Bar, Eatery

4 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, Florida, 33444-3723
United States

(561) 921-0196 | map

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Reviews by scottyshades:
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scottyshades from Florida

4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

The first time I went to Tryst was because of some good reviews, now I come here whenever I can and usually every weekend when I am home from school.

ATMOSPHERE: Early/dinner time you will usually find the wine crowd (mixed with some beer drinkers), which tends to be a bit upscale and the atmosphere is calm and more suited for families, but still an excellent time to drink some good beers as the servers are not as busy. Happy hour is when the beer drinkers emerge, and from then on the crowd is mostly younger.
On weekends this place can get absolutely packed, usually the college-aged crowd.

Tryst has one of the best atmospheres in my opinion. Tavern-style lighting, plenty of bar space, and a nice outdoor area.

SERVICE: The staff here go above and beyond...great knowledge of beer (especially what they carry), always attentive, always want to talk beer, and if you are a familiar face, expect to get some freebies from the "secret stash" now and then

SELECTION: Southern Tier, Cigar City, The Bruery, Cantillon!! to name just a few. 12 taps are always running (pints are pretty cheap ~$5), and 50+ bottles are available. Tap lines are always CLEAN!

FOOD: Tryst has an amazing chef, an ambitious menu, and THE BEST fish (Mahi) tacos known to man, awesome Pad Thai, and awesome an shrimp dish ("laughing bird")

Jun 30, 2009
More User Reviews:
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HeartofMiami from Florida

3.63/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

May 26, 2016
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CBrodbeck from Florida

3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

May 14, 2016
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Paponetti44 from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Mar 12, 2015
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BeerBucks from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Feb 19, 2014
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bigcountry81 from Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jan 26, 2014
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cmac1705 from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I've been here a couple times over the last year. Both visits were on Friday evenings.

The atmosphere is towards the trendy side. There is a small bar area with additional outdoor patio seating. On the nights I've visited, it was just too damn packed. Constant bustling of servers, raucous bar patrons, and blaring rock music was the norm.

I have nothing bad to say about the quality of beer on tap. Cigar City, Funky Buddha, and other regional players on tap. Plenty of bottles too, but I never received a bottle list so I had to peek over the bar to see what was available.

Service was spotty, but within reason. It's a tight place to navigate, let alone with how packed it can get on Friday nights. I imagine we would have had a much more pleasant experience on any other night.

The food was great. I had the burger and it didn't last 5 minutes.

The prices were on par with most Atlantic Ave bars, i.e. little options under $6.

Overall, still my favorite establishment in the area for both a nice meal and good beer.

Dec 30, 2013
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standorsey from Rhode Island

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Went here on a date night with the wife during vacation and was thrilled with the selection of beers on tap. Was hoping to finally try the maharaja, but they ran out. Had both a cigar city variety and the Hoptimum on tap - fabulous. Server knew his stuff and pointed me in the right direction. Wouldn't hesitate to try it again. The selection was a pretty good balance of different varieties on tap, plus they have about 50-60 different bottles to try... About 20 IPAs alone, which is right up my alley.

Apr 22, 2012
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calcio360jrd from Florida

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Tryst on atlantic avenue is another great offering in delray beach for great food and some great beers. The food is the star here, always have some amazing specials daily. Last time i was there i had a meats and cheeses plate to start off with a couple of friends that paired really well with an aecht belgian ale. My friends had there little son with them as well and catered to him perfectly, even though he is the best behaved 2 year old of all time. There beer selection seems to get a new thing here and there to keep it fresh, i believe they just got some brassiere dieu du ciel beers, which have just become available in south florida. It can be a bit pricy, but you get what you pay for, and on atlantic ave that isn't always true!

Jun 28, 2011
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jcreegan from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Tryst is awesome. Great location on Atlantic avenue for both locals and visitors. I have visited the bar plenty of times but actually ate there two times recently and enjoyed it. Everything is made in house with regular specials. The food menu is small but should have something for most. Good tip is to pick out some good beer and and order the cheese plate.

The bar staff is great and the beer selection is always changing. The bar staff will also indulge you on some bottle selections that aren't listed on the menu if they can tell you are into Beer. They have regulars on draft plus some specials that change frequently. I am not aware of any happy hour promos. They will however always let you try a taste if you are unsure.

If you are bringing a guest they offer full bar with beer, wine, and liquor. On the weekends the place gets crazy crowded which is one negative. The only other is certain beers are pretty expensive but I feel it is well worth it.

Jun 17, 2011
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slowdayjay from Florida

4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

***UPDATE 2-25-2011 - I've been here more times than I can count and I'd like to adjust my original review. Not only have they ironed out any service issues, they've gone all the way to exceptional. They kicked up the selection in the past year or so as well. I can't say enough about this bar, their staff, the food, or the beer. The only drawback is the Fri/Sat night crowd -- it's just too damn crowded sometimes! ***


Been here multiple times as it is walking distance from my home.

Selection is excellent for the area but is dwarfed by locations in other areas of the country. Arrogant Bastard for $3.75/pint is great value.

Food is tremendous which is expected as Tryst is connected with 32 East, the 4-star bistro a few storefronts away. Interesting "bar bites", great burger, and gourmet entrees that all pair quite well with the available brews.

The happy hour is the best in the area. Half-price food and apps (limited menu) and 2-for-1 prices on the already affordable offerings. Plenty of attractive patrons to ogle ;)

The biggest drawback is the service/staff. Waitstaff is scattershot and lacks deep beer knowledge. The lovely bartender served me bottled Stone IPA 3 straights times when I ordered draft Stone Pale Ale specifically and even pointed to the tap.

Feb 25, 2011
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bonbini26 from New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Was down in Boca Raton for Business for 4 nights...I spent 3 nights here. A great find for someone into beer and food located in downtown Delray Beach on the main strip. The staff there is great, offering their recommendations, samples, and friendly conversation. The beer selection is outstanding from the bottle and tap list, local brews (cigar city) represented and a great happy hour (2 for 1 on tap beers). The food is also outstanding, ate here 3 times and wasn't disappointed. Overall a great place to enjoy great beer and food if you are in the area.

Dec 30, 2010
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gunnerman from Florida

3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I stopped by this place looking to see what types of drafts they had. The atmosphere is your trendy louge type. They have a nice wrap around bar a front outside eating section and also a patio, very nice look to the place. The service was good and they talked beer with some decent knowledge and didn't let my glass run dry. The selection could be better they did have some taps that I would get rid of, but did have some gems as well, BigFoot 09. Overall the place has a nice vibe with friendly people and some decent beer, they just need to improve on their taps for it to shine. One more thing to point out, their prices were amazing 3.75 for all drafts.

May 24, 2009
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WTHMTH from Florida

4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is new on Atlantic Ave in Delray and I went to check it out and was pleasantly surprised. The taps included Arrogant Bastard, Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale, Great Divide Hercules, Chimay Triple, St. Bernardus 8, Hobgoblin, Weinstephaner Hefeweissen, Lagunitas Pils, Stone Pale Ale, and Dogfish Head 60 minute among others. They had a big bottle selection with great beers including Bells, DFH, Great Divide, Stone, St. Bernardus and other Belgians.

This place is nice inside and I expected it to be overpriced but I was completely wrong. SNHA was under $4 and Arrogant Bastard was $4! Mellow Mushroom down the road serves a 12 oz of AB for $6.75! Many of the other taps were under 4 bucks which I have never seen before.

The downside was that the place was extremely packed but it just depends on the night that you go. I got served pretty quickly considering the amount of people there.

This is definitely a place to stop by at if you're in Delray.

Feb 15, 2009
Tryst in Delray Beach, FL
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