Roughly translated as “The Beer Fountain”, this Haifa establishment is a clear case of a place with a rather unrevealing name. Yes, there’s beer here, and lots of it (about 30 beer taps), there’s Vodka and there’s a great selection of whisky and Cognac. But this is no ordinary port side drinking hole, but rather a restaurant that serves as a living relic to simpler, less apologetic times. Staple dishes here include “Kostiza” – A fat-rich chunk of smoked pork ribs meat, homemade smoked Pastrami, Romanian garlic-heavy kebab, Kreplach stuffed with potatoes or meat and served under a small mountain of fried onions. There are also a few legendary salads – eggplants, taramosalata (known here as “Ikra”), chopped liver and house pickles. As you would expect from a place first opened in 1950, the walls serve as a living museum, the service tends to be somewhat formal (yet swift) and the atmosphere unique. No visit to Haifa can be considered complete without a meal here, just keep in mind that after a hefty serving of Kostiza and a couple of beers, you’ll probably prefer a long nap over a hike to the Bahai Gardens.