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$10 - $30
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Kerem Ha-teimanim
1.2 miles from Tel Aviv Museum of Art
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Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Ori was behind the bar when I arrived with a few late night patrons. I had come in from a very long trip from NY, couldn’t sleep and always wanted to try the cocktails here. I told Ori what I was looking for and wage...to try one of their specialty drinks. He suggested the Grapes and Co. and I was not disappointed, it was great. While drinking it he was making something that smelled like licorice and I had to know what it was. He was so happy to tell me and others what was in it. He even brought me a historical cocktail book and pointed it out-of course he had put his special touch on the one he made. I told him for my next drink I wanted a smoky mezcal or tequila involved and he came up with the Oaxaca old fashioned and made it to my liking, saying ‘if it’s not for you after two sips tell me and I will make what you want’. He made conversation with all of us closing the bar and was so great to point out his favorite spots in Tel Aviv too. I’ll be back there one day! Great experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

Charming and intimate setting within a warm and cozy atmosphere. We felt like we had been transported to a foreign location and stepped back in time. Don't let the dated exterior of the hotel deter you. Once inside the Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar you will...discovery why this is a hidden gem. Recognized as being one of the best cocktail bars in the world, it becomes immediately apparent while digesting the cocktail menu. Cocktails bearing clever names are unique in their blend of ingredients, using interesting combinations of spirits, wines, liquors and herbs. I requested a light cocktail and was served a special, flavorful concoction. Interesting to hear the numerous languages being spoken by the international Imperial patrons; a group from Russia sat to our left. Cocktails were pricey yet worth the cost due to the effort and complexity of our drinks. This bar created the "square, one ice cube concept", so as not to water down the cocktail. Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar was highly recommended by the concierge at the Embassy Hotel, located just around the corner, otherwise we would not have discovered it. Service was friendly, helpful and prompt. Surprising discovery and a fun adventure. Memorable experience.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

A rather small place with great atmosphere and very good music. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The cocktails are special, contain high-quality ingredients, and served in a unique and individual fashion. Me and my wife shared a desert that was good. The prices...are higher than usual (this why a graded this place with four stars). Worths a visit.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

We would never have guessed that one of the best bars in the world would hide inside the rather rundown hotel, but were so glad we read about it and went looking for it. We had such a wonderful experience here yesterday. The decor is...beautiful and fun, really living up to its name, and the cocktail menu is like a piece of art. The cocktails are creatively and beautifully crafted, and the bartender were happy to create cocktails not on the menu to meet our preferences as well. The vibes of this place and the cocktails are top-notch, definitely deserving all awards they have received. A new favorite spot in the world for us! It might be good to make a reservation if you are three or more, as the place is quite small. (We had to wait for a while to get a seat at the bar even though we were just two, but we were served by the friendly staff at some temporary seats while waiting, which was great.)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 25, 2019

Our party of six (including some from Africa and Asia) were told there was no room In the lounge. We went in anyway and found there was space available for us. We were enjoying our cocktails until we were told we were too loud. We...stopped talking and listened to the table next to us, who were just as loud as we were. I am profoundly sad to have had this experience in this country.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2019

I came to this location with two white middle aged women and 1 Asian (from Singapore) and 3 Africans (2 from Cameroon and one from Ghana). First we were told there were no tables. When we asked if there might be space at the bar...and pushed into the bar, all of a sudden there was a table. Then after ordering and our drinks were delivered, we were told we were being “too loud”. Seriously in Israel. No one could be louder than the the Israelis next to us. I will never go back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

Very average experience, not very friendly and even a little bit boring Expect for very beautiful cocktails with small amount of alcohol and good food (don’t take any desserts..) there were nothing. And exactly 2 hours from the minutes we set in the middle of...eating dessert they asked us to leave.. that gave us a very bad feeling NOT RECOMMEND!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 5, 2019

i heard a lot of this place but the cocktails were just alright and too expensive for what you really get

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

Brilliant cocktails in a nice setting. Really recommend for a pre-dinner drink. Best espresso martini I’ve had.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

.first of all they offer the drinks with the best materials second of all the service is great and so is the food , everything is uniqe and .characterized as it sould

Date of visit: October 2019
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