Visit Tel Aviv
Welcome to the sugar daddy of Israel. Tel Aviv, the richest city in the country, is without a doubt the most gay-friendly destination in the Middle East.
There's no shortage of eye candy in the non-stop city, with an estimated 25% of the population identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Tel Aviv was designated a White City by UNESCO in recognition to the abundance of Bauhaus-style buildings.
Shpagat is one of the most popular bars in Tel Aviv and we'd definitely recommend this as a starter to your night out. Its name translates to 'splits' in Hebrew, so if you're feeling flexible get yourself down there for a drink or twelve.
Another bar worth paying a visit is Otto. Located on Rothschild Avenue, Otto hosts lesbian nights on Monday which we're sure will get your juices flowing. Amazona is Tel Aviv's premium lesbian bar so girls, we hope you're ready to shake your shekels!
For a boogie in Tel Aviv, head to Dungeon Club. A playground for fetish lovers, it has a play zone, cages, a maze, 2 bars and a dancefloor. Saturday is gay night at Dungeon Club which accepts all genders and identities. If you want a 'gay-only' night, make your way to BEEF... but don't forget to pack your leathers if chains and whips excite you!
The list of nightclubs goes on and the circuit tends to move from club to club. Make sure you check All Stars Facebook page for weekly lesbian and gay events across the city.
lgbtq+ liberation in tel aviv
Israel is one of the most developed countries in the Middle East in terms of LGBTQ+ rights and liberation. Often referred to as the gay capital of the Middle East, same-sex couples in Israel aren't incarcerated of sexual activity, are able to serve in the military, can live together and aren't being discriminated against on the grounds of sexual orientation.
In 1979, a small group gathered in Rabin Square to protest for LGBTQ+ rights which many consider the city’s first Pride event. Almost 20 years later, Tel Aviv hosted its first official Pride parade as we know it…and the rest is history!