Tel Aviv is bustling with nightlife from bars and cafes close to campus to clubs downtown to nice restaurants and ice cream on the boardwalk. A nice area to go out in with many restaurants and bars is in the Rothschild area. You can easily take the bus there or hop on a sherut. Here are some suggestions.
It must be noted that whilst the legal drinking age is 18 in Israel, many bars and clubs in Tel Aviv have their own age restrictions. Certain places will not let you in under a certain age and that age can vary from place to place and day to day. For example, you can’t get into certain bars and clubs if you’re not 23, 25 or 26. It feels as if some of these restrictions are arbitrary, but you just have to go along with it. Even if you can’t get in somewhere, you will always find another place nearby.
Kibbutz at the Port Bar (HaTa’arucha 3, Tel Aviv Port) This is a fun outdoor venue which only charges a small entrance fee and the drinks and food are very cheap! They also have hookahs that you can have.
Polaroid (Rothschild 10, Tel Aviv) This bar turns into a dancefloor further into the night. They also have outside seating with both high wooden tables or couches.
Cafe 12 (Rothschild 12, Tel Aviv) This cafe has delicious food and turns into a bar after a while. It has great live music and some good bands have performed here in the past. It also has a tiny seating area in the back.
Cafe 9 (at Mezizim Beach, Habakuk Habavi 1, Tel Aviv) This is the perfect spot during the day or the night if you want to enjoy a meal or drink on the beach. It also get very lively during the summer months with music blasting and people partying on the beach.
Seret (London Ministore, Ibn Gvirol 30, Tel Aviv) This club is located in a shopping mall (along with others). Once you enter the mall, you need to go down two flights of steps and you will find it.
Mad (London Ministore, Ibn Gvirol 30, Tel Aviv) Same as for Seret.
Nylon (Dizengoff 99, Tel Aviv) This is a very trendy place, and sometimes hard to get in on the weekend nights.
The Block (David Hachmi 35, Tel Aviv)
The Breakfast Club / Milk (Rothschild Blvd 6, Tel Aviv) The Breakfast Club is known to be a gay hotspot, although there are many nights that are mixed, or regular. The Milk bar is connected to the Breakfast Club through a passage which makes the place bigger, but it is not always open. The cover can sometimes go up to 50 NIS.
The Cat and Dog (Carlibach 23, Tel Aviv)
Radio E.P.G.P. (7 Shadal Street, Tel Aviv)
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