Amer arrives in Inman Park
The team behind BOCADO restaurant opens a new Italian-inspired cocktail bar.
If you’re looking for a new spot to sip cocktails in Inman Park this spring and summer, you’re in luck. On March 31, Amer arrived in the neighborhood at 299 N. Highland Ave. as part of the high-end, mixed-use development Inman Quarter.
The name of the cocktail bar, from partners Brian Lewis and the late David Durnell of BOCADO restaurant, translates to “bitter” in French, and the bar’s 16-drink list reflects the notion with a focus on bitters and Italian Amari. When it comes to ordering, take your pick from the menu’s four sections: Shaken, Built, Sodas and Stirred. Amer, whose partner GM and bar manager is Shanna Mayo, formerly of Victory Sandwich Bar, The SOS Tiki Bar and Leon’s Full Service, also serves savory small plates and bar snacks curated by Chef Adam Waller, also of BOCADO. What to expect? Housemade chips with caramelized onion dip and crispy garlic; hamachi with grapefruit vinaigrette, beet, radish, sorrel and Georgia olive oil; The Egg Sandwich, with a soft poached egg, confit pork belly, cheddar and a chipotle glaze; and butter lettuce wraps with shrimp gribiche, herbs, shaved radish and smoked paprika, among other tempting options.
Amer, whose funky aesthetic nods to ’70s-era Italian films and features retro Amari labels as well as a bright-yellow exterior, is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. (it’s closed on Sundays and Mondays).