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“A Musical Treasure in Jerusalem”
Review of Birman

Birman
Ranked #190 of 767 Restaurants in Jerusalem
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

We asked a dozen Jerusalemites about Birman...and got blank looks. How they could not know about this treasure in their midst is baffling.
We had two of our best evenings in Jerusalem dining and grooving at Birman. When we initially asked our waiter about the food he said..."it's food to drink beer with"...which made us think 'bar food'. Let me tell you....this 'bar food' is better than what you get in 90% of the restaurants in the states!
But, the food isn't what we came for...we went for the music...and we weren't disappointed! The first night we lucked into an incredible jam session with a group of some fine, young jazz players. Having owned a jazz club for 20 years I can say I would have hired any one of the 9 or 10 players we heard that evening.
We were then told that if we came back on Tuesday we'd hear the best jazz horn player in Jerusalem....and again...we were thrilled with what we experienced. Miles, Coltrane, standards and more....a killer night! And when was done a group of players and a fabulous young singer sat near our table and treated us to jazz, classical guitar, and vocals in Greek, Spanish, Hebrew and American blues!! Who could ask for more?
Besides all of that...the owner, a musician himself (we missed his every Thursday night gig playing Balkan music there), was a gracious and generous host.
All around...I say....just go there. It's off the popular Ben Yehuda St....on one of the pedestrian only streets (the one with Mexican sombreros hanging overhead).

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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Looking for a nice place for a drink and we happened upon Birmam's. Wow! Full bar, friendly, good service. And, live music. Piano, accordian, guitar, you name it. What a terrific way to unwind from a hard day of sightseeing.

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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I (over 50) spent an unforgettable night.
First the concept of musical pub was very professional preformed. The owner pay attention to every small detail.
Not only the music was very entertaining, the food and service was excellent.
Must spare one night to enjoy this adventure.

1  Thank Hagitzik M
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Gotta love this restaurant/cafe. Lovely + lively live music with an accordion, flute, and guitar all jamming together! Loved the little chess tables on the side and the outdoor seating in the alley as well. The food isn't cheap but not too expensive either and super tasty. The chicken liver on toast, the veal sausages, and the apple pie were excellent. Would love to come back just for the ambience if nothing else!

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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

We have spent the great evening in this bar. Wonderful piano player and incredible gipsy jazz. Special place with great barmen and kitchen. We would like to have the same bar nearby house!

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