Although it does not have torches and Polinesian bric-à-brac, Honolulu is the first tiki bar in Tel Aviv – and the novelty is not the only thing that keeps this place buzzing. The drinks list boasts 100 types of rums and countless different cocktails based on tropical fruit juices and exotic spices. The bar’s Caribbean-style atmosphere is enhanced by dim lighting and good music. Honolulu is a great place to start your bar-hopping adventure with rum tasting and some tasty bar snacks.
Ben Ami St 11, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 054-644-4420
The Block is one of the most happening clubs in town. It is at the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station and is world-famous for its unrivalled sound system. Themed as a throwback to the New York City clubs of the ’70s and ’80s, The Block spares no expense in providing the best DJs from all over the world. Expect a diverse crowd of ages 20 to 40, a spacious bar, and a smoking lounge to hang out overlooking the city. The party gets started around midnight and goes on until the morning.
Shalma Rd 157, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 03-537-8002
An underground club in downtown Tel Aviv next to Ha’Ozen Hashlishit (The Third Ear), Bootleg is another one of the city’s most popular party scenes. Two dance floors feature DJs and live performances of mostly house and techno, with some progressive trance mixed in. Expect leading local DJs and occasional visits by international headliners.
King George St 48, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 052-389-8473
Another Tel Aviv nightlife legend, sporting a small bar at the entrance called Milk, this club gets cooler the deeper you go in. If you are looking for a place to dance all night long, look no further. The Breakfast Club doesn’t start fully partying until after 1:00 a.m. so you can keep partying after other places end their program. As for the music, the tunes are the best of Israeli and international funk, rock, hip-hop, new rave, and electronic music.
Rothschild Blvd 6, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 03-510-0101
This place is a mega-club with a reputation all over Israel. Four large spaces, two main dance floors, outstanding sound, and lighting systems, an urban garden, and a chill-out room have made this place one of Tel Aviv’s most popular club scenes. Themed productions and all night long partying are what this place is about. This party goes on until sunrise.
Abarbanel St 88, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 03-518-9131
Lima Lima Bar
Located on Lilienblum Street, Lima Lima Bar has been a popular Tel Aviv nightspot for some years now. The club caters to just about every demographic with nights reserved for themed partying. There’s a superb dance floor, a good sound system, and a terrace outside with a bar for when it gets too hot inside. LGBT-friendly, Lima Lima Bar hosts hip hop gay dance parties every Monday.
Lilienblum St 42, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 054-246-7906
The Penguin Club
The Penguin Club was once an 80s vibe legend. Today, the place is best known as an underground club for alternative, techno, Gothic rock, and retro parties. Expect the 30s crowd most nights, but don’t be surprised if you catch a disco couple reliving the early 80s some nights. This club is laid-back and fun, so no pretence is necessary.
Yehuda ha-Levi St 43, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 03-566-1450
A hip-hop club with attitude, Pasáž also features rock and blues nights, techno, Mizrahi, and more. The club hosts live shows, and concept nights inspired by different artists and other events. Don’t be surprised to find an art exhibition melted into a night of music. Depending on the theme, there’s no telling which demographic you’ll rub elbows with here, which is kind of the draw of the place. Cosy furniture, a big dance floor, and two bars are the highlight.
Allenby St 94, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 054-247-9605
This is one of the most fascinating spots for a night out in Tel Aviv. It is a multipurpose space, a blend of club, restaurant, urban garden, and art gallery all-in-one. When the party starts, it keeps on going till the morning. The music is loud, the vibes are always good, and the atmosphere is reminiscent of a dive bar with class.
Allenby St 122, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 052-642-6532
With a name that means in Aramaic “The Whole World,” Kuli Alma is an alternative music and art venue favoured by night owls. A collective of DJs, artists, and party people own this club, and their creativity shows as Kuli Alma stages alternative parties that involve music, culture, rotating art exhibitions, vintage movies, and art clips. Live musical acts and DJ-led parties are the main attractions. The club has a full bar and a kitchen serving vegetarian snacks and Israeli dishes.
Mikve Israel St 10, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 03-656-5155
Alphabet Club is a multifunctional club with three spaces – Alpha, Gamma, and Phi – each with a unique décor and purpose. Alpha is for a “liberating clubbing experience, free of judgement.” Gamma reminds of an officers’ clubs from the Vietnam War, and Phi is a community garden that stays open late serving healthy shakes, spirits, and cocktails.
Ahad Ha’Am St 54, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Zoo Zoo is a concept bar and club, with an outdoor garden offering impressive urban views. It stages a variety of thematic parties with loud music and midnight surprises. They play everything from hip hop to reggaeton and beyond. If you come hungry, they serve elevated street-food snacks. And on your birthday, they’ll give you a bottle of cava on the house at midnight.
Rothschild Blvd 32, Tel Aviv-Yafo – 072-395-2045
These are some of the most popular nightspots in Tel Aviv; however, the “city that never sleeps” has many other bars and nightclubs where you can dance the night away and have a great time with your friends.