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Allenby Street: Tel-Aviv Walk

Here you’ll find pork on rye, women in babushkas, and plenty of Russian vodka—all the makings of a cultural mash-up.
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Rating: 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Half day

Overview :  Allenby, like many streets leading in the direction of a municipal bus station, has something not quite right about it. The street... more »

Tips:  Pick up the local weekly entertainment guide City Mouse while in Tel Aviv. It brims with listings for movies, art exhibitions, theater... more »

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Points of Interest

Houses in a Bauhaus-style building that was one of the first movie theaters in the city, this film-themed property now has 82 rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, and bikes for guests’ use.

Address:
1 Zamenhoff St.
Tel Aviv
Israel

Phone:
972-3-520-7100

A shorefront hotel built in the late 1950’s, recently renovated to preserve its original Modernist design. The property has 280 rooms and a popular new dining room, D Restaurant.

Address:
99 Hayarkon St.
Tel Aviv
Israel

Phone:
(800) 223-6800

3. Don Quixote

The Russian nerve center of Allenby Street is full of curious pensioners and boulevard intellectuals feasting on a lifetime’s worth of Isaac Asimov’s science fiction, Russian translations of the kabbalah, and an illustrated Hebrew-Russian version of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, which is presented like a Talmudic text with sweeping commentaries... More

Rooms have minimalist, design-forward décor at this hotel in the heart of the city.

Address:
36 Montefiore St.
Tel Aviv
Israel

Phone:
972-3-564-6100

The club hosts a popular Sunday night showcase for Russian bands called “Stakanchik,” or “little drinking glass.” Amid luxuriant George of the Jungle décor, young, hip, and sometimes pregnant people in ironic CCCP and Jesus T-shirts shimmy and sway by the stage.

Address:
42 Lilienblum St.
Tel Aviv
Israel

Phone:
972-3-560-0924

Little Prague exults in a wonderful version of the Czech classic veprove koleno—a marinated and slow-roasted pork knuckle with a hint of rye, which in the hands of the chef is flaky and light. There is also a heroic schnitzel and excellent Staropramen and dark Kozel beer on tap. The interior is gloomy Mitteleuropean, but outside a nice garden deck... More

7. Mal’enkaya Rossiya

The Mal’enkaya Rossiya (Little Russia) delicatessen has everything you need to re-create a serious Russian table in the Middle East. There’s vacuum-packed vobla, dried fish from the Astrakhan region, which is perfectly matched with beer; marinated mushrooms in an enormous jar; creamy, buttery Eskimo ice cream; tangy eggplant salad; chocolate nut... More

A neo-Georgian supper club, a place where one can order a cool pomegranate vodka drink, featuring grenadine juice from Russia and crushed ice, or a frozen margarita made with native arak liquor, almonds, and rose juice. The décor is mellow and cozy like a shabby house in Havana, complete with gilt-edged mirrors, portraits of feisty,... More

9. The Viking

A languorous, partly outdoor restaurant that joylessly specializes in dishes like golubets, a stuffed cabbage peppery and garlicky enough to register on the taste buds.

Address:
6 Ben Yehuda St.
Tel Aviv
Israel

Phone:
972-3-620-6502