|Toy Bar.(Photo by: Courtesy)|
Top 5: New Year's Eve events in Jerusalem
By ITRAVELJERUSALEM.COM TEAM
Known as Sylvester, New Year's Eve is generally an excuse for a party at one of the many bars or clubs in the capital.
Party at Hatzaatzua
you're looking for a memorable night of clubbing in Jerusalem, you
can't go wrong at Hatzaatzua (The Toy Bar). One of the most famed bars
and dance venues in the city, Hatzaatzuais known for its great music and
This New Year's Eve, Hatzaatzua 's top
floor, which also serves as its main bar area, will feature R&B
music and the main dance floor, located on the bar’s lower level, will
feature the best in electronic dance music. To get in the festive
spirit, excellent discounts will be available on bottles of Cava wine,
Champagne and several other alcoholic beverages. Make sure to arrive
early as this party is likely to drawcrowds.
Time: From 10 p.m.
Phone: (02) 623-6666
Address: 6 DhuNuwas St, Jerusalem
Dinner at American Colony Hotel
setting a grand tone for 2013 is important, the sumptuous six-course
banquet (not kosher) at the American Colony Hotel in east Jerusalem is
the obvious choice; think goose lobster, pheasant pigeon consommé and
other gastronomic dishes.
The dinner takes place in the Hotel's
Arabesque restaurant and ends at the reasonable hour of 11 p.m. leaving
you plenty of time to head to one of the parties in town for a drink and
dance. Or, you may prefer to rub shoulders with the media set and usher
in 2013 in the refined ambience of the Hotel's Cellar Bar. Reservations
are required in advance.
Time: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Phone: (02) 627-9777
Address: 1 Louis Vincent St, Jerusalem
Price:180 USD per person
New Year's Eve at Uganda
get a feel for the hip Indie scene in Jerusalem and for a slightly more
alternative New Year's Eve celebration, a trip to bar/ club Uganda is
in order. Decorated with indie comics and records, Uganda is a favorite
with young and liberal students in the center of town.
Year's Eve line-up includes a DJ as well as live alternative punk, rock,
electronica, hip hop, and music by avant-garde band Modern Tapes, who
are known for having created music in a bomb shelter for one year.
Time: 9 p.m.
Phone: (02) 623-6087
Address: 6 Aristobulus St, Jerusalem
Price: NIS 20
The Sixties at Zappa
a little nostalgia and fun, head to top live music venue the Zappa for a
performance by the esteemed cover band The Sixties. The Sixties have
almost three decades of experience in Israel and abroad and have a wide
repertoire, from the early 60's with Elvis and Paul Anka covers, to the
early 70's, with renditions of a selection of Led Zeppelin and Jimi
Hendrix favorites.Doors open at 20:45 and the concert begins at
22:30.The ticket price includes a glass of champagne to get you in a
Time: Doors open at 8:45 p.m. and the concert begins at 10:30 p.m.
Address; 28 Derech Hebron, Jerusalem
Price: NIS 110 (NIS 100 for students and soldiers)
you’re looking for something intimate as well as lively, Hataklit (The
Record) in downtown Jerusalem is the place to go. The brainchild of
three Jerusalemites in the music industry, Hataklit is all about good
music and this New Year's Eve DJ Avi will be behind the decks playing
current hits as well as songs from the past few decades.
want to bundle up warmly if you plan to hang out outdoors at one of the
tables that sprawl out onto the sidewalk, and will want to arrive early
to secure your spot.
Time: 9 p.m.
Phone: (02) 624-4073
Address: 7 HeleniHamalka St, Jerusalem
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