Tel Aviv might be cloaked in historical, religious, and architectural significance but today this bustling metropolis in the Mediterranean is a must-see travel destination for its hip, modern attitude, gorgeous beaches, and vibrant nightlife, which is best enjoyed with a view from the top. Enjoy our curated list of the best rooftop bars in Tel Aviv.
The Poli House
Poli House Hotel is a modern Bauhaus architecture-style boutique hotel on the cool street-art line streets of South Tel Aviv with a panoramic rooftop pool, sun deck, luxe spa treatment room, and hot right now rooftop bar.
Cocktail Hour: The party is always poolside with stunning views over the city at Poli House Hotel’s rooftop bar where you can hang with beautiful people – locals and fellow travelers – and sip handcrafted cocktails from talented mixologists while munching on finger food from the Crud bar while dancing the night away to soulful sets played by the hotel’s resident DJ’s. Go for the Paloma Darling, which consists of Espolon Blanco tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and club soda.
With an exquisite view of the Tel Aviv skyline, SuraMare is one of the it urban rooftop lounge and terrace bars in the city. The lively bar is beloved for its handcrafted cocktails and fresh seafood, like their delicious sea fish tartare with delicious tahini.
Cocktail Hour: SuraMare hosts live performances twice a week. Make sure you check out the Underground Gallery (every night at 8:30 to late) a first of its kind event that fuses street art with stunning video displays.
You’ll find Speakeasy, a rooftop restaurant, come bar come club on Rothschild Boulevard, one of Tel Aviv’s most buzzing streets with a large pedestrian walkway and endless line up of trendy restaurants. Sit on the terrace or the lounge to enjoy the spectacular views.
Cocktail Hour: In addition to their curated cocktail menu, Speakeasy has a cool menu of quick eats and finger foods and just happens to be close to some of the best clubs in Tel Aviv. We recommend washing down their signature green, red, and yellow gin infusions and tonics with the Asian-style raw fish dish and a white pizza made with artichoke and truffles.
With its chic, urban, romantic ambiance Kanta is great for drinks and dinner with your crew, S.O., or for a memorable special event – book the private VIP area. Food-wise the menu comes created by Chef Yaron Malka who has worked his culinary magic at Michelin star restaurants in France and Spain as well as Israel.
Cocktail Hour: The cocktail menu is in line with the Mediterranean vibes and fresh ingredients used in the food. Get into the tropical spirit with the Havana cocktail infused with Bacardi 8, pineapple, lime, and cinnamon.
Haiku Skybar on the roof of The Lighthouse hotel offers panoramic views over Tel Aviv and gorgeous Jerusalem Beach just a block away (Eurovision 2019 was hosted there). As a Brown Hotel guest, you’ll have VIP status to reserve your own spot on the roof to enjoy cocktails and Japanese cuisine by Chef Guy Gamzo. Go for the Yakitori (skewered chicken) and sushi, it’s some of the best in Tel Aviv.
Cocktail Hour: Haiku has top-shelf bottle service, rotating DJs, and an infinity pool if you’re up for a late-night splash with your espresso martini.
The Best Hotels in Tel Aviv
The Setai is located in the heart of the ancient port city of Jaffa and has a traditional Turkish Hamam Spa, infinity rooftop pool overlooking the entire Tel Aviv skyline and every luxury you’d expect from a five star hotel in a thriving city.
The Norman is a designer boutique hotel located in a historical building beloved for its luxurious guest rooms and suites, personalized service delivery and contemporary art collection featuring works by Sigalit Landau and Tsibi Geva.
The Levee is the ultimate home away from home experience with just eight luxurious apartments. It also happens to be located in Neve Tzedek, one of Tel Aviv’s most sought after neighborhoods, a short stroll from the city’s best coffee shops, wine bars and boutiques.
Curated Experiences in Tel Aviv
Beyond the red hot nightlife and cool cocktail bar scene, these curated tours through Get Your Guide will elevate your Tel Aviv experience.
Street Food Tours of Tel Aviv will take you on a culinary exploration of Tel Aviv’s most famous and delicious street food stands to taste Israeli classics like falafel, humus, sabic and boureka.
Aviv: Architecture Walking Tour with Guide is a showcase of Tel Aviv’s architectural wonders old and new, including The Poli House.
Tel Aviv: Full-Day Private Tour is perfect for those who want to see as much of you can of this pulsating city in one day. You’ll walk and bike along promenades, back alleys and bustling streets to discover the city’s famous historical landmarks and the best sights, museums, restaurants, bars and boutiques.