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Tel Aviv Night life – Bars

By: Roye Salomon

Bar Crawling in Tel Aviv

“And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.” Gen: 20-21
Tel Aviv is known as “The city that never stops” and a truer name has never been given. Tel Aviv is packed full of bars of every sort imaginable, and new ones are constantly being opened. While Israelis are not big drinkers by European or American standards, we love to go out, have a drink and meet people.
Here you can meet some of Tel Aviv Bars
Bar in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Night Life Begins Late

The night life in Tel Aviv begins late, with people usually beginning to party at 11 p.m. This is considered early, with parties warming up at 2 a.m. The Friday night (the Sabbath) is no exception for party lovers in Tel Aviv, while in other cities, including Jerusalem, many nightclubs and restaurants close at sunset and stay closed until 15 minutes after sundown on Saturday. Tourists point out that while understandably the city has much in contrast to Jerusalem, surprisingly at instances it is more liberal even than parts of New York City. While four years ago there were only a handful of classy establishments like cocktail lounges, today there are over hundred such places to go to.

 
Tourists point out that while understandably the city has much in contrast to Jerusalem, surprisingly at instances it is more liberal even than parts of New York City.

Israeli Beer

Beer is the most popular drink, not surprising when you consider the warm weather. You can find most large international beer brands here as well as a variety of less known brands. There are two Israeli beers brands: Goldstar and Maccabi. Goldstar is a draft beer. It was, developed in 1950, and is defined as a Munich-style beer. It contains 4.9% alcohol and has a unique flavor and aroma, and was awarded a large number of gold medals at the international Mondselection competition. Maccabi, Israel’s “national” beer has a light golden color, 4.9 % alc., and is a Pilsen style beer. While these two beers are brewed by the same company they have been in competition for 35 years. Before the invasion of foreign beers Israelis could be divided into Goldstar lovers and Maccabi drinkers. Me, I’m a Goldstar man. But make your own choice.
Israeli Beer - Goldstar

Israeli Wine

Historically, the region of Israel is one of the earliest wine producing areas in the world. Evidence of viticulture has been found in Jericho, Lachish and Arad dating back to 3500 BC. Later, during Muslim rule in Israel, all wine making was prohibited as the Islam does not permit alcohol consumption. During the 19th century the Baron Edmond de Rothschild co-owner of Chateau Lafite built two wineries, one in Zichron Yakov and the other in Rishon Letzion.

 
Region of Israel is one of the earliest wine producing areas in the world. Evidence of viticulture has been found in Jericho, Lachish and Arad dating back to 3500 BC

Due to the variety of climates in Israel many different kinds of wine can be made, for the climate of the Golan is quite different than in the Negev. The country grows many types of grapes, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc.

Israeli wines have been very successful during the past decade, and many new vineyards have been opened. Prominent among these are the Golan wineries which have been producing excellent wines, and have won many prizes. After the Golan wineries’ success, new wineries have popped up like mushrooms after the rain. Some like the Carmel and Tishbi wineries are now exporting wine abroad; others have a smaller turnout and are boutique wines. My personal favorites are the Golan wineries Yarden, which is a good and fairly priced wine and the Tishbi’s Chardonnay which is a fine refreshing wine.

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