The Lilinblum Street area is known to offer a wide selection of trendy bars. This central nightlife area is located in the southern part of the city, between the end of Rothschild Boulevard and Neve Tzedek, and has numerous bars one next to the other.
Nanutchka (28 Lilinblum Street.) is one of Tel Aviv’s most famous and popular bar-restaurants. The design and dishes served are Georgian-influenced, which means a unique Eastern European feel. The bar itself is not large, and is surrounded by couple of small tables. This place is very popular amongst residents, so if you want to find a sit you’d better come as early as possible.
Abraxas (40 Lilinblum St.) is another well-established institute. It was opened more than a decade ago (centuries in terms of nightlife in Tel Aviv), and it is still very popular. Abraxas has a unique-shaped bar with many corners, which makes it a good place to have a conversation, although music levels are pretty loud. The bar is surrounded by sofas and small tables, and the place is always packed with a pretty diverse crowd.
Lilinblum 22 is a better choice for those who prefer their beer in darker and a bit sleazier atmosphere. The bar is not big, and the music, mostly electronic, is loud. It is a good option for a solitary drinking evening on the bar or for looking around for some company.
On the other side of Lilinblum Street there are two well-known bars, side by side – Shesek and Mishmish (17 Lilinblum Street). Though both share the same owners and are both named after local fruits, they are pretty different from one another. Shesek is for the younger crowd, and is more of a lounge bar, while Mishmish has two cool bars and the crowd is more mature and stylish.
If you are looking for the heart of the drinking culture of Tel Aviv, you will find it right here, in the Lilinblum Street area.