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Gatsby Cocktail Bar

Gatsby Cocktail Bar

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Located somewhere in a time warp on Hillel Street in Jerusalem's city center, Gatsby is a vintage 1920's speakeasy that has taken Jerusalem by storm and kindled a fire for perfectly mixed cocktails.

The journey starts when you finally find your way to the unassuming, unlit entrance and enter the small welcoming room, adorned with 20-style lamps, counter and bookshelves. If you've made a reservation (or you're lucky enough that they have room for walk-ins) the magic starts when the hostess slides open the bookshelf and your senses are bombarded with sounds of swing, jazz and lively conversation, the smell of simmering herbs and the sight of a bar right out of 1925 Manhattan.

The cocktail menu is a delightful mix of classic cocktails alongside original creations. One thing you'll notice from reading the ingredients is that Gatsby has no problem going the extra mile to ensure the perfect cocktail, whether its marinating special chilis in Tequila for a couple weeks to make the key ingredient in the every popular La Punta or making its own pomegranate extract to infuse into the cream that sits on top of the Rising Star.

The food isn't too shabby either with a varied selection of finger(-ish)-food that is actually quite filling, such as the mussels with with a grapefruit and bacon sauce, the roast beef and smoked goose breast panini or lamb t-bones.

Not surprisingly the cocktails are a bit pricier than your average glass of beer or wine in your average bar, ranging from around 40-60 NIS. That said, Gatsby is hardly your average bar and these are hardly your average drinks, so consider it a price worth paying. Not to mention everyday from 7:00-8:00 pm, there's 1+1 for happy hour.

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based on 1793 traveler reviews
  • Leyla Wanner
    Leyla Wanner
    September 20, 2023

    Very good bar! Was a bit challenging to find the place, which gave me a hard time but spice at the same time! The audience is very solid, barmen are very professional, prices are good and cocktails are amazing!

  • דיאנה קומנדנט
    דיאנה קומנדנט
    August 2, 2023

    An amazing cocktail bar with expert mixologists, delightful drinks, and a stylish ambiance. The outstanding service from the attentive and knowledgeable staff made the experience even more enjoyable. Highly recommended fo...

  • Kyle Marsh
    Kyle Marsh
    June 2, 2023

    Could not have been better. Excellent service (world-class), delicious snacks and above all perfect cocktails. The venue was beautiful, and hidden in the way that the best speakeasy bars are.

  • Shai Miller
    Shai Miller
    August 9, 2023

    I went to few cocktail bars before, but this one was the best one I've ever been in. Great cocktail (especially the dark color one), good atmosphere and service.

  • Danny Ganelin
    Danny Ganelin
    October 27, 2022

    A fantastic cocktail bar, hidden next to an Aroma cafe (we had to call them because there's no signs outside and it's difficult to locate). The service was great, but a little slow (so we ordered 2 cocktails at the same t...

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  • calendar iconSun-Sat: 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
  • address iconHillel St 18, Jerusalem
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