No vacation in Tel Aviv is complete without a trip to the beach and no trip to the beach is complete without some beer. But there are plenty of other places where you can enjoy this popular brew in Tel Aviv. Since International Beer Day is fast approaching, we put together some interesting facts about this ancient drink and added our recommendations for the best beer drinking spots in the heart of Tel Aviv. So here it is, your Tel Aviv beer guide.
International Beer Day is celebrated on the first Friday of every August in 207 cities, 50 countries and 6 continents around the world. This super cool event has inspired us to write a guide about where you can enjoy great beers for the best price and to tell you a little bit about this popular brew.
A Few Words About Beer
Beer is one of the oldest drinks on this planet. Until the mid-19th century, beer was made by using what is often classed as the top fermenting method, which basically means a warm fermentation in which yeasts ferment quickly. When a new type of yeast was discovered, brewers started using the bottom fermenting method – cooler fermentations in which yeasts ferment slower. Naturally, most people can’t identify every beer by its name and definitely not by its brewing method, but if you feel like knowing what your options are before you go on your vacation, you should get to know the three most common types of beer: lager, which is paler and relatively more bubbly; ale, a darker colored, full-bodied, less bubbly beer with higher alcohol content; and wheat beer – a bubbly, slightly cloudy brew with a high content of wheat.
Where To Enjoy The Best Beer On Your Vacation
Now that we’ve learned some facts, the more interesting question still remains: what are the best beer spots in town? As we said, beer is one of the most popular drinks in the world and in Tel Aviv it is served in almost every bar and restaurant, and even cafes. But, if you want to experience the more interesting beers, follow these recommendations, ordered by cheapest to more expensive.
Beer And Sunset In Gan Ha’atsmaut
In the past few years a new tradition has emerged in Tel Aviv: at the end of their working day the locals head out to Gan Ha’atsmaut, which offers a perfect sea view, and pick up a few bottles of beer on the way. When they arrive, they sip on their cold brew while watching the sunset. We recommend you step out of your hotel, take a short stroll on the boardwalk, buy your favorite beer and some snacks from one of the vendors you pass on your way and arrive in Gan Ha’atsmaut in the early hours of the evening to catch a splendid sunset.
Gan Ha’atsmaut, Tel Aviv
Salon Berlin: The Best Priced Beer In Town
The longest happy hour in Tel Aviv (1+1 from 11:00am until 10:30pm) is waiting for you in Salon Berlin, a neighborhood bar that looks and feels like a 70’s living room, attracts a diverse clientele and offers excellent beers for ridiculous prices, as well as the perfect snack: Lupin beans. Salon Berlin offers a selection of 14 types of draft beers as well as dozens of bottled beers. Plus, they’re always running some kind of sale. It is the place to go to if you want an adventurous, drunk evening without spending too much.
15 Najara St.