Jerusalem is generally regarded as a center of spirituality. But it’s also a city full of dynamic, lively people who like to come out at night and have a great time.
The POST invites you to join us as we hang out and experience Jerusalem’s vibrant nightlife just like a local. You’ll meet people from around the world during our epic pub crawl through Jerusalem’s hottest spots.
Start out the night with a free shot at The POST and then come with us as we walk through Machane Yehuda marketplace and the Downtown Triangle to experience dance clubs, pubs, eateries and other hangouts.
Machane Yehuda is full of shops selling breads, fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and dry goods during the day. Shoppers pull their shopping carts through the crowded lanes as they stock up on the goods that they need for their household use.
At night, Machane Yehuda turns into a hot spot where you can find any type of restaurant, pub, dance club or other social venue that suits you.
Machane Yehuda wasn’t always a gentrified spot for the Israeli yuppie crowd. In the late 1800s, the area was a large open space. Peasants and farmers started to bring their produce and goods to the market during the Ottoman era.
Soon house owners from around the city came to rely on the market as a place that could supply their goods. This continued during the British Mandate and the British helped develop an infrastructure with drainage ditches and stalls for the sellers.
Both Arabs and Jews sold and bought in the “shuk.”
After the War of Independence the shuk continued to develop. It slowly grew to its present size which covers a large area that stretches from Jaffa Street to Agrippas Street and from the Beit Yakov School to the Etz Chaim Yeshiva. Many projects and initiatives have been introduced to benefit the market and the shop owners.
Today Machane Yehuda is an authentic slice of old Jerusalem during the day and a cutting-edge, entertainment center at night. If you want to join an organized tour you can check out any of the Machane Yehuda tours including the Wine and Cheese tour, the Bakery Tour, the Chef-Guided Tasting Tour, the Graffiti and Night life tour or the Alcohol and Bars tour. There are also special tours at special times of the year.
The POST Hostel Night Out takes you on a walk through the bars, pubs, eateries and specialty shops that stay open till the wee hours of the morning. Some of our stops include Aldos where you can get fresh market gelato, Fishenchips with fresh, made-from-scratch fish, chips and dips, Pasta Basta, Hachapuria Georgian pastry shop, HaAgas 1 for the vegetarians and Uzi Eli’s amazing juice bar.
Jerusalem’s Downtown Triangle is the second part of our walk. That’s the epicenter of Jerusalem’s commercial and entertainment district where there’s something for everyone. This is the famous Jaffa / King George intersection which includes the interior streets of the Triangle that create a friendly, open air pedestrian mall.
The area is packed full of outdoor cafes and souvenir shops. It’s a popular shopping and entertainment center for young Israelis and visitors.
We’ll visit some of the shops, sidewalk cafes, pizzerias, hummus stands, and other vibrant venues and experience the culture of West Jerusalem’s core.
We stop at different locales on each visit – some of the most delectable and unique include the Kadosh bakery for French-inspired baked goods, the Muffin Boutique on Ben Yehuda for great muffins and juice drinks or the Notre Dame Center of Jerusalem’s Rooftop Cheese & Wine Restaurant where you can enjoy a view of the Old City and Dome of the Rock as you sip your wine and nibble on a delicious plate of local and imported cheeses.
To top off the evening you might want to visit the legendary HaTaklit (The Record), where you can warm up with 2-for-1 Happy Hour. You can hang around for HaTaklit’s evening party or head over to the laid-back lounge-style Zuta, located on King David Street in the back of 1868 restaurant, for some soothing evening drinks and music.
You might also want to try a cocktail at the Gatsby, an authentic speakeasy which is set in the hidden corner of Hillel Street.
Finally you can dance the night away at the Toy Bar, the Hamakom, the Oliver Twist club or the Sira Pub’s techno, drum n’ bass hip hop extravaganza.