With a 1940s vibe, Tryst officially flings its doors open today in the former Berbati's space on downtown's Ankeny Alley, and it's staying up till 2 a.m., with DJ Magneto and DJ Jeigh, as well as craft-y cocktails and a menu of "Asian comfort food." Owner AdaZoe tells Eater she's aiming to keep Tryst's cocktails accessible, both in price and quality, and the house martini is made with Scotland's lesser-known Botanist Gin and the house margarita mixes Exotico Blanco Tequila, Clement Creole orange shrub, mango, and kalamasi lime. Both cocktails clock in under $9—with a dollar off at happy hour to boot.
Chef Ryan Hunter (Grain & Gristle, Muselet) runs the kitchen, producing a small menu of Asian-inspired dishes, such as Bacon Fried Rice, Chicken Skewers with tamarind glaze, and fries seasoned with umami-packed furikake and served with house-made ginger ketchup. Check out the full happy hour, food, and cocktail menus for the city's newest late-night hang:
Tryst Opening Date Happy Hour Menu
Tryst Opening Day Food Menu
Tryst Opening Day Cocktail Menu