There is a reason that Tel Aviv is called the City That Never Sleeps. It has an incredible nightlife scene and hundreds of pubs each with an individual style. From beachfront bars, and speakeasies to dance bars and cocktail bars. There are chill laid-back bars, party bars, gay bars, sports bars, and pubs with live musical performances. You can take a guided tour in Tel Aviv that includes some of these amazing pubs, or you can visit them in one epic night of bar hopping. Here are some of the top Tel Aviv pubs not to be missed when in the city.
Tel Aviv Pub Crawl – Florentin/Rothschild Area
Walking between all of these pubs will take about 30 minutes. They are located in a vibrant part of the city where there are many restaurants, nightclubs, and pubs open late at night.
13 Abarbanel St.
Hoodna (Truce in Arabic) is a laid-back and bohemian pub known for its live performances of afro, funk, and rock music. The pub spills onto the street, and it is a popular choice for both locals and travelers seeking a relaxed atmosphere.
5 Simtat Beit HaBad
This gastropub offers a quirky and retro experience and includes a cafe, record store, and bar. It hosts themed parties, live performances, and DJs, attracting a diverse and lively crowd looking for a fun night out. Expect the unexpected in a friendly laid-back atmosphere.
9 Derech Jaffa
Romano is where the cool hipster crowd comes to be seen. It exudes a vintage and nostalgic charm. Jazz, funk, reggae, and hip-hop define the entertainment, making it a go-to destination for those who appreciate a bohemian, hipster crowd with great beer on tap.
Teder. fm is a hip, unpretentious, and alternative pub. It features live DJs and hosts creative events, making it a hub for the trendsetters of Tel Aviv’s underground scene. You’ll find outside tables in a gorgeous setting, beer served in jars for sharing, movie nights, the occasional market, and a hipster community atmosphere.
122 Allenby St.
This is a large venue with several rooms including an outdoor garden area, a dance floor, and cozy corners in the shadows. Sputnik provides a Soviet-inspired eclectic experience with themed nights and unique cocktails. The parties here go on until sunrise.
52 Nahalat Binyamin St.
Drama Bar boasts an artsy and experimental atmosphere. It offers several spaces – a bar, cocktail bar, outdoor courtyard, and gallery floor. Drama hosts performance art and experimental music, and after 22:00 it turns into a lively nightclub.
4 Herzl St.
This is a small, cozy setting that fits just 20 people. Craft cocktails, an eclectic playlist, and great conversation are on the menu in this intimate space. The doors stay open until the early hours.
54 Ahad Ha’am St.
Phi or Phi Garden is a sophisticated and upscale establishment. It’s known for its signature cocktails and elegant setting surrounded by greenery. To go with the natural botanical look, they serve healthy alcoholic beverages. There are regular special performances and events, plus a communal feel with a choice of several seating arrangements. Phi is very Insta-friendly!
Tel Aviv Pub Crawl – Dizengoff Street
This pub crawl takes you on a 20-minute walk along Dizengoff Street. You might want to start at Dizengoff Circle and continue as far as the Tel Aviv Port which is another vibrant nightlife area.
121 Dizengoff St.
Dizzy Frishdon offers a trendy and modern experience in one of the busiest nightlife areas. Expect innovative cocktails, finger food, and a lively ambiance. There is indoor and outdoor seating, but it is not too big which encourages socializing. There are regular special offers like unlimited wine and happy hour.
Jasper Johns Bar
190 Dizengoff St.
Jasper Johns Bar is an intimate pub with art-themed cocktails and creative décor. It attracts those looking for a hideaway, and it has an underground vibe. Plus they serve excellent cocktails and tapas with an “Aperitivo” happy hour where you get free food with your drink from 18:00 to 21:00. The party at Johns goes on all night.
223 Dizengoff St.
223 is a cosmopolitan chic pub with a stylish bar and international vibe. It caters to a sophisticated crowd seeking an upscale setting. The mixologist will stir up a personal concoction for you, as you relax surrounded by the nostalgic speakeasy decor.
247 Dizengoff St.
This concept bar looks like a pharmacy and even the bartender dresses for the part. A sign outside says it is The East Jaffa Perfume Company but it is just part of the stunning, old-world decor. Instead of medicine, they serve up flavorsome cocktails in beaker jars. Drop in for the two-for-one happy hour, or visit on Mojito Monday.
Tel Aviv Pub Crawl – Sarona to the Sea
Start this pub crawl close to the historic Sarona complex, and continue to the sea. This is a rather longer stretch to walk and you might prefer to take a cab. Once you reach the beachfront, you’ll be near many other iconic bars like Mike’s.
12 HaArba’a St
The Schnitt Brewing Company is a classic and timeless brewpub and restaurant. It offers traditional craft beer and hearty food. Schnitt is open from noon until late. There is seating indoors and outside right next to the brewery. You can learn about the beer crafting process, see the beer being made behind glass windows, and try their 8-12 different beers.
14 Marmorek St.
Peacock is an LGBTQ+-friendly and inclusive pub that welcomes everyone. It is a neighborhood pub that manages to be both intimate and lively. The music ranges from jazz to avant-garde, and you can choose to sit inside or on the sidewalk seating. Situated close to Tel Aviv’s performing arts venues it has close ties with the world of theater, cinema, and television. They serve high-end street food, and there is a whiskey menu.
51 Ge’ula St.
HaGeula Bar features Israeli music, serves Israeli food, and offers an authentic Israeli pub experience. There is happy hour from 17:00 to 22:00 and a live DJ on Thursdays. Prices are reasonable, and the service is excellent, with the staff making everyone welcome.
Imperial Cocktail Bar
66 HaYarkon St.
The Imperial Cocktail Bar offers an elegant and classy setting. Craft cocktails, Asian-inspired food, and a luxurious ambiance make it the choice for those seeking a refined evening with artisanal drinks. The music played here ranges from jazz to rock n’ roll, and all drinks are half-price from 18:00 to 20:00.
The staff at Nilus is predominantly women, and the venue is lesbian-friendly, but they are a fully inclusive bar. Nilus is an artsy hangout for those in Tel Aviv’s cultural world, and you’re likely to see actors, directors, and photographers drinking here. There is often a DJ providing the music, and Nilus serves up delicious food. There is an upper and lower level as well as a few seats on the sidewalk.