18th century- style carousing

Artemis hopes to become the mecca of the happening Lilienblum bar compound.

By
May 10, 2007 17:11
1 minute read.
jpost services and tools

jp.services2. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Built on the grounds of Mecca, a veteran pick-up bar on Nahalat Binyamin, Artemis hopes to become the mecca of the happening Lilienblum bar compound. It has already succeeded in packing its Y-shaped bar with a diverse crowd - students, young professionals and out of towners - with strict selection at the entrance to keep youngsters away. On any given weekend, there is hardly any room to move around the bar and cognac-colored leather sofas lining the walls. Artemis has definitely upgraded the design of the old-fashioned Mecca. The architects themed the large space with abstract 18th century-inspired motifs. An ornate, modernized gold chandelier hangs over the patrons in the main hall, adding glamor and drama. But the bar seems to have mixed its metaphors, as "Artemis" is the ancient Greek goddess of the wilderness. But that doesn't bother the fun-loving crowd. The 18th-century design remains subtle upstairs, where there is some room to move. This floor overlooks the chandelier and the partiers below, and serves as a lounge for private parties and lower-key bar-going. The liquor menu is rich and the food menu features satisfying finger foods such as mini-burgers. The most spacious area is the restroom lounge downstairs, the size of a small dancefloor. In a city where bars are often judged by the sophistication of their bathrooms, Artemis makes the grade. The "royal chairs" even come with accompanying loveseats. Artemis, Nahalat Binyamin 52, Tel Aviv. Music: freestyle. Tel: (03) 510-0663; open from 7 p.m. to last customers.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

El Al
August 16, 2014
The Travel Adviser: For El Al, mission accomplished

By MARK FELDMAN