8 Best Rooftop Bars in Tel Aviv You Have To Visit

By Sarah Mann | Published on 6/1/2024
Picture the scene - the sun is setting over the Mediterranean, you’re looking across at sandy white beaches, sailboats float on aquamarine, waters, jazz tones are in the background, there’s a light breeze in the air and you have a cocktail in your hand as you take it all in. Sounds perfect, right? Well, it is. Welcome to a city that really knows how to enjoy itself.

Yes, Tel Aviv has a well-deserved reputation for its vibrant cafes, trendy restaurants and pulsating nightclubs but it’s also home to some incredible rooftop bars, all with their own charm and style. Whether high above the coastline, in the heart of the historic area overlooking elegant boulevards or downtown in the business district, there’s a rooftop bar in the White City with your name written on it.  

From swanky and chic to casual and hipster, here’s our guide to the best rooftop bars in Tel Aviv, all ideal for a lunchtime drink, an early evening aperitif, a romantic dinner or a wild night out on the town. 

1. Suramare

Suramare is a rather glamorous New York-style cocktail bar which you’ll find on the tenth floor of what looks like a commercial building. Don’t be deceived though - once you’ve taken the elevator upstairs, you’ll be transported to a stylishly designed space with rustic furniture, a long terrace and a large olive tree nestled in the center of the bar!

Suramare’s motto is’ drinks and happy food’ and as well as the amazing view, there are tasty treats and well-crafted cocktails, not to mention live DJs strutting their stuff. A hidden gem in a lesser-visited part of Tel Aviv, Suramare’s the perfect place for a quiet drink with friends.

2. Speakeasy

Speakeasy is a cool Tel Aviv rooftop bar and lounge located in the heart of historic Tel Aviv. Overlooking the city’s beautiful and much-loved Rothschild Boulevard, it’s full of pretty people who want to see and be seen and, at weekends, is absolutely packed.

Still, boasting a chilled atmosphere, attentive service and some fabulous cocktails, it’s a great spot for a drink with a view and some finger food (the white pizza and french fries come highly recommended, as does the Old Fashioned). Not cheap, but then you’re paying for the location and the atmosphere.

3. Poli House by Brown Hotels

This stylish modern hotel, set in downtown Tel Aviv, overlooking the bustling Carmel Market, offers a rooftop with views over famous streets such as Sheinkin, Allenby and King George Streets. Whether you're looking for a pre-dinner drink or an evening meal, you’re in luck because Poli House offers a wide range of contemporary cocktails and light bites.

Best Rooftop Bars in Tel Aviv

Poli House Hotel

Poli House also has excellent live music, so if you pop in, you may be wowed by some talented local artists and the view.  Rounded off by a stroll on lovely Nahalat Binyamin Street afterward, this is Tel Aviv at its finest.

4. Rooftop at the Norman Hotel

Everything about the luxurious Norman Hotel oozes style and elegance, and that goes for their elegant and tranquil rooftop bar. So much time and effort has gone into the styling and small details of this hotel that you can’t fail to be wowed as you sit up on a sun lounger, next to the infinity pool, taking in the view.

Norman Hotel Tel Aviv

Norman Hotel Tel Aviv

This is a fine place to wile away a day relaxing, and watching the sun turn from yellow to orange and red. The downside is that this space is reserved exclusively for guests, so you’ll have to reach deep into your wallet - but if you’re ready to splurge, this is the boutique hotel to do it at.

5. Mondo 2000

High above the Levinsky Market, in the hipster neighborhood of Florentin, you’ll find Mondo 2000, a fantastic bar on the 7th floor of the building with a great atmosphere and killer views. Often hosting events, Mondo 2000 isn’t just a rooftop bar though - it also offers patrons a dance floor, with DJs who know their stuff, so if you’re the kind of person that likes a party vibe and loud techno music, this could be the place for you.

Perfect for a drink after work, a romantic date or a wild night out with your mates, we can’t fail to mention that their roast beef sandwich is excellent!

6. The Prince

Close to the Poli House, also on Nahalat Binyamin, this rather quirky, offbeat rooftop bar is often filled with artists and bohemians and the vibe reflects that. Located in a beautiful historic building, once you’ve found the entrance (walk up the industrial-style staircase) you’ll find yourself on the rooftop, with panoramic views of downtown Tel Aviv and an atmosphere that can’t be beaten.

The Prince

The Prince - Filled with artists and bohemians

The Prince serves up great food (think roasted cauliflowers and eggplant fries) and drinks, and also offers Happy Hour deals, and the staff go out of the way to make you feel at home. Come early if you don’t want to wait in line because this place is popular with the locals as well as tourists.

The Prince - the favorite place for the residents of Nachalat Binyamin

The Prince - the favorite place for the residents of Nachalat Binyamin (Credit: The Prince Instagram)

7. Hotel Indigo Rooftop Diamond District

This chic rooftop bar in downtown Tel Aviv, slap bang in the heart of the Diamond district, is both stylish and intimate, and whilst it’s not in a touristy part of the city is definitely worth a visit.  Located on the tenth floor of the five-star Indigo Hotel, contemporary design and luxurious touches come together.

The rooftop boasts a small pool there with loungers and the views of the high rises are stunning. Indigo also serves a mean martini and excellent snacks. What’s not to enjoy?

8. Brown TLV Urban

Under the auspices of the Brown group, this upmarket boutique hotel is known for its exceptional service and that surely extends to its rooftop bar.  Since it’s a short walk from the beach, you’ll have beautiful views over the coastline - TLV Urban also has a friendly vibe to it so it's easy to fall into conversation while you’re hanging out.  

And for those who are actually staying at the hotel, there’s a bonus - they have a jacuzzi on the roof, so you can take in the view whilst soaking in bubbles.  Brown TLV Urban on the top floor really is the perfect way to unwind.

Tel Aviv is a truly amazing city, with its stunning Mediterranean coastline, bustling markets, Bauhaus architecture and quirky cafes.  With something for everyone, whether you’re sunning yourself on white sandy beaches, clubbing late into the night, cycling its side streets or walking around neighborhoods like Neve Tzedek, the Yemenite Quarter and Old Jaffa, you’ll be wowed at every turn.