The best bars:
This bar is mostly a gay bar, the only one of its sort in Jerusalem! But if you are looking for a great place to dance to the sounds of psychedelic or electronic music, this is the place to be. It’s a great place to socialize and enjoy your night and they have Happy Hour deals (from 8pm-10pm). https://www.facebook.com/video80s/
This half restaurant, half art café and bar is the perfect hang out for friends. The place allows one to relax and enjoy a great time with company. The two-something youngsters come here often to let loose. The music usually varies in style. The food and drinks on offer are soothing for the taste buds. The feel good menus are priced affordably. Find them here: https://www.itraveljerusalem.com/ent/bolinat/
The market during the night
At night, Shuk Machane Yehuda (the market) comes alive and all the shops turn into bars and restaurants. It is an authentic Jerusalem experience. Open every night (besides Shabbat), the Shuk is a great place to hang out at night, especially on Thursday nights. People from across the country gather for a good time. If you are looking for an engaging and progressive spot, check out Shuka. https://www.timeout.com/israel/bars/shuka
The Pergamon is mainly a Techno club and concert venue. In their courtyard you will find great food served on small plates with great cocktails. This is a fantastic find with alternative food choices. Nothing about this place will disappoint. A true gem. https://www.facebook.com/Pergamonjlm/
With great deals at the bar every day, Open Jam every Sunday, and live concerts, this place is a sure hit. Come here with any sized group to hang out in the chill atmosphere. Bonus that it’s inside of the Abraham Hostel, so come to mingle with international travelers. https://bar.abrahamhostels.com/jerusalem/en/event-bar/
This spot is a perfect atmosphere to unwind while enjoying yummy food and even better wine. Meet your friends here and share wine, cheese, tapas and cocktails. A very elegant and romantic spot with great service, owned by the Chef of “Machneyuda” restaurants, Asaf Granit. https://www.itraveljerusalem.com/rst/assaf-granit-wine-bar/
This venue is a great place to visit to hear live local music. The small, alternative venue to listen to music in the heart of Jerusalem’s center. From jazz to blues to techno – come to hear local bands every night of the week. Good vibes all around here. http://www.mazkeka.com/
This underground club is a huge hit with the young crowds of the city. University level students come here to dance and have a good time. A live DJ plays throughout the week. Well-known names of the music industry have had the opportunity to perform here. Upcoming Israeli artists showcase their talent here. The small club is housed inside an ancient stone building. https://www.timeout.com/israel/bars/sira
If you love live rock, acoustic and punk performances you need to head out to this hotspot. Local artists use this platform to get noticed. The Yellow Submarine also hosts rehearsal studios and other educational programs as well. The place is a must go to when in the city.
The famous Mike’s Place is usually packed to its full capacity. The place has a huge screen for watching sports and offers some of the very best beers in the world. The food available here is simply delicious.