Colorado may be landlocked, but island-inspired Adrift Tiki Bar in the Speer neighborhood manages to deliver a slice of beachside heaven. That’s especially true now that the serene enclosed patio is open for the season, with its brilliant hula dancer mural (by Denver graffiti artist Jolt), grass-hut awnings, and piping-hot lava rock fire pit. Nothing pairs better with patios than cocktails, and you’ll definitely want to soak up the warm weather with Adrift’s macadamia nut chi-chi in hand.
Brunch never really goes out of season, but we think there’s no better time to belly up for this boozy midday meal than right now. After all, the weather is warming, patios are opening, and Mother’s Day and Memorial Day are right around the corner. Brunch is practically required! For this roundup, we’ve compiled a diverse list that caters to a variety of tastes—everything is on the menu, from dim sum and pizza to tacos and eggs Benedict. Whether you’re combating a hangover with eggs and a few rounds of mimosas or simply looking for a hearty meal to fuel your weekend adventures, you’ll find it here.