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Best Things to do in Tel-Aviv

From cafes to museums, clubs to beaches, you’ll never be bored when you visit Tel Aviv. While it’s tough to map out every single thing to do, we did our best. Here it is: Abraham’s ultimate list of things to do in Tel Aviv, by category in alphabetical order. From cafes to museums, clubs to beaches, you’ll never be bored when you visit Tel Aviv. While it’s tough to map out every single thing to do, we did our best.

Tel Aviv might just be one of the most exciting cities in the world. Once called the “Capital of Mediterranean Cool” by the New York Times, Tel Aviv is often seen as many different things. It’s here that amazing nightlife meets world-class beaches, where a tasty culinary scene is waiting for you, and different cultures mix in a rich tapestry. And as you can imagine, there are endless things to do in Tel Aviv, which are fit for every traveler.

Bars & Clubs

Yes it’s true: Tel Aviv has some of the best nightlife in the world, and you can find a pub, bar, or club for every preference. And when it comes to things to do in Tel Aviv, you’ll never be bored when it’s time to hit the town. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a night of smooth jazz, toss back some cheap beers with your new traveler friends, or dance the night away until the sunrise, Tel Aviv has something for you.

While there are too many to name, here is a short list of some of our favorite bars and clubs in Tel Aviv:


Abraham Tel Aviv/Beer Bazaar Rooftop

Allow us to toot our own horn – we recently renovated our Tel Aviv hostel’s rooftop, and partnered with Israeli craft brewery BeerBazaar to create something very special. Our green rooftop space is full of plants, and you’ll find local beers on tap, as well as plenty of other drinks and food on the menu.


Abraham Rooftop

Kuli Alma

One of the most popular clubs in the city, the Kuli Alma is full of art and interesting things on display. You’ll find tons of different types of DJs here, and will love spending time in the rooms with different vibes.


Techno lovers, this one’s for you. There are plenty of bars and clubs playing great techno here in Tel Aviv, and Sputnik is one of the best.

The Hive

This fairly new club has made a name for itself as a great place to dance all night. With a lineup of talented DJs (even on weeknights) and a chill rooftop, The Hive is quickly becoming a staple club for many partygoers.

Guest Room

If you’re looking for a neighborhood cocktail bar, look no further than the Guest Room. They serve up tasty cocktails with unique ingredients that you’re sure to love.

Beit Haamudim

This “home of Israeli jazz” has live jazz music performances, just about every day. 

Pssst… you can check out our full list of staff recommendations for bars here.
And don’t forget, if you’re looking for the best way to explore the different bars and clubs in Tel Aviv, be sure to check out our Tel Aviv pub crawl. You’ll get to skip the lines, will get a drink or shot at each stop, and are bound to have a blast with new friends.



Beach fans, when you visit Tel Aviv, you’re in for a treat: Tel Aviv’s beaches are beautiful, sunny, and within walking distance from most places in the city. It’s no wonder that when people are looking for things to do in Tel Aviv, they usually end up at the beach. Tel Aviv boasts kilometers of beaches, where you can find a promenade, bars, restaurants, and surf shops. Here is what you need to know when visiting Tel Aviv’s beaches: 

  • Locations: Each part of the Tel Aviv shoreline is its own beach, and you can visit some of the most popular ones, which include Gordon Beach, Jerusalem (Geula) Beach, Bograshov Beach, and Frishman Beach. These beaches have bars, restaurants, and you can rent chairs and lockers.
  • Activities: If you’re looking to enjoy beachside activities, you’ll find plenty to do here in Tel Aviv. You can enjoy surfing, beach volleyball, footvolley, and “matkot,” a popular Israeli beach game similar to tennis. 
  • Weather: Most of the year you’ll find excellent weather to enjoy the Tel Aviv beaches. In the summer temps are high, the sun is usually shining, and you’ll definitely want to bring water, a hat, and sunscreen. Winters here are typically more mild, and you might still find pleasant weather for hanging along Tel Aviv’s shores. 


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Whether it’s coffee, tea, specialty drinks, or bite-sized eats, there is an excellent cafe culture in Tel Aviv. From the early morning hours and into the evenings, you’ll find bustling cafes at just around every corner. While you can walk and find incredible cafes just about everywhere, here are some of our favorites that are near our Abraham Tel Aviv hostel. 

WayCup Coffee

WayCup coffee has some of the tastiest coffee in the neighborhood, and you can find all your favorite drinks here. 

Cafe Barzilay

Brightly lit and with freshly roasted coffee, Cafe Barzilay has tasty drinks, and great breakfast and lunch options. 

Rothschild Coffee Spot

No trip to Tel Aviv would be complete without a walk down Rothschild Boulevard. As you wander the sprawling street, you’re sure to notice this little cafe, which has tasty sandwiches and outdoor seating. 



Is it just us, or are you also always thinking with your stomach when you travel? Of course, one of the best things to do in Tel Aviv is eat. Here you’ll find Israeli food, Middle Eastern cuisine, and restaurants from all over the world. There’s truly something for every pallet here in Tel Aviv, and when you visit Tel Aviv, here are some of the best Israeli dishes you can find everywhere, that you should definitely try.  

  • Falafel: A staple street food, falafel is made of ground chickpeas and other spices. This mixture is formed into balls, deep-friend, and typically served in a fluffy fresh pita.
  • Hummus: This isn’t like the hummus you’re probably used to from the grocery store. Israeli hummus is warm, fresh, and served as an entire meal in itself. Of course, it’s best eaten with fresh pita.
  • Shawarma: Another popular street food, this dish is made of thinly sliced meat, which is stacked high on a rotating metal spit. It’s typically made with lamb, but you can also find chicken shawarma.
  • Shakshuka: The perfect breakfast dish. Shakshuka is first prepared by making a flavorful tomato sauce. Then, eggs are cracked right into the pan. This flavorful, simmering dish is typically topped with zaatar, a popular Middle Eastern spice. 


Museums & Music

Tel Aviv is a hub for museums, music, and other types of cultural events & places. When you’re looking for things to do in Tel Aviv, here are some more stops to add to your list: 


Tel Aviv Museum of Art

This modern art museum has incredible works by both internally renowned and local artists.

Beit Hatfutsot (The Museum of the Jewish People)

This museum tells the ongoing story of the Jewish people, and says it “celebrates the multiculturalism of Jewish diversity and adopts an inclusive, pluralistic approach.”

Bauhaus Museum 

This museum explores the Bauhaus Architecture of Tel Aviv, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Eretz Israel Museum
This historical and archaeological museum has a large display of artifacts. 


From DJs to famous Israeli musicians, you’re sure to be dancing all night at Barby, which brings in versatile talents.


With an intimate feel, tasty food, and excellent line ups, you can find concerts in just about every genre here. 

Levontin 7

This music venue is always bumping, and it’s known as a hot-spot for independent artists. 


This Florentine-area bar boasts a big space, with delicious pizza, and drinks flowing from the taps. They bring in everyone from live DJs to musicians of different genres. 


During your stay, Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv is waiting to welcome you. With a huge lounge, daily breakfast, an incredible rooftop, three different bars, and daily activities, you’ll feel right at home when you travel with us.  


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