Tel Aviv has a colorful nightlife scene, and there’s a good reason it’s known as the “city that never sleeps.” There are many nightclubs and party spots and it’s not hard to meet other singles when you’re visiting. For those who have already met their match and aren’t seeking to go out and flirt, there are plenty of quaint date spots, romantic wine bars, and great local spots to enjoy a romantic night out. Whether it’s a first date, a tinder date, or special anniversary, here are a few of the best date spots in Tel Aviv worth checking out.
Nestled in the Noga neighborhood, just between Tel Aviv and Jaffa, Par Derriere is an iconic wine bar in Tel Aviv that was originally on King George Street. With an extensive wine selection and great food, perfect for sharing, Par Derriere is a sophisticated and unpretentious wine bar that is easily one of the best date spots in Tel Aviv. The vibe is laid back, inviting, and inherently romantic with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and cute little spots, ideal for sharing a bottle of wine and enjoying a romantic evening together. Bat Ami St 7, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Right in the middle of Dizengoff, you’ll find this must-visit restaurant which is perfect for your next date night. Their impressive cocktail menu boasts drinks like the “blue heaven” concoction made of vodka, blue Curacao, vanilla, and citrus. And you’d be missing out if you didn’t sample some dishes from their food menu as well. Whether you choose to enjoy in cozy indoor space or soak in the sun on their elegant patio, this is sure to be a night to remember. Plus they have a killer happy hour of 50% off alcohol and 25% off food from Sunday-Thursday between 17:00-20:00 so you don’t even have to break the bank. Dizengoff 95, Tel Aviv-Yafo
What if there was prohibition in 2020? That’s exactly the experience that Bellboy Bar in Hotel B Berdichevsky creates for its visitors. One second you are walking down a side street of Rothschild Boulevard, the next moment you are being transported into the1920s. This sexy speakeasy is dimly lit and decked out in velvet chairs and a sleek wooden bar. Bellboy is famous for its craft cocktails. Whether you’re a whiskey drinker or more into gin, the Bellboy staff will have you covered. For an even more intimate experience, head on over to the adjacent, more snug Butler Bar and sit get cozy with your partner, Berdyczewski Street 14, Tel Aviv-Yafo
One of the best date spots in Tel Aviv, Bicicletta is popular among locals and tourists alike. A vibrant bar that is located on Nahalat Benyamin close to the Carmel Market, Bicicletta is a perfect place for an evening cocktail or even a brunch date. Their food is creative, delicious and the overall vibe is very chill. It is possible to sit at the outdoor terrace, or go inside and sit in the dark, cozy bar. Regardless of the specific spot at Bicicletta, it is sure to be a memorable date. Nahalat Benyamin 29, Tel Aviv-Yafo
For an elegant and sophisticated date spot, the restaurant and bar inside Hotel Montefiore is a must. A fusion of French and Vietnamese cuisine, the dishes are thoughtfully created and plated, making it an excellent choice for dinner, although their brunch is also a great choice. A lovely place to sit by candlelight and enjoy a glass of wine or an expertly made cocktail, Hotel Montefiore has a very luxe feel to it and makes for a very romantic and intimate date. Montefiore 36 Tel Aviv-Yafo
A cozy and relaxed vibe, Juno is an elegant wine bar that offers small intimate seating, as well as a beautiful outdoor space. The Italian menu includes plenty of pizzas and pastas, as well as antipasti and an excellent selection of cheeses that pair perfectly with the wine. They have a large selection of wines to choose from, ranging in price and served either by the glass or by the bottle. Juno has a romantic atmosphere that makes it one of the best date spots in Tel Aviv. De Haaz 1 | Milano Square, Tel Aviv-Yafo
For expertly made cocktails and a very chill vibe, Nilus is a laid back, retro-style bar located on Allenby Street. The drinks and food are seasonal, innovative, and thoughtfully curated using many local ingredients and flavors. Nilus is a popular spot among locals and fills up quick! DJs spin live music or else the music is fresh and ambient, setting the mood for a great night out. The atmosphere at Nilus is contemporary, hip, and makes it one of the best date spots in Tel Aviv, sure to impress any partner. Allenby 33, Tel Aviv-Yafo
For a laid back date, head to Stax, a local watering hole that has live music and great drinks including happy hour. With fresh food and good vibes, Stax is a great place to hear music, with different DJs rotating each night. Once a month they host live jam sessions. Besides their regular menu, Stax also hosts pop up events with themed nights like Greek Night and Japanese Night, showcasing international ingredients and dishes. A fun atmosphere that is inviting and relaxed, Stax is one of the best date spots in Tel Aviv, by far.
49 Mazeh St, Tel Aviv-Yafo
With a menu that will make you want to ditch your dinner plans tonight, Brut is a great date spot serving up some of the most unique dishes in the city. Their wine bar, which is run by professionals, has an impressive list of wines. The sophisticated atmosphere of the restaurant is perfect for a romantic date night. Nahalat Binyamin St 36, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Imperial Cocktail Bar
For those looking to enjoy expertly crafted cocktails, Imperial is the place to experience curated drinks that are creative and handmade to perfection. The cocktail bar is tucked in the side of the Imperial Hotel and serves up some of the best cocktails in the city, with a classic vintage vibe. Music at the Imperial ranges, often showcasing jazz and blues, creating a very romantic atmosphere and old-school vibe. Imperial is a great place to come after dinner to enjoy a nightcap. Their happy hour from 18:00-20:00 daily is not to be missed! Hayarkon St 66, Tel Aviv-Yafo
This super artsy bar was once an art gallery so it’s no surprise that they present beautifully created dishes on their menu. You will find tasty plates like leek fritters doused in yogurt sauce and a great selection of drinks and wine. All three of the owners were born in October, hence the name. They attract everyone from your local hipster to your high tech developers looking to wind down after a long day of work. It’s the perfect spot for a chill, but romantic, date. One reviewer wrote “The best place in town to get drunk, make fun, and receive love.” 60 Ahad Ha’Am, Tel Aviv-Yafo
A great little wine bar found near Habima Square, Gazzetta serves excellent dishes that pair well with their wine collection. A date during happy hour means two glasses of wine for the price of one, and it is possible to taste multiple wines before selecting. There is chill music playing and many locals filling up the outdoor seating, great for people watching while sipping on wine. The dishes are ideal for sharing and snacking on while sipping wine and enjoying a romantic and fun experience at one of the best date spots in Tel Aviv. Marmorek St 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Remember, these places fill up quickly, so when planning a date it is best to call ahead and reserve a place in advance. Looking for other romantic ideas? Join the Wine Tasting by Night in Old Jaffa Tour with your significant other. On the tour, you’ll explore the gorgeous old city of Jaffa while sampling local Israeli wines along the way. Read about Valentine’s Day in Israel for some other inspiring ideas. Trying to plan a date without breaking the bank? Check out free things to do in Tel Aviv which can also make for great date ideas when visiting the city.