Later this week, two Denver spots are returning to the scene: South Broadway's Adrift and East Colfax's The Goods. Both have new owners, a new vision, and a new menu.
Adrift, the only try tiki bar around these parts, closed in mid-August when it was announced that developer Paul Tamburello, who, among other things, owns Little Man Ice Cream, purchased the business. On Friday, the bar is being relaunched with a newfound commitment to authentic Polynesian culture and a food and drink menu that reflect the island traditions.
Small plates will include Pu Pu platters, Kilauea poke, Pele chicken wings, and of course pork sliders. Fear not, classic tiki drinks including Mai Tais, Zombies, and Scorpion Bowls will be on the drink menu and there will also be ice cream.
Also on Friday, The Goods make its debut in the former The Good Son space at 2550 East Colfax. New owners Seth Murty and Mark Whistler completed some renovations and are putting the finishing touches on a globally influenced food and drink menu. There are many vegetarian and vegan options, plus some hearty meat-centric comfort food. Among the highlights are the wood-fired items, including Shiitake mushrooms, broccolini, and bone marrow. There are pulled pork sandwiched, a signature burger, and a North African Shakshuka - eggs baked in a cumin-paprika spiced tomato sauce.
A serious beverage program, affordable and diverse, brings an extensive happy hour. Along with a variety of beers and wines, the new cocktail program brings five kegged cocktails, five barrel aged cocktails, and five House Highballs. The Goods will be open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner with a daily brunch being added soon.