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A Foodie’s Guide to Tel Aviv’s Nightlife

Anytime you plan to be out for a night of fun, part of the entertainment is finding the perfect restaurant with a food and drink menu that is sure to satisfy the pickiest eater. The Tel Aviv food and drink scene offers numerous choices for dining, from casual to upscale and from romantic to late-night refueling with tasty bites and cool beverages. 

Top 5 Restaurants for a Night Out in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has some of the best restaurants serving a diverse selection of delectable cuisine prepared by creative chefs. Whether you are looking for a cozy atmosphere in a small venue or you prefer a high-class dining experience, there are plenty of choices for palate-satisfying cuisine.

1. OCD Restaurant

Diners at OCD can expect a different dining experience when making a reservation for the restaurant’s tasting menu. During the tasting, a pre-set menu of assorted items is served to 18 diners seated around a bar. Diners can watch as the chefs prepare meals in the kitchen. The restaurant also offers vegetarian and kosher menus. 

2. Hudson Brasserie

When a juicy hamburger or succulent steak is your desired meal for the evening, Hudson Brasserie has the menu to satisfy your needs. Along with a delightful American-inspired menu, guests receive top-notch service in elegant surroundings. Open daily from noon until 10:30 p.m. most days, and until 11 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

3. Pop and Pope

Located in HaArba Tower on the 14th floor, Pop and Pope offers a delectable Asian-Fusion menu created by Chef Shef Shabtal. Wine and dine at this upscale restaurant where the cuisine is exquisitely prepared to create a one-of-a-kind experience. Relax in the beautifully detailed interior, experience the stunning panoramic views of the city, and enjoy live performances. The restaurant is open for dinner from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

4. HaBasta

HaBasta is a cozy restaurant that is big on flavor. Chef Alon Amir offers a creative menu sourced from fresh market items. It is diverse, extensive, and it changes daily, so you’re always in for a surprise whenever you stop by for lunch or dinner. The restaurant opens daily at noon and stays open until 11 p.m. and 12 a.m. on select nights. Dine inside or sit outdoors under the stars with your entree and a glass of wine.

5. Night Kitchen

At the Night Kitchen, it is another sumptuous stop for night owls in search of a great meal. The trendy atmosphere along with a selection of colorful, fragrant, and tasty cuisine accompanied by a favorite cocktail or two is a nice way to end the evening. Stop in for a bite or choose delicious items from the share menu Monday through Saturday from 6 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.

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Street Food and Late-Night Eats

The Tel Aviv food and drink choices cover diners from morning to late night and sometimes, into the wee hours of the next day. Whatever your timeframe for dining may be, you won’t be without choices to satisfy your hunger pangs.

For those enjoying all that the “city that never sleeps” has to offer, including a place for a late-night meal, no worries. At Port Said, open daily at noon, replenish your food and drink levels. The restaurant serves a creative menu of freshly sourced cuisine until 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and Saturday and Sunday. Most seating is outside, so, diners can enjoy the ambience of the city.

At Shila, the vibe is upscale, uptown, and upbeat for late-night enthusiasts looking for more than a casual dining experience. Open daily from 12:30 p.m. until 1:20. a.m., this is the perfect place to satisfy tastebuds after a night on the town. Dine in or enjoy outdoor seating with your lobster and a smooth cocktail.

Street food served by food trucks is a trend that those on the go take advantage of in Tel Aviv. The menus are creative and cover many cultural cuisines. Foodies interested in something good to eat will find truck locations serving tacos, burgers, Buddha bowls, fresh juices, assorted sandwiches, artisanal pizzas, and much more. Food trucks are located throughout the area, some park in permanent locations while others are mobile from day to day. 

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Craft Cocktails and Local Beer

When the thought of a cool craft cocktail of a refreshing beer has your mouth watering, take a stroll around Tel Aviv, and sample the menus at local bars and craft breweries. Several bars offer a creative menu of craft-created cocktails, such as the Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar situated in the Imperial Hotel. Here, you can imbibe in a shaken, not stirred, speciality cocktail while sampling Asian-Fusion tidbits amid a vibrant atmosphere where craft cocktails, along with food and music, are the star attractions. Stop by for happy hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., or any other time when the bar stays open until the last customer goes home.

Concierge near Dizengoff Square is the place to go for cocktails when you are out late into the night. The atmosphere is eclectic, vibrant, and rich in attitude you won’t soon forget. Enjoy items for an exceptional and imaginative chef-inspired menu. For refreshments, the mixologists are more than happy to prepare a cocktail with a twist. Sunday through Thursday, start your night off at happy hour from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. When late-night outings are part of your itinerary, add Concierge as a place to relax with a cocktail until 1 a.m. on Sunday, 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday, and 3 a.m. on Friday.

When your preference for a libation is a finely crafted beer, choose from several locations. Some are strictly for a fresh brew, while there are others that also offer a light food menu. The selections vary with new choices always on tap. Enjoy lagers, wheat beers, ales, honey mead, and many more to quench your thirst at bars such as the Potion Bar, the Beer Stop, Lager & Ale, and BeerBazaar. At Hoodna Bar, it is all about excellent drinks, good food, and live music. 

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