Inman Quarter cocktail and bitters bar Amer from Bocado owner Brian Lewis has closed. The bar, located next door to Char Korean Bar & Grill along North Highland Avenue, has been purchased by Crescent Roots Hospitality; a group comprised of longtime members of the cocktail and bar industry.
Eater Atlanta received a tip from an anonymous source that a sale was pending on the property and staff had been told of the bar’s impending closure. It appears the deal is done. Paper is up in the windows at Amer and the sale became final as of Monday, March 26.
Renovations on the bar’s interiors are set to begin and should be complete within a month. It will reopen as another cocktail bar under a new name.
A statement provided to Eater Atlanta from a representative for Amer and Brian Lewis reads, “Brian Lewis, who co-founded Amer with the late David Durnell [bartender], will focus on his other Atlanta-area projects, including Bocado restaurant and bar on the Westside, Bocado Burger at Avalon, Al Forno’s pizza joint in Midtown, and Victtoria Wholesale Bakery, which provides bread and pizza to hotels, restaurants, and other businesses around Atlanta.”
Much of Amer’s staff will be given employment opportunities at Lewis’s Westside restaurant Bocado.
Eater Atlanta has reached out to Crescent Roots Hospitality for further information on their plans for the new bar.
Amer opened at Inman Quarter in March 2016. It quickly became a popular spot in the Quarter to grab cocktails, amari, and snacks.