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

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The Hidden Idol



by 25 people



Everyone You
Decor 6.6
Drink Quality 8.8
Drink Selection 8.5
Mood 7.4
Music 7.6
Service 8.6
Tikiness 6.3
Tilt 6.5
Vibe 7.1

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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.


Jthepburn76 has visited The Hidden Idol.
February 17, 2019, 10:07 PM
Walking through a sports bar to get to a tiki bar I wasnít expecting much. However I was pleasantly surprised to walk into a bit of tropical paradise while it snowed outside. We went on a Sunday night and were greeted by Alistair who was very friendly and helpful. Ordered a Nui Nui, Dr Funk, and their version of the Zombie. The Nui Nui and Dr Funk tasted like their traditional selves but less bite. Almost like a smooth light version. The Zombie was tasty but definitely the strongest of the three. Decor was great, my only suggestion would be to replace the four brass hanging lights with tiki lamps and hang more nets and stuff from the ceiling. The music while we were there was provided by a couple of DJs who played nothing but reggae. It felt like they just didnít know what they should play (exotica, surf, hawaiian), so played reggae because its ďtropicalishĒ. The crowd consisted of a handful of normal dudes in hoodies, but as it was snowing outside I didnít expect to see many aloha shirts. All in all a decent experience in a tiki starved town.
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 donít think Iíve ever been happier to have been proven completely wrong and Iím 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 60ís 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 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.
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