When skimming over our list of top cocktail bars and speakeasies, you may be surprised as to how many are situated within boutique hotels in Tel Aviv. From the classy Library bar inside the Norman hotel to the Imperial cocktail bar, where Time Out Tel Aviv’s Eating and Drinking Awards winner for best cocktail is stirring up wild concoctions with a seasonal menu, to the newest addition to the Tel Aviv rooftop bar scene atop the Poli House, these five drinking establishments are a must. We advise you make reservations ahead as these places are quite intimate. Plus, be wary that on busier nights, these quaint Tel Aviv hotel bars may turn down drinkers under the age of 25. So, whether you’re staying the night or starting the night, looking for mixology or a fine glass of wine, on a date or with friends, these hotel bars guarantee satisfaction.
Tel Aviv hotel bars worth a visit
Classy and elegant cocktail bars in Tel Aviv don’t get more authentic than The Library Bar at The Norman Hotel. This stylish 1940s style bar has an extensive cocktail and spirits menu as well as one of the finest wine lists in Tel Aviv. Whether meeting business associates or simply sitting back and relaxing with one of the books in the library, you can enjoy a special all-day food menu from the restaurant kitchen from noon or a traditional English afternoon tea. At night, the bar transforms into a stylish lounge, perfect for a romantic date or a night out with friends.
Classy and chic, this restaurant in the Montefiore Boutique Hotel is a must for lovers of meticulous food and impeccable style. The restaurant offers brunch and evening menus that are as much an oasis of style as the boutique hotel itself. The tasteful jazz paired with elegant antique silverware makes the Montefiore the place to fall in love with French cuisine cast under a Vietnamese spell any time of day.
Redefining the bar experience since 2014, Bell Boy bar has one simple motto: “everyone deserves to have fun.” They pride themselves on an approach to food and drinks that is slightly out of the ordinary. We’d tell you what they mean, but we don’t want to ruin the surprise. You’ll just have to come to the lobby of the Bedichevsky boutique hotel to see for yourself. Reserving a table ahead of time is a smart idea as the place is as popular as it is stylish.
Hidden inside the Imperial Hotel, the Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar is the top of the top when it comes to craft cocktails. This temple to the lost art of cocktail goes back to the source, featuring veteran bartenders from the younger years of the White City. With an Asian-colonial inspired kitchen and a wide range of music from jazz to rock n’ roll, it’s no coincidence Imperial was crowned Drinks International magazine’s ‘Best Bar in Africa and the Middle East.’
The Poli House Hotel panoramic rooftop boasts a full-service cocktail bar targetting guests and locals who fancy a pre-outing cocktail or chic evening of bottle service with friends. Expect a wide-range of drinks served by expert mixologists, a full liquor collection and an impressive local and international beer list. But that’s not all! The luxurious libations are paired with an exotic menu of poolside tapas. Enjoy all of this and more as homegrown Tel Aviv DJs spin the best of house, soul and groove-savvy tunes all night long. You’ll be so happy, you’ll want to scream it from the rooftops...and you really can at the Poli House Hotel Bar.