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

Find out where to predrink, party and stuff your face on and around this happening street with our alphabetical guide to Allenby

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By Time Out Israel Writers |
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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

Kuli Alma
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Nightlife, Late-night bars

Kuli Alma

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Set in south Tel Aviv where Allenby Street meets Yehuda Halevi, this new-ish hangout haven has a certain mysticism, charm and rapture to it. It’s a two-level bundle of pure joy with a subterranean courtyard and staircase, a tiny misshapen dance floor and spirited ambience. It even has a vintage clothing store hidden within its labyrinth of rooms. Say the magic words, “Kuli Alma,” to any local and you’ll immediately make it into the cool books of Tel Aviv.

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Bars

Lucifer

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Step inside the dark hideout on the busy Allenby Street and start to blend in with the beautiful bohemian crowd. As the deep rock music begins to play, embrace this mysterious yet inviting popular spot with surprisingly awesome service. Tourists and locals alike will feel as if they have entered one of Tel Aviv’s most unique hotspots. Had a few to many beers? Getting a little hungry? There’s no need to leave. Lucifer also features a delicious food menu with an insanely filling burger. We guarantee a casual and grungy night out.

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Nilus
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Bars

Nilus Bar

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This too-cool-for-school watering hole is the newest fad on the Allenby bar scene. Nilus bar - named after the Nile - combines high class hipster with lesbian-friendly vibes. The DJs, bartenders and managers are predominantly women bringing the spotlight down on Tel Aviv's art culture. Expect to meet directors, photographers, and budding artists while swirling a creative cocktail. And, when you want a break from the arts and culture, head upstairs for some recharging food or a smoke.   

Pasaz
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Bars, Dive bars

Pasáž

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This grungy-but-hip club pulls focus on the music, rather than the extravagance that embodies many of Tel Aviv’s nightclubs. Sure it has a certain je-ne-sais-sleaze to it, and it’s smoky, but the musicians are uber-talented and the sound is ear-thumpingly clear. Drinks are available at the bar until the early hours of the morning.

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Port Said
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Restaurants, Israeli

Port Said

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Located just across from the largest synagogue in Tel Aviv, you won’t find anyone praying here. With a massive vinyl collection, the hippest waitresses, and a food menu created under the supervision of iconic Israeli chef, Eyal Shani (of Miznon and Beit Romano), you’ll understand why Port Said has been successfully serving the young communities of Tel Aviv for years. Featuring innovative Israeli dishes, there is always a new menu addition to savor. While the wait may be long and the energy intense, no visit to Tel Aviv is complete without an evening at this iconic spot. So grab a Goldstar, some delectable food, and spend your night chilling under the stars with the locals at Port Said.

Rokoko
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Bars, Beer bars

Rokoko

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A cute underground hipster bar – with even cuter waitresses – Rokoko has great DJ-spun music and a friendly crowd. While some bars have a rotating tap, Rokoko takes it one step further with a rotating DJ. The bar is known for featuring a different mixmaster each night, sometimes even its own multitalented staff members. Located on Allenby Street, it is in close proximity to the Great Synagogue and a plethora of popular restaurants and shops. In typical hipster fashion, Rokoko is mysterious, lacking in promotion or advertisement. You’ll have to stop in to see for yourself, mingling with local Tel Avivians from the creative arts scene, to get a taste for this unique spot in the heart of the city.

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Bars

Salon Berlin

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Step into this hipster paradise and try to see through the cloud of smoke as all the hip Tel Avivians drink their night away. Salon Berlin hosts mostly hipsters and Yemenite quarter residents in its snug building. Prices for alcohol are significantly cheaper than any other bars, earning them the proud title of as “cheap as in Berlin”. If you are looking for fine service, this may not be the place for you, but those looking for a unique Israeli/Berlin mashup have found their spot. With shockingly low beer prices and a fun, free environment, Salon Berlin is killing it.

Sputnik
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Bars, Dive bars

Sputnik Bar

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Nightlife lovers have no fear, Sputnik is here! With multiple rooms and a massive outdoor garden, there is a cozy spot for everyone to have a drink or get wild on the dance floor. Those looking for strong drinks, loud music, and a party till the sun comes up have found their home. 

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Thai at Har Sinai
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Restaurants, Thai

Thai at Har Sinai

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This trendy spot is ideal for anyone looking for a fun night out that won’t break the bank. The atmosphere really makes this place unique. Surprisingly, it has a very Copacabana feel, with a funk/soul DJ playing one great tune after another. The drinks are excellent, providing a large range of creative cocktails. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, the lychee mojito is for you. The menu is comprised of relatively small dishes, perfect for sharing. The flavours are slightly sweeter than you are likely to find in authentic Thai restaurants, yet asian nonetheless. If you are not a fan of spice, make sure to tell your waiter/waitress- the chefs are definitely big fans of the chilli.  

Tony Vespa Pizza
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Restaurants, Pizza

Tony Vespa Pizza

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The winner of time Out Tel aviv best pizza award since it was established, and with three branches in Tel Aviv alone, Tony Vespa Pizza is the best spot to grab a slice or two in Tel Aviv. With original flavors and topping choices, Tony Vespa offers vegan options as well as a ton of great meat options. Slices are ordered by weight, so you can choose a custom size that suits your appetite perfectly! If you are looking for a quick and filling bite to eat in the center of Tel Aviv, look no further.

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