Long-awaited downtown cocktail bar/restaurant Standby's tin doors are swinging open tonight, chef Brendon Edwards confirms. The bar located in the Belt Alley near the Z Garage will feature 45 original and modern classic cocktails curated by bartender Joe Robinson and a menu of booze-infused bar food (think gin-marinated olives, Campari cockles, and venison). For a little over a week now the team has been hosting soft openings, flooding Instagram with intriguing cocktail portraits including at least one served out of a large metal pineapple. Get a first-look below:
Standby opens from 5 p.m. to midnight on Sunday and Monday and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The kitchen will serve its full menu seven days a week until midnight. The restaurant validates up to 2 hours of parking in the Z Garage. Standby's outdoor counterpart The Skip is slated to debut next spring.