Momo's at the Souk

Address: No. 7 Jewellery Souk, Beirut Souks, Beirut , Lebanon
Tel: + 961 1 999 767
Website: Not supplied
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: High-end

Review last reviewed on 2012-04-01

Routinely rated as the best cocktail bar in Beirut, this offshoot of Algerian restaurateur Mourad Mazouz's international chain is, like his London original, a lounge bar and restaurant during the week, and a pumping club during weekends (so busy, in fact, that cocktails are not served on Fridays and Saturdays).

Set in the Souk, there is a lovely little outdoor balcony area with clambering vines, and a typically opulent, Arabian Nights interior set around a lovely copper bar.

An extremely well-constructed menu starts with some classics (Negronis, French 75s, Vespers), follows with a selection of favourites from Momo London, including, of course, the Momo Special, and concludes with a couple of creations by friends of Momo.

We very much enjoyed a Negroni served over an ice block, their Daiquiris are good too, and the bar staff know their stuff and can cope with those who don't. As bars go, MoMo is hard to find fault with, and, even in summer, the club nights look fun too.

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