Molly Blooms, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Molly Bloom’s used to be my favorite bar for quite some time. I liked it because it wasn’t as noisy and it was possible to talk to friends while enjoying beer and good and not loud music. Happy hour lasted till 8pm. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday live music was played, the bar was open till the last customer is done drinking and St. Paddy's day was celebrated wildly. It still is, but something changed, something that made me look for another favorite buzz stop. Molly Bloom’s service became insufferable and nothing was done by the staff to change it. I’ve been there with quite a few VTers who all confirmed my feelings about bad care of a customer.
However, their food remained good and I do recommend their mushrooms fried in garlic or delicious shepherd’s pie.
It’s a good spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s day, the place gets very crowded and the street on which the bar is situated becomes totally blocked by the happy visitors.
I heard that the bar was brought from Ireland and then assembled in Israel, but it looks like they forgot to assemble the famous Irish friendliness and hospitality.
Molly Blooms celebrated its 8th birthday in December 2008 and it still is very popular among many, however I found to myself another place to enjoy my beer.
Late Friday afternoon on Ha-Yarkon St., right next to the seaside promenade.
A few talented and enthusiastic Israeli musicians play traditional Irish music on the fiddle, the flute and the bodhran. The pub is full with people young and old, Israelis and tourists, and the Craic is great.
You enjoy a pint of Guinness or Kilkenny and hear voices talking in Heberw and in English mixing with the music. A young Israeli amateur dancer gets up and dances an Irish jig.
The place: Molly Bloom's Irish pub. The time: Friday afternoons starting 16:30.
Then you step outside and feel the last rays of the Tel-Aviv sun caressing your face, and see the sun setting over the Mediterranean.
Authentic Irish surrounding 100 metres from the beach. The pub was lierally imported from Ireland and assembled here. When you come here, be ready for the crowds. It is always packed. Especially on St. Patrick's day when they bring out beer kegs taps out to the sidewalk and the entire street is blocked with people partying.
Dress Code: Whatever!
Molly's is Tel Aviv's only Irish pub, and it's pretty good. It opens at 4pm most week days (noon at weekends) and serves the usual selection of beer (Carlsberg, Guinness etc) and limited Irish style menu (sausage and mash, cottage pie, guinness gravy etc), all accompanied by traditional Irish music. Although the music gets a bit more modern at night when the place starts to fill up with locals, expats and tourists.
It's all very traditionally Irish in concept, with wood floors, bar stools and old wooden tables - think all those 'authentic' Irish pubs in England but a bit better. It's a good place to meet people and there's a happy hour from 4pm until 8pm
At city center, close to our hotel, very convenient, after a long day, for a few drinks, before going bed. We visited twice, while staying in Tel aviv.
As expensive as all Irish pubs
A genuine Irish Bar in downtown Tel Aviv right down to the Guiness and McCafferty's on tap, smoky atmosphere, wood and glass panelling and the sports channel permanently on the several monitors dotted round the bar. Small outside courtyard to the real - a welcome respite at times from the noise. Live Irish music played once or twice w eek (usually Mondays & Wednesdays). Serves limited (Irish) food (pies, fish & chips etc). Stays open until 3am most nights.
Dress Code: Whatever you wear will reek of smoke the next day, so don;t come with your best clobber.
Nice place, great drinks, great atmosphere, A great place to meet both locals and tourists.
Great Irish Beers, Whiskey and other drinks !!
Dress Code: Whatever you like... a pub is a pub...