Adrift draws on the rich his - tory of authentic tiki lounges and is located in Denver’s South Broadway Baker neighborhood, which is known for its eclectic mix of live music venues, art-house movie theaters, bars and res - taurants. Don’t worry, going to a tiki lounge in Colorado’s largest city doesn’t feel odd, it’s a breath of fresh air for groups of up to 30 seated in the Brando Room and 30 seated or 45 standing on the patio. The entire venue can host up to 120.

Serving island-style cock - tails and Polynesian-inspired bites, Adrift features an extensive collection of rums from all over the world and delivers a unique take on the traditional Mai Tai, frozen concoctions, shareable bowl cocktails and more. Food lovers will savor authentic Polynesian cuisine, whether it’s Kilauea poke, the locomoco style “Jaws” burger or a Hawaiian mix plate. Plus, the décor immediately puts guests in island mode, and all of Adrift’s tiki cocktails and dishes are presented with flair utilizing fresh flowers, dry ice and fire elements. adriftbar.com  

Recent Denver events caught our attention as they provide fun and tasty ways to bring local experiences to group gatherings, offering alternatives to popular wine, beer and spirit tastings.

Grand Coffee Bazaar
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The land that originally held a Colorado Springs dairy farm and gambling casino in the late 1800s was transformed into The Broadmoor, one of Colorado’s most iconic luxury resorts, with the vision and guidance of founder Spencer Penrose. The resort’s doors opened to the world on June 29, 1918, and the rest is history. 

 

One of the best and simplest ways to get a real taste of local without going to a bunch of work and expense is scheduling a meeting in tandem with a destination’s event calendar.