Keret Klub

Since Keret is officially a social club, you will need to sign up and become a member, a 30-second exercise, to gain admission to this tiny, dimly-lit bar (it's free). The reason for the legal maneuvering is to allow for smoking inside, which is fully exploited. The snug, smoke-filled interior evokes a Prohibition-era atmosphere, where the common cause brings out the friendliest side of patrons.

But tobacco isn't the only allure—you can indulge in cold beers, toasted sandwiches, and board games with the regulars. Also note the paintings on the walls, a positive surprise compared with the check-the-box-type artwork now so common in many bars.