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Tiki destinations in Colorado?
finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2013-10-08 3:31 pm   Permalink

I'm going to be in Denver this weekend. Would love to hit up Adrift. Any confirm whether they started using their signature coconut mug yet?

 
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Kahiki Guy
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Joined: May 15, 2015
Posts: 124
From: Baltimore, MD
Posted: 2015-09-10 05:05 am   Permalink

The Wahine and I will be in Denver and Estes Park for a long Halloween weekend this year. Besides Adrift, are there any new suggestions for good Tiki cocktails and/or atmosphere? I checked out the places previously mentioned on this thread, but they're pretty much all closed, with the exception of Heaven Dragon, which I've added to my list.

Mahalo!

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Loki-Tiki
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Joined: Nov 05, 2007
Posts: 433
From: Like...The Valley
Posted: 2015-09-10 08:15 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-09-10 05:05, Kahiki Guy wrote:
Besides Adrift, are there any new suggestions for good Tiki cocktails and/or atmosphere?


Not for Tiki, but you gotta hit Casa Bonita for atmosphere if you're there!!!
http://www.casabonitadenver.com/

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Kahiki Guy
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From: Baltimore, MD
Posted: 2015-09-11 05:10 am   Permalink

Mahalo LT! I've already got them on my list. Looking forward to it.

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1316
From: Calgary
Posted: 2015-12-16 7:53 pm   Permalink

I'll be heading to Denver in February. First time. So what, besides Adrift and Casa Bonita, do I need to check out? If I were to find a place to stay on AirBnb, what area should I try to zone in on?

Thanks!


 
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lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2016-01-04 2:04 pm   Permalink

Slacks, are you going for a concert?

I'll be there in Feb as well.


 
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Slacks Ferret
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2016-01-04 9:07 pm   Permalink

Yes indeed. I AM going for a concert.
A reunion of one of my faves....one that rhymes with "Keen"


 
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lunavideogames
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2016-01-05 12:18 pm   Permalink

All 3 nights like me? We should figure out a time to meet up and get a drink at Adrift!

 
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finky099
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2016-01-05 1:02 pm   Permalink

Slacks, I had some great cocktails at the Willams & Graham when I was there 18 months ago. It's a "speakeasy" bar/restaurant, not tiki. But the drinks were great! I think my friend had made reservations, which seemed helpful b/c the place isn't that big.

http://williamsandgraham.com/

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lunavideogames
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2016-01-05 1:15 pm   Permalink

Looks good to me Finky, I'll add it to my list for sure. Thanks!

No secret passwords to get in or anything?

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gabbahey
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Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2016-01-05 5:09 pm   Permalink

Another good spot is my basement tiki bar a few minutes from the venue. I am still looking for a ticket (I'd blame having kids or adult responsibilities but I really saw it was happening back in November, didn't set a reminder, and then forgot until I saw the damn marquee on the way back from Longmont last weekend.)

Anyway, when I find a ticket, I'll let you know which day and offer an invite to my tiki bar fer a drink before or after.

As far as AirBnB goes, the venue is between Denver and Boulder. I'd say the, uh, brownest time is going to be in Boulder - with better public transportation. South Broadway near Adrift is also cool but farther from the venue. Broomfield and Westminster (where I'm at) are closer to Denver but mostly boring suburbs. Casa Bonita is great, I can even tell you the secret of how to eat there and not get sick. Hope that helps!

gabbahey


 
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Slacks Ferret
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2016-01-05 9:07 pm   Permalink

Yes. I'm there for all three nights! Exhausting? Perhaps...

Anyway, I found a room near Adrift and South Broadway for one night, and then after that I'll be staying closer to the venue with my cousin.


Thanks for all the replies...and Gabba...what's the secret to not getting sick at Casa Bonita?


 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2016-01-05 9:40 pm   Permalink

Yes! Please share the secret about how to eat at Casa Bonita and not get sick!

In the meantime, for any Casa Bonita newbies, here's my write up on the place from my visit there back in 2011:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=40915&forum=6


And here's a recent Casa Bonita video from Zagat:
https://youtu.be/S2jKXyW46gw


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lunavideogames
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2016-01-06 8:32 pm   Permalink

gabbahey, thanks for thinking of us out of towners. Before the concert would be better for me, I have been in poor shape after many of these shows... I will let you know if we have any extra tickets.

I will be getting in on Friday morning and leaving Monday night. No plans in the daytime, if anyone wants to get a drink hit me up!


 
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gabbahey
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From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2016-01-11 2:12 pm   Permalink

Alright, I was able to get tickets for Sunday. I'd be up for meeting at Adrift for a drink on that Friday. They open at 4:00pm during the winter and I work nearby.

Anyone want to do a mug trade? I've got a bunch of cool doubles and am always looking to get anything I don't have. Just a thought.

###
As far as Casa Bonita, here is my theory on surviving the food. I used to think it was the hamburger meat that caused the distress but I have a new theory.

I think it is a combination of sugary margaritas, too much low grade nacho cheese and too many sopapillas. To that end, skip any tropical drink and instead go for the tall boy of PBR. It is odd, I know, that PBR is supposed to help your stomach in this case. Next, I like the #2 Green Chile Burrito with NO CHEESE - the kid at the front will probably get this wrong; you'll know you've done it right if they tell you your meal will be brought to the table (which they do for allergy meals). The fajita's are an okay option without having to special order but it is more expensive and not as good). Finally, only eat between one and six sopapillas.

I have the intestinal fortitude of an ill-bred dog and have had absolutely no problems with the food the last three or four trips using these rules.

YMMV, but at this point, I actually kind of like the #2 - the beans have a nice smokey flavor.

And thanks for all the coverage of Casa Bonita, Hakalugi, you've done a good job of capturing the feel of the place for people who haven't/can't get there.

gabbahey

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