Dive into Tel Aviv's best bars off the beaten track
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!
Step into this hipster paradise and try to see through the cloud of smoke as all the hip Tel Avivians drink their night away. Salon Berlin hosts mostly hipsters and Yemenite quarter residents in its snug space. Prices for alcohol are significantly cheaper than any other bars, earning them the proud title of as “cheap as in Berlin”. If you are looking for fine service, this may not be the place for you, but those looking for a unique Israeli/Berlin mashup have found their spot.
A cute underground hipster bar – with even cuter waitresses – Rokoko has great DJ-spun music and a friendly crowd. While some bars have a rotating tap, Rokoko takes it one step further with a rotating DJ. The bar is known for featuring a different mixmaster each night, sometimes even its own multitalented staff members. Located on Allenby Street, it is in close proximity to the Great Synagogue and a plethora of popular restaurants and shops. In typical hipster fashion, Rokoko is mysterious, lacking in promotion or advertisement. You’ll have to stop in to see for yourself, mingling with local Tel Avivians from the creative arts scene, to get a taste for this unique spot in the heart of the city.
Located on a side street just steps away from the busy Carmel Market, Norman Bar is a small and cozy place to grab a brew away from the hustle and bustle of the shuk. With 7 beers on tap and over 40 other bottled options lining the walls, you're certain to find a pint that suits your taste. If you're in the mood for something stronger, the bar is also known for its assortment of whiskeys. Norman Bar has ample outdoor seating in a prime location, and periodic poetry readings and live music nights, so stop by and relax amongst locals and passersby alike.