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Adrift, Denver, CO (restaurant)
cap'n cook
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Posted: 2012-10-13 09:38 am   Permalink

Name:Adrift
Type:restaurant
Street:Broadway
City:Denver
State:CO
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
Beautiful new bar with full tiki decor and classic drinks to satisfy seasoned tropical drink enthusiasts. they have done a terrific job with honoring past tiki traditions but adding some updates so the place feels fresh and hip to folks just hitting a tiki bar for the first time. The drinks are all carefully crafted, the food is an interesting range from Asian to Polynesian to South American. The staff is kind and very attentive and interested in giving you a great experience, and tropical/lounge music is played in the background with not a single TV in sight! Upcoming events include monthly luaus and Sunday movie nights. Highly reccommended! They have done a wonderful job with this place.




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TikiTie
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Joined: May 24, 2012
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From: 'bonedale, CO
Posted: 2012-12-23 3:58 pm   Permalink

I tried going to Adrift again to FINALLY sample some of their food, but no love; they don't open until 5:00pm. I've been there a few times for drinks and have had a great time. Next time I'm in Denver I'll head back.



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cyndigo
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Joined: Mar 18, 2011
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From: Bangkok & Boulder
Posted: 2013-02-18 12:45 pm   Permalink

I just found this bar and their menu says they have Khao Soi ... it's the yellow curry chicken noodle food of the gods. Plan to drag friends there soon ... how does one propose Tiki meetups?
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-08-24 08:05 am   Permalink

Finally got here the other night, and was quite pleased. The decor was definitely tiki, but more on the understated side of things. The menu only has a few food choices, but everyone's food was much better than expected for bar food and quite well seasoned. My wife, who is Cajun, had the Po Boy and she ranked it up there with one she had in Louisiana—thumbs up!

I had a Suffering Bastard and Bird of Paradise, and a friend had a Zombie. All were very well prepared and delicious, and definitely not in the weak side of things.

The only thing that concerned me was how empty the place seemed on a Thursday night. The back room where we were seated was entirely empty, although there were a few people in the front room.

I snapped some pics, pardon the quality (iPhone plus low light plus good liquor!):

























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finky099
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2013-10-08 3:36 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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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-10-08 4:33 pm   Permalink

I did not see it when I was there, but I'm not sure which drinks are served in it.
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2014-05-28 8:11 pm   Permalink

Tikis in front of Adrft. The second one can be seen behind the tree.



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Joshua Bell
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2014-06-26 10:53 pm   Permalink

In town and planning to visit tomorrow night. Any advice from the locals?

Or requests for (legitimately obtained) ephemera and/or photos?

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Keoni
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Posted: 2014-08-18 10:58 am   Permalink



There will be three new mugs (shown here will be available), as well as a couple extra special 'Scorpion Bowl' sized ones.


 
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Keoni
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Posted: 8 days ago; 05:40 am   Permalink

Adrift has been sold.

http://www.westword.com/restaurants/little-man-ice-cream-owners-purchase-adrift-tiki-bar-8208004


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howlinowl
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
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From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 8 days ago; 06:18 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2016-08-16 05:40, Keoni wrote:
Adrift has been sold.

http://www.westword.com/restaurants/little-man-ice-cream-owners-purchase-adrift-tiki-bar-8208004





"The notice states that renovations will keep Adrift, which originally opened in 2012, closed for a couple of weeks, but that it will reopen with new decor, a new menu and enhanced service."

Doesn't sound good. If I were in the Denver area, I'd start keepin' an eye on the construction.....er....I mean..."destruction" dumpsters they'll probably be tossing a lot of the decor into.

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Keoni
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Posted: 8 days ago; 12:55 pm   Permalink

The image of the sign on the door says: "Adrift will continue to be Denver's premier Polynesian experience."



 
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kenbo-jitsu
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From: Southern CA
Posted: 8 days ago; 2:18 pm   Permalink

Here is the picture of the sign from the article linked above.



It certainly sounds like the bar will continue to be tiki.


 
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Freeland
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From: Austin, Tex
Posted: 4 days ago; 8:12 pm   Permalink

I wonder what a few weeks translates in to? I will be coming in to town in a few weeks for Riot Fest. Hopefully it will be back up and running by then.

 
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tikijackalope
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From: KS/MO
Posted: 3 days ago; 04:02 am   Permalink

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/08/18/adrift-tiki-bar-little-man-ice-cream-denver-developer-paul-tamburello/

A Denver Post article states that the new owner plans to reopen Aug 31. I'll miss it as I'll be in town for the Denver Modernism Show and will leave Denver Aug 30.


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