Ever since I first visited Zuta, in 2014, it has been my favorite bar in the world. I have been there at least a dozen times--with friends, family, solo or on a date--and have never had less than a wonderful experience. Every drink I've tried here (probably 15 different drinks) has been fantastic, especially their special Zuta Collection. I hope they continue doing what they do best, as I make sure to visit every time I'm back in Jerusalem. There are three reasons that I love this bar so much:
Ambience-The ambience of this place is incredible. Located in the back of (arguably) Jerusalem's best restaurant, Zuta is a small, cozy bar with a warm, hip and classy ambience. The decor makes you feel like you're in an upscale speakeasy. The lights are pleasant and the music is soothing. It is a quiet and classy place, perfect for a date, business meeting or a solo drink. (Also, the complementary cucumber water is delicious and refreshing, adding more to the experience than you would expect).
Bartenders-These are the best bartenders I have ever seen. Based on your preferences and mood they can recommend drinks for you quite accurately. They are professional, friendly and extremely classy. My favorite part of the experience is watching them make the drinks, which is a mesmerizing fanfare of its own.
Drinks-At the end of the day, the drinks is the reason why I come to this bar. They make the best and most interesting cocktails I've ever had. Although the food is pretty expensive (as it's part of the 1868 restaurant), the drinks are surprisingly fair-priced. The drinks at Zuta are the same price as most of the much worse drinks at lower quality bars elsewhere in town. If you're able to come at happy hour, it's even cheaper. Every cocktail is made in a mesmerizing way and tastes great. My absolute favorite thing about this bar is the Zuta Collection. This part of their menu features a selection of unique drinks that they either invented themselves or tweaked from existing drinks. I love these drinks because they taste good and are incredibly unique, both in flavor and presentation.
I highly recommend this bar to anyone looking for a fascinating experience, incredible cocktails and a relaxing atmosphere.