Taking over a sliver of East Village real estate from a shuttered sandwich shop in 2011, Amor y Amargo made a bet on its clientele's adventurousness and good taste. No mixers, no shakers — just bitters-forward cocktails stirred and served with care in an intimate, speakeasy setting. So far, it's paid dividends. Amor y Amargo was selected as one of the four best cocktail bars in the country at 2019's Tale of the Cocktail awards while several of its signature cocktails have become new classics poured up by mixologists all over the world. Industry plaudits and mixological milestones aside however, Amor y Amargo's success is predicated on fidelity to a simple principle : forever chasing excellence in a setting that invites any and all to pull up a stool and bend the elbow. This mission has been the throughline of proprietor Ravi DeRossi's dozens of venues and twenty years in the East Village hospitality scene. And like any pursuit of perfection, it's a journey without end. So long as the quest continues, Amor y Amargo exists to serve bitters- and botanicals-based cocktails in an intimate setting, free of pretension. Whether seasoned amari sipper or relative newcomer, come as you are, whoever you are, and we'll make you a drink you won't forget.