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Inside a 20s building, this all-day café-bar centres around an inner courtyard filled with hanging plants. Sip on a glass of wine or a cocktail (we love the Popcorn Old Fashioned) and nibble on Asian-inspired dishes such as grilled cauliflower topped with miso hazelnuts or red snapper carpaccio with fermented chili and seaweed.

Imperial

Since opening in January 2013, Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar has set the standard for the cocktail scene in Tel Aviv and really the entire region (it was named the Middle East’s best bar by Drinks International). Tucked away in a hotel of the same name, the Imperial’s creations are works of art. Don’t miss the “bullet to the head” cocktail which comes with actual bullets.

Library Bar at the Norman

The rooftop pool at this boutique hotel is the place to be come summer. Inside, the Library Bar offers stylish and comfortable surrounds in which to quaff multiple martinis.

223

Homemade focaccia, spicy tomato salsa and aubergine cream washed down with a punchy apple martini is a pairing we didn’t know we needed. Offering more than your average bar fare, 223 has mastered the art of boozy bites keeping regulars coming back time again.

Bellboy

Located in the Berdichevsky Hotel, the Bellboy Bar has a speakeasy with a side serving of weirdness. Place settings are reminiscent of the Mad Hatter’s tea party complete with miniature golden hippos, rubber ducks and a singing sea bass. It’s a rabbit hole you won’t mind falling down.

The Prince

One of the most affordable rooftops in the city is hidden above a cloth merchants and fabric supplier in the textiles quarter. Look out for a graffitied staircase between two shops and follow the music up the stairs for healthy tapas and cocktails. Closed on Fridays.

  • +972 586 061 818
  • 18 Nahalat Binyamin Street
    Tel Aviv

Voodoo

This tiki bar has a large terrace and weekly DJs sets, making it for a vivacious addition to Tel Aviv’s nightlife. Created by a group of creative friends, an energetic crowd are further buoyed by the playful decor, and the food is surprisingly good.

Drama

Drama is Tel Aviv’s self-proclaimed “recreation area” featuring a cocktail bar, a mingling yard and a gallery a dance floor. In the evening, video art is projected onto the walls of the building to turn the venue into an outdoor party space.

  • +972 547 205 899
  • 52 Nahalat Binyamin Street
    Tel Aviv

Kuli Alma

Tel Aviv residents like to party alfresco and this beer garden slash nightclub is an excellent place to do so. A lush terrace with palm trees and colourful walls are the backdrop for a popcorn booth, a clothes shop and an art gallery. The only indoor area is the actual dance floor – host to a solid selection of homegrown DJs.

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Tel Aviv’s leading hospitality group, R2M, are the brains behind this Japanese-inspired joint. A green patio and a large courtyard set the scene for creative cocktails and intimate live-music performances on special occasions.

The Beer Shop

This well-stocked bar offers 20-30 craft beers from around the world. With four sizes of glass to choose from – thimble or litre? – this is the ultimate beer shop. Try every brew in a miniature before you pick your poison.

Imperial

Library Bar at the Norman

223

Bellboy

The Prince

Voodoo

Drama

Kuli Alma

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The Beer Shop

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