Bar Americano, another offering from Matt Bax alongside Matt Rees from the Der Raum team, is a serious alleyway spot in the city bringing in a stream of those in the know seeking out a quick espresso. The talented Burch and Purchese have provided a collection of custom sweets to go with the coffee that you’ll have in the tiny Presgrave alley spot formerly occupied by Pushka Espresso. Bar Americano offers a small but strong food list, including daily soups and bruschetta.
Bar Americano brings with it a serious approach to espresso and cocktail drinking and will likely help to transform post work drinking culture in the city. Taking the cue from American cocktail bars, the growing culture of aperitifs in Europe, and Italian espresso bars, this tiny bar smoothly earns the power to quite possibly be the only reason to clock-off work. For our money, we’ll take an Americano to start, progress to a Chicago fizz and slam a quick espresso before rushing out the door again. It seems the proper etiquette, when in Rome…