Are you on a Masa Israel Program and looking for things to do in your time off from studying and volunteering? Check out the top five bars located throughout Jerusalem!
1. The Shuka
Looking to get away from the crowds and meet other students? Located in the Machane Yehuda Shuk, the Shuka Bar was opened by three students who aim to create a new concept of nightlife in Jerusalem. Speakers are brought to the bar to talk about different topics like Israeli politics and Jewish philosophy.
Haegoz 17, Mahane Yehuda Market
2. Jimmy’s Parliament
Let your voice be heard at this small bar just off the main road from the Machane Yehuda Shuk. It draws a diverse crowd, both locals and students alike, for Tuesday night Karaoke. Another fun night at Jimmy’s Parliament is Thursday night where a local singer takes on audience requests for all different types of music!
5 HaEshkol St., Mahane Yehuda Market
3. Sira Pub
If you’re looking for an underground club in Jerusalem, this is the place for you! Sira Pub has several rooms including an arcade and a small dance floor near the DJ. Look out for events and performances in Sira Pub throughout the year.
7 Ben Sira Street
Another great area in Jerusalem to check out is the Old Train Station. Zappa is a live music venue and is a platform for local and international musicians almost every night in the Old Train Station. If you happen to be in Tel Aviv or Herzliya one weekend you can check out Zappa there as well.
Talbiye, HaMugrabim 9000
5. Ora Bora
Searching for a new kind of bar experience? Ora Bora is set within a magical garden atmosphere surrounded by nature in the Jerusalem Hills. Not only does Ora Bora serve fresh home-cooked meals like Hummus, but it also has beers on tap from the best local microbreweries and even has a specialty brew.
Rehov HaYasmin 116
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