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Or, if you’re staying in central Tel Aviv, you can walk to the beach.
Simply head north on Dizengoff Street until you hit Jabotinsky Street, then take a left and walk down to the water.
This isn’t to say that certain gay bars aren’t extremely popular.
Evita, for example, located just a block south of trendy Rothschild Boulevard, is one of Tel Aviv’s oldest gay bars and is a popular meeting place for gays seven days per week.
Tel Aviv parties tend not only to be large – one of the best ones I attended was held at Bloq, a large arena located near the Tel Aviv bus station – but Israelis know perhaps better than any other people in the world how to let loose.
Copious amounts of alcohol, dancing and some things I can’t mention here are to be expected.
Tel Aviv hosts the only public gay pride parade in the entire Middle East, which is held annually the first weekend of June.
As being gay is legal and mostly accepted in Israel, locals and visitors alike hold nothing back in the parade, which is a wild party in and of itself.
Tomorrow, I’ll be posting a listing of dating websites.
The most difficult part about attending Tel Aviv pride is choosing which of the many events best suits you.
Israel is without a doubt the most accepting and open Middle Eastern country when it comes to gay people.
Both bartenders and fellow bargoers can give you an overview of the parties that are happening – and if you’re lucky, you might even get put on the VIP list for free entry.
Once you arrive at the venue for the party, be prepared for a night unlike any other.
The best part of Tel Aviv pride is not the parade itself, but the fact that Tel Aviv’s gay nightlife gets even wilder during pride.