I discovered this fun dive bar recently when I was going out with a friend that lives nearby. This is the definition of a neighborhood bar, as it’s welcoming, casual, and people always know each other there. It’s located on a nice street with many other cafes around in a very residential part of the city that is considered to be a bit far from the center.
When you go there the waiters ask you for your name and give you delicious refillable popcorn bowls, accompanied with “shots” of their best seller, La Chouffe beer.
Tel-Avivians go there to celebrate birthdays and there is always a feeling of one big party as the staff comes with a cake and candles and sings a special song that is the bar’s trademark and everyone sitting around knows the words and sing along.
It feels like one big Kibbutz (communal way of living in Israel), as people are always interested in starting random conversations, invite you to sit together and share tables and overall share free love and happiness with others.
This bar gives you a taste of what the Israeli people are all about and when I go there I am reminded that, although city life can get pretty isolating sometimes, there are places that can also remind me of where I came from and what values I hold!