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Jerusalem is not known for its nightlife, particularly because many of the residents here adhere to strict religious teachings. Still, several establishments keep club-goers and bar-hoppers relatively satisfied. As an alternative, several reputable theatre companies, many featuring excellent local and international artists, make their home here. Bars usually close when the last customer leaves and clubs stay open till the wee hours of the morning.

Jerusalem Nightlife

Haoman 17

Some of the world’s top DJs have performed in this bi-level club, arguably Israel’s most famous, located in Jerusalem’s outlying, industrial Talpiot neighborhood. Expect a young hip crowd that loves to dance and sweat.

Haoman St., 011-972-2-678-1658
Tags: nightlife | dancing | nightclub | dj

Jerusalem Cinematheque

Although this cinema is mostly known for hosting the Jerusalem Film Festival and the Jewish Film Festival, it maintains an eclectic line up year round.

1 Shazar Blvd., Derech Hebron, 011-972-2-565-4333,
Tags: family | nightlife | cinema

Jerusalem Performing Arts Center

Although most theatrical performances are executed in Hebrew, the center also hosts the celebrated Israel Philharmonic and the Chamber Ensemble throughout the year.

20 David Marcus St., 011-972-2-560-5755,
Tags: family | nightlife | performing arts


Those looking for a more mature crowd will enjoy visiting this stylish, airy bar in the heart of Jerusalem. Delicious cocktails and a selection of Italian-inspired tapas are served until late.

3 Shlomzion Ha-Malka St., 011-972-2-625-1666
Tags: nightlife | trendy | bar | bar menu

Palestinian National Theater

If you’ve even a passing interest in the Palestinian movement, check out this theater for its cabaret-like performances with strong political intonations: all are welcome.

4 Abu Obiedah Ibn Al Jarah Street, +972 2-628-0957,
Tags: nightlife | performing arts

The Cellar Bar

Rub shoulders with some of this region’s most famous reporters and dignitaries at this intimate bar located just below the lobby of the American Colony Hotel. It’s well worth a visit to see how hardened correspondents unwind. Service is excellent.

American Colony Hotel, Nablus Rd., 011-972-2-627-9777,
Tags: nightlife | hotel bar

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