Nahalat Shiv’a: the centre of bars
At Nahalat Shiv’a neighborhood and adjacent streets the main vortex of Jerusalem night life whirls. Here amateurs of night life pass from bar to bar all night long.
This finely equipped bar is a favorite place for inhabitants of Jerusalem and its outskirts. Here are traditional Sephardic snacks, soft lighting, and nice low music. After a working day, it is better to come here with a couple.
Jaffa st. 31. Tel. 02-6259081. Opening hours: Sun. – Thu. 12:30 – 01:30.
Bell Wood Bar
In this classical English public house, there are 10 (sometimes even more) types of draught beer, 90 varieties of whisky, and menu of the best English restaurants.
Yosef Rivlin st. 5. Open every day from 19:00 till the last visitor.
Birman Musical Bistro
They serve beverages and snacks with the sound of live music. Jazz plays every single day.
Owing to live music, extraordinary, unlike anything else, atmosphere of peace and comfort prevails here.
Dorot Rishonim st. 8. Tel. 02-6236115. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 19:00 till the last visitor.
Beer amateurs and connoisseurs prefer this place. Dublin has 70 types of beer, 18 of which are draught. At 17:00 – 20:00 there is Happy Hour of 1+1.
Shamai st. 4. Tel. 02-6223612. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 17:00 – 03:00, Fri. 17:00 – 05:00.
HaKatze is an advanced club with interesting people and intriguing atmosphere. On Thursdays and Fridays it houses joyous parties, and on Saturdays there are live music and dancing. From 02:00 till 04:00 there is Happy Hour including all the drinks.
Shoshan st. 4. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 20:00 – 04:00, Fri. 23:00 – 04:00, Sat. 21:00 – 04:00/
The bar is in the house where a theorist of Zionism, Vladimir (Ze’ev) Zhabotinsky lived. No admittance for those under 24 years. The prices are agreeable.
Ben Shetah st. 1. Tel. 02-6244725. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 19:00 to the last client, Fri. – Sat. 13:00 to the last client.
Famous for its glitter and glamour, the bar is located in Mamila Hotel. Here well-known DJs play, and, besides, this is the city’s only bar, where you can buy and smoke cigarettes. The prices are high, but the level of service is high either.
King Solomon st. Tel. 02-5484230. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 19:00 to the last visitor, Sat. 21:00 to the last visitor.
During daylight hours, it is a school for barmen, and at night it is a bar for amateurs of exquisite liquors. Mia is intended for solid clients who appreciate exclusive spirits.
Hillel st.,18. Tel. 02-6259491. Open every day: 19:00 to the last visitor.
At night this kosher restaurant turns into a bar. Spanish Cava is its specialty drink. Its music and scantily lit hall will make you indulge in reveries.
Shlomtzion HaMalka, st. 5. Tel. 02-6251666. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 17:00 – 03:00, Sat. 03:00 to the last visitor.
Each metropolitan knows this bar. It is located on the border between the center and Rehavia neighborhood. Bar provides 6 types of draught beer, very sound menu, and free Internet access.
Ben Maimon, 1. Tel. 02-5665126. Working hours: Sun. – Mon. 07:30 – 03:00, Sat. 08:30 – 03:00.
Inside the bar is scantily lit. It has 4 types of draught beer and kosher certificate. Every day different music play here: on Mondays it is rock, on Tuesday it is Israeli music, and on Wednesday it is pop music.
Jaffa st. 35. Tel. 02-6245517. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 19:00 to the last visitor, Sat. after sunset to the last visitor.
If you have nowhere to hasten, come here. Nobody is in a hurry in this place. Service is friendly, and drinks are cheap.
Ben Sira st. Tel. 026234366. Open every day from 17:00 to the last visitor.
This bar has a long story. It was called in honor of the well-known song “Ziggy Stardust” performed by David Bowie. The bar is very popular among local population. Hospitable bar employees will call you by your name, and you can see sports broadcasts on a wide screen. For five hours they sell drinks with a rebate, starting from 16:30.
Rivlin st., 6. Tel. 02-6222196. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 16:30 – 05:00, Fri. 13:30 – 05:00.
This pub is intended for people of middle age. They sell here unusual beer of foreign vendors, like Beck’s, Brown, and Newcastle. The atmosphere here is almost domestic.
Shoshan st. 6. Tel. 02-222196. Open every day from 19:00 to the last visitor.
It is both bar and restaurant, where they sell comic books and music discs. This is a meeting place of creative professionals. Writers and poets perform here. The walls are decorated with the paintings by well-known artists. The bar was called in honor of the country, where Herzl almost created Jewish state.
Aristobolus st. 4. Tel. 02-6236087. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 12:00 – 03:00, Fri. 12:00 – 17:00, 21:00 – 03:00, Sat. 20:00 – 03:00.
It is the favorite meeting place of the students from the local cinema academy. Here they drink cold beer and discuss passionately new films.
Joel Moshe Solomon st. 15.
The City Chic: The Old Train Station
The bar is located in a popular arts center. Its large television screens broadcast performances of popular actors. The menu includes whisky, draught beer, and many other things. Here bohemians meet their idols.
Hebron st. 28.
In this bar, visitors feel themselves in Tel Aviv rather than in Jerusalem. It is always crowded, and music is always loud. Those who want to meet someone, to dance, or to do both simultaneously come here.
Hebron st., 30. Tel. 02-6733216. Working hours: Mon. – Thu., Sat., 19:00 to the last visitor, Fri. 14:00 to the last visitor.
The bar is for aristocratic attendance. It is accommodated in the building of 19th century, transformed after repairs. Nonetheless, its interior preserved old Jerusalem style. The bar is favorite place of journalists and diplomats accredited in Israel.
Beit Lehem st. Tel. 02-6729555. Open every day 12:00 – 02:00.
The Town’s Charm: The German Colony (HaMoshava HaGermanit)
On the outskirts: Talpiot industrial park
Although the German Colony neighborhood is far from the city center, there are quite a few night clubs here. People come here to listen to live music or to dance in mega-club “17”.
The setting is joyous, and the musicians are quite skilled. Fast and energetic music supersedes quiet one. Jazz on Tuesdays. The place is ideal for night entertainment.
HaRehavim st., 13. Tel. 02-6794040.
The mega-bar is situated in the building of mega-club “HaOman 17”. On Tuesdays, Israeli music plays here. On Wednesday, the bar houses private parties. And on Thursdays, there are dances. On Saturdays older visitors come here. They are interested in disco in the style of “Saturday night live”. There are few bars in this district. But there are plenty restaurants and cafes working till late at night.
HaOman st., 17. Tel. 02-6781768.
It is a café by day and a bar by night. It is located in “Smadar” cinema theatre, but you do not have to go to the cinema to get there.
Lloyd George st., 4. Working hours: Sun. – Fri. 08:00 – 24:30, Sat. 11:00 – 24:30.
This kosher café is located on the second floor of the Templar historical building, and thus it is hard to find. They cook dishes of Latin cuisine. You can drink and snack in the patio.
Emek Refaim st., 46. Tel. 02-5365577. Working hours: Sun. – Fri. 11:30 – 24:00.
Joy Grill Bar
In this kosher café, the setting is always youthful, and the menu is fine. Here are the best sorts of spirits and 20 best types of beer.
Emek Refaim st., 24. tel. 02-5630033. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 12:00 to the last visitor, Sat. an hour after sunset to the last visitor.
It is an elegant kosher bar-restaurant with leather sofas and fabulously long bar. Guests of any age can come here to have a dinner or to sit at the bar stand.
Emek Refaim st., 24. Tel. 02-5632049. Working hours: Sun. – Thu. 12:00 – 03:00, Sat. an hour after sunset – 03:00.
Around the clock
Jerusalem is not a non-stop city, because, unlike in Tel Aviv, almost all its hangouts are closed on weekends. Still, there are places working on a twenty-four hour basis.
This bistro has dark furniture and light music. Every day the menu is different, but as a rule tortellini and seafood are always there. If an opportunity offers, try to fetch the places on the balcony with the street view.
Joel Moshe Solomon st., 15. Tel. 02-6257776.
This café is very popular in the daytime, and even more so by night. They serve here sandwiches, salads, pastry, and soft, strong and hot drinks.
Dorot Rishonim, 6. Tel. 02-6249733.
Aroma Espresso Bar
The bar is a chapter of the eponymous branchy pan-Israeli network. The bar provides sandwiches, salads, and drinks of many sorts and varieties (especially excellent coffee).
Hillel st., 18.
If you like to play pool at night, come to the club located in Talpiot district. It houses 30 tables for pool and other games. In addition to the tables, a bar with drinks and snacks is at your service.
HaOman, 19. Tel. 02-7832777.