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

Israel’s top live music venues
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Israel’s top live music venues

There is a common misconception that Israel is not a great place for live entertainment. Many times you’ll hear people lamenting at the lack of big name concerts in the Holy Land. However, if you dig deeper, you’ll find that there are plenty of wonderful opportunities to enjoy live music, both local and international, in the land flowing with milk and honey (and music). Although it’s true that Israel’s selection of international star-studded concerts is not as wide as other countries’, many big-name artists still come to perform in Israel, while this gives you a perfect opportunity to check out other artists that you may have never thought to see live before. Check out the variety of venues and some of the top attractions that Israel has to offer.

Mr Fantastic: The most decorated bartender in Israel's history is at it again
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Mr Fantastic: The most decorated bartender in Israel's history is at it again

Ariel Leizgold talks about redefining hospitality, cocktail glass thieves and the 'fantastic' new tricks he's got up his tattooed sleeves Ariel Leizgold has been at your service since he was 17 years old. 

Following the Eurovision 2019: The events of Tel Aviv's White Night have been moved
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Following the Eurovision 2019: The events of Tel Aviv's White Night have been moved

Following the expected arrival of about 20,000 tourists from around the world who will flood Tel Aviv to see the Eurovision up and close, the city of Tel Aviv has decided to advance the White Night events to be held closer to the dates of the competition. 

Your Alternative Guide to Tel Aviv's Main Streets
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Your Alternative Guide to Tel Aviv's Main Streets

Takin’ It to the Streets: while locals are no stranger to these five main rues and visitors will undoubtedly find themselves traipsing at least one–or all–of them, we’ve decided to break down these all-star destinations to the nitty gritty of what’s not to be missed–plus a little history for good measure.

The best Tel Aviv nightlife spots to actually hear yourself speak
Nightlife

The best Tel Aviv nightlife spots to actually hear yourself speak

The Tel Aviv nightlife scene can be loud & proud, with no talking allowed. 

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The Eurovision in Tel Aviv: Everything you need to know
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The Eurovision in Tel Aviv: Everything you need to know

When will it happen, where the Euro Village will be setting up, what other events are expected, and what will happen to the shuttle buses on Shabbat?

Keren Ann arrives in Tel Aviv to promote her new French album
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Keren Ann arrives in Tel Aviv to promote her new French album

The multicultural singer will arrive in Israel for a special performance accompanied by a string quartet and a special guest - Shlomi Shaban  In a launch performance for her new album: Bleue, to be released on March 15th, Keren Ann returns to the French language after several albums in English. The album includes a surprising duet with musician David Byrne (Talking Heads), a musical icon who recorded his own great version of Keren Ann's song a few years ago. Keren Ann © Bouchra Jarrar Keren Ann's life as well as her musical endeavors are in almost constant motion. She was born in Israel and grew up in Holland and France. After her big break in France she moved to the US, and later spent a few more years back in Israel. Through all these relocations, Ann has maintained a high level of musical activity, including new albums, touring, a wide range of music for theater, dance, film, television, opera, and collaborations with a wide range of artists in an almost infinite musical spectrum - Iggy Pop, Debussy String Quartet, Avishai Cohen, Shlomi Shaban, Questlove, Francoise Hardy and many others.  Her album releases have always enjoyed a warm embrace from the public and favorable reviews in the media world. She maintains her high position in the pop world thanks to her relatable songs written without stylistic compromise. In her work, you can notice influences that balance between Serge Ginsburg and Bob Dylan, or Carol King and Leonard Cohen. Keren Ann's songs all manage to

An interview with theAngelcy’s Rotem Bar Or
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An interview with theAngelcy’s Rotem Bar Or

With the recent release of their newest record, Nodyssey, and their upcoming show's in Israel, we sat down with vocalist, guitarist and founder of theAngelcy, Rotem Bar Or

Cat Power hasn't broken into the mainstream, but she proves she has nine lives
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Cat Power hasn't broken into the mainstream, but she proves she has nine lives

She is not afraid of ghosts singing through her, and she could care less about record labels. 

Israel's nightlife: where to drink & party

The 9 Chicest Hotel Bars in Israel
Hotels

The 9 Chicest Hotel Bars in Israel

With bars popping up left, right, and center, it's easy to lose focus in the shimmer of the Tel Aviv nightlife scene. 

The best bars and restaurants surrounding Tel Aviv’s Great Synagogue
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The best bars and restaurants surrounding Tel Aviv’s Great Synagogue

Only in Tel Aviv – the cultural capital of Israel – could the grandest synagogue in town also be the most happening area to grab a drink or a quick bite. 

The top nightlife spots in hotels around Israel
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The top nightlife spots in hotels around Israel

While Tel Aviv has long enjoyed a slew of the country’s best selection of hotel bars, the high standard continues to top itself – rising even higher lately – with a host of new openings in the last year. Here are the latest nightlife suggestions from all over Israel – so you can drink, sleep & repeat

Tel Aviv's divinely romantic wine bars
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Tel Aviv's divinely romantic wine bars

Not everyone is cut out for the crazy Tel Aviv nightlife scene. Or perhaps they were at one point – back in the day of the dinosaur – but years of thirsty Thursdays, cocktail hours and drinking one’s way down Dizengoff can get the best of you. 

A hipster’s guide to Florentin
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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. 

The best bars in Tel Aviv for foodies

Port Said
Restaurants

Port Said

Located just across from the largest synagogue in Tel Aviv, you won’t find anyone praying here.

Aria Lounge
Bars

Aria Lounge

Aria Lounge is the perfect spot to have a bespoke cocktail

Beit Romano
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Beit Romano

This lively bar will suit all your hipster needs

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Kab Kem
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Kab Kem

Good things come to those who wait

Dalida
Restaurants

Dalida

Hip and happening in the funky Florentin neighborhood, Dalida is a trendy place to see—and be seen.

Jerusalem nightlife

Gatsby
Bars

Gatsby

It’s a Thursday night, and you’ve suddenly become inspired to experience the F. Scott Fitzgerald-deemed ‘Jazz Age’ in the city of the Biblical Age. Impossible? Of course not.

Sira
Bars

Sira

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

Toy Bar
Bars

Toy Bar

Again, while this bar is still technically situated in Jerusalem’s Downtown Triangle, its weirdness, wackiness, and the fact that tourists don’t head straight there means that we think it still deserves a seat on this list.

Mirror Bar
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Mirror Bar

Located in the chic Mamilla Hotel, the Mirror Bar is a perfect pick for a romantic date or cocktails with friends in a serene setting. Mirror bar attracts an assortment of people too, from tourists to businessmen, to native Israelis. Want an added bonus? Reflect on the cool cocktail list and get tasting, the food is sumptuous too.

HaMazkeka
Bars

HaMazkeka

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

Shuka
Bars

Shuka

Enjoy this progressive spot in the heart of the ancient shuk

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