26 February, 2020, 04:06

Exo Bar’s Grand Opening Party Celebrates New Expansion, Hours & Menu

The new section of Exo Roast Co. is ready to show off its new space.

20nov5:00 pm11:00 pmGrand Opening PartyNew expansion, menu & hours5:00 pm - 11:00 pm AZ Exo Roast Co.

Exo Roast Co. is celebrating the grand opening of its newest addition, Exo Bar, and what its dinner menu has to offer from 5 – 11 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20.

There are a couple of important things to point out about Exo Bar. For one, Exo Roast Co. will still be open from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Exo Bar will open just in time for Happy Hour from 5 – 10 p.m.

The back space of the bar will be closed from 4 – 5 p.m. daily for required cleanup.

Another thing is that — with its new dinner menu — Exo Bar is striving to become the go-to food destination for those enjoying a drink at its next-door neighbor, Tap & Bottle (credit card only for deliveries).

The food menu was crafted by Timothy Johnson of Curly Wolf Kombucha, and to complement that, a winter cocktail lineup will be revealed as well.

After the grand opening party, the regular hours for Exo Bar will be from 5 – 10 p.m. from Tuesday – Sunday.

Exo Bar Dinner Menu

  • Bar Snacks ($7) – choose 4 of the following:
    • Spanish-style peanuts with chile and lime
    • Toasted sweet and spicy pepitas with popped amaranth
    • Oranges with gusano salt
    • Cotija cheese
    • Tepary bean hummus
    • Warm Barrio Bread
    • Spanish chorizo
    • Candied cacao nibs
  • Flatbread of the Week ($8, +$2 for chorizo) – house-made flatbread, roasted seasonal vegetables, Jack cheese
  • Tostada ($8) –  crunchy corn tortilla, Bonita pinto bean puree, pico de gallo, Cotija cheese, served with local greens, and cilantro sprouts
  • Savory Empanadas ($.5.50 vegetable, $6 meat)
    • Oaxacan cheese in house-made empanada brushed with rosemary butter
    • Forbes Meat Company chorizo, potatoes, red, and green bell peppers
  • Street Tacos ($5 each or $9 for two) – braised and seared beef cheek served over house-made nixtamalized, local wheat tortillas with lacto-fermented white onions and ancho-cream reduction, served with local greens and cilantro sprouts
  • Corn Tempura Chicken ($7) – ancho chile and onion marinated chicken covered in a yellow and blue corn tempura batter and fried, served with a cilantro-lime aioli

Being that it’s a party, it’s complete with an evening of events that ought to be a blast.

Event Schedule: 

  • New food menu available 5 – 10 p.m.
  • “Rum 101” tasting at 6 p.m.
  • Mezcal tasting at 7 p.m.
  • Winter cocktails available until 11 p.m.
  • DJ Q spins records from 8 – 10 p.m.
  • Smashing of the agave piñata during last call

Exo Roast Co. is located at 403 N. Sixth Ave. Keep up with Exo Roast Co on Instagram.

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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