The Big Felafel

Tel Aviv and the Party Factor

It’s true that Tel Aviv is only a 45 minute bus ride away, but lets face it I never go there. But that doesn’t mean I won’t go to Tel Aviv it just means I need a good reason. And the Free Birthright Alumni party was all the incentive this girl needed to get out of Jerusalem for a Saturday night.Yes indeed, Tel Aviv is party central and not just compared to Jerusalem, but a friend recently told me that Tel Aviv has more bars per area then any other city in the world. And while I didn’t check out every bar or club in Tel Aviv I still managed to find where the party was at!

Birthright gone wild- and I mean that the Birthright directors have gone wild because they sponsored an open bar to all Birthright Alumni and friends on a Saturday night in Tel Aviv. And I would like to let them know that whatever made them make this crazy decision, to just keep on doing it- the party rocked!

Tel Aviv may only be a short distance from Jerusalem, but after living in the city of gold for three years I have realized that these two cities are worlds apart. While I am only talking about the night life, the differences range from people to buildings.

What I noticed about the Tel Aviv night life:

No one really goes out until 11pm and even that is early.

People drink and dance at the bar, this is known as a dance bar- a mix between a bar and club.

Apparently I was mistaken in an earlier post about bus drivers being the only people who wear ties in this country- cause a lot of the boys in the club were sporting them too.

Famous people are actually at the bars. But as an American who doesn’t keep up with the Israeli entertainment world, I had no idea who they were.

There are actually good white Jewish boy dancers in Tel Aviv- and not just because I was tipsy.

DJs don’t play the music you request but do play the most random mix of music you’ll ever hear- from 70’s disco to thugged out rap.

Everyone is trendy in that Euro trash kinda way.

When you leave one bar you are suppose to go out to another or at least a coffee shop- In Jerusalem that would be impossible since nothing would be open that late.

Transportation goes all night long. People are really out all night long.

Tel Aviv is fun and I want to go back- so I need a good incentive!


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  1. Glad you had fun.

    Tel Aviv rocks.

    JerusaLAME is… lame.


    | Reply Posted 15 years, 5 months ago
  2. * Molly says:

    You move! You don’t know how the black hats can get down here! And the Nachman crowd are always dancing- in the street, on top of cars and all over Ben Yehuda.

    Now Jerusalem might not appear as Euro-trash as Tel Aviv, but we got moves too.

    Still, I can’t wait for the next excuse to go to Tel Aviv. Make another party already!

    | Reply Posted 15 years, 5 months ago

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