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.
Allenby from A to Z
Known to many as the best burger in Tel Aviv, this burger joint is flipping some of Tel Aviv’s best patties from afternoon to midnight. With it’s central and well-designed storefront, America Burgers is not only a place to satisfy your hunger, but also a place to relax and enjoy a meal in a visually appealing setting. With top notch American quality, the restaurant reasonably priced, making it a good grab for many Tel Avivians with a yearning for the U.S. America Burgers makes the process easy by limiting their menu to five unique burger options. So grab a burger and a side of chips, and delve into this fabulous factory of yum!
Beit Hapsanter is a mysterious little bar located on one of the most lively streets in Tel Aviv. Although their official hours say otherwise, Beit Hapsanter claims to “never close,” allowing guests to keep drinking and dancing until they can’t possibly take anymore. With a dark, funky decor and electronic house music creating a distinct atmosphere, Beit Hapsanter will keep you returning. Described as having a “Berlin vibe,” this is not your typical Tel Aviv bar!
Benedict has become synonymous with breakfast in Israel, and you’ll find multiple locations across the country. People come here to munch on breakfast at any time of the day or night. Open 24 hours and jam-packed with every single comfort food possible: whether it be towering pancakes, eggs Benedict, French toast or shakshuka, breakfast knows no boundaries here.
With an ever-changing menu, numerous specials and unique dishes, Brut is guaranteed to provide satisfying sustenance. The wine bar is run by professionals, so there is no need to hesitate to ask any questions or seek tips and advice if you are not a wine expert. The environment is calm and charming while also feeling sophisticated and sexy, creating the perfect setting for a romantic night out or a casual evening with friends after work. The food menu is simple and tasty, offering warm pastas and crisp salads. When it comes to wining and dining, Brut is a no-brainer.
A favorite for late-night ice cream cravings, Cookeez stays open late to satisfy your post-partying sweet tooth drunchies. Just passing by Cookeez is an invitation to enter; the mouth-watering aroma of fresh-baked cookies is unavoidable. With tons of flavours of cookies to mix and match with your ice cream and galore, Cookeez is a delectable treat. Cookeez offers dairy-free and gluten-free options, allowing everyone to enjoy its magic! For those just looking for a small snack, order a plain cookie or a cup of ice cream, but we recommend the ice-cream sandwich combination. Take-away boxes of cookies are also available, perfect for your next party or Shabbat dinner.
Chefs David Almkias and Joseph Sheetrit formed a common dream to open a small restaurant featuring quality entrees of seafood alongside fine alcohol. They aim to bring the best raw materials in the country into their kitchen. David &Yossef change the menu daily to accommodate the freshest of seafood. Try the salmon tarte with black lentil cream and goat yogurt, or the calamari pizza with olive vinaigrette. Pair a glass of wine with your meal for a true culinary treat!
The little brother to the wine bar Brut, located next door, is Extra Brut. The only beers on tap are Guinness and Stella Artois, which are served in cold glasses to create a whole new standard of beer drinking. Extra Brut also has special alcohol unique to this bar, making it worth the trip. The kitchen serves bruschetta with cured and smoked fish, cheeses and meats from around the world. The menu also always has Asian-inspired dishes. Everything served at Extra Brut has been selected from the shuk earlier that day, so the menu items change in order to reflect the highest-quality ingredients available, as well as the mood of the chef.
Nestled behind two easy-to-miss white doors marked only by a fleur-de-lis, French 57 is a scene straight out of New Orleans. The long bar table that takes up most of the inside invites those who are single and ready to mingle or those looking to catch up with a friend, to sit down and enjoy a drink and some Louisiana eats. The mixologists are constantly on the move, concocting everything from the classic Sazerac to the crowd favorite Pearl Diver, which features 57 French infused rum and coconut in every form imaginable. Step into the magical world of Mardi Gras and soak up the Cajun hospitality.
With seven restaurants across Israel, Giraffe is considered a leading restaurant chain in Israel, providing the country with a creative culinary experience. A leader in innovation, it was the first restaurant in Israel to serve Thai pad thai alongside Japanese sushi, Chinese fried egg noodles and classic European desserts, all inspired by modern Asian restaurants in New York City. Giraffe offers a casual-dining experience, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or a classy date night. Having created their own niche, the company has grown, proving that their consistent food and service is worth every shekel. The brand has also won numerous Israeli Eating & Drinking Awards. In 2009, it was awarded best value for money restaurant by the readers of Time Out Israel, and in 2010, the best chain.
With simple food options and affordable beers, tourists and locals continuously seek out HaMinzar for a lovely night out. With a young and stylish crowd, the vibe and energy is chill, so come prepared to take your time and bask in this calming setting. With mismatched tables and chairs, the unpretentious restaurant setting makes it clear that the owner’s focus is geared towards food and drink. Best of all, HaMinzar is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.