Jerusalem Nightlife

Although Jerusalem can't compete with Tel Aviv in terms of the number of nightlife attractions, what the city lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. Pubs, bars, and nightclubs in Jerusalem tend to be more relaxed than those in Tel Aviv—they're friendlier, more informal, and often less expensive. As in Tel Aviv, the nightlife scene in Jerusalem starts very late: some places only

begin to fill up after midnight, and most pubs are open until the early hours of the morning. Given the university presence in the city, there’s often a younger crowd at many places.

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Hasadna Culinary Workshop

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Housed in an old factory, this is a temple to the craft of cocktails near Jerusalem's former train station. The drinks—mixed with outstanding...


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Hebrew for "Neighbor," Hashchena is a youthful bar steps from the Mahaneh Yehuda market that greets you with hanging laundry and a wall...


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Popular with a professional crowd, this all-day restaurant has a deck that's a great spot on warm evenings. The grilled chicken wings...

Mirror Bar

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This chic hotel bar appeals to a cross section of locals, travelers, and expats. The intimate space is perfect for a nightcap or a table...

Notre Dame Cheese and Wine Restaurant

  • Wine Bars–Nightlife

This rooftop eatery sits across from the New Gate of the Old City, and offers an unrivaled vista of Old Jerusalem and the hills beyond.


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A great watering hole with a gritty edge, Sira features a variety of music spun by DJs. Open until the wee hours, it's one of the most...


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This popular pub offers local and imported beers, tasty food, and entertaining background music that appeals to a slightly older crowd.


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As a sort of inside joke, this ramshackle, überhip dive is named for the African country once proposed as an alternative site for the...

Yellow Submarine

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A not-for-profit music center, Yellow Submarine offers free jazz concerts once a week, as well as popular sing-along evenings and performances...


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Across the street from Machneyuda, this bar serves smaller versions of the classics served at the restaurant. It's good for a drink before...