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A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tel Aviv

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Mixology is hip. Speakeasy décor is hip. Respecting the smoking ban is hip. The 223 is hip. 
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Elegant, versatile leather accessories from one of Israel's recent graduates.
Alma Hotel and Lounge
The Alma Hotel and Lounge, found in the centre of Tel Aviv, has an air of bohemian theatricality in the decor, balanced with chic sophistication throughout.
Art+ Hotel
The owner of this arty boutique is none other than Tel Aviv's Museum of Art chairman - so you can imagine the distinguished visuals on offer..
Baalei Hamelaha
Printing and design house offering quirky t-shirts and doll-making courses, among others.
Bayern
The first Bavarian brasserie in Israel, Bayern serves up sausages, schnitzel and beer in its sleek, two-level space in Tel Aviv.
Bindella Osteria & Bar
The first international outpost of Bindella, the Bindella Osteria & Bar offers Italian cuisine in its chic, contemporary space in Tel Aviv.
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Brown Beach House
A chic, contemporary boutique hotel with oodles of amenities close to the beachfront in Tel Aviv, Brown Beach House mixes whimsy and luxury to great effect.
Brown Hotel
With sundeck, spa, and Egyptian cotton, the stylish Brown Hotel caters for luxury.
Brown Hotel Bar
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, an abundance of easily accessible rooftops, and an excess of hedonistic tendencies, Tel Aviv has more or less perfected the art of the memorable roof top party.
Buddha Burgers
Buddha Burgers offers a unique vegan fast food chain that provides a variety of tasty vegan-tailored meals.
Café Michal
Early 20th century urban bourgeois decor and one of the best breakfast selections in town.
Café Sonia
Providing a rural escape in the city, Café Sonia offers a wide selection of herbal teas and local dishes that can be served in the pretty back garden.
Café Suzanna
Offering a calm, charming atmosphere complemented by appetizing lunch and dinner choices, the café has something for everyone.
Carlton Tel Aviv
An extensive face-lift has restored Carlton's glory as the safe choice for a luxury hotel experience.
Casa Nova
Catit
For the foodie traveller, Catit's molecular gastronomy should be added as both restaurant and attraction.
Cheloush Gallery
Rooftop events and a ground floor café come as welcome additions to this recently moved avant-garde art hub.
Cinema Hotel
Homage to the city's former, legendary Cinema Esther, many original features remain, including the proprietor's children.
Clara
A massive deck overlooking the sea, several lounge areas and hammocks by the shore make this the hottest spot all summer.
Clementine Café
Surrounded by plants and vegetation, Clementine offers a pastoral escape from the busy city.
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Whether it's music or food - fresh and new are the main principles at this port-side seafood joint.
Dizzy Frishdon
This central hotspot keeps its preferences unique, opting to uphold the indoor smoking ban and keeping its lights well and truly shining -the perfect pit stop for a drink and some friendly flirting.
Dvir Gallery
Multitudes of contemporary art in three very different venues.
Farmers’ Market
The freshest produce is offered in a traditional outdoor setting, while the ‘land milk & honey’ epithet comes to life among the stalls lining Hangar 12. 
Frau Blau
Head here for avant-garde Israeli fashion with a fun, escapist attitude.
Frida Hecht
As an insiders hidden gem, Frida Hecht offers a home-style menu of North African kitchen highlights and Tel Aviv comfort food.
Goocha
Fresh, fun and buzzing - this open-plan seafood site is not ideal for an intimate date.
Hakosem
For those seeking an easily accessible gastronomic slice of falafel heaven, look no further than Hakosem.
Hotel Diaghilev
This certainly lives up to its self-titled 'live art boutique hotel' moniker.
Hotel Montefiore
Designed to accentuate Tel Avivian style, these individually-designed rooms offer local cultural insight amid a sprawling nightlife district.
Hummus Abu Dhabi
This reggae-influenced cafe offers all things reggae, including its hummus.
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar
Imperial Craft Cocktail Bar offers not only one of the best drinking experiences in Tel Aviv, but it’s currently one of the best bars in the world.
Jewish 2
Various facets of house music dominate at this concrete-walled, anything-goes hideaway.
Kuk
Local t-shirt designer exploring the hardcore edge between reality and dream"."
La Champa
Cava arrived on Tel Aviv drinks menus back in the mid noughties and has grown in popularity since. Passed off as a fad, La Champa's dedicated site proves the Spanish sparkly is here to stay.
Mendalimos
A laid-back local hotspot, where bar top dancing goes hand in hand with clandestine side-rooms and outdoor revelry seven nights a week.
Michatronix
Hidden from sight behind a used electronics store front, this retro-fit den was the first port of call Tel Aviv's own hipster scene.
Mizlala
This sister version of the acclaimed French restaurant, Catit, is celebrity chef Adoni's venture into relaxed dining.

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