Situated at the corner of Dizengoff and Nordau streets, Double Standard is the latest addition to Tel Aviv’s buzzing cocktail scene. The bar doubles (hence the name) as a sophisticated mixology shop during the day, selling chic cocktail-making equipment (noon to 5 p.m.), and a cool, vibey cocktail bar and restaurant at night (from 6 p.m. on). The duo behind Double Standard are renowned Israeli mixologist and bar consultant Yuval Sofer and Yotam Shilo, who also owns Spicehaus (another popular cocktail bar on Dizengoff).
The bar area of Double Standard is relatively small, with a laid-back feel that makes it easy to chat with a neighbor. The people working behind the bar are mixologist-bartender hybrids of the highest caliber. Our bartender was very knowledgeable, personable and gave us great background information about each selection. The cocktail menu is divided into four sections: Signature, Barrelaged, Classic Mules and Classics.