Uruguay Street behind Samir Kassir Square,, Downtown , Beirut , Lebanon
Tel: +961 (0)1 998 669
Website: Not supplied
Style: Neighborhood bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: High-end
Right next door to Julep's on pedestrian Uruguay Street, Zucca also suffers from an initial lack of charisma and a slightly corporate feel, albeit with a little bit of bling courtesy of art deco mirrors and a wood and marble bar, which the wait-staff seemed a little unkeen to have us sit at.
Bar manager Elia Abi Khati and most of his bar team migrated over from Buddha Bar at the tail end of last year, and the extensive cocktail list includes sections on Aperitifs, Martinis, Sours and Collins, along with the spirit base.
We enjoyed a Rude Negroni, customised with a splash of white wine, which worked well with the aromatised wine base, and this is certainly a good spot to take a break from shopping at the nearby luxury souk. 3.5/5