Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Tel Aviv

Vicky Cristina
Relaxed tapas wine bar where you can while away a sultry evening under fig trees.
Varsano
Intimacy and authenticity abound in this quaint, somewhat eccentric part of town.
Ugly Duckling
Channel the retro-chic look with these '70s and '80s inspired swimmers.
Tonic
A see and be seen neo-cabaret harkening to the days of Marlene Dietrich.
The Norman
A five star, luxurious boutique hotel near the beach in Tel Aviv, The Norman offers superlative service and surrounds, as well as a rooftop pool.
The Deli
This cloak and dagger mini-club attracts smart twenty-somethings seeking a steamy night out fuelled by its unique selection of cocktails.
The Block
Beyond the world famous sound system and legendary mixer, a never-tiring Block-faithful crowd leaves every DJ waiting for their next visit to the White City.
Tel Aviv Yoga
Take in some tranquility with these outside Hatha yoga classes.
Taxidermy
Its visage of parking lot setting and drifter's dive exterior make this hip Horowitz joint the worst kept secret among any in-the-know Tel Avivian.
Tapas Achad Ha’am
The Spanish-speaking world presents an exciting range of food and music and this place features them all.
Suzanne Dellal Centre
A historic dance centre that's a must for any visit to the White City.
Sublet
If you're in Tel Aviv for the summer season and in the mood for an alternative to the standard club scene, Sublet is your venue for the night.
ST-ART
Serge Tiroche opens the country's first artist incubator - in a majestic Jaffa villa.
Spa Neve Tzedek
Choose from a variety of wind-down options at this one-stop-spa-shop in unique Neve Tzedek.
Soda-Bar
Hot on the heels of another Berlin-inspired bar, this house music hideaway is a must for any alternative dance fan.
SISTER M
Boutique design house for women of all forms and fancies.
Shesek
The Shesek is your choice for a night's inaugural drink or for those in more of a musically focused mood.
Rothschild 12
Get past the rough exterior of this Rothschild haunt and you'll find slick, minimalist furnishings with the city's most stylish and sexy to match.
Pioo Pioo
Make like a revolver and 'Pow Pow' your way into this '50s meets '80s mix.
Ozen Bar
Local touring acts, international underground talent and movie screenings make this the natural option for a laid-back night out.
Orna and Ella
Home-made food from a true Tel-Aviv institution.
Nylon
This street might have cult cinematic status but Nylon's cocktail bar annex and urban dance space looks set to attract its own following too.
Nina Hotel
Owner Eliza Zivi's combined tribute to the Neve Tzedek neighbourhooda after her ten-year period in Paris.
Neve Tzedek Hotel
Neve Tzedek Hotel offers five luxurious 'modern meets rustic' suites located close to the beach.
Nachalat Binyamin
Art meets architecture at this popular street fair.
Mizlala
This sister version of the acclaimed French restaurant, Catit, is celebrity chef Adoni's venture into relaxed dining.
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.
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.
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.
Kuk
Local t-shirt designer exploring the hardcore edge between reality and dream"."
Jewish 2
Various facets of house music dominate at this concrete-walled, anything-goes hideaway.
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.
Hummus Abu Dhabi
This reggae-influenced cafe offers all things reggae, including its hummus.
Hotel Montefiore
Designed to accentuate Tel Avivian style, these individually-designed rooms offer local cultural insight amid a sprawling nightlife district.
Hotel Diaghilev
This certainly lives up to its self-titled 'live art boutique hotel' moniker.
Hakosem
For those seeking an easily accessible gastronomic slice of falafel heaven, look no further than Hakosem.
Goocha
Fresh, fun and buzzing - this open-plan seafood site is not ideal for an intimate date.
Frida Hecht
As an insiders hidden gem, Frida Hecht offers a home-style menu of North African kitchen highlights and Tel Aviv comfort food.
Frau Blau
Head here for avant-garde Israeli fashion with a fun, escapist attitude.
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. 

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