Venue Spotlight: Adrift Tiki Bar

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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  

How much is too much? At many meetings and events, frazzled and fractured attention spans are put in hyperdrive with a wall-to-wall, dawnto-dusk agenda.

“Things are so rushed in today’s world,” says Angela Coleman, manager of events and meetings for KPMG, LLC in Denver. “Everybody’s got to do five things at once. We’re learning quickly that it doesn’t always benefit our attendees or conferencegoers.”

 

Denver’s McNichols Civic Center Building was decked out Willy Wonka style on June 20, 2017, for the ninth annual International Live Events Association (ILEA) Denver Excellence Awards. Members and guests celebrated the accomplishments of their peers and enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing. A team of judges from the Chicago chapter of ILEA selected the winners.

 

For the past five years, Destination Colorado has been switching up its Customer Appreciation Event from golf to experiential. This year, partner suppliers helped host planners for a private dinner reception at Red Rocks Amphitheatre followed by a 1964 Beatles tribute band performance. Nostalgic costume items, a photo booth and a roped-off seating section at Red Rocks were part of the fun.