With hundreds of bars, restaurants and hangouts across the vibrant city, Tel Aviv has something for everyone, from classy cocktail bars to grungy electronic bars and English pubs. One of Tel Aviv’s more vibrant districts is the Florentin neighborhood, located in the southern area of the city, It is a rather small and crowded area with only a few feet separating the buildings from each other, but it hosts many cool, young, hipster bars and hangouts. Here are some of the best Florentin bars you need to visit the next time you are in Tel Aviv.
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Perla Bar | Courtesy of Meir Kramer
Perla is a warm and cozy bar located in the heart of Florentin, They offer 12 different beer taps including one revolving tap (it changes every night), mainstream music and a huge plasma TV so that you never miss an important game. Like a lot of places in Tel Aviv, you can smoke inside, but bear in mind that it is not legal, you may get fined. The drinks are affordable, and the atmosphere is chilled. This is a great bar if you are new in the area and want to get a genuine ‘Florentin vibe’.
Another bar named after the street it is on, Stern 1 offers some of the most amazing sausages, accompanied by a refreshing pint of beer and a very young and modern style and vibe. They have 24 beer taps and over 100 types of bottled beer, the bar is best on the weekends. So if you are looking for a midweek hangout this might not be the best option!
If you are a whisky lover, this is the right Florentin bar for you. Satchmo has been around for more than 11 years and is one of the oldest and best bars in the neighborhood. They have a very extensive and rich whisky menu and are considered to be one of the few whisky bars in Tel Aviv. The bar plays loud rock music accompanied with a cool crowd and great whisky. They also have a backyard where you can enjoy a cigarette or just hang out when the weather is nice (not too hot). This is a hangout bar, therefore, it is not recommended if you are on a date, as it might get a bit too loud to have a conversation.
One of the grungiest bars in Tel Aviv, if you are looking for a comfortable neighborhood bar, full of hipsters and hippies, you have come to the right place! Hoodna is one big bar that has been separated into two separate bars, with an alleyway in between them. No one here will care what you look like, what you are wearing or who you are. They say that this bar represents the general vibe of the Florentin neighborhood. The beer is cheap, and the food is simple. If you want to experience the real Florentin from up close, you must visit this bar.
If you are into Mexican food and love tequila, you have to visit the Mezcal bar in Florentin. It is a restaurant-bar with over 40 different types of tequila and a very rich and delicious Mexican food menu to enjoy. Using the best ingredients to create authentic Mexican dishes, Mezcal will make you feel as if you have just landed in Mexico. They have fantastic happy hours, great alcohol and an even better atmosphere.
This vegan restaurant-bar is great if you are looking for a low-key place to chill out in during the week. There is always a DJ on-site playing the coolest music, live performances, cheap alcohol and a delicious vegan menu to enjoy. The bar has an open space design and consists of three shops connected to create one big bar. There are many seating options to suit your needs, including a smoking and nonsmoking area. This is definitely one of the newest and most exciting bars that has opened recently in the area.
Cocktails & Dreams is a fun and friendly neighborhood cocktail bar with a 14-cocktail menu. All of their drinks are made with the best ingredients and are combined with fresh seasonal fruit. They also have a great chef menu with a variety of small dishes, from aged cheeses to smoked salmon. If you are looking for a sophisticated but not too expensive night out, this bar is the place for you, especially if you are planning a hot date.