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Hipster Bootleg: Recreating Prohibition At New Tel Aviv Bar

Welcome to Moonshine, where it would all seem illegal if everyone didn't look so cool.

Hipster Bootleg: Recreating Prohibition At New Tel Aviv Bar
Gai Volotzky

TEL AVIV — The partially hidden side door near the Night Kitchen restaurant toilet doesn't offer even the faintest clue about what could be behind it. When you open, there are a few steps and then the faint candle light illuminating the walls, on which a United States flag hangs. The many shelves behind the small corner bar are loaded with jars.

This is Moonshine, the new Tel Aviv cocktail bar opened at the Night Kitchen restaurant. Though it's already been labelled "underground," the dark corner bar is in reality a novelty watering hole that is attempting to recreate the typical clandestine bar experience during American prohibition from 1920 to 1933.

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