Adrift, the tiki bar set at 218 South Broadway will reopen on Saturday, September 17 under new ownership and we are excited. Developer Paul Tamburello, along with his partner Loren Martinez, purchased the bar and spent the last few weeks breathing new life into the space and drilling down to basics of Polynesian food and drink culture.
The space is more open as the center dividing wall bearing an image of Marlon Brando came down, but the rest of the Hawaiian elements, from blowfish lights to totems, are still there. Umbrella drink decorated with pink orchids are still the norm, but the food menu got a serious upgrade with help from Hawaiian native Shaun Motata, who came on as a consulting chef.
Here's a quick video sharing some of the island inspiration in tandem with one of the pretty cocktails being made at the South Broadway bar.