Drinking and nightlife in Palestinian Territories

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Ramallah


    For two decades, Snowbar has been the place to see and be seen in Ramallah. Although it has an often deserved reputation as a late-night party spot, on weeknights Snowbar has a chilled-out vibe with a mostly local crowd lounging over cocktails, beers and shisha. It's a 20NIS ride from downtown Ramallah; all the taxi drivers know it.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Ramallah

    Birzeit Brewery

    Since it opened in 2015, Birzeit Brewery's Shepherds beer has taken the West Bank by storm, challenging years of domination of the Palestinian Territories' beer market by Taybeh. Visitors to its hub of operations in the Christian village of Birzeit are given a tour by one of the three brothers who run the brewery as well as a pint of beer to enjoy at their leisure. It also has an excellent gift shop.

  • Nightlife in Ramallah


    Ramallah veterans who remember the infamous Beit Aneeseh can rest assured that Radio, located in the same building, is filling the gap that the late-night party spot left when it was shut down in 2014. Radio has a similar grungy vibe, with live music, shisha and cheap beers either inside or in the garden.

  • Nightlife in Ramallah

    La Grotta

    A tiny, alternative hang-out close to the Old City, La Grotta is run by a local musician and is a popular late-night spot. There are a few tables outside, but the main bar is up the steps on the 1st floor of a traditional Palestinian house. It can be tricky to find: walk down Main St and turn left at the garage.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Ramallah

    Berlin Pub

    Berlin is the latest hip spot on Ramallah’s ever-changing nightlife scene. The barman trained in Germany before opening this tiny cocktail bar and pub and prides himself on the lack of a menu, preferring punters to just tell him what they like.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Bethlehem


    This uber-trendy haunt 15 minutes' walk downhill from the Old City serves a variety of local beers and wine, as well as cocktails and shisha, to a mostly local crowd relaxing on couches on a terrace overlooking Manger St.

  • Nightlife in Ramallah


    A veteran Ramallah hang-out, Sangria's beer garden is the place to be on Thursday and Saturday nights. The Mexican and international menu is ambitious, but you are here for the drinks – arguably some of the best in the city, with everything from local Taybeh beer to a range of cocktails and sangria, of course.

  • Nightlife in Ramallah

    Stars & Bucks

    A Ramallah institution and not just because of its mischievous take on the logo – or indeed, the entire concept – of the US coffee giant. Stars & Bucks is a great place to hang out with coffee or mocktails overlooking the bustle of Al Manara Sq.

  • Nightlife in Bethlehem

    Star Bucks

    No relation to Ramallah's famous Starbucks copycat, Star Bucks Bethlehem is a small coffee kiosk with great views across Manger Sq to the Church of the Nativity. Its frappachinos are a godsend on a hot afternoon.