“Jerusalem Post” bar review of Villa Sokolov in Tel Aviv
Everyone who grew up in Jerusalem about two decades ago wistfully remembers House of Toys, he says – a fantasy land of three stories filled with toys of every kind. Now that Varon’s all grown-up at 30, he and his partners have turned the former toy store into a nightlife playground where beautiful secular adults can make other fantasies come true.
Mental, already eight months old, is appropriately named because people are inclined to go crazy there, what with the alcohol and electronic music.
Julian was started by Iro Monitz, originally from Katzrin in the Golan Heights, and who juggles his ownership of Julian with his studies as a law student in Holon. He named the place after the last officer to man the Ottoman- British crossing, but Julian the resto-bar is clearly up to date with the twenty first century.
Jerusalem Post’s intrepid partier heads for the sticks in search of a good club