The vibrant nightlife of Tel Aviv is being replicated in Fortitude Valley at Kazba. The dimly lit cocktail bar promises to be a place to “escape the ordinary and experience the exotic”, with Middle Eastern-inspired flavours and a buzzing atmosphere. Kazba comes from the team behind lauded vegetarian restaurant ZA ZA TA, a collaboration of food and beverage director Jared Thibault, music curator Andrew Lewis, renowned Israeli executive chef Roy Ner and award-winning interior designer Luchetti Krelle. Each of Kazaba’s cocktails feature a touch of theatrics – there’s an entire ‘Up in Smoke’ section on the menu – and are served in alluring bazaar and market-sourced vessels, ensuring a true feast for the senses. The flavours and aromas of the Middle East are imbued in every sip and snack – think cocktails featuring the likes of house-made Middle Eastern cordials and amaro, and bar food such as fried sesame falafels with tahini and chilli haloumi savoury doughnuts with pomegranate and chilli jam. Even the curated music collection will feature strong Arabic rhythms fused with funk, soul, afrobeat and disco tracks.


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