10 bars of live music in Tel Aviv


Ozen Bar

A bar and a concert hall downtown. Ozen Bar is located above The Third Ear Music Store, which sells music discs, vinyl and modern players - it is highly recommended to go there as well. The building was once a cinema, and some of its interior details (such as theatre chairs) are now used in bars. By the way, one of the bar rooms still has movie shows. This is one of the best places to get acquainted with local alternative and indie music. You can find out about upcoming concerts on their website. (http://www.ozenbar.com/shows/)
Ticket price: 50 shekels
Address: 48 King George St.

Bootleg Bootleg
It’s an underground club that gives young people the opportunity to prove themselves on their stage. It holds about 100 people, and it’s usually very crowded. The whole place looks pretty simple: sofas with tables along the wall, a DJ on one side, a stage on the other. A bar downtown. A lot of people bring their drinks and food here. Those who like good blues should stop by Bootleg on Sunday night. On that day, Blues&Booz performs here every week along with guest musicians.
Entry: 10 shekels
Address: 48 King George St.
Shablul Jazz Shablul Jazz
The main jazz place of Tel Aviv. Concerts take place here every evening. The establishment is located in the north of the city, in Porto (Namal Tel-Aviv). I recommend you look ahead to see who will speak at dates of interest and book tickets online on their website. http://wwww.shabluljazz.com/schedule.php
Ticket price: 50-200 shekels.
Address: Yorde Hsira 13.
Mike’s Place Mike’s Place
Sports bar with American pub atmosphere, burgers, Mexican food and beer. Every day there are sports broadcasts, and in the evenings, local musicians play covers of world-famous rock hits. If you’re looking for a place with a relaxed atmosphere where you can sit with your friends and listen to the good old rock, Mike’s Place is just what you need. It is ideal for tourists, as this bar is located right by the sea.
Admission: free of charge
Address: Retsif Herbert Samuel 90 and HaArba'a 14
Underground Radio E.P.G.B Radio E.P.G.B
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s a legendary underground place in Tel Aviv. Until 11:00 at night, it’s just a pub, and then there’s DJs, people go out on the dance floor, and you end up in the club. Radio E.P.G.B is famous for its good service, varied and inexpensive drinks and high-quality music. It always features the most current electro, new age, funk, punk and hip-hop music. The place is popular and if you enter «from the street», you will have to stand in line. But they can book. In my opinion, it is a great place for those who want to spend all night, and in the morning to remember nothing but «was cool!» And by the way, keep in mind that smoking is allowed here.
Admission: free of charge
Address: 7 Shadal
is still considered one of the secret places «for their own», though it is written in many Israeli blogs. It is located on the Allenby - the most «trench» street of Tel Aviv, where cheap shops and the central market have formed the ideal ground for underground clubs. There’s no sign at the entrance, but you can easily recognize it from a staircase going underground like a subway. Muffled lights and vintage furniture create a relaxed atmosphere so you can feel at home, even among hundreds of people. Music changes every day. They play blues, Arabic music, electronics, indie and hip hop, and on Saturdays, they mix.
Admission: free of charge
Address: Allenby 94
Levontin 7
A two-story experimental music platform. Local melomans come here looking for something new and original. You can hear any musical genre in this music box of Pandora. Performances take place twice a day, every day at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. On weekends there are theme parties (dubstep, drum&bass, indie, dark 80s, drag, techno, hip hop, etc.)
Ticket price: $30
Address: Levontin 7
is located in the area of Florentine and, like all bars in this area, it attracts its simple and domestic atmosphere. Their motto is «Come as you are». Music is varied: Afro-beats, soul, jazz, electronics, folk, rock. Live performances take place on Mondays, Wednesdays (free of charge) and Saturdays (15-50 sq.). The Hebrew-speaking public can come to them for stand-up shows that take place on Sundays and Tuesdays. As a rule, they are free of charge, or they ask for some sort of symbolic payment.
Admission: free of charge
Address: Abarbanel 13
A bar that’s been around for over 10 years. On Sundays here «open scene», when anyone can pick up a guitar and perform in front of the audience of the bar. On Tuesdays there are «wine boutique»: 8 Israeli brands offer their wines at special prices. However, the best day to visit Yeoshua is Thursday when all the locals gather here and the DJ puts on the best Israeli hits. If you want to see a real show, come here on Saturday. EuroFalsh, an ensemble of 10 people who dance and sing hits from Eurovision. Happy Hour - every day from 7 to 9 pm - 1+1 for all alcohol.
Admission: free of charge
Address: Ben Yehuda 22
Another bar «for its own». It is hidden in one of the alleys between Neve-Zedek and Florentin. They come to Uganda in their pajamas and slippers, so if you want something authentic, you come here. There’s a little porch outside. Here the atmosphere of a hipster lodger with vinyl and books on the walls, a drum set in the corner and a good selection of beer prevails.
Admission: free of charge
Address: Simtat Beit HaBad 5

Barby is not a bar, however, it is one of Tel Aviv’s best music venues, holding up to 600 people. Nice sound, a few bars, and, above all, they do observe the ban on smoking in public places. Local indie rock, hip hop, reggae band (Balkan Beat Box, Hadag Nahash), and sometimes famous artists such as Asaf Avidan, Lost frenquencies, Kutiman, Rita Cohen, and Calexico perform here almost every day.
Ticket price: 100 to 250 shekels
Address: Kibbutz Galuyot 52, Tel-Aviv

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