffee in the morning to beers in the evening, Florentin 10 is great for laptop lounging. Bring your schoolwork and sip a coffee or bring a date and trade in that coffee for a glass of wine, however you choose to spend your time at Florentin 10, you cannot go wrong.

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Cheers
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Bars, Dive bars

Cheers

Tel Aviv City Center

Complete with old-timey music, loud laughter and conversation, and a pool table in back, Cheers is a quintessential neighborhood pub. You may as well be sitting in the American sitcom itself, drinking a 'third' next to Samuel "Mayday" Malone. Long tables centered around the bar encourage conversation between patrons and make it easy to keep the drinks flowing. The menu features classic burgers and fries to pair with your beer or cocktail of choice. With periodic community celebrations and pool tournaments, come to Cheers once for drinks and you'll be sure to return with friends!

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Bars

D.T.M. Gay Bar

Florentine

Nir Noy wants you to lift your eyes from those damn phones and start talking, so he opened a new gay bar designed to encourage personal interaction. The thirty-three-year-old bar owner, who lived for six years between Toronto and New York, (his longing for Israel grew too strong, plus the cold), decided to come back and open Don’t Tell Mom (D.T.M.) in Florentine, arguably the proudest neighborhood in Tel Aviv.

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Pimpinella
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Bars, Gastropubs

Pimpinella

Shuk Levinsky

Pimpinella, other than being a really fun word to say, is the plant that anise comes from. Anise is the herb in several Mediterranean spirits, including arak and ouzo. So it’s no wonder that a bar named Pimpinella has some of the best arak/ouzo cocktails in Tel Aviv. Located in Shuk Levinsky, don’t let this bar’s small size fool you—they have a huge selection of alcohol and scrumptious small plates to snack on, mainly consisting of fresh seafood. This is a great place to stop by if you’re in Florentin, to eat and drink in the laid-back Mediterranean vibes.

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