8 great wine bars in Tel Aviv 2023
Trendy bars focusing on natural wine, smaller bistro's with classic lists and wine friendly dishes – and venues where you can enjoy plenty of wine from Israel. Tel Aviv's wine scene is boiling and here are some of the best wine bars in the city, selected by Star Wine List's ambassador Omer Dayan.
Phone: +972 3-540-6680
Address: HaYarkon Street 59, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Bar 51 is located just next to the beach of Tel Aviv, and the nice cool sea breeze during dinner time is just perfect with a glass of wine. Bar 51 is one of those gastro-bars that put a lot of thought and effort into the food they serve, alongside warmth and simplicity. The wine list is changed every month to stay on top of the scene – and even try and lead it. One of my favourite dishes to go with the wines is the continuously changing cheese platter with unique and hard to find cheeses. If you are in the mood for something special, ask the team about the “off-menu” wines where you can dis...
Phone: +972 54-727-3443
Address: HaHashmal Street 5, Tel Aviv-Yafo
A wine bar that is a bottle shop or a bottle shop that is a wine bar – it's your choice when coming down to Bosser! Located near the very trendy Florentine neighbourhood in Tel Aviv, Bosser offers more than 200 different wines to sit and relax with. They only work with micro-importers and boutique wineries, so you can be sure that every bottle you choose is hand-picked by the team. The atmosphere is just perfect, and you can always meet new people to chat with. Pro tip: If you want some really unique wines, don't be shy to ask about the fridge in the corner; that's where all the good stuff i...
Address: Nahalat Binyamin Street 36, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Located in a quiet neighbourhood, Brut Wine Bar is one of the most exciting places to visit in Tel Aviv. It is led by chef Yair Yosefi and chef Omer Ben Gal, and dedicates itself to creating a new Mediterranean food language. The wine list is updated frequently with a big Burgundy focus alongside Israeli wines. The combination of the food and the wine here truly takes you on a new adventure of hedonism.
Phone: +972 3-600-6863
Address: Frishman Street 73, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Giaconda – Wine Library in Tel Aviv was founded by Anat and Refa'ela, who used to study winemaking in New Zealand. During their studies, they learned about all the manipulation a wine could go through. With a total belief that this is not how wine should be made, they started to import the greatest names in biodynamic and natural winemaking. The bar doesn't have a wine list; you just pick your wine from the shelf. Since it is located in the central part of Tel Aviv, near Rabbin Square, makes it a perfect spot for a glass of wine after a day on the beach. Or why not stop by for a quick drink o...
Phone: +972 3-774-4511
Address: Tchernikhovski Street 4, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Jus – Bar a Vin is your classical French wine bistro – with a Tel Aviv twist. Jus offers modern French-influenced cuisine with local ingredients. The dishes are perfectly wine-friendly and go well with the extensive wine list with over 250 different wines and more than 30 wines by the glass. The wine list focuses on boutique and small importers, emphasising natural wine, although top-notch classical producers can be found. If you go there, don’t miss the fish confit, it’s a true treat.
Phone: +972 3-772-2730
Address: Yo'ezer Street 7, Tel Aviv-Yafo
SerenDPT is located in the allies of Old Jaffa and offers an Israeli wine experience. Working only with smaller local Israeli wineries, it's a great place to get to know the country's wine scene. There is no actual wine list, and the bottles on the shelf are continuously changing. Various wines are offered by the glass, from local traditional method sparkling to whites, reds and even local orange wines. In addition, SerenDPT offers various workshops with winemakers, oenologists and other wine experts.
Phone: +972 6652303
Address: Ha-Khalutzim Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Tirza Wine Bar is the little sister of the well-known OCD Restaurant, offering a more casual dining experience and focusing on the wine (rather than the 16-course dinner at OCD). The wine list is vast, with more than 40 selections offered by glass changing daily. The Tirza wine team are up to any challenge and might open some of the bottles for a glass if you ask for it. The highly seasonal food selection offers great small bites alongside the wine. While in the season, the Charred Corn Bruschetta is a must-to try.
Address: Shlomo HaMelekh Street 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Winona Forever is located on the residential and quiet side of King George Street. The wine bar offers an outside area and some bar stool seating inside. Winona Forever is all about putting the wine in focus, with some delicious canapés and tapas courses to go with the wines. The wine list is evenly divided between natural wines, new emerging regions and classics. A decent number of wines are offered by the glass, alongside an ever-changing wine list. The atmosphere is very relaxed and highly recommended for a casual night out when visiting the city – or your “go-to” if you live nearby.