Tel-aviv was just recently introduced to the cocktail bars scene, not that the average party guy in the city doesn’t like to drink, it’s just that there is not much of a cocktail drinking culture in the city, that’s what makes the top Cocktail bars in Tel-aviv list even more interesting.
The vast majority of the average drinker will, by far, prefer Beer or a straight up liquor like whiskey, Vodka or similar. Cocktails are precepted as either lady’s drinks or as very expensive drinks (or both), I mean why drink one cocktail when you can have 3 or 4 beers at the same price?
Despite all the above from about 2008 there has been a constant cocktail bar growth in the city and the bar attendants react very nicely to the new creature.
Here is a short list of a few of the top Cocktail bars in Tel-aviv as we see it in the editorial, there are many more, or similar of the same type, so we tried to give you a bit of each genre.
Imperial Craft cocktail bar
The Imperial is probably the most professional cocktail bar in Tel-aviv, located in the old Imperial Hotel in Hayarkon street it will give you the feeling of an old dark 40’s bar.
The cocktails are prepared by the best bartenders in Tel-aviv and you can expect the highest quality of drinks, the food is sophisticated and supports the alcohol nicely.
Designed as a 1920’s cocktail bar, the Bell boy delivers a fun and easy-going atmosphere suitable for that era. The cocktails variety is big and served in bizarre cups to amplify the experience.
The food in the Bell boy is very good with a variety of small starters coming to main courses such as Hamburgers, seafood and daily specials.
When you step into the 223 you immediately feel in a local New-York bar, this is the atmosphere in the veteran 223 cocktail bar, it all looks very familiar and you immediately feel at home.
the cocktail variety is big and the bartenders are super professional as expected from one of the first cocktail bars in Tel-aviv.
The party never stops at the 223, OK maybe it stops around 4am so make sure you pay them a visit and enjoy the great vibes and drinks this place have to offer.
The Concierge will give you the feeling of sharing, after all, sharing a cocktail will make you drink a bigger variety of drinks, good for you and very good for the bar.
This is the idea behind the Concierge, there are a few sizes of cocktails designed for sharing with the idea that you will enjoy the experience better if sampling more cocktails, so the place is optimal for groups and large tables are available.
the concierge is designed like a pharmacy and the bartenders outfit supports this, it reflects the idea of precision and accuracy when making the cocktails.
Cocktails and Dreams
Located in the young and hype neighborhood of Florentine, the Cocktails and Dreams is the only cocktail bar in the area. Its not that the people of this neighborhood don’t like cocktails, on the contrary, however the prices are higher than your average beer and the vast majority of the population here are students and hipsters so you can see the difficulty.
Saying the above, the Cocktails and Dreams is a successful local bar, the people of Florentine react very good to it and the you can see this in the packed crowd over the bar.
The place is designed as some sort of tropical place so you can actually reflect of sitting in Hawaii and drinking your mojito, this place is certainly worth a visit.