In Israel there are so many alleyways, especially in big cities, that it can be tricky to find some of the city’s coolest bars. If you are looking for venues that offer something a little bit different, read our guide to some of Israel’s coolest bars located in places you’d never expect.
Bar, British, none
Sleek is a modern bar hidden in the old part of Haifa. It’s named after the underground slicks, where the Israeli army hid weapons during the time of the British mandate in Israel. When you walk down a street in the old part of Haifa and are surrounded by supermarkets, pharmacies and falafel stands, there is a lone sign that says Sleek. This spot is a high end bar that offers tons of cocktails, 14 types of beer on tap, and a full food menu.
Hanasi 124, Haifa, Israel, +972 05-256-08884
Stop, look and you will find Sleek @maps.google.com
The Tasting Room
Bar, Market, Wine Bar, Israeli, none
The Tasting Room
In the heart of the new Sarona complex (in an ancient building that was once a home to the ancient Templars) lies the Tasting Room. This is a state of the art wine bar that offers over 40 types of wines from Israel and abroad. You can purchase a smart card at the entrance and walk around the room tasting as much as you can afford. While you are tasting some of the best wines around, you can also take a look at their creative menu that accompanies every type of wine perfectly.
36 Eliezer Kaplan st., Tel Aviv, Israel +972-03-533 3213
Over 40 types of wine on tap at the Tasting Room @ Tastingroom.co.il
Bar, Israeli, $$$
Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Barbasaba is a rundown house in the middle of the city of Be’er Sheva, which has been transformed into an ecological beer garden. All of the products come from recycled materials and all the herbs and spices are grown within the garden with no preservatives. It is an open bar with the only shelter being the shade of a beautiful Ficus tree (don’t worry, it rarely rains in Be’er Sheva)!
Hatikva st., Be’er Sheva, Israel +972-50-721-0959
Nightlife under the Fichus tree at Barbasba @Ilan Zagdon | @Ilan Zagdon