Enjoy the taste of Italian cocktail culture at Armature Works this weekend starting today, Friday, April 16 – Sunday, April 18, and next weekend starting Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25.
Amaro Montenegro is an Italian liqueur founded in 1885. It is crafted according to its original recipe from a blend of 40 botanicals collected from around the world. What distinguishes Amaro Montenegro from other herbaceous liqueurs is its beautifully balanced bitter-sweet flavor, smooth texture, and milder proof – making it the difference in the drink.
A product of Bologna, Italy, Amaro Montenegro's secret recipe remains unchanged since its creation 136 years ago. Amaro Montenegro was named 2018 Best Liqueur by the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
In Italy, it’s said that restaurants and bars are more than just a place to grab a drink or a bite, they’re a second home where communities come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures with friends and family. “At Montenegro, we believe that everyone deserves to indulge in the joy that our slice of Italian culture offers and we wanted to bring this to America,” says Tad Carducci, Director of Outreach & Engagement – Americas, Gruppo Montenegro.
This year, Amaro Montenegro will bring a taste of “la dolce vita” from Italy to the U.S. with Bar Monte, a traveling Italian pop-up bar. At each of its stops, the open-air experience will safely showcase the simplicity of Italian bar culture with cafe-like seating and creative cocktails to feature Amaro Montenegro, Italy’s number one premium amaro liqueur.
Bar Monte provides an extra infusion of business to bars and restaurants that may have struggled during the pandemic as proceeds from the drinks for sale go directly to the hosting venue. Each partner restaurant or bar that hosts Bar Monte will also feature its own signature cocktail made with Amaro Montenegro liqueur.
The entire experience will adhere to CDC guidelines and is the perfect option for an upcoming time period that is sure to be both celebratory and cautious.
US Tour Starts in Tampa
Amaro Montenegro, partnered with BE1 concepts’ M.Bird, Steelbach, and Stone’s Throw to host the traveling Italian pop-up Bar dubbed, Bar Monte at Armature Works. Tampa, one of the hottest cities in the US right now was chosen to be the city that kicks off the tour.
Bar Monte will be stationed at the Armature Works Pier offering unobstructed waterfront views, specialty Monte cocktails created by the concepts, delicious bites, and interactive yard games. The entire Bar Monte event takes place outside so you can enjoy the weather while social distancing.
Photo by NATHAN MULLET on Unsplash
This open-air experience features Amaro Montenegro cocktails, including Monte on Tap and Monte Flight Tastings which are specially curated flights of unique and delicious twists on cocktail classics. An iconic cocktail to be on the lookout for is the Montenegroni. It's an original twist on one of the most popular classics of the Italian tradition, the Negroni.
Friends can enjoy simple pleasures on the lawn with immersive games like corn hole, and yard dice, and the Italian classic, bocce ball. Amaro Montenegro souvenirs will also be on deck to keep the fun going.
US Tour Dates
Bar Monte will tour the U.S. A. from April to August 2021. Keep your eyes peeled for Bar Monte in the following cities because you only get one shot to experience all the great things Bar Monte has to offer!
Austin, Texas Dates: April 29 – May 2: Austin | May 6 – May 9 | May 13 – May 16
Pheonix/Scottsdale, Arizona Dates: May 13 – May 20 | May 27 – May 30 | June 3 – June 6
San Francisco, California Dates: June 10 – June 13 | June 17 – June 20 | June 24 – June 27
Denver, Colorado Dates: July 1 – July 4 | July 8 – July 11 | July 15 – July 18
Chicago, Illinois Dates: July 22 – July 25 | July 29 – August 1 | August 5 – August 8
New York, New York Dates: August 12 – August 15 | August 19 – August 22 | August 26 – August 29
Tour dates are subject to change. Must be 21+ years of age.
Need more convincing that Bar Monte Pop Up will be an epic event? See the following video of the 2017 New York City event, Amaro Montenegro Nights @ Gramercy Park Hotel
Two Weekends in Tampa
If you are looking to unwind on the weekend in Tampa, be sure to check out the Bar Monte Pop Up tour at Armature Works!
Tampa, Florida Dates: Friday, April 16 – Sunday, April 18 | Thursday, April 22 – Sunday, April 25
Tampa Bar Monte hours of operation are Thursday – Saturday from 3 PM to 9 PM; and Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM.
Armature Works is located at 1910 N Ola Avenue in Tampa.