Adrift

4.6
130 reviews
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$30 and under
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Polynesian
Tropical-themed tiki bar offering rum-centric craft cocktails and Polynesian-inspired cuisine. Tiki-style drinks executed at a high-level in an absolutely breathe taking atmosphere!
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C
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place for an exotic dinner!

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SD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so great! The service was fabulous, food delicious and cocktails creative and fun. Can't wait to go back.

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Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best choice for friends to get together and chat. It’s great for catching up in a fun atmosphere.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

I feel like this is once and done place.
Might take an out of towner there for fun, but not someplace I would go back to.

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BK
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice experience celebrating my friends birthday. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. And the drinks phenomenal. Lovely presentation as well.

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L
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ambiance great, but food does not have much flavor.

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for my daughters 25th birthday. Great experience. Food was good. Atmosphere fabulous. Staff very attentive and kind

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DJ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A lot of hype and a lot left to be desired. We made reservations and requested to sit outside. Apparently they were full when we arrived, although the tables were empty. I mentioned something to the host and he stated that they were holding them for call aheads that were en route....45 mins later they arrived. I guess call aheads rank ahead of reservations these days. Food was just okay. Edamame hummus was bland and flavorless, poke was over sauces and mostly veggies (not much salmon), pork and ribs were mediocre/bland (pork was roasted and flash fried and greasy) and the Black Pearl punch bowl was not good. Tasted like black licorice and was recommended by the waitress. Apparently people like black licorice? Last but not least they don’t take AMEX, which just topped it all off as a very lackluster experience. I would go back for a drink, but not for dinner.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Our reservation was lost
Our waitress was inattentive
The food was over cooked, mostly inedible

Drinks were good

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BB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite bars to visit in Denver. The drinks are refreshing and boozy and the happy hour prices are unbelievable. For food—I recommend the salmon poke bowl, citrus salad, and lettuce wraps. I’m sure all the other food is great but this is what I’ve had and I can’t get enough.

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j
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a fun night at Adrift! Tuesdays are where it's at; happy hour, drinks, live music! Mark was exceptional and the food was spot on. Can't wait to go back! Totally worth it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great place to tale friends from out of town.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice drinks and great food. The pork plate was delicious

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

The mocktails were amazing!!! Our waiter could have been more engaging.

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SP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a tkirific time at the adrift! We enjoyed the Pupu platter and had several well mixed cocktails.
TK was the hospitality master and treated us to some some tasty rum shots for our 30th and entertained everyone with a spectacular fire show with his fellow bar keeps. We will be back!!!

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DB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place! Colorful, delicious and bit of Hawaii 1950s in Denver. I was looking for Elvis!

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JT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good food presentation,Had the Mai Tai that the server recommended way to much alcohol, didn't even taste good.

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JU
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

So much fun! Great food, great drinks, great service!

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Denver
73 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. The drinks were excellent. The server was friendly. Nice ambiance. Fun place.

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Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about Adrift. The ribs are to die for!!

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Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely fun and unique. Small portions but good food service was good. A little loud for our taste. Beet salad was delicious!!

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LA
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a wonderful authentic Polynesian experience. The food was very good and a good value, very different. The ambiance was delightfully "island". The service was a bit slow but we were not in a hurry. Yes I recommend it and we will take family and friends there for unique food and experience. Be sure you have a reservation.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time coming here and loved it! Super cute and enjoyable atmosphere with fabulous food. Waiter and all staff was awesome! Thank you for a great night. Definitely would come back!

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place!! Would absolutely recommend. Food is always amazing!

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Drinks took forever. Our server made an excuse and stated they were short staffed. It took 30 minutes for us to get our first round. The host told us that we had to be out by 8:30. I’ve never heard of a restaurant giving you a time limit.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adrift is amazing! The atmosphere, drinks, and food are unbelievable. The staff are some of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. :) Thank you Adrift staff for everything!

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d
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An adventure with every visit. Great food and better drinks.

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AS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!! It was a fun place to eat with super friendly staff. Can't wait to go back!!

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E
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved almost everything about the visit. Only thing I would change is the music. It was very loud and I would have liked to hear more music like Don Ho.

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L
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This experience wowed the whole way.

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B
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Loved the drinks and food and the ambiance was just what you’d expect a tiki bar to have. They have great happy hour specials and we will definitely be back again!!

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S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love it here!!! We love the atmosphere and the food is exceptionaly good and the drinks are really good.

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D
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Birthday dinner with the family was fantastic! A trip to the islands was had by all at this beautifully decorated venue!

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BA
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks were amazing and it happened to be Tiki Tuesday where happy hour lasts all evening! The food was tasty and loved the atmosphere. Our waiter was very attentive and was knowledgeable on any menu questions we had. Will definitely go back!

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A few friends and I went there to celebrate my birthday and the food was GREAT! The service was outstanding and the feel for the whole restaurant was fun!

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

I love the atmosphere and the food is great. The service was very slow. We waited a very long time for our drinks. I got my food and wanted a side with it and waited almost 20 mins before a server came back to check on us then I was finally able to put in an order for a side. We had to ask for our drinks multiple times.
The staff were very friendly and very apologetic. I would say the place is amazing but probably need to hire more staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the drinks are amazing!

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AT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The drinks were fantastic, and true to the tiki theme. The good was good but too much "fusion" attempted, I wish it were just simple and good as opposed to trying to be fancy. Either way, I'd still go back. Fabulous setting, and fun to people watch. Volume does get a little loud as dinner ends and the bar stays open, so if that's not your scene, go early.

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S
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We are here about once a month! The best Hawaiian atmosphere and food. I’ve had plenty of Hawaiian BBQ and this is place is the best in town.

Stephanie

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C
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had a reservation for 5:30 on a Saturday and there was already people waiting at the door when we got there. The staff was friendly and very attentive throughout our stay and the food was good. We ordered off the Happy Hour menu (very extensive) and got the samosas, butternut squash soup, beet salad and musabi. They were all really good. For entrees, I ordered the tofu lemongrass soup and my boyfriend ordered the ribs. Both were also good and the portions were very large. The only disappointment overall was that the amount of sodium in all the food was so high that we really suffered the next day. We felt bloated and dehydrated for a majority of the following day. We both agreed that we enjoyed our time there but that we probably wouldn't go back, just based on how we felt afterwards.

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