An evening walk along Azza Road

The developing nightlife scene in Rehavia is helping to forge a sense of community that may be replicated in other neighborhoods.

By ORRI J. AVRAHAM
March 2, 2017 16:03
Assaf Granit Wine Bar

Clinking glasses at chef Assaf Granit’s ‘Wine Bar.’. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 
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Jerusalem’s booming and blooming nightlife has been the subject of much media attention in recent months – and with good reason. The Mahaneh Yehuda market and the city center have both seen a considerable spike in the number of bars and restaurants open after dusk, and continue to attract droves of avid clientele from all corners of the city virtually every night of the week.

In stark contrast to these areas, meanwhile, the nightlife scene around Azza Road has somehow maintained a local character and, some would say, even an underground feel to it. Not so much the destination of Jerusalemites at large on their night out, the strip of venues lining up from the Prime Minister’s Residence near Paris Square all the way down to Berlin Street, bustle mostly with the younger crowd that lives within the immediate periphery of Azza Road.

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