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
Tsuzamen © Anatoly Michaello
By Time Out Israel Writers |
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For those of you who think the Tel Aviv nightlife scene is “hip, cool, and happening,” it’s time to reassess your life choices. 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

Mezcal
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Restaurants, Mexican

Mezcal

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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.  

Satchmo
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Bars, Pubs

Satchmo

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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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Hoodna
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Bars, Lounges

Hoodna

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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. 

Florentin 10
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Restaurants, Cafés

Florentin 10

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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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Pimpinella
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Bars, Gastropubs

Pimpinella

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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.

Shuffle Bar
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Bars

Shuffle Bar

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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!)

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Joz ve Loz
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Restaurants, Israeli

Joz ve Loz

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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. To much success they then moved to Tel Aviv, their current home, Stop by this special spot for beautiful food in a gorgeous setting.

Zusammen
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Bars

Tsuzamen

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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.

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Jackson Bar
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Bars, Dive bars

Jackson Bar

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Jackson Bar is located right in the heart of the hipster-y Florentin neighborhood of Tel Aviv. This lively and energetic bar has cool vibes, most likely due to its graffiti themed decor. The walls are covered floor to ceiling with impressive displays of street art, so if your conversation is lacking, the artwork can also serve as a great conversation piece. Apart from the wall art, Jackson Bar prides itself on providing the best musical selection possible, with top-of-the-line DJs lined up. At Jackson Bar, all varieties of genres of music are covered, so everyone is sure to be pleased with the musical selection. If you're looking for a chill place to grab a drink, see some great art, and hear some stellar music, look no further than Florentin's Jackson Bar.

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