Tel Aviv bar chosen as best in Africa and Mideast

An international drinks magazine chose a Tel Aviv bar as the best in Africa and the Middle East. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Drinks International named The Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar in Tel Aviv as the Best Bar in Africa and the Middle East as part of the magazine’s 50 Best Bars Awards. 

More than 300 alcohol and nightlife experts took part in the annual poll. The top spot went to London’s The Artesian for a third year in a row. New York’s The Dead Rabbit was the runner-up.

The Tel Aviv bar has been open since January 2013 and serves up to 150 kinds of cocktails.

“The bar is a nod to colonial times—mainly the European colonies of south east Asia,” one of the bar's founders, Bar Shira, told Drinks International. “We wanted it to resemble an officers’ club or a European-owned hotel in India or Vietnam.”

Posted on October 15, 2014 .