• Yochanan Keitz

Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Restaurants and Night Life

Yerushalayim (jerusalem) & Tel Aviv Restaurants & Night Life

Posted on August 4, 2014 by Craig & Yochanan

Shanty Entrecôte

Shanty is a prominent Jerusalem bar-restaurant, which opened in 1992 in Nahalat Shiv’a. The place is a stylish Israeli bistro, with jazz and chill-out music in the background and an upbeat atmosphere. The location adds to the unique design – an original 19th-century Jerusalem building with high arches and special floors covered with carpets.

The kitchen is run by the chef Alon Sela who presents a rich menu of meat, chicken and seafood. Among the recommended dishes are seafood risotto; spicy wings; and a 400-gr. steak with salad and potatoes. If you visit Shanty and aren’t in the mood for a meal, you can sit at the bar and enjoy the wide selection of wines, beers and other alcoholic beverages.

Address: 4 Nahalat Shiva St. Jerusalem

Parking: yes

Parking details: Paid Parking Nearby


Open on Saturday: Yes

Hatzot is the original Jerusalem mixed grill serving authentic Middle Eastern cuisine at medium prices since 1970. Kosher

Address: 123 Agrippas St near Machane Yehuda market

Parking details: Paid Parking Nearby

Budget: 15-30$

Pini’s Kitchen serving authentic Israeli cuisine in a charming setting with a chalkboard menu. Daily specials Kosher

Address: 24 Emek Refaim St in the German colony

Budget: 15-30$

Lavan at the Cinemateque a popular mid-level menu with stunning views of the peaks and valleys of Jerusalem. Italian fare and Israeli style breakfasts, sandwiches and salads.

Address: 11 Hebron Rd

Budget: 15-30$

Olive and Fish serves fresh fish in an upscale atmosphere featuring Mediterranean and International favorites.

Address: Jabotinsky St 2 across the street from Liberty Bell Park near the old windmill

Budget: 20-30$

La Boca serving great steaks in an elegant atmosphere; well worth the price. Fine dining

Address: 46 Emek Refaim St in the German colony

Budget: 35-55$

Night Life In Tel Aviv

It’s the spirit of freedom that makes Tel Aviv nightlife so much fun. If the scene can seem a little stand-offish at first, that’s just a reflection of the Israeli character: not warm and fuzzy, and there’s no risk of mistaking this place for Disneyland. But when the working day is done, look out, and look below for a list of places where the party doesn’t stop. Just don’t show up anywhere before midnight.

1. Abraxas

It’s dark, noisy and crowded, and packed with Tel Aviv’s beautiful people. Some of whom smoke. But it’s worth dealing in order to indulge in the bar menu, which features innovative offerings from the restaurant Abraxas Tzafon, right next door. Nosh on as you enjoy the live music that hums late into the night.

No cover. 40 Lilienblum St.,011-972-3-5104435

2. Sublet

Rooftop bar alert! Sublet boasts beautiful people, a beautiful view over the Mediterranean and fabulous music. Don’t be intimidated by the entrance, which is through an office building lobby: no one in Israel stands much on ceremony. Once you’re chilling on the deck to the pulsing techno beats, you’ll let silly formalities fall by the wayside.

No cover, but dress sharp. 6 Koifman St.,011-972-3-5165888

3. Social Club

This place is swanky with a hint of tawdry. Nominally a supper club, with a spot-on lower Rothschild Blvd. address, the central feature of Social Club is the bar. But the open area in front is essentially one big bar too, and, danger! The cocktails are highly slammable.

Open from noon til past midnight daily. 45 Rothschild Blvd. 011-972-3-560-1114

4. Barby

Tel Aviv has no shortage of jazz and music clubs, but Barby is one of the best. They favor Israeli acts here, but there are also international names who perform, such as John Cale, founding member of the Velvet Underground.

52 Kibbutz Galuyot St., 011-972-3-5188123

5. Lima Lima

You’d never guess it from the entrance, but Lima Lima is large large. The first room is fairly ordinary but the crowd is gorgeous: imagine all those beach babes whose tans are deeper than yours, in club clothes that are tighter than yours, add some electro-groove and a vodka Red Bull to the mix and you get the idea. The open air terrace in the rear is enclosed in winter.

42 Lilienblum St., tel. 011-972-3-5600924


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