Want to know the best places to eat, drink and be seen in Israel's cosmopolitan capital? Here's our guide to those ‘hidden' places that only the locals know (until now that is…)
The 5 Best Hidden Bars in Tel Aviv
A small cozy bar belonging to the well known ‘meat bar' (a restaurant not for vegetarians), with great music and equally great food.
Can be found at – 52 Hen Boulevard
This bar is well and truly hidden, inside a shop in fact! It's so exclusive that you have to buzz the intercom to get in and once you're inside there's a mix of electronic, techno, and off the grid electro (whatever that is!)
Can be found at – 28 Ben Yehuda Street
Located near the old police station, the Texidermy is definitely unique and is not kind of place for animal lovers. Decorated with stuffed animals it is one of the most special places in the capital.
Can be found at – 18 Harakevet Street
4. Rothchild 12
A taste of New York in Israel: this NY style bar is hidden in the back of an old building which luckily for us has yet to be torn down. There are live shows on Tuesday and Saturday evenings if you're of need of entertaining.
Can be found at – Rothchild Boulevard
5. Radio E.P.G.B
Without a doubt, the hottest place in Tel-Aviv, located at the bottom of old offices: playing the best music in town from fast beating electro to oldies and jazz.
Can be found at – 7 Shadal Street
5 Best Dining Bars in Tel Aviv
1. Messa – Middle Eastern fusion gourmet – 19 Haarba Street
2. Gastro Pub – For excellent seafood – 58 Yehuda Halevi Street
3. H'ahamara – French-Middle Eastern, (inside Rafael restaurant) – 86 H'ayarkon Street
4. Meat Bar – Grilled gourmet burgers cooked in front of your very eyes – 52 Hen Boulevard
5. Nanuchka – Authentic Georgian kitchen with live music – 30 Lilenblum Street
Fancy visiting all these hidden bars in Tel Aviv in just one night? TLV Night Tours will take you on a bar or restaurant crawl with no waiting in line, free shots at each bar and guaranteed company for the night. The TLV Bar crawl goes every thursday and saturday starting from the Chef Hostel at Montefiore 19.
If you're looking to travel to Israel as a solo traveller, read the Solo Travel in Israel destination guide for more inspiration.