Tiki Tiki Tiki


In Celebrating Denver Food and Wine’s 10 year anniversary, Colorado Restaurant Association Education Foundation and Heroes Like Us bring you Tiki Tiki Tiki, Denver’s remixed urban oasis.

Bartenders all across the world are actively restoring the integrity of tropical drinks and reviving the culture of tiki cocktails. Now on Thursday September 4th, Denver’s most talented bartenders will have a venue to showcase the best tiki cocktails they have ever created, complete with the most elaborate garnishes, rare tropical ingredients, and outright competitive nature in determining Denver’s authority on umbrella cocktails.

Competing Bartenders List

Haylee Ortiz – Session Kitchen

Chris Clewell – Acorn

Lois Heyse – Trillium

Dylan Holcomb – Beatrice & Woodsley

Douglas Preston – The 10th (Vail)

Participating in the Best Bite Competition:

The B-Side
Colt & Gray
Solera Grill
Session Kitchen
Colorado ProStart
And more…

We have assembled chefs from Denver’s most celebrated patios. Chefs will bring the best of their patio menu tasters to win over the Tiki tastebuds in a fun and inspiring culinary competition. Snacking under the sun just got serious.

Come out in your best island ensemble and you might walk away a winner too!
Tiki Tiki Tiki will be held at the pop-up known as RiNo Beach Club! It features a sandy beach, luxury cabana seating, and an endless (and growing) amount of tropical features! We can’t wait to see you at Denver’s most tropical event of the season. Also, be sure to check out the 5280 Summer Six Pack after the event!

All inclusive $50 tickets are available now!

Official Competition Spirits Provided by Southern Wine and Spirits:

ChloeWIneCruzanJim BeamCourvoisierMakersMarkOlmecaAltosPatronSpiritsLicor43SugarIslandTresAgaves

Get to the Denver Food & Wine Festival with Uber!

Our friends over at Uber are providing $25 off a ride for new users attending the 10th Annual Denver Food and Wine. Your ride will also donate $5 to the Colorado Restaurant Association Edcuation Foundation ProStart High School Program.

To claim your discounted ride, please sign up for an Uber account by downloading the app to your iPhone or Android, and enter code DFW under “Promotions.” Or just sign up at

Uber is a mobile app for your smartphone that connects you with private drivers on-demand. With the push of a button, a car will arrive within minutes and get you where you need to go!