Published on July 19th, 2012 | by Dipsology


Amor y Amargo

Love and bitters.  That’s the literal translation of this hole-in-the-wall bar that is brought to us by the same team as Cienfuegos upstairs and Gin Palace next door, including Ravi Derossi, also of Death & Co.  Not for the faint of heart, the bar focuses solely on exploring the richness of the world’s bitters.  There are classic Italian amaros, monastic French liqueurs, and a small selection of stirred cocktails that focus on highlighting both the appetite stimulating effects of bitters as well as their digestive properties.  You can also buy a wide range of bar and bitters products for your home experimentation.  Probably not the best place for your first cocktail experience, but a great one to explore and educate your palate.  Oh, did we mention they have vermouth on tap?

Who: An advanced dipsologist friend or date (really not a good spot for a group larger than 3)

What: 8 Amaro Sazerac.  Made with, yes, eight (8) kinds of bitters. Intense, delicious, very complex.  Made for sipping.

When: Great for an after dinner night cap (to help with that digestion) during the week – for Jazz Wednesdays with bartender Sother Teague – or on weekends.  Saturdays can get quite crowded and be a fun scene.  We also love Double Buzz, their coffe-cocktail service on the weekend with outstanding food!

Good for: Quiet drinks with a few good friends – Low key date

Reservations: Not Accepted
Max Group Size: N/A but the bar is very small and not great for larger groups
Food: Bar Snacks   |   Wine: No   |   Beer: Yes




443 East 6th Street
just west of Ave A
East Village/Alphabet City

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Daily 5pm-11pm
Thursdays til 12am
Fridays and Saturdays
til 1am
Coffee Service weekends 11am-4pm

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