Michatronix (28 Ben Yehuda Street, Tel Aviv) – this out of the way underground nightspot has a live DJ playing various types of dance music. Popular with the local college crowd. Funny enough, you have ring the club entrance’s buzzer to get in – adding to a private “house party” atmosphere.
OCD (Lilienblum 42, Tel Aviv) – formerly known as “Lima Lima”, this is another favored nightspot for locals, featuring a small dance floor, a sprawling bar, and a trendy interior décor. The music varies by the evening – one night it may be Reggae, another night it may be Hip op, and Electro Housee
Hataklit (7 Heleni HaMalka Street, Jerusalem) – this bar, whose name means “(vinyl) record in Hebrew, is a tribute to the another era – when music can still be bought at record stores on vinyl. In fact, the three bar owners (who all worked at various capacities in the local music industry) play various types […]
Dublin (4 Shammai Street, Jerusalem) – the name obviously comes from its interior décor of a typical Irish pub. No doubt, Guinness and Irish whiskey can be found here, too. Aside from that, the vibe is more akin to that of Israeli college kids: lots of thumping dance music (Trance, Electro-House music, etc.). And the […]
Corduroy (Allenby 99, Tel Aviv) – this nightspot is just a minute’s walk from Teder/Har Sinai, on Allenby Street facing the Great Synagogue. Popular on Thursday & Friday nights, the music played here is eclectic and enjoyable – ranging from 60′s rock, to 80′s synthpop or early 2000′s indie-electro.
Colony (7 Beit Lechem Road, Jerusalem) – this venue is adjacent to a defunct train station, and its success has actually attracted other bars into this area. The restaurant-lounge-bar is divided into four main components to offer something for everyone: a dining area, a sophisticated bar, a cushioned relaxation area, and upstairs seating area for […]
Carlton Bar (10 Eliezer Peri Street, Tel Aviv) – for those who want to sip and drink and lounge by the Mediterranean Sea, this is a great bar for that. The Carlton is located in front of the Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel, west of the famed Gordon Pool, by the marina.
Bolinat (6 Dorot Rishonim Street, Jerusalem) – located near the popular Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall, this is a café during the day, and becomes a laidback loungy nightspot at night. Patrons are drawn here in part because of the reasonable prices for drinks.
The Eucalyptus (14 Hativat Yerushalayim Street, Jerusalem) – located a few minutes by foot from Jaffa Gate, this restaurant stands out, not only because it’s located within an ancient stone building, but because it serves dishes inspired from biblical scenes (prepared by celebrity chef Moshe Basson). Such items include Jacob and Esau’s lentil stew, Hubeza […]
Tony Vespa (267 Dizengoff Street, 140 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv) – this Tel Aviv pizzeria is a popular hangout for local college kids and families, and is considered one of the best in town. This pizzeria is unique since it sells slices by weight (NIS 85 per kilo). Also, since it’s not kosher, toppings like […]