In Tel Aviv, there is absolutely no shortage of places to hang out and dine out. On the prowl for a place to take your girlfriends for drinks, celebrating, and having an all-around kick-ass time? Here are some of the top spots for a seriously fun night out–and there’s something for every mood–from hyper, to relaxed, to wild shenanigans.
Girls' night out!
It’s easy to miss this hidden spot on Dizengoff – but once you find it, you’ll soon realize that it’s the ultimate lounge for catching up with your pals. This place offers a classic speakeasy style, mixed with a hopping, sexy nighttime vibe along with wacky and innovative cocktails. Helmed by award-winning mixologist Ariel Leizgold, it’s creativity gone wild. Happy Hour is 18:00 to 20:00 (Sun- Fri).
Cocktails for sharing? That’s the way to get some real girl gossip flowing. This huge cocktail bar on Dizengoff is like a pharmacy for innovative cocktails, all made by world-class mixologist Yotam Shilo. The cocktails come in three sizes: small for one, medium for four, or large for six – each one bringing on the party vibes. Sounds like a true recipe for delicious fun.
Break things at the Anger Room
Pull up your overalls and get comfy in a break room before you unleash your inner beast. Yes, you have the right to break everything in the room – it’s anger management 101. Split up into groups of two, get yourself a bat, and run around breaking everything you can find – from plates, mugs, and plastic ducks, to vases, printers, and computer screens, or all of the above!
32 Yitzhak Sadeh St (2break.co.il)
Channel your inner Wonder Woman
Get the ladies together for a night of reme extcraziness in action room TLV2048. Just like your favorite extreme reality show, this spot challenges the die-hard action lover in all of us. You will climb through stuff, go underground, swing from things and use your physical strength to kick serious butt while taking your Wonder Woman skills to the ultimate next level.
88 Ben-Zvi St (tlv2048.com)
Located in the heart of Tel Aviv, on one of its main streets, Tepale has authentic Tel Avivian vibes. With Israeli music playing, cheap alcohol and a welcoming crowd, Tepale will bring you into the fold of becoming a regular. Known for offering guests sunflower seeds and arak shots, free of charge, this bar knows how to treat its customers. And don’t miss their pitchers of cocktails. There’s nothing like a boozy brunch to cure that hangover with the hair of the dog or avoid it altogether by continuing that buzz through the weekend. As Tel Aviv becomes more and more sophisticated, it’s comforting to know there are places like Tepale left, where patrons can feel at ease.
Tick it off your list: drinks by the pool on a stunning rooftop. And this boutique hotel just happens to be one of the city’s best kept secrets. Arrive on the top floor and discover a panoramic view of the city, a chic modern bar with stylish cabanas and luxury outdoor chairs, and a sexy vibe that permeates throughout. And if you overdo it on the drinks, you can always check in.
Take a Mexican cooking class
Chef Itamar Davidoff is known for bringing Mexican food to Israel thirty years ago, especially as his Tres Pesos brand brings authentic Mexican food to your local stores (have you tried the pickled cactus?). He is hilariously funny and runs private cooking classes – get your friends together here for an evening of creative tequila cocktails and a Mexican feast.