the Royal Wing of the Ramada Hotel Jerusalem is mainly for the Christian Pilgrims but the Main Ramada Jerusalem Hotel is geared for Upscale International Travellers and Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Jews and the only bar of the two hotel complex (Royal Wing and Ramada Hotel Jerusalem) is located at the lobby of the Ramada Hotel Jerusalem. in the bar you would see many orthodox and ultraorthodox male and female jews dating in separate tables and no smoking is allowed at the bar. the bar has a wide variety of cocktails and international beers and kosher bar chow and is closed during shabbat. average price of beers is NIS 18 to 30 and cocktails at NIS 20 to 40, depending on the type.
opens: 10:00 am to 12:00 am everyday except saturdys (shabbat)
Dress Code: casual, no flip flops allowed.
ou are having a crazy, stressful week. All you feel like doing is taking a little break, relax, and have some fun. You want to dance, move around, feel the beat, drink to your hearts’ content and maybe meet someone new and exciting. The bottom line is, you are in Jerusalem and craving some fun and good times. You are tired of the same old and boring places you usually hang out at; what you need right now is wild night out. So you start looking for a Jerusalem pub with the right vibe to fit your mood. Well, stop right there and look no further: The Toy Bar is the place for you.
The Toy Bar is the Hottest Pub in Jerusalem
Maybe you are a tourist or just new the city; perhaps you have lived here long enough to get to know all the regular watering holes. However, if you are in the mood for dancing and drinking and you’re wondering what do in Jerusalem, the Toybar will provide you with an all-around experience, offering great music, beautiful people and alcohol at very reasonable prices. ; plus, the Toy Bar regularly hosts parties for the city’s vibrant student crowd. Located conveniently in Du Nawas street, right next to the beautiful old neighborhood of Nahalat Shivah, the Toy Bar is right in the center and easy to get from all directions. The pub’s central location and its unique atmosphere make it as inviting as it is stylish. Since the Toy Bar was opened several years back has become a shining star in Jerusalem’s nightlife scene
A Lounge Bar and a Dance Bar All at One Place; Pick Your Experience
The Toy Bar offers something for everyone. Do you feel like drinking with your friends? The top floor features a fashionable, pleasant and spacious bar where you can choose from a wide variety of drinks as well as some tasty snacks. Do you feel like mingling with the crowd and getting to know new people, come hang out at the lounge bar at the bottom floor, which features another great bar with quality drinks, a groovy atmosphere and comfy sofas. As the night progresses, the lounge bar turns into an upbeat dance bar, presided by the best local DJ’s Jerusalem has to offer. The best Jerusalem parties take place here, so make sure not to miss them!
Dress Code: Dress To Impress
Rivlin street is the best place if you like to drink some beer, smoke shisha and meet young people.
There are many pubs in this street we just liked Zolli's more but the standard is very similar, the only beer I could drink was the irish Murphy, the locals are not bad but definitly very light.
The good thing of middle east is that you can smoke nearly everywhere, specially here in Jerusalem, had no problem smoking our cigars while drinking.After 10 the street become really crowded and young american and russian teens dance and drink on the street.
These two streets and surrounding streets have some gresar bars around.
the streets are small and narrow but packed, especially on a Thursday (the Jewish Friday equivilent).
We went in Barood bar, a small nice bar with interesting decor inside, 50NIS for 2 beers.
The Abraham hostel (see my hotel page) has a happy hour, 1800-2000 and 2 beers are 25NIS!
Spectacular night light show that tells the story of Jerusalem visually. The images are cleverly projected not on a screen, but on the actual 3000 year old walls around the Tower of David which creates a very realistic 3D effect. Very colourful and mesmerising to watch the gradual development of Jerusalem from a garden of eden to the present day realities.
It lasts for around 45 minutes but the visual effects are so absorbing that you want it to last longer. Nifty use of moving images to tell the story of this very historic city.
Dress Code: It can be cool at night outside summer, so wear a jumper since this is an outdoors experience.
Emek-Refa'im Street, in the German Colony neighborhood of Jerusalem, is a popular place to hang out in the evening in Jerusalem, take a stroll, dine, sit in one of the cafes.
On Lloyd George Street, a narrow lane off Emek-Refa'im, you will find the "Lev-Smadar" movie theater. This neighborhood-cinema is a favorite among Jerusalem residents; it's a small old building from the British Mandate era, which used to be called "Cinema Orient" in those days.
It has retained its small-town charm, and its small cafe is full of atmosphere. By the way, the movies shown here are also great!
Small wonder that the residents of Jerusalem have vigorously fought plans to tear the cinema down, and now this building is on the conservation list.
And finally I enjoyed people dancing (most of them were tourists, I think) in Mamilla.
You can watch my 3 min 16 sec HD Video Jerusalem People street dancing in Mamilla out of my Youtube channel.
I also enjoyed Jewish children singing on Jaffa Square.
You can watch my 4 min 39 sec HD Video Jerusalem Jaffa Square Children singing out of my Youtube channel.
What can tell more about local customs than local people singing and dancing?
I enjoyed Jewish singing and dancing in Jewish Quarter in Jewish Passover.
You can watch my 3 min 25 sec HD Video Jerusalem Singing and dancing in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City out of my Youtube channel.
I was lucky to fill up my collection of beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the great places all over the world. This time it was a very picturesque sunset over Old City of Jerusalem which I admired from the Mount of Olive.
You can watch my 6 min 56 sec HD Video Sunset over Jerusalem out of my Youtube channel.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Jerusalem on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 31° 46' 42.69" N 35° 14' 26.93" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Sunset over Jerusalem.
Dublin Irish Pub is located in Zion Square about midway between the bus station and the Old City off of Jaffa road. It's an amazingly authentic Irish Pub serving up some really nice beers on draught including Guiness. They also have a small menu. Go during their happy hour to save a few sheckels.
For those visitors who do not observe Shabat, this is the perfect place to come to since it is one of a few places that remain open Friday night.
Dress Code: It's a bar, go as you like.
Nightlife in Jerusalem is livelier than you think. You just have to know where to find it. Most visitors to the Holy City never get anywhere near Talpiot, not to mention the Talpiot industrial zone, which looks like a sprawling mass of workshops and garages. But hidden among the carpenters and the auto mechanics is Yellow Submarine, a music club that features live performances every night.
Housed in what looks like an old factory is a performance space for up-and-coming musicians, singers and bands of every stripe. The place is nondescript from the outside. I must have seen it a million times and never noticed. But come nightfall, the lights go on, the black tarp that serves as a door opens, and the music begins. At the end of a long entrance hall painted to look like the inside of a submarine (murals of circular windows looking out at sea with some cartoon fish swimming around) you will see a brightly lit bar. Stock up here on draft beer, wine and alcohol (or for people like me, hot chocolate, apple cider, soft drinks, tea and coffee) to sip at your table when the show starts. The club itself is small and very informal (grab a chair and move the tables around as you please).
Tickets are 50-60 shekels a person, but Tuesday nights – jazz night – admission is FREE.
For those who want to mix with the locals, this is about as local as you can get. Not a tourist in sight.
Dear friends of the russian lifestyle. I have got bad news for you - at least if you travel to Jerusalem and planned to have some fun there: one of the best places in town got destroyed! A Israeli from Russia told me, that one of those oligarchs living in London, bought the area where there was once the Russian Compound with the best russian-life bars and nightclubs in town. He now wants to build skyscrapers there. It really seems, that even for some born with a real soul, there is all about money and nothing about life...! Sad.
---------------------in rememberence: here is my old text about the compound--------------------
The Putin Bar - Beers to honour the Russian President!
If you are Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian yourself or you just like the "russian" way of life, that is THE spot to go for a great night!
Russian Pop Songs, young immigrants dancing on the tables, Russian as first language when ordering a pivo or two...
Its loud, its busy, its rough - and everybody knows everybody. You will find friends there if you can go with that special flow. If not: better go somewhere else.
Bar Putin got my second home in Jerusalem - and not mainly for the pictures of President Putin at the walls of the bar. Bar Putin opens almost every day around 10, but go there on thursday or saturday around 11 when there are the first customers but it is still not too busy.
Post Scriptum: Even conservative Foxnews covered the bar!
Dress Code: The boys there wear usually Jeans and XXL Sweaters and the girls the opposite, e.g. miniskirts and tight tops. But you can dress however you like.
Israelis and tourists easily find nice caffe/ restaurant to spend a night in the western part of the city, speciffically, in Jaffa St., Ben-Yehuda midrahov, or in nahalat shivaa neighbourhood,
A FEW MINUTES BY FOOT FROM THE OLD CITY [JAFFA GATE].
The restaurants and coffee houses suggest a large variety of coffe and hot drinks, patries, cakes and more.
Although the better attraction is Mike's Place in Tel-Aviv. Mike's place is an excellent place to come if you are a tourist or a local in Jerusalem.
There are many American ex-patriots who visit the bar and the live music is usually really cool.
This is also the best place to get your favorite beer from home (they have a good selection of exported beers).
The pub has moved around a few times, and this final location is the best. At summer they have a large open court-yard with an outside bar, and at summer it is transformed into a heated tent.
You can enjoy playing snooker and recently they have opened a kitchen which serves great junk-food.
On some days (Halloween, 4th of July etc...) Mike's Place has parties (costumes, pimp & hoes, bar dancing...) and which time the place can be really packed!
All in all I really recommend this place.
Dress Code: Anything you want.