Tel-Aviv, Israel
Max, 26
Musician & Party Human
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a bit about Max

What are you working on these days?

One of my passions is hospitality, and this is what I do for a living – I’m a floor manager in a top Japanese restaurant.

What drives you mad these days?

Men’s sexually violent behavior towards women in clubs that distorts the vibe and slanders us progressive men.

What TV show is a must watch?

The Wire

What’s the best karaoke song of all times?

I believe I can fly.

Which movie have you watched more than 3 times?

Superbad.

What’s your dream job?

Symphonic Orchestra Conductor.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Now it’s Berlin, Tel Aviv’s older experienced sister – fringe art, brilliant techno clubs and cheap living.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

Dizengoff Center.

What’s your go-to café in Tel Aviv – to meet a friend or use as your base for all your meetings?

Nechama VaHetzi near Habima square.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through in Tel Aviv?

Neve Tzedek. No Doubt.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Tel Aviv but never actually do?

I LOVE scavenging antiques at the Jaffa flea market – but never do it.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

My current hero is MR Reggie Watts and I would take him to eat hummus for breakfast and then dancing in The Block club at night.

What would make a perfect day in the sun for you?

Drinking a cold coke on a bench by the sea or on the boulevard.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying at home – where would you go?

To a tight bar to warm up with drinks and people.

What’s that place in Tel Aviv that you feel like only you know about? Where’s your secret spot and what make it special for you?

Urban gardens. Planning my route through them for a cigarette break and gaining a glimpse of some pastoral scenery.

If tomorrow was your last day in Tel Aviv before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

First – beach. Then for lunch hummus. After long stroll digesting the hummus I would stop for a afternoon cocktail at Hotel Montifiore. Dinner at “The Basta”. Party in the “Block”.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

I would like to be the mayor of the southern neighborhood of Tel-Aviv. Now it’s suburbia – but when I’m mayor, it’ll be cultural fringe center.

What’s the place in Tel Aviv (or places) you’ll never be caught dead in?

In a nightclub at Tel Aviv’s port. Never.

Where do you and your drinking buddies meet for a casual night out in Tel-Aviv?

Luzifer – neighborhood dark bar, drinking Guinness or Jack.

Where would you go in Tel-Aviv to celebrate the best news EVER!?

In a boutique restaurant – Dinings or Pronto. There is no better way to celebrate good news than high quality of gastronomy and expensive white wine.

It’s a Saturday night and the mood is right – where do you go in Tel-Aviv to party?

Starting the evening with a drink at the “Nilus”, later hopping between “Alphabet Club” and “Breakfast Club”. And finally heading to the “Block” for the grand finale till sunrise.

What’s the one place a first-time visitor in Tel-Aviv can’t miss?

Jaffa! The perfect combination of Tel Avivian spirit and Mediterranean astonishing view.

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