Beers, Bands, and ‘Basar’
Tel Aviv is known as the most lively city in the Middle East, and host to a plethora of bars and restaurants. Unlike major cities like New York and Miami, Tel Aviv is compact and easily manageable. All our Tel Aviv hotels (Tal, Shalom & Relax, Melody, Cinema, Center Chic, ArtPlus) are in different ares of the center making it so accessible to all that city has to offer. Here are some of our favorite places we recommend to eat, drink, and hang out:
Radio–An underground club in central Tel Aviv, Radio has been called a sanctuary for the music lover. Live performances by indie bands and guest DJs create the “indietronica” vibe this place is known for. Located at 7 Shadal Street, Radio epitomizes the eclectic feel of Tel Aviv.
Nanuchka–This Georgian restaurant at 30 Lilenblum Street has such a fun atmosphere! It’s not out of the ordinary to see someone (or find yourself) dancing on the bar. Nanuchka is not your typical Tel Aviv bar in that the cuisine is more than the standard hummus, pita, and olives. This bar is homey and exudes cheerfulness.
Tony Vespa–Tel Aviv’s pizza emporium is very different from any other pizza shop you may have been to. Here, on 267 Dizengoff Street, guests choose any toppings and all pizza is priced by weight. From feta cheese, to pepperoni, to bacon, to basil, Tony Vespa’s has something for all palates.
Rak Basar--Translating to literally “just meat,” you don’t need much else at this restaurant. Truly a unique experience, guests choose their own cuts of meat upon entering, instead of selecting from a menu. The chef prepares it fresh as you sip on a house wine blend. It’s the perfect place for a special evening out. This eatery is located at 19 Salame Street, near the Florentine area.
Bar 223–Styled with ‘old world Manhattan’ in mind, this martini bar offers specially crafted cocktails. The speakeasy, jazzy feel of this bar is rounded out by the bartenders’ traditional uniforms and skillful mixology. Perfect for a date night, or a fun night out with friends, this is one bar not to miss at 223 Dizengoff Street.