Clubbing in Tel Aviv
Israel may be the Holy Land, attracting thousands of pilgrims every year, but its second city knows how to party.
Known for its commitment to creating a nightlife famed for having venues that stay open well into the early hours, it has earned the title of being one of the best places to go clubbing in the world. So if you're a bit of a night owl and travelling through the region on you gap year, be sure to head to the following places:
Best late night club: The Cat and the Dog
Everyone needs that one place that you can rely on should your night not go to plan, or somewhere where you can dance if you're not ready to go to bed just yet. The Cat and the Dog is that place for the people of Tel Aviv. With homegrown DJs and international talent, it's a club that is a must for electronic music lovers and house heads.
Ladies Night at the Cat and Dog. Image courtesy of their Facebook account.
Best alternative club: Radio EPGB
If you love rock clubs but were born too late for the glory days of the 70s New York scene, do not fear: Tel Aviv has it covered. Expect rock classics and a laid-back crowd.
Best sound: The Block
The Block is a DJ's dream venue for one reason: when it was created its main concern was sound. Its owner, Yaron Trax, has managed to achieve this and has since become a world renowned club, attracting hot acts like Norway's Todd Terje.
Bronx siblings 'The Martinez Brothers' going back to back. Image courtesy of The Block's Facebook account.
Best bar crawl: TLV night
Ranked the number one thing to do on a night on Trip Advisor, the TLV tour is the place to be on Thursday or Saturday night. The trek will have you visit four bars and clubs and includes free shots and beers along the way. The crawl also permits quick entry into the venues, meaning no queuing.
Some bar crawlers. Image courtesy of TLVnight's Facebook account.
Best LGBT night: The Notorious G.A.Y at Notorious
If you want to get down to something a bit sensual then this is the place for you. It's a gay club with a passion for r'n'b, hip hop and slow jams, with a yard where you can eat if you should get hungry from wining. Heaven on earth, surely?
Balcony view of the ground floor. Image courtesy of Notorious' Facebook account.
Best Street: Lilienblum Street
We picked this street because there is simply too much going on. Nanuchka is a restaurant bar worthy of a mention and is a great place to start a night. With a food menu consisting of a wholly vegan menu of myriad of dishes, there will be something for everyone to line their stomachs before an outing.
The alcohol menu is even greater, with fancy cocktails and various types of spirits and beers. If you like a lively, thumping atmosphere then Abraxas bar is your place. There is a different type of music every night, so it's best to check ahead if you're picky.
An example of a delicious vegan meal. Image courtesy of Nanuchka's Facebook account.