Haute Hangouts: Tel Aviv

By  April 14, 2014

Israel’s 24-hour city is its economic, cultural, and party center. Also known as a city that never sleeps, this dynamic destination is worth the trip. Dominated by young professionals, artists, and entrepreneurs, Tel Aviv may mean business, but its beaches and nightlife are the real draw. Diverse dining options, unique boutiques, and delightful seaside establishments make this one of our favorite places to visit.

The Brown Hotel The Brown Hotel 25 Kalisher Street

Stay in the center of the scene at this charming boutique hotel. Located at the crossroads of the delightful Neve Tezedek quarter and vibrant Rothschild Boulevard, this well-designed space is the epitome of cool.

The Sheinkin Hotel The Sheinkin Hotel 21 Brener Street

Unique conversation pieces line the walls of this trendy boutique hotel located at the epicenter of the White City, and your room will feel like both a well-appointed apartment and a quirky gallery of sorts. Fashionable types will feel right at home at the rooftop lounge, which is also frequented by artsy locals and tech entrepreneurs. It’s the place to be.

Social Club Social Club 45 Sderot Rothschild

The libations at this hot spot, one of Israel’s sexiest bars, are not to be missed. Plus, the owner, Mosh Budnik, happens to be one of the highest-ranking master bartenders in the country, and his cocktails are top-notch.

Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar 66 Hayarkon Street

Cozy and intimate, this sophisticated Victorian spot hearkens back to a bygone era. Whether you try an old-fashioned drink or a modern cocktail, the offerings and atmosphere are exquisite.

Nola American Bakery Nola American Bakery 197 Dizengoff

Though it considers itself an “American bakery” this quaint cafe offers a delectable Israeli breakfast. Expect a mix Southern specialties, French pastries, and local delicacies.

Railway Station Railway Station in Neve Tzedek

As Tel Aviv’s equivalent of Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the charming neighborhood Neve Tzedek features international cuisine and gourmet dining options. The old railway station, built in 1887, is now an attractive public space, set amid the area’s quaint narrow streets, which are filled with delightful surprises and savvy style-setters.