Yesterday morning, three Buddhist monks appeared at Adrift to bless the new tiki bar, a ritual for co-owner Jay Dedrick, who has asked Buddhist monks to ceremonially bless all of his Denver restaurants, including his four Swing Thai joints. And last night, during an animated -- very animated -- frie ... More >>
Bless the beasts and the children...and Adrift. Yes, that's correct: This morning, three Buddhist monks from a monastery in Parker sat side by side on a chartreuse banquette at Adrift, the tiki bar that will open this week on South Broadway, and chanted, blessing the new space and wishing it years o ... More >>
Two weeks ago, when I sat down with Matty Durgin, the bar manager of Adrift, a forthcoming tiki bar on South Broadway that's owned by Jay Dedrick and Brent Kimball, he couldn't have been more excited.
Durgin, who was bartending and hosting Tuesday tiki nights at Madison Street prior to coming on b ... More >>
It all started with a rum collection and a tiki night. "I collect rum, and while I was bartending at Madison Street, I started bringing in my own rum collection, which then turned into a great tiki culture on Tuesday nights," says Matty Durgin, who, along with Wade Kirwin and Jay Dedrick, owner of S ... More >>