Williamsburg gains a top Manhattan bitters bar
Another Manhattan hit has expanded into Brooklyn: This time, East Village bitters destination Amor y Amargo has opened a new location in Williamsburg. The cocktail bar specializes in high-quality drinks made with bitters, and it’s bringing two legacy drinks from its Manhattan location, the 8 Amaro Sazerac (eight different amari with two types of bitters in a Chartreuse-rinsed glass) and Sharpie Mustache (amaro, Bonal, bitters, rye, and gin).
The spot helmed by vegan restaurateur Ravi DeRossi and renowned bartender Sother Teague has a vegan food menu and 24 seats, plus an extra 10 outside. It’s now open at 188 Havemeyer Street, near Borinquen Place.
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