The Hidden Idol

Denver, CO
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3014 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
Opened in April 2017
Wed-Thu 7pm-1am
Fri-Sat 5pm-1am
Sun 7pm-midnight
closed Mon & Tue
(720) 389-8109

Critiki ratings

The Hidden Idol

7.4

Overall

by 18 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 6.7
Drink Quality 9
Drink Selection 8.8
Mood 7.1
Music 7.7
Service 8.2
Tikiness 6.3
Tilt 6.2
Vibe 6.9

Upcoming Visits

  • Sukielau
    visiting on
    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    for the first time
    Florida tikiphiles in Denver Jan 17-19 looking to hit Hidden Idol and Adrift for the first time. Any locals interested in meeting for cocktails? Would love tips of antique and vintage clothing shops in the city.
    December 30, 2018, 11:25 AM
    I might try to come down from Estes Park. It’s been a while since I’ve visited either place, and I’d love to meet other tiki people.
    December 30, 2018, 1:25 PM
    Awesome! I 'll update once our itinerary is more solid.
    January 12, 2019, 4:53 PM
    Dit

Regulars & Visitors

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Humuhumu’s description

The Hidden Idol is a small tiki bar, tucked above Southside Bar & Kitchen in the City Park neighborhood of Denver. The space was once called Beetle Bar, and changed over to the new tiki concept and name in April 2017.

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GeekyTiki
GeekyTiki has visited The Hidden Idol.
November 18, 2018, 8:36 PM
When I first walked into Hidden Idol I made the mistake of underestimating it. At first glance it seems like it might be the kind of place that is just trying to cash in on the tiki trend with a list of drinks that probably all taste too much like orange juice. I dont think Ive ever been happier to have been proven completely wrong and Im thoroughly sorry for my initial assumptions. The bar staff at Hidden Idol absolutely know their way around complex cocktails, both classic and modern. I started with a Jet Pilot that was deceptively smooth for such a heavily rummed concoction (careful with that one), while my wife tried their excellent house Mai Tai. I moved on to their house Grog next, which was delicious, and we finished with they Army/Navy which was phenomenal. The bartenders, Alister and another gentleman whose name slipped away because rum, were excellent hosts and expert craftsmen, two things essential for a great tiki bartender. The bar itself is a dimly lit ode to 60s tiki kitch complete will skull and idol decor and surf and exotica sounds. I would absolutely recommend a visit to Hidden Idol if you want a place that makes a fantastic cocktail and knows how to have a good time.
JohnnyFlamingo
JohnnyFlamingo is a semi-regular at The Hidden Idol.
August 11, 2018, 5:43 PM
Hours listed are wrong. We are open Wednesday through Sunday at 7pm with Friday and Sarurday going until 2am, Wednesday Thursday and Sunday we close at Midnightm Sorry for any confusion.
NuclearDan
NuclearDan has visited The Hidden Idol.
July 15, 2018, 3:03 PM
A welcome addition to the tiki desert that is Denver. Decor was tastefully done and not over done. Nothing garish and or Party America about it. Drinks were well made. We will be returning on a regular basis. The owner was very friendly.
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Upcoming Visits
Sukielau
visiting on
Thursday, January 17, 2019
for the first time
Florida tikiphiles in Denver Jan 17-19 looking to hit Hidden Idol and Adrift for the first time. Any locals interested in meeting for cocktails? Would love tips of antique and vintage clothing shops in the city.
December 30, 2018, 11:25 AM
I might try to come down from Estes Park. It’s been a while since I’ve visited either place, and I’d love to meet other tiki people.
December 30, 2018, 1:25 PM
Awesome! I 'll update once our itinerary is more solid.
January 12, 2019, 4:53 PM
Dit
Regulars & Visitors
  • nahenahe_tiki
  • mini62cooper
  • Hamo
  • tikihausen
  • JohnnyFlamingo
  • SteelKel
  • timtiki
  • whiteshadow99
  • LitClique
  • Cheap bastard
  • NuclearDan
  • Helen Alice
  • amy
  • atomic_kitteh
  • TikiJedi
  • GeekyTiki
View all 26 The Hidden Idol regulars & visitors