There is plenty of nightlife in Jerusalem. For clubs, the best way is to have a "proteksya", or connection with someone. This way of knowing someone who works at the door or a friend is the easiest and best way to have a great time in Jerusalem. In the way of a more laid-back alternative bar scene, crawl around the closely nestled joints centered around the corner of Heleni HaMaika and Monobaz. All nightclubs and bars listed here are in Western Jerusalem.
Artel Jazz ClubHeleni Hamalka 9Every night live jazz concert at 22:00. Great food. Good selection of beverages. Free Wireless Internet.
HAOMAN 17Rachov Haoman #17, Talpiyot Industrial AreaHours: Open Thursday and Friday nights. Opens around 12:00AM, closes well after sunrise.Price: Cover is 80-120 NISHAOMAN is one of the top rated night clubs in the world. DJs from around the world entertain beautiful people into the morning hours with live house-techno music. The long line prefers well dressed, attractive people. Flashing a University ID helps you get through the crowd on a busy night. Go with friends, as the club in in an industrial area (not the safest place to be alone at night). Do not pick fights with regulars, as people have been assaulted in the past. The most fun Thursday night in Yerushalayim.
The Cassette1 Horkenous St, JerusalemPhone: 054-7263567Hours: Sun-Thu and Sat 20:00-4:00; Fri 21:20-4:00Price: 18 NIS Beer and 6 NIS chaserWith the electric conduits forming a vine pattern over your head in its crypt-like backroom, this bar screams 'talk to me about philosophy' while experimental music plays in the background. The customers are the sort of people you'd find lounging around in art student's dorm room--in the best way possible. UgandaAristobolus 4If you're looking to nudge your friend to ask them if they know this B-side, then you need to check out this hipster, music-oriented college staple. Uganda's unpretentious decor with cover art clad walls is matched by the understated fashion sense of its patrons. From hummus in the afternoon to Goldstar beer at night, the prices are pocket-friendly. Come here to meet Jerusalem's art- and image-conscious students.
Ha-TipaHadekel 2Small neighborhood pub at the outskirts of the Ben-Yehuda Market. Very Cheap alcohol, good music and Photo gallery.
StardustRivlin 6The pub was established in '96, and is named after a David Bowie album. It's crowd is a mix made of students, tourists, artists and young people. The music is mainly Alternative, mostly from England, and the bar prices are extremely good. The Happy Hour starts at 16:30 and lasts for five hours. All major sports event, including English Premier League, Bundesliga, World Cup and Champions League are shown there on a big screen. SiraBen-Sira 4Jerusalem hardcore pub. Live DJs every night. DailaShlomtzion 4Multi-cultural space for independent art and social change. PragueRivlin 6Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHours: 18:30 till the last customerPrice: 40-60An east european bar restaurant offering some great ethnic food together with big amount of draught beers and some exclusive attractions . BirmanDorot Rishonim STPhone: +972-50-2990059Hours: daily 19:00-late nightMusical Bistro Live music every night.For art, music & good food lovers. Open daily 19:00 till late hoursFriday 13:00 Sabbath Closed on SAT. Izen BarDereh Beit Lehem 7Email: email@example.comIZEN Bar has for the past 3 years been the highest rated bar in Jerusalem. It's open Thursday, Friday & Saturday (sometimes also earlier in the week).It appeals to the crowd with it's lovely environment.Outdoor area, a various numbers of DJ's playing popular high beating tunes into the early morning. Also known for it's happy atmosphere, entertainment of dancers, drummers, saxophonists +++ and different theme night's.A delicious assortment of dishes & snacks is served all night.It's recommendable to come early too avoid long lines. AngelicaShatz 7Phone: (02) 623-0056the only bar in Jerusalem serving classic cocktails using freshly muddled fruits and vegetables. Elegant atmosphere and the best drinks in town.
If you are looking for alcohol stores, there is one right by the Jaffa gate and several on Jaffa Rd. One of the stores by the Generali building (located on the right side on Jaffa when you're facing the building) stocks a wide variety of different beers and also has great prices, lower than that of other stores, check it out!