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

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. Cat Power returns with her 10th album and continues to establish herself as an exceptional artist in the music industry. By Nitzan Pincu "My mother abandoned me on the day I was born. My grandmother came to the hospital to take me and she raised me as if I were her daughter, until I met my mother for the first time when I was two and a half years old. From that moment, all the love, care, and protection that every child on this planet deserves, has been given to me in the formative years of my life, and this has made me become the person I am today," says Chan Marshal, aka, Cat Power. Then she begins to cry. It was supposed to be a standard interview for Cat Power's new album, "Wanderer". The plan was to talk about motherhood, her collaboration with Lana Del Ray and the record label that wanted her to sing like Adele and then dropped her when she refused to cooperate. But Marshal is not a standard woman. During the interview she bursts into tears three times, weaving a network of theories about the power of music, the deception of big corporations and her long-standing relationship with ghosts. Her new and 10th album is a development for her, but in some ways leaves her at the same point. Cat Power is a familiar name for indie lovers, but has never broken beyond her status as a cult artist that is known to musicians with a fondness for melancholy guitar. This al

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. 

5 Tel Aviv restaurants that know how to party
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5 Tel Aviv restaurants that know how to party

After a long, tiring work week, the task of choosing which Tel Aviv restaurant to hit up on top of which Thursday night club for 'dessert' can be more exhausting than staying home with take out and Netflix.

Tel Aviv's divinely romantic wine bars
Bars

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. 

Tel Aviv’s Winter Festival breathes fresh air into the lungs of the Charles Bronfman Auditorium
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Tel Aviv’s Winter Festival breathes fresh air into the lungs of the Charles Bronfman Auditorium

While the rest of the world cowers beneath fleece blankets, struggling to escape the warm embrace of their heated homes, Israelis have more than just-bearable weather to nudge them out of the house this winter.  After last year’s successful trial run, the second Winter Festival is arriving just in time to cure those mid-season blues. With three consecutive days of diverse talent spanning all genres, ages, and backgrounds, this year’s festival is prescribing a heavy dose of culture in the very suitably-named Culture Palace (otherwise known as the Charles Bronfman Auditorium). “Our goal was to create a wide and varied musical mosaic,” explains artistic director Dudu Zarzevsky. One that includes guest appearances by international singer-songwriters, family-friendly shows and, of course, top-notch performances by Israel’s finest.  Yuval Dayan © Tal Avodi In addition to the festival performances, Zarzevsky has worked  tirelessly with the Municipality of Tel Aviv to expand their musical scope to include free activities for the public, beer and wine stations, and above all, “a unique festival atmosphere.”  Let the intimate stories of Israeli rock troubadour Ehud Banai whisk you away to far off lands in an opening celebration of sounds and words; fall under the spell of the charming Yuval Dayan, then balance young blood with an old soul as rock icon Aviv Geffen surprises audiences with acoustic arrangements; find solace in an unexpected partnership as one of Israel’s most vi

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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?

Idan Raichel Project
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Idan Raichel Project

Idan Raichel in his most successful year yet, conducts his newest project, an ensemble of 14 accomplished musicians, in an unmissable, stunning performance. The ensemble delivers an exhilarating performance, from a stage unlike any other. No matter where you sit you will be able to view the performance with ease and the same intensity that anyone else in the auditorium would feel.

The Seven Sopranos
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The Seven Sopranos

Partnering with the Ministry of Tourism, The Israeli Opera brings to Eilat a performance titled, “The Seven Sopranos.” 

Eden Ben Zaken in Be'er Sheva
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Eden Ben Zaken in Be'er Sheva

Eden Ben Zaken is a powerhouse when it comes to releasing songs that are well known throughout the country. Fresh off the release of her third album she is putting on a must see performance at Forum in Be’er Sheva.

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The best Tel Aviv nightlife spots to find that one-night stand
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The best Tel Aviv nightlife spots to find that one-night stand

It's no longer simple to find sex in the city of sin. Should we cast blame on the crazy rent prices that leave us shortchanged and exhausted? Have drugs affected the virility of men? Or perhaps slut-shaming has taken its toll.

Tel Aviv nightlife: the top cocktail bars in the White City
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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. As the sun starts to set, Tel Avivians migrate from the shores of the Mediterranean to the streets of Dizengoff, Rothschild and Allenby for happy hour cocktails before a big night out in the Tel Aviv nightlife scene. Choosing from the wealth of fantastic bars in Tel Aviv can be overwhelming, so we’ve drunk the city dry looking for the best cocktail bars around. Here’s our insider’s guide to Tel Aviv nightlife: the top cocktail bars in the White City.

Killin’ it on King George: where to hang out along Tel Aviv’s bohemian street
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Killin’ it on King George: where to hang out along Tel Aviv’s bohemian street

Running from the Carmel Market on Allenby all the way towards Kikar Rabin, King George Street is packed with local gems, each with its own unique bohemian flare.

Five Tel Aviv bars with the happiest of happy hours
Bars

Five Tel Aviv bars with the happiest of happy hours

There is nothing more rewarding than sitting down at a cocktail bar on Dizengoff or grabbing a beer near the Carmel Market after a long day at the office. 

Tel Aviv nightlife: the best bars in the White City
Bars

Tel Aviv nightlife: the best bars in the White City

Israel’s 24-hour party capital may have a village-like feel (going clubbing via bicycle is a rite of passage), but the thriving Tel Aviv nightlife scene features a fusion of parties crammed full of character, chutzpah and never-ending 'carpe diem'.

The best bars in Tel Aviv for foodies

Port Said
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Port Said

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

Aria Lounge
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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
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Dalida

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

Jerusalem nightlife

Gatsby
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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
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Sira

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

Toy Bar
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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
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HaMazkeka

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

Shuka
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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
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Barby

Get your groove on at Barby