Music & Nightlife

Discover the best bars, clubs and music venues in Israel. Whether you’re looking for a cocktail, a beer or a live music show, this is your Israel nightlife guide

10 euphoric establishments to take a first date in Tel Aviv
Sex and dating

10 euphoric establishments to take a first date in Tel Aviv

Searching for romance in the White City can feel as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie. 

Meet & Greet - the best Tel Aviv nightlife spots to actually hear yourself speak
Nightlife

Meet & Greet - the best Tel Aviv nightlife spots to actually hear yourself speak

The Tel Aviv nightlife scene can be loud & proud, with no talking allowed. In other words, the adrenaline pumping music that blasts through the clubs and echoes down Rothschild Boulevard, Allenby Street and even Jaffa's alleyways can make it difficult to actually meet someone and hold a conversation.

A guide to alternative Tel Aviv nightlife
Nightlife

A guide to alternative Tel Aviv nightlife

Whether you’re looking for a less rowdy night out or you’re just not feeling the Thursday night bracelet bar / Friday morning hangover combination, there are plenty of things to do in Tel Aviv once that Mediterranean sun sets. 

The best venues in the Tel Aviv nightlife scene to hear live music
Music

The best venues in the Tel Aviv nightlife scene to hear live music

The Tel Aviv nightlife scene is booming with funky beats, internationally renowned DJs and bands that can only truly be appreciated live. While some fancy the casual cocktail or a slightly more alternative Tel Aviv nightlife option, like a catching an Israeli movie at Lev or the Cinematheque, the real magic lies in the Tel Aviv live music scene.

The best bars in Tel Aviv with outdoor patios
Bars

The best bars in Tel Aviv with outdoor patios

Tel Avivians wait anxiously all winter long for those suffocating plastic patio covers to come down and the fresh White City air to flow in. With the sun shining bright and the rain out of the picture, there is nothing more satisfying than soaking up some rays while drinking the day away on a patio. 

Nightlife & music news

The 36th Arad Festival will bring even more heat to Israel at the end of August
News

The 36th Arad Festival will bring even more heat to Israel at the end of August

The pinnacle of Hebrew music will arrive in the dusty, desert town, in halls and under the stars, with the performances of the best artists in Israel. 

Jaffa's outdoor cinema screenings will continue throughout August with films focused on musical legends
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Jaffa's outdoor cinema screenings will continue throughout August with films focused on musical legends

Every week on Wednesday evenings there will be an open screening of a film in Jaffa's summit garden opposite the magnificent view of the beaches of Tel Aviv   This August, iconic movies about successful musicians will be screened including "Control" about the legendary band Joy Division, "All Eyez on Me" about the life of Tupac, "This Must Be the Place" with Sean Penn, and "Straight Outta Compton" about the rise and fall of the gangsta rap group N.W.A    Wednesday, August 1st - "All Eyez on Me"(2017) This is the story of the famous rapper Tupac, from the beginning of his career in New York, to becoming one of the most familiar and influential voices in the rap music world until his untimely death at the age of 25. The biography explores the effects of his childhood and youth on his career, and his beliefs.   Wednesday, August 8th - "Control" (2007) This film chronicles the life and death of Ian Curtis, the troubled lead singer of the legendary band Joy Division. The praised music video director, Anton Corbijn, relies on the autobiography of Curtis's wife, Debbie, to tell his story. The film was shot in color and transformed into black and white, and describes the success of the band alongside the personal life of Curtis - which ended in a tragic suicide.   Wednesday, August 15th - "Straight Outta Compton" (2015)   A biographical drama that tells the real story of the gangsta rap group N.W.A, one of the first and most influential hip-hop groups of

Honor Tu B’Av with a month of the country’s best local live music
News

Honor Tu B’Av with a month of the country’s best local live music

Celebrating the romance of Israeli Valentine’s Day and the hottest Israeli talents, the Zappa Group presents four weeks of 100% beloved Israeli music. In addition to all the country’s Zappa venues, the performances will take place in a variety of atmospheric locations, from the ancient synagogue in Katzrin, the Roman amphitheater in Roman Beit Guvrin National Park, and Beit Gabriel on the Kinneret, to the ancient port in Caesarea, Rishon Lezion Live Park, and the Fountain Park in Eilat.   A variety of our most admired Israeli artists, stretching across many genres, are coming together to put on an exciting array of different solo and collaborative performances. The participating artists include but aren’t limited to: Balkan Beat Box, Shlomo Artzi, Ehud Banai and Boaz Sharabi, Amir Dadon, Eviatar Banai, Gidi Gov, Natan Goshen, Aviv Geffen and Ta'ayot, Shalom Hanoch, Dudu Tassa, Miri Mesika, Marina Maximilian, Yehuda Poliker, Yishai Ribo, Assaf Amdursky, Shlomi Shaban, and Yael Kraus. © Orit Panini         To learn more details about the individual events and purchase tickets, check the Zappa website, zappa-club.co.il. Gather your loved ones and absorb in the spirit of Tu B’Av from July 25 to August 25 by getting swept away by Israel’s most lovely music.

Flying Lotus, Nina Kravitz, PushaT and more are on their way to METEOR Festival
News

Flying Lotus, Nina Kravitz, PushaT and more are on their way to METEOR Festival

The full-force festival, which was created by the Naranjah production company, will be held in Lehavot HaBashan in The Jordan River, this September, and will feature over 100 artists and bands. Among the prominent names are: Flying Lotus, Nina Kravitz, PushaT, Kamasi Washington, Mura Masa, DJ Koze, Soulwax, Yung Lean, Selda and Boom Pam, The Black Angels, Ariel Pink and many many more...     Pusha T © GettyImages   This is the first festival of its kind in Israel. So far, attempts to hold a festival like this locally, including around 50 artists from abroad, have not worked. To date, more than 100 artists and bands from around the world and Israel will perform at the Meteor Festival to be held on September 6-8 at the Pecan Park at Kibbutz Lehavot Habashan. Some of the artists are the most prominent names performing in music festivals in Europe and the US this summer, and also some of the biggest names in Israeli music.   Flying Lotus © GettyImages   The format is a three-day music festival, 5 stages, tent accommodations under the pecan trees, a high-quality food complex, various activity areas, an outdoor cinema, an arcade tent and creation area, art exhibits, and more.     Nina Kraviz   For the full performance list and more information:  Meteor Festival, September 6-8, 2018, Pecan Park, Kibbutz Lehavot Habashan, Jordan River, Israel  

Israel's nightlife: where to drink & party

The best bars in Tel Aviv with outdoor patios
Bars

The best bars in Tel Aviv with outdoor patios

Tel Avivians wait anxiously all winter long for those suffocating plastic patio covers to come down and the fresh White City air to flow in. With the sun shining bright and the rain out of the picture, there is nothing more satisfying than soaking up some rays while drinking the day away on a patio. 

Five chic Israeli hotel lobby bars worth a drink...or two...or four
Hotels

Five chic Israeli hotel lobby bars worth a drink...or two...or four

With bars popping up left, right, and center, it's easy to lose focus in the shimmer of the Tel Aviv nightlife scene. Sometimes, however, what you're yearning for is right in front of your nose, or hotel lobby. 

Allenby from A to Z: a never-ending guide to Tel Aviv's never-ending street
Nightlife

Allenby from A to Z: a never-ending guide to Tel Aviv's never-ending street

By day, Allenby Street is a chaotic bundle of bargain shops with a few designer boutiques squeezed in between. By night, the long, long road that used to be abandoned, is growing steadily into the place for never-ending Tel Aviv nightlife fun. From live music to karaoke, the best restaurants in Tel Aviv to the latest street food markets and drunk munch, happy hour to all-you-can-drink, Allenby has got it all...and more! We’ve got all you need to know about venues on and just off of this important player of the Tel Aviv nightlife game, in alphabetical order. Be sure to check out what’s on this week, like Pasaz’s TLV sessions – highlighting local artists of all genres.

A hipster’s guide to Florentin
Things to do

A hipster’s guide to Florentin

Tel Aviv is the ultimate hipster destination. The hip secular city is at the center of Israeli art and culture, making it the perfect place for Urbanites to cultivate their creativity. Whether in the form of street art, vegan eating, or booming underground nightlife, Tel Aviv is rife with young hipsters looking to chill outside the mainstream. 

Tel Aviv nightlife: the top cocktail bars in the White City
Bars

Tel Aviv nightlife: the top cocktail bars in the White City

The Israeli culture capital is renowned for many things, but it takes less than a week in the White City to recognize its two main local pastimes: the beaches in Tel Aviv and booze. 

The best bars in Tel Aviv for foodies

Beit Romano
Nightlife

Beit Romano

This lively bar will suit all your hipster needs

Users say
1 out of 5 stars
Kab Kem
Restaurants

Kab Kem

Good things come to those who wait

North Abraxas
Restaurants

North Abraxas

Lively, fun and stylish yet simple and nonchalant

Aria Lounge
Bars

Aria Lounge

Aria Lounge is the perfect spot to have a bespoke cocktail

Yavne
Restaurants

Yavne

The new hot spot ​w​here music and good food rule

Jerusalem nightlife

Sira
Bars

Sira

A tiny bar ... a landmark institution ... Sira Bar is hard to define

Shuka
Bars

Shuka

Enjoy this progressive spot in the heart of the ancient shuk

Corky Wine Experience
Bars

Corky Wine Experience

Indulge in some fine Israeli wine tasting

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Bardak
Restaurants

Bardak

Pizza and beer – try to name a more winning combination

HaMazkeka
Bars

HaMazkeka

It’s time for Jerusalem’s young crowd to make some noise

The Video
Bars

The Video

The Video is a casual quirky spot welcoming all types of visitors

Where to see live music in Tel Aviv

Reading 3
Theater

Reading 3

980 square meters of all-night fun

Beit Haamudim
Music

Beit Haamudim

The place to see the top Israeli jazz musicians in Tel Aviv

Hangar 11
Theater

Hangar 11

Hangar 11 is a multi-purpose performance space for any type of event

Barby
Music

Barby

Get your groove on at Barby