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Tel Aviv’s Nightlife Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

Clocks be gone. It is as if Tel Aviv is devoid of the concept of time; the city doesn’t stop. Israel‘s most pulsating city masters the art of letting you unleash your inner ambitions at all hours with its kitsch rooftop cocktail bars and hidden block parties.

To save you precious time, we’ve rounded up our favourite places to party until the sun comes up.

Teder FM

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Image: Teder.FM / Facebook

Switch your nightlife dial and enter Israel’s hippest late-night hangout, Teder FM as its beats and unpretentious, laidback vibe leaves you feeling better than ever before. The entrance is discreet, but once you discover its doors between camouflaging graffiti walls along Jaffa Road, you’ll be glad.

What once started as a hip, online radio station with pop-up parties, has now turned into its resident home at the multi-storey disused Romano building. It’s the block party that doesn’t switch off. Teder FM features an open-air courtyard with ample seating, gallery, and events such as movie nights and of course, live DJs.

It’s hard to go wrong with a venue that’s got an in-house pizzeria serving up thin-crust slices to make even the Italians swoon. The best part? You can then work off your cheese sweats by dancing the night away in the multiple rooms broadcasting the latest beats. If dancing isn’t your jam, just take it all in and wash down that pizza with a jar of (reasonably priced) beer balcony side.

Teder FM, 9 Jaffa Road, Tel Aviv

Kuli Alma

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Image: Kuli Alma / Facebook

Kuli Alma is where your night will go south – thankfully, we only mean this geographically.

Located in south Tel Aviv, this underground hive of activity is one of the city’s relaxed, party scene gems. Kuli Alma’s mezzanine labyrinth-like design includes a cosy courtyard, outdoor bar, vintage clothes store, and a heaving dance floor the size of a double bed.

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Image: Kuli Alma / Facebook

If you need a break from the booze, there’s also a smallish pop-up art gallery to give you a late-night creative awakening. Opt to blend with the cool kids, grab one of its trademark Mojito slushies and enjoy your new favourite hangout.

KulI Alma, 10 Mikveh, Tel Aviv

Sputnik

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Google Map your way to late-night cult favourite Sputnik located down an alley nearby famous strip, Rothschild. It’s like a bar from yesteryear, blending ’50s and ’60s décor with a futuristic mindset.

Sputnik is the perfect space to grab your mates and enjoy a bevy in one of its multiple rooms or large outdoor area with dancing art projections almost hypnotic. And if you’re wanting to make one giant leap onto the dance floor, its world-class sound system and occasional live gig with guest appearances from Tel Aviv’s top DJs will assist you in your mission to reach Israel’s party stratosphere.

Sputnik, 122 Allenby, Tel Aviv

Suramare

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Partying until the sun comes up not your idea of a good time? Never fear, Tel Aviv’s got you covered. If a more chilled scene is your calling, then head to Suramare located 10 storeys up from the depths of an inner-city carpark.

This cocktail paradise is one of Tel Aviv’s trendiest rooftop bars, sporting an industrial design decked out with lush plants including a large olive tree as its central point. Suramare’s neon sign “Drinks & Happy Food” sums up what to expect.

It’s a hit with locals and those with a weakness for a good cocktail while overlooking Tel Aviv’s dazzling city lights.

Suramare, 24 Se’ adya Ga’on St, Tel Aviv

(Lead image: Kuli Alma / Facebook)