NileGuide Expert Says:
The place to go for a civilized nargila experience.
9 Nahalat Shiva
NileGuide Expert tip:
Closed on Shabbat--Friday afternoon-sundown Saturday night.
Israelis love escaping to the Sinai to relax on the unspoiled beaches; sleep under the stars or at most under a straw roof; smoke nargilas and shmooze with the local Bedouin. The Habibi Bar is the Jerusalem incarnation of that experience. Set in the midst of the quaint stone alleyways of Nahlat Shiva right off Zion Square in downtown Jerusalem, this is the place to kick back on a low wood bench or hammock, stoke up the nargila with your favorite flavor, order a freshly baked pita and imbibe whatever alcohol strikes your fancy. An island of serenity in the midst of Israel's most intense city.