Hey Bartender, Pour Me Another

A roundup of Delicious Israel’s favorite Tel Aviv happy hour spots.

By: Rebecca Kazhdan

I love a good happy hour. Let's face it - the name alone can bring a smile to your face. This city is filled with a great selection of bars and restaurants that cater to our wining and dining needs, but sometimes it’s nice to go out for a drink without breaking the bank. Whether you’re grabbing a drink with co-workers, meeting up with a friend or going out on a date, the list below has got you covered.

Lilush

A cozy restaurant just a few steps away from Kikar Rabin, at Lilush it’s always happy hour. That’s right, all day, every day. It is the perfect place to meet up for drinks and indulge in the wide variety of wallet friendly dishes. Paninis are the star of the menu, with over 25 different kinds being offered, but the appetizers, soups, salads, pastas and desserts cannot be missed.

Happy Hour Special:

Tasty Sangria (hot in the winter and cold in the summer) is 15 shekels a glass and ⅓ liter of Goldstar is 10 shekels - all day!

Recommendation:

Blue cheese with apple toasts and beetroot with goat cheese blintzes paired with a glass of sangria.

Frishman 73, Tel Aviv

Phone: 057-9439982

 223 serves up Happy Hour cocktails

223 serves up Happy Hour cocktails

223

The unequivocal leader of cocktail bars in the city, 223 has a full menu of drinks to satisfy any craving. The owner and resident mixologist, Ariel Leizgold, has managed to create a bar that is sexy, classy and fun all mixed into one. With an attractive and flirty bar and waitstaff, creative and delicious cocktails, as well as a food menu that is a big step above your average bar grub, we couldn’t have dreamt of a better happy hour place.

Happy Hour Special:

Sundays through Thursdays and on Saturdays 1+1 cocktails, beers and wines are offered from 6 PM - 8 PM. On Fridays the same deal is offered from 7 PM - 8 PM.

Recommendation:

White Sangria or a Spicy Apple Martini with homemade focaccia, spicy tomato salsa and aubergine cream.

Dizengoff 223, Tel Aviv

Phone: 03-544-6537


Brasserie

This upscale bistro, well known for its outstanding breakfasts and satisfying meat dishes, also features an intriguing cocktail list. The clean decor, outstanding waitstaff and high quality dishes make this a perfect place to have a pre-dinner bite and a cocktail or two (or three).

Happy Hour Special:

Sundays through Thursdays all cocktails are 40% off between 12 PM - 7 PM.

Recommendation:

Pommes frittes and a Bloody Mary.

Ibn Gvirol 70, Tel Aviv

Phone: 03-696-7111


Mezcal

If you are looking for tasty and original Mexican food, stop looking, you’ve found it. On the spectrum of being defined as a bar or restaurant, Mezcal falls closer to the bar end with its offering of margaritas and martinis as well as being geographically situated on a lively Florentine street full of bars. Don’t let its appearance fool you - check out Mezcal first and foremost for its wide offering of tostadas, tacos and chimichangas and stay for the great drink deal.   

Happy Hour Special:

Sundays through Saturdays draft beers are 50% off for all patrons. Cocktails are 50% off, but you will need to sit at the bar.

Recommendation:

Ceviche tostadas and beef chimichangas with a chili martini. If you have room left, go for the churros.

Vital 2, Tel Aviv

Phone: 057-9438993

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