Instagram Savvy Spots: Haters vs. Enablers

Meet the restaurants, hotels and art institutions who are pushing the boundaries of public social media usage.


The Waterside Inn

Policy: No foodstagramming, no food blogging.

Carthage Must Be Destroyed

Policy: No photos of not only the food, but the entire restaurant.

Momofuku Ko

Policy: A photo-free zone since 2008. 


Policy: The infamous Berlin club, like many others locally, requires its patrons put a sticker over their phone cameras.


Ibis AccorHotels

Policy: This Swiss hotel chain offers a ‘social media sitter’ to update your feed on your behalf while you vacation.

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Two Hands

Policy: With an interior designed with Instagram in mind, photography is strongly encouraged

Somewhere In-Between


Policy: No photos once the food is served, but would-be food photographers can take pictures in the kitchen before their dishes arrive.

The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Policy: The institution has repealed and reinstated their photography ban multiple times over the years.