Tiberias bustles after dark, as prodigiously as it does in the daytime. That’s particularly true in summer when performers of all types (both local and foreign) make appearances at the Bet Gabriel Amphitheater and the majestic Sherover Promenade, both on the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee (across from the Tzemach Junction). With parklike grounds, a snack bar/restaurant, and stunning vistas of the lake, it’s a memorable venue for concerts. Check with the Tiberias Tourist Information Office for a schedule of performances.
Folklore events are often scheduled at hotels, and everyone is welcome to attend. For details, contact the tourist office at the end of the Ha-Banim Street Pedestrian Mall.
There are also many late-night pubs, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Good places for a quiet drink with live music include the Leonardo Plaza and the Jordan River hotels at the southern end of the Old City. Big Ben, on the Pedestrian Mall, has a more traditional indoor pub as well as a terrace; the crowd is a bit older and less rowdy.
Many of the hotels (and even the hostels) around town have nice bars and pubs where you can relax and enjoy a drink and conversation with fellow travelers.
There are plenty of opportunities to go dancing, as well. The most unusual is the summer disco dancing on the boat operated by the Kinneret Sailing Company on the Sea of Galilee; call tel. 04/665-8007, or stop by its office at the Waterfront Promenade, for information. An evening disco cruise also leaves from the Lido Kinneret Beach (Lido Kinneret Cruises; tel. 04/672-0330) at varying times.
For a lively, tropical bar with a small dance floor, there’s Papaya, at the intersection of the Waterfront Promenade and the Pedestrian Mall; it’s open nightly 5pm to 4am.
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