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Republic, from the owners of the upscale Social Club in Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean restaurant Kalamata in Jaffa, is the first restaurant in Hod Hasharon to have a hip, yuppie vibe, with almost equal emphasis on alcohol, wine and food. This modern brasserie also boasts a premium sound system, with a DJ several times a week.Republic offers eight highly creative specialty cocktails (NIS 39-46). The Republic Sour, for example, is a blend of gin, Martini Bianco, cherry liqueur, fresh ginger, homemade raspberry syrup and lemon juice, with raspberry foam and ground coconut, garnished with a white jasmine flower. The drink looks like it appeals to one’s feminine side, but it still manages to pack quite a punch.