How Brickell’s Zuma bar makes for a versatile hangout

The bar

Zuma Miami

The vibe

Elegant, understated, and contemporary, Zuma Miami makes for a versatile hangout. Its soft golden lighting and intimate seating make it a natural place to unwind with colleagues after a long work day, while on weekends an upbeat, bass-heavy soundtrack keeps the atmosphere lively and gets you pumped before a night out on the town.

Something to sip

Sharp, sweet and citrusy, Zuma’s The Golden Lush combines Michter’s Rye, lemon juice, orange yuzu cordial, blackberries, and mint, and comes served in a gold julep cup with a puff of cotton candy for garnish. 

Other sips

Gin lovers will appreciate Zuma’s Tokyo Drift, which combines mint, Shisho leaves, gin, lemon and Jack Rudy tonic. Rum fans, on the other hand, can take advantage of Zuma’s recent global partnership with Zacapa Rum. The collaboration has yielded the ‘Zuma Zacapa Live Solera,’ a fully flavored cocktail spotlighting Zacapa rum slow-aged in a series of American Oak barrels, seasoned with select flavors. 

Zuma Zacapa Live Solera Infuser

Something to savor

Zuma’s menu is the epitome of contemporary Japanese cuisine. Opt for the 24 ounce U.S. bone-in rib eye, served with wasabi and truffle soy sauce, along with finely sliced truffle shaved table side. If you’re feeling something lighter, try the Salmon Tataki, served wrapped around a Shiso leaf with miso mustard, lime soy, and a topping of sesame and red Fresno chilis. Shellfish fans can’t go wrong with the Alaskan king crab, served with ponzu lime butter and topped with Schichimi — the crab slides right out of the shell. 

Salmon Tataki
King Crab

The deal

If you’re looking for the perfect business power lunch, head to Zuma from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and enjoy their prix fixe business lunch special, including a choice of entree served with white miso soup, a mixed leaf salad, and prawn and black code dumplings for just $24. 

The recipe

The Golden Lush
1 1/2 ounces of Michter’s Rye
1/2 ounce of lemon juice
1/2 ounce of orange yuzu cordial
4 blackberries
5 mint leaves

Muddle the berries, add the rest of the ingredients and shake and strain over crushed ice into a gold julep cup. Garnish with mint, blackberry, a dehydrated orange wheel, and a cotton candy stick.

The rest

270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami