The Best Hotel Bars in Lev Ha’ir, Tel Aviv

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Alon Braier / © Culture Trip | Alon Braier / © Culture Trip
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Israel Writer5 July 2019

Lev Ha’ir (heart of the city) offers some of the best hotel bars in Tel Aviv, from a 1920s-themed speakeasy to a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the skyline. Follow Culture Trip’s recommendations to plan the perfect night out.

Bellboy Bar

Cocktail Bar, Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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The Bellboy Bar, Tel Aviv
The Bellboy Bar in Tel Aviv is a Prohibition-style venue | © The Bellboy

The Bellboy is located in the lobby of the boutique Hotel B Berdichevsky on a small street off Rothschild Boulevard. With its 1920s-style decor, well-dressed bartenders and elaborate cocktails, the bar is perfect for a classy night out. Equally quirky in measure, waiters hand out shots from a baby stroller full of ice and bottles of liquor and serve cocktails in amusing vessels, such as a mini bathtub equipped with a rubber duck. Don’t miss out on the delicious food – we highly recommend the shrimp dim sum.

Hotel Montefiore

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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Bookshelves adorn every room at Hotel Montefiore
Bookshelves adorn every room at Hotel Montefiore | Courtesy of Hotel Montefiore /
Set in a restored eclectic building built in 1922, this 12-room boutique hotel is home to one of Tel Aviv’s best restaurants and bars, serving a curated menu of classic, hand-crafted cocktails (they do a great vodka martini) that feature top-shelf liquor and locally distilled bitters shaken up nightly. Complementing its top-quality alcohol is the great bar food – come prepared with an empty stomach – and the set-up of the place itself: a drink at the bar means a front-row seat to the best people-watching in town.
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The Library Bar

Cocktail Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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The Library Bar at the Norman Hotel, Tel Aviv | © Sivan Askayo

The Library Bar is renowned for its elegant setting. Located on the ground floor of the Norman Hotel, its 1940s-style decor and diverse cocktail and spirits menu make this an ideal spot for an evening drink. From a daiquiri made with Havana Club 3 rum, fresh-pressed lime and sugar, to a cosmopolitan made with citron vodka, Cointreau, lime and cranberry juice, expect classic cocktails and a chilled atmosphere in this Tel Aviv institution.

Poli House by Brown Hotels

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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Designed by the world-renowned Karim Rashid, Poli House Hotel is a style aficionado’s dream. Set in a meticulously restored Bauhaus-esque building, its interior is colourful and lively. The rooftop bar offers panoramic views of the city’s skyline and hosts some of Tel Aviv’s hottest parties. With its inventive array of cocktails served by expert mixologists and live house and soul music from local DJs, Poli House is the perfect date spot or stylish evening out with friends.

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These recommendations were updated on July 5, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.