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Tryst, Museum Join Forces

Two Washington institutions, the Phillips Collection and Tryst Coffee House Bar and Lounge, have joined forces.

Tryst — known as the living room of Adams Morgan — is loved for its coffee, animal crackers and old couches. It is  a place where people hang out. If you stay long enough, it seems like everyone in the city will eventually pass through. It is a place that fosters community.

This feeling, which is unique to Tryst, was exactly what Keith Costas, the special events coordinator for the Phillips Collection, wanted for a cafe. The Tryst at the Phillips Cafe opened last month, and Costas says he has already seen a major uptick in the number of patrons.

Every Thursday, the cafe and the museum will stay open until 8:30 p.m. There will be music and events held in the sunny, welcoming space.

Stop by now to check out the gorgeous installation by the Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto.

You don’t need to be a member of the museum to hit the cafe.

So go. Order a glass of wine, grab a spot in the courtyard and relax.

Correction: June 4

An earlier version of this story misstated the day of the week Tryst at the Phillips Cafe stays open until 8:30 p.m. It does so Thursdays.

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