Yerushalayim (jerusalem) & Tel Aviv Restaurants & Night Life
Posted on August 4, 2014 by Craig & Yochanan
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 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
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
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
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
La Boca serving great steaks in an elegant atmosphere; well worth the price. Fine dining
Address: 46 Emek Refaim St in the German colony
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.
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
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
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.