Palestinian Territories drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar 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 c…
Top Choice Brewery 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…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar 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 …
Top Choice Bar 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 Mang…
Bar 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 s…
Bar 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 tradi…
Bar 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 …
Cafe 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 overl…
Cafe 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.