Allenby from A to Z
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!
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!
On the corner of Allenby and Levontin in one of the coolest parts of Tel Aviv is the coffee shop Beta and Grega. The cafe sits in a hip part of town, covered in graffiti and surrounded by trendy coffee shops and restaurants. This laid back spot is the perfect place to sit with friends, read a good book or get some sketching done. In addition to divine coffee, try the raspberry juice for a sweet and sour surprise. The menu is simple, but delicious, with options like cheese toasts, salads and more.
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.
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.
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.
If you're fiending for the likes of City Lights, Powell's, Tattered Cover, or Shakespeare and Co, Halper's Books is Tel Aviv's answer. Prepare to spend whole afternoons crouched in the shop's narrow, maze-like aisles, amidst the welcome smell of books stationed in a random alleyway off of Allenby Street.
As all the restaurants and eateries in the city are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, polished, and sealed with a neat bow, an authentic initiative feels like a breath of fresh air. Such is Jasmino, the new snack bar opening next week under the guidance of restaurateur Shaul Tevet. Perched on Allenby - the busy nightlife hub, Tevet promises locals a quality street food establishment that draws the drunk munch crowd. The new pearl will serve up simple, yet sensational, charcoal grilled options in grab-and-go pitas. The four options include: kebabs, chicken, housemade sausage, and spicy veal heart. All of these come with salad and pita, hot peppers, grilled onions and tahini. Be the first in your group to swing by this hot spot magnet, then tell all your friends. The more the merrier.