The street was renowned as the place to find money changes (licensed and unlicensed) and the financial center of Israel. Now, the street is better known for its dozens of pub, bars and dance clubs where you’ll find something going on all hours of the day. If you like meeting the young crowd, both Israelis and tourists and listening to a huge variety of different music – head straight for here.
Another place you have to visit (especially at night) if you love clubs, booze, dancing and music. This is one of the upcoming areas in Tel Aviv drawing crowds from all over. Hip Hop, jazz, rock, indie – whatever your taste in music, you’ll find it here.
Live performances by new groups, cabaret, performance art and some of the best DJ’s from Israel and abroad regularly play their music somewhere down the street.
Like we said, the street really comes awake after dark and only goes to sleep well after dawn has broken.
A totally different experience. For most of the week, the street, which is a pedestrian mall, is a great place to browse the many fabric and wool shops. It’s full of really old, tiny “hole in the wall shops” specializing in buttons, zippers, ribbons and bows… the list is endless. If you’re into knitting, patchwork, quilting, sewing or anything like this – Nahlat Binyamin Street is a gold mine with shops that you won’t find anywhere else. Be prepared to hunt around though. Many of the shops are tiny and full of boxes and boxes of ‘stuff’. It may look like chaos, but the owner will know where everything is.
Then on Tuesdays and Fridays, the street changes into a colorful, young and exiting street market where more than 200 artists and craftspeople from around Israel come to display and sell their wares.
Apart from being the largest arts and crafts market in Israel the Nachalat Binyamin Market demands high standards from its merchants. Artists have to sell their ‘stuff’ themselves and the items that they want to sell must be handmade and approved by a special committee. So it’s a great place to find that unique gift and talk to the artists themselves.
And when you’re shopping the stalls or the shops, enjoy a cup of coffee, watch the street performances and just have a great time with the entire family.