Drinking & Nightlife

  • Casino de Paris Throwback cocktails in this cosy spot with outdoor patio.
  • Beer Bazaar Beer aficionados rejoice – here more than 100 varieties line the walls.
  • Sira The city's young and cool spill out onto street from this tiny, landmark spot.
  • Barood Homemade schnapps, pints of Guinness and tasty Sephardic fare.
  • First Station German Colony complex with quality restaurants doubling as lively drinking spots.


  • Kadosh Classic European-style cafe and patisserie open since 1967.
  • Roasters Tiny spot with good espresso in Mahane Yehuda Market.
  • Café Bezalel Charming casual cafe filled with laptop-toting students.
  • Viennese Café Relax with a cappuccino and apple strudel just off the Via Dolorosa in the Old City.
  • T'mol Shilshom Bohemian hard-to-find spot in downtown perfect for a coffee and catching up with your reading.

Wine Bars

  • Talbiye Intimate bistro for a casual drink or date under the Jerusalem Theatre.
  • Hashchena Wine Bar Loud and overflowing, with a wide range of wines and cocktails.
  • Primitivo Fine wine and Mediterranean tapas in an intimate and stylish spot.

For Views

Cocktail Bars

  • Gatsby's Cocktail Room Some of the best cocktails and largest selection in the city in a jazzy space.
  • Barood Local wine, cocktails and delicious Balkan-meets-Italian nibbles
  • Casino de Paris Settle in with a gin cocktails at this place with a British backstory.

Restaurant Bars

  • Yudale Vibrant, noisy and one of the more happening spots just outside Mahane Yehuda.
  • Machneyuda Creative cocktails at one of the city's hottest restaurant and nightlife hotspots.
  • HaSadna German Colony cool and sleek in a redone industrial space.