Escape to Avantiki: A Christmas-Inspired Tiki Experience at Avanti Food & Beverage

BY Kevin Fox


Welcome to Avantiki—a quirky fusion of Christmas cheer and tiki escapism found in LoHi and Boulder. As we gear up for the holiday season, Avanti Food & Beverage unveils a pop-up opening this Friday that’s as unexpected as it is enticing.

Imagine this: hula dancers swaying, Santa ditching his classic suit for a Hawaiian shirt, and snow intermingled with sand—all set against the backdrop of festive lights. This ain’t your typical winter wonderland, folks.

Avantiki isn’t just about the setting; it’s about the drinks. Think spiked eggnog, boozy punch bowls, and cocktails that transport you from the Rocky Mountains to a Polynesian paradise in a single sip. And let me tell you, they do not skimp on flavor.

Sure, there’s an entrance fee—$5 to be exact—but here’s the kicker: part of that dough goes to the Culinary Hospital Outreach Wellness. So, you’re not just getting into a magical holiday oasis; you’re also spreading some goodwill while you’re at it.

The menu? It’s a curated selection of bites that complement the whole tropical-meets-holiday vibe. Ham & Cheese Mini Tortas, Chicharrones with Roasted Avocado Salsa Verde, and some funky Tiki Snacks—it’s a culinary adventure waiting to happen.

Avantiki’s vibe is an eclectic mix of festive trimmings and island vibes. It’s where you forget about your worries and dive headfirst into a cocktail dilemma—because deciding between holiday-inspired drinks here is the toughest decision you’ll make.

So, whether you’re in it for a new kind of Christmas celebration or just need a break from the winter chill, Avantiki invites you to embrace the aloha spirit amidst the festive fervor. Here, the holidays are reimagined in a way that only Avanti Food & Beverage could pull off. Cheers to that!

Photo: @2girls1milehigh – Katie & Mandy

Here are some other festive Pop-ups in the Mile High City.

Miracle at Union Station

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Opens Wednesday, November 22nd
Reservations Available on Tock

Miracle at The Eddy Taproom & Hotel
TOP TACO WINNER: Judge’s Choice Best Creative Taco

1640 8th St, Golden, CO 80401
Opens Wednesday, November 22nd
Reservations Available on OpenTable

Sippin’ Santa at The Arvada Tavern

5707 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada CO
Opens Monday, November 20th
Reservations Available on Tock

Sippin’ Santa at Ay Papi

248 Detroit St, Denver CO 80206
Opens Monday, November 20th
Reservations Available on OpenTable 

Snowdrift at Adrift

218 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209 
Opens Friday, November 24th
Reservations Available on OpenTable

Tinseltown at Denver Pavilions

500 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202
Opens Friday, November 24th
Purchase Tickets

Felix Navidad at My Neighbor Felix

Miracle at The Eddy Taproom & Hotel
TOP TACO WINNER: People’s Choice Best Creative Taco & 3rd Place Best Cocktail

1801 Central St, Denver, CO 80211
901 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
7209 S Clinton St, Centennial, CO 80112
1645 Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Opens Friday, November 24th
Reservations Available

The Ghosts of Christmas Past at Honor Farm

1526 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
Opens Friday, December 1

Fireside Lounge & Grill at The Inverness Denver, a Hilton Golf & Spa Resort

200 Inverness Dr W, Englewood, CO 80112
Opens Friday, December 1
Reservations Available on Open Table


Kevin Fox

Kevin Fox is an entrepreneur and branding consultant who helps companies create compelling content and achieve success through powerful marketing initiatives. After spending over two decades in traditional media, Mr. Kevin Fox recognized the power of digital developments and has been instrumental in bringing brands to new heights through his innovative work in social media, video production, and website development. Mr. Kevin Fox believes in creating meaningful connections with customers and believes that is the key to a successful brand strategy.

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