If for some reason you still believe the misconception that the nightlife in Jerusalem is not up to par, then prepare to have your mind changed.
Now, as much as Tel Aviv is still on top of the game when it comes to partying and going out - Jerusalem has got something to show for itself as well.
There’s a unique vibe in the experience of going out in Jerusalem. Some sort of feeling of unity among all of the partiers. It’s a smaller niche of people, so it makes for more intimate experiences. It makes meeting new people and interacting with them a lot easier, if that’s what you’re looking for.
So, after a proper night out, especially if you’ve been drinking - you’ll find yourself in need of an epic meal to sober you up.
Here are 6 delicious spots that are sure to satisfy your late-night cravings after a big night out, all open through the wee hours of the night
The Chipser strictly serves… you guessed it: chips! (or french fries, if you’re American).
A spot wholly dedicated to Holland-style fries served alongside incredible, homemade sauces. Some local favorites are: curry ketchup, garlic mayonnaise and peanut butter sauce!
As well as fries, they serve a selection of cold drinks and beer, but other than that - that’s pretty much it. It’s as simple as that.
Incredible flavour combinations, chill atmosphere and a great location. All that makes The Chipser an essential spot to add to the end of your night out.
Address: Heleni ha-Malka St 7, Jerusalem
Arguably a drunk-food essential: a good burger. There’s nothing like having a juicy, meaty burger to end your night out.
It’s as if it has magical powers to completely alleviate your intoxication in minutes, am i right?
Iwo’s offers a high-quality meat experience in a more casual environment. Fresh, perfectly minced and seasoned beef, combined with unique sauces and homemade buns - Iwo’s knows how to satisfy your cravings.
The restaurant is non-kosher, so it’s perfect for travellers who miss their bacon and cheeseburgers (those who don’t follow a strict kosher diet, of course).
Address: Hillel St 28, Jerusalem
3. Jachnun bar
As drunk foods go, you wouldn’t necessarily look for authentic food experiences. And that’s where you’d be wrong! Don’t immediately go reaching for that Mcdonalds. You’d be surprised at how delicious a simple Jachnun can be.
This Israeli Yemenite restaurant took it one step further. Their innovative dish of “Memulawach” is a hit; a traditional pan-fried malawach, filled with all kinds of toppings of your choice, all wrapped up for you to take to-go.
Who said drunk food for vegans and vegetarians had to be tasteless? We can assure you that you won’t miss the meat at Jachnun bar.
Address: 28, Hillel St, Jerusalem
4. New deli
Whoever invented the genius idea of a sub, should be thanked.
If you’re looking for freshly baked bread, fresh vegetables, smoked deli meats and unique sauces - then New deli is the perfect spot for you.
To have a sub as your late-night munch is great, because you get to fill it up with absolutely anything you want, and basically build it yourself.
All of this greatness is made even better by amazing prices. Only 25 Shekels for a sub! Add a side of fries and a cold beverage, and you’ve got yourself one incredible meal.
Address: Hillel St 24, Jerusalem
Zuni is truly one of its kind. This restaurant is open 24/7 and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s non-kosher and serves a variety of cuisines, ranging from: French, Italian, Mediterranean, with vegan and vegetarian options.
If you’re planning on going, you have to try their french toast. It’s all the rage among locals and tourists.
Zuni is known for its impeccable service, with the thought of keeping the customer happy and satisfied as their number one priority.
As to where the name comes from; it derives from a Native American tribe, that the owners of the restaurant were inspired by, and decided to bring influences of it into their restaurant.
Address: 15 Yo'el Moshe Salomon St, Jerusalem
6. chilli pizza
Possibly the most iconic, classic drunk-food there is: pizza. It doesn’t get much simpler than this.
Quality Jerusalem-made pizza. Freshly baked dough, homemade sauce made from fresh tomatoes, excellent spices, all topped with several toppings of your choice.
This timeless treat is all you need to end your night out on a high note.
Address: Hillel St 28, Jerusalem, 94581
Illustrations: Ira Ginzburg, Sasha Iudashkin, Lotem Weinrob