The Best Music Venues in Lev Ha'ir, Tel Aviv

Ling Tang / © Culture Trip
Ling Tang / © Culture Trip
Photo of Reuben Lewis
Israel Writer20 August 2018

Lev Ha’ir’s buzzing nightspots stand in contrast to the area’s historic Bauhaus architecture. From deep house playing until the early hours to up-and-coming bands playing live music, follow Culture Trip’s guide for the best music venues in this Tel Aviv neighbourhood.

Kuli Alma

Music Venue
Meaning “The Whole World” in Aramaic, this spot has become a bit of an institution in Tel Aviv’s nightlife scene for its unique decor, eclectic live music and cultural events held here. Owned and operated by a group of Tel Aviv DJs, artists and influencers, Kuli Alma knows how to host a good night. Sip cocktails or browse through a photography exhibition while listening to a live electro Arab singer or an ethno-jazzfunk ensemble and enjoying some vegetarian bites.

Bar, Market, Restaurant, Nightclub, Israeli, $$$
Tucked away in an enclosed courtyard between Rothschild Boulevard and the Florentin neighbourhood, this open-air spot is a great alternative to the mainstream commercial nightlife. Operated by a radio station, hosts local musicians, from live indie bands to electronic DJs, and occasionally holds pop-up sales of records and vintage clothing. Enjoy the music with a slice of delicious pizza and soak up a quintessentially Tel Aviv atmosphere.

Levontin 7

Music Venue
Levontin 7, Tel Aviv
Courtesy of Levontin 7
Taking its name from its address, this live music venue attracts people from the local music and art scene, and if you are hungry, there is excellent vegan pizzeria called The Green Cat and a stage in its basement. Visit Levontin 7 to catch daily live performances from the city’s top emerging musicians across a range of genres, in a wholly unpretentious and intimate atmosphere.


Music Venue

Grungy, down to earth and eclectic, this underground bar on Allenby Street is one of the city’s best nightspots. With affordable alcohol and music that caters to all tastes (from live indie and blues bands to raucous hip hop nights and electronic DJ sets), it is a surefire place to have a good night out until the early hours.


Bar, Israeli, $$$
Part bar, part club, the Sputnik is always a great place for a drink in Tel Aviv
Part bar, part club, the Sputnik is always a great place for a drink in Tel Aviv | © Sputnik Bar Tel Aviv

An unassuming alleyway off Allenby Street leads to this retro futuristic-style hipster hangout. With an outdoor garden, multiple rooms and a downstairs dance floor with a superb sound system for its hip hop and electronic DJ sets, Sputnik is considered one of the coolest nightspots in the city.


Art Gallery, Theater
BuXa, Tel Aviv
BuXa in Tel Aviv is a vibrant bar that is also an art gallery | © BuXa
Contemporary local art meets live music in this funky hipster hangout. This unique art gallery-bar fusion will not disappoint with its daily DJ performances (from dancehall to techno), upscale cocktail bar and a quirky in-house collection of designer toys.


Bar, Cafe, Israeli, $$$

Located just off Rothschild Boulevard, Uganda offers so much more than just music. It’s a live music venue and record store, a bar and cafe with excellent food (don’t miss out on their hummus) and a hub for art exhibitions and pop-up sales. Enjoy an evening at this laid-back spot and get a taste of Tel Aviv’s eclectic culture.

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