The Growing Cocktail Culture of Tel Aviv

The Growing Cocktail Culture of Tel Aviv

By Allison Levine, Foodable Contributor

Tourists go to Tel Aviv to visit the beaches, wander the markets and explore the cultural history. Some also love to eat their way through the culinary capital of Israel, where Eastern European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures have come together. 

Tel Aviv is also a city that is known for its vibrant nightlife. It is a 24/7 city that blends the best of Los Angeles (beaches and warm weather) and New York (diverse and metropolitan). But, it wasn’t only the lively nightclubs that have attributed to the growing cocktail culture. With craft cocktail bars opening up with regularity in Tel Aviv, there are plenty of artisanal cocktails to taste and here are four of the best spots in the city. 

Bar Tour From Native Cocktail Expert

When visiting a new city, it is always good to know someone who knows all the hidden gems. With the help of our tour guide, Yuval Soffer, we were taken to some of the local up and coming bars.

I first met Yuval a few years ago when he was working in Los Angeles as a bartender. Originally from Israel, Yuval spent seven years in the US, working at Apoteque in New York and Fraiche, Comme Ca and Neat in Los Angeles. A little over a year ago, he decided to return home to Israel to get in on the ground floor of the cocktail movement that he saw was starting to develop.

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