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Amor y Amargo

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
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443 E 6th St, New York City, NY 10009-6340
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17:00 - 01:00
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

First off the space is gorgeous, warm, inviting, quirky, and naturally so, not like some places that "try" to be that. Their selection for bitters, amaro and cocktails is unlike no other. The staff and servers are passionate, geeked out (in the most favorable, complimentary way), knowledgeable, and super professional. Can't wait to return and explore more of their offerings!

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Thank John K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a small little place that specializes in bitters. You have to be able to handle that after taste with each sip. I ordered a negroni- it was way too bitter for me. My husband got something with dark rum his was much better. Ask the people behind the cash register for advice before u order. There is no... More 

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Thank Arch L
Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

What a charming little bar. Stopped here to get a Negroni (the internet told me this was the best one to be had in NYC). It was mixed with skill. Had a second cocktail I liked even more (though, unfortunately, the name escapes me). The bartender was straight from central casting. He was charming and professional. I will have to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Had two brilliant cocktails here - not shy on the alcohol! Came here on a recommendation from a friend and exceeded expectations - Austin provided great service and gave a lot of tips on other bars in the area

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Thank lukeroche
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Actually stumbled upon AyA by accident walking to another cocktail lounge. I recognized the name from a recent hot spots list so we went in for a drink. Very small place. About the size of a street side coffee bar. Eclectic decor. Their cocktail list is not very traditional. Welcomed as soon as we walked in and menus were handed... More 

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Thank Rob B
Alesund, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

We came into this bar rather late before closing time, but the still got served. The bar is small, but has a good atmosphere and good drinks.

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Thank thespur
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

If your looking for a different kind of drink this is it. All the drinks are made with bitters. It's an acquired taste but worth a go. The bar is small and cute and the servers were great. Thought the drinks were a bit overpriced.

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Thank mtproductions1
New Orleans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

OH MY BITTERS. Love Amaro, and all things similar. They have an amazing collection of bitter liqueurs and mixers. And the very well versed bartenders, and regular know-it-all customers, would probably correct me for something I've just written. If you like bitters, bitter drinks, cocktails, and bartenders that mix some interesting delights, you'll very much enjoy this delightful little specialty... More 

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Thank Arwen S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

This bar was spectacular. If you are looking for something different to try, that is not your average cocktail bar, give this place a go. The drinks were tasty, but what made the experience spectacular was the staff. Very helpful with drink suggestions as well as suggestions on other places to try in NYC. Just had an overall great experience... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Just had afternoon drinks here. While the premise is good and the collection of bitters is interesting, the snarky and pompous bartender ruined the experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
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Dinner, Drinks
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Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 01:00
Monday
17:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 01:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 443 E 6th St, New York City, NY 10009-6340
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village

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