Adrift

Denver, CO
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218 South Broadway, Denver, CO
Denver, CO
Opened in 2012
Tue-Thu 4pm-midnight
Fri-Sat 4pm-1am
Closed Mon, Sun
(303) 778-8454

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Adrift

7.6

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Decor 7.8
Drink Quality 7.8
Drink Selection 7.4
Food Quality 7.8
Food Selection 6.8
Mood 7.4
Music 6.8
Service 8.6
Tikiness 7.9
Tilt 7.7
Vibe 7.7

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Humuhumu’s description

Adrift is a modern-era tiki bar and restaurant. The primary focus is quality, classic tiki cocktails. The bar is covered in plenty of bamboo, the walls are lined with bamboo, and murals of elegant vintage-feel scenes of Polynesia are framed in bamboo, as well. Light comes from pufferfish lamps, glass floats, and a bit of fire for good measure. Carved tikis are found inside, and outside the building is flanked with metal tiki wall sconces and two large carved tikis.

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FredsTugboat
FredsTugboat has visited Adrift.
October 11, 2017, 8:00 PM
After reading a few reviews my expectations were lowered but we went anyway, and I'm glad we did. Great bar! No reggae to be heard in the hour or so I was there. All surf style stuff, I'm more of an exotica guy, but out was definitely "tiki. Waiter was awesome, friendly and helpful. Only negative I could think of was that I didn't walk out with a souvenir mug - they were very nice and good quality, butI just can't justify a $65 mug though. Bummer, they look pretty good!
May 17, 2017, 8:57 PM
The Hawaiian Mixed Plate was *great*! I highly suggest trying the Chicken Mixed Plate. Pleasantly surprised. The Drinks? I tried the Zombie, the Mai Tai, and the White Wave. All were very good. The Mai Tai was similar to the classic Don the Beachcombers original. Very happy. The Zombie was good, but not as strong as a Zombie *should* be. The white Wave was good with a strong taste of grapefruit.

The décor was good. A modern take on Tiki. A bit more polished that I like my Tiki Bars. The bamboo was plenty, and the puffer fish lamps were plenty. It just seemed so stiff. I like my tiki a bit more weathered and worn. But overall, it was a treat to experience in the middle of the country. Bringing a taste of Aloha to the Rockey Mountain state!

The music was a bit disappointing. I really wanted to hear traditional Hawaiian, or Exotica, but the entire 2+ hours I was there, I hear only reggae. It wasn't overpowering, but... I just wanted to feel a bit more transported to my happy place.

I have to comment on the service. I sat at the bar, and the service was good, but I didn't feel connected to the bartenders. It took almost 15 minutes for someone to ask me if I needed anything. There was no "talking" to the bartenders. They almost acted like they didn't want to serve me. When I "ASKED" for service, they were friendly and prompt, but I had to ASK for service, they didn't ask me if I needed or wanted anything. They weren't rude, they were just stand offish.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Adrift if you crave a little TIKI in the land of the Rockies. I would suggest NOT sitting at the Bar. I saw people enter and seated, and served at the tables before I was served at the bar. I'll return, but next time, I'll take a seat at a table and avoid the bar.
Kahiki Guy
Kahiki Guy has visited Adrift.
April 26, 2017, 11:59 AM
Went in October 2015 during Halloween weekend. They were screening old horror movies on the wall, while the exotica was pumping. Now, if you're a halloween/tiki lover like i am...that's about as good as it gets. But the drinks were solid, the mugs were fun, there's bamboo aplenty, and we enjoyed it.
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