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Tiki Bar

Tiki Boyd's

Denver, Colorado, United States (Closed)

Opened in 2005.

Tiki Boyd's was the creation of controversial pop culture figure Boyd Rice, known to many from his early industrial/noise music outfit NON, known to tikiphiles for his essay in Taboo: The Art of Tiki. Rice is a tiki enthusiast, and a vintage music aficionado -- and this bar reportedly played music only from vinyl.

It was located in the Ramada Inn in downtown Denver which was originally called The Heart O’ Denver Motor Hotel when it was built back in the 1960s, and its bar was called simply the Tiki Lounge - designed by none other than legendary beachcomber and consultant to Disneyland, Eli Hedley.

In January 2006, just a few months after opening, several key players (including Boyd Rice) pulled out of the venture. The bar then operated without Boyd's tiki decor, under a different name, and was more of a retro/rockabilly bar.

It appears the space is now home to Ahuevo Cantina Kitchen.

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