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Tryst

The former Berbati's bar on the Old Town Ankeny Alley has turned into Tryst, co-owned and run by a former manager of the bar next door. The old Berbati's Pan sign remains, hung on the wall inside, but everything else in the once-ramshackle pool hall has gotten hefty upgrades, from patterned tile floors to pressed copper wainscoting to plush black booths and electric-blue paint on the walls. The if-'60s-were-'90s lounge aesthetic recalls, more than anything, the films of Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai—also the namesake of a refreshing low-cost $7.50 rum-lychee-lemon cocktail. The food is equally Asian-inflected, including a deliciously buttery $11 hoisin-Sichuan burger ($7 at happy hour) that comes with furikake-spiced fries.

Happy hour: 4-7 pm daily. $1 off wells, wine, and non-tallboy beer. Food specials.

19 SW 2nd Ave., 503-477-8637, bartryst.com. 4 pm-2 am Wednesday-Sunday.