From Espresso to Amaro - Edmonds' Day-to-Night Italian Gem

From Espresso to Amaro - Edmonds' Day-to-Night Italian Gem

Il Viale and Bar Americano offer a unique European experience in Edmonds, Washington, transforming from an Italian-style coffee shop by day to an Italian cocktail bar by night. Jordan Campbell runs Il Viale, serving authentic Italian espresso using a lever machine and offering a menu filled with Italian-themed drinks like the shakerato. The establishment morphs after 4 p.m. into Bar Americano, where Amaro and Fernet are the stars, and a daily ritual honors the owner's late mother Violet with a "Violet Hour" toast. Both venues focus on building community, with Bar Americano hosting "Secret Shows" every third Thursday, featuring unannounced live music to surprise guests. Whether sipping coffee or enjoying a cocktail, guests are invited to connect and converse in a setting that requires no knowledge of Italian, despite its authentic ambiance.

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