Go through this scruffy unmarked doorway to discover one of the most creative scenes in the city
The fact it’s so hard to find – through a graffiti-covered, unmarked doorway – makes discovering Romano House all the more exciting. It’s a galleried commercial building, formerly occupied by wholesale garment outlets, wrapped around a large courtyard – but in recent years the cheap clothes stores have given way to record shops, offbeat bars and dynamic restaurants (including the excellent Romano, Shani’s latest venture; ontopo.co.il/romano), and plants spill from the galleries. At night, lit by strings of festoon bulbs, the courtyard comes alive, outdoor tables and sofas all packed, someone playing the piano, people dancing; there are DJ sets, live music performances and screenings courtesy of TederFM radio station, which was one of the first outfits to set up here and transform the place into one of the most exciting creative scenes in the city.
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