TEL AVIV Gay Bars & Clubs



The gay scene in Tel Aviv is forever changing and is world renowned for its one-off “Party Lines”. Established bars and clubs are few and far between as people flitter from one fashionable party to the next! There are some mainstay bars that have stood the test of time and these have become ritual institutions on the gay scene in the city!

Evita Tel Aviv

Evita is one of the longest running bars in Tel Aviv and is famous for its camp parties and sexy staff!

Beef Tel Aviv

Beef is a monthly event popular with bears and fetish lovers!

Our guide to gay bars in Tel Aviv.

The architecture of your evening out in Tel Aviv may progress from sundowner drinks to dinner to drinks at a smaller bar to drinks at another bar to dancing at a club or two before getting back to your hotel in time to turn off the alarm clock and pull the drapes against the rising sun. The “walk of shame” isn’t carrying your shoes at dawn after debauchery like in other cities—it’s getting home before dawn that is cause for embarrassment.

While nightlife is an integral part of the Tel Aviv identity, getting drunk is not. There is also a great deal of socializing in one another’s homes where groups of friends gather for dinner parties instead of hitting the clubs night after night. Much of the cast of characters you’ll see at gay bars is younger kids—those who haven’t yet moved out of mom and dad’s place and have no personal space of their own.

It is very easy for foreigners to crack the scene. Israelis love to talk to tourists. The scene is pretty irreverent and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Partiers spill out onto the sidewalks in most clubby neighbourhoods and knots of friends drift from one bar to the next catching a pleasant buzz before the longer night ahead.

If you are looking for a gay map, advice or just to chill, check out the state-of-the-art LGBT Community Centre in the Gan Meir park, complete with excellent café-bistro.

Bears love BEEF (@ Triple Club, 58 Hamasger Street) on Thursdays. Boyling (@ Minus 1, Nahalat Binyamin Street 52) is a packed club on a Friday, the main night out in a Jewish week. And there are frequent Saturday parties at TLV Club (Old Port) with its two dance spaces and outdoor area.

While there aren’t a lot of permanent, seven-nights-a-week GLBT spots, there are long-standing club nights at different locales any night of the week. Some happen weekly, some once a month, and all are well attended with lines out the door.

The scene revolves more around what the locals call ‘Party Lines.’ These are recurring Gay Nights thrown by individual party promoters at straight clubs. Held usually at Oman 17, 1bar and TLV Club. These usually run on Friday and Saturday nights.Every night, the party moves to a new hotspot, and the result is a feeling that it’s always “the best night of the week.”

Tel Aviv’s first bear club night, Beef (Triple, Hamasger 38) where the buff leather clad boys serving drinks, and a darkroom, reel in a hirsute crowd. Among the many choice phrases we picked up in Hebrew, it‘s worth learning the terribly polite “Slee-kha” for “excuse me”. Then, if you’re lucky, you might hear it followed up with “Ma slee-kha, teet pashet”, which is more or less “what excuse me? Take off your clothes”.

  • Where to Stay

    There is no defined gay village or neighbourhood in Tel Aviv. The whole city is gay. Having said that, the ideal place to stay is as close to the gay beach as possible. Hotels here fill up fast especially for key events and festivals. Book your hotel in advance to get the best rate.

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The unofficial, loosely designated gay village is roughly centred around the Dizengoff area of Shenkin Street, and Rothshild Blvd.

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Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
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Occupying a prime position on the sea front and overlooking the Mediterranean, the Dan Tel Aviv is one of the city’s most renowned hotels. The large outdoor pool is set on a sun deck overlooking the beach. Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Hilton Tel Aviv
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Set within the Independence Park and providing direct access to Hilton Beach and Tel Aviv promenade, the Hilton Tel Aviv features a large outdoor salt water pool, 5 kosher restaurants and a spa.

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