Denver >Food & Dining > Tarantula Billiards
1456 Champa St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.745436 -104.995088
11 am - 2 am daily
Neighborhoods: Northwest Denver, Central Business District (CBD), Central Business District
This is a great pool hall. It has a great atmosphere and alot of different and interesting people to meet. The only thing that I dont like is the snotty people that snap their fingers at the bartenders expecting service like their at some high bar like the yardhouse or something... GET OVER YOURSELF!!!! YOUR MESSIN UP EVERYONE ELSE NITE!!! LOL Just sayin..
Too dicey!! – Dangerous! A friend got jumped right outside the door and beaten on. No security, nothing - not even a bar rag for a bleeding person. Low lifes.
Too bad I can't give fractions of stars... – What does the status quo have to do with a billiard hall? The answer should be 'nothing'. Unfortunately, Tarantula Billiards must be under new management, or something equally terrible. The music was the kind of fluff heard on late night radio; the awful kind of music that Psyop uses to get badguys out of caves... mixed into something worse. And loud. I was there for a beer and some stick. I waited at the center of the bar as the lady bartender took everyone else's order... even after I was the last one standing there, someone else would walk up & get a drink. Whatever. Billiards. When she finally acknowledged my standing there, I asked for a Guinness (please). She then opened & dropped a can upside down into a pint glass & walked away. I have been a bartender. Had I pulled that unsanitary act, I would have been fired. The music didn't improve & neither did the service. I left after I finished my beer & a couple of rounds on the table. It used to be great. Now it's forgettable.
the official rat hole of denver – the bartender is rude and unhappy to be there. she'd rather you leave than stay and spend money. get ready for some cold stares and narcissistic condescension with every drink. the lights are kept real low to disguise how much they dont clean. the bathrooms have science projects growing on the walls.
if you really want my 2 cents
go to any of the real bars near by for drinks
go to some place like fox and hound for pool
Coolest Atmosphere in Denver – My friends and I went to this bar and had one of the best girls nights ever... The staff was wonderful and very engaging. The Drinks were poured with care and the other customers were a blast. The only thing was they need work on the bathrooms. The ladies room only has two working stalls unless you want to pee without a door :) I would recommend this bar to anyone looking to have a relaxed night out. A++++++++
Terrible bar – Stay away!!! The service is terrible. Before you enter the bar there are people hitting you up for money and smokes. As you walk up the dark, wobbly stairs you are not greated. The bartenders are rude and unwelcoming. The regulars are just as bad if not worse. The main bartender needs charm school...she looks at you as if you are stupid and ignores you for as long as possible. Not to mention no attractive bartenders at all. The owners are as well rude and unwelcoming, unless your an attractive female. The dive bar is infested with poor attitudes and roches ( we saw one crawling on the bar). They over serve customers then kick them out very rudly. I give this bar an F minus. I recommend going to another bar.
Great Atmoshpere – This bar has the best pool tables I have ever seen. There is such a cool atmosphere, intersting people, and the food and drinks are excellent! This is the best place to go for a night out on the town because there is no pretention or attitude. Me and my party felt so welcome and were treated with outstanding service. I never write reviews but I thought this place deserved the time to give a thumbs WAY up. I have been back many times since. It's the BEST BAR IN DENVER!
Awful Service – I was scrared to even enter the bar. There were people right outside the door asking for money and cigarettes. The stairway leading up to the bar was poorly lit and I was afraid of missing a step. The bartenders are rude, the regular customers are very shady and almost protective of their "territory." Don't take your eyes off of your drink! There was drunk man walking around to pool tables and pouring beer from strangers' pitchers into his own glass. In one corner there was and older man shouting nonsense at no one! Stay away from this bar!
Party Monsters – Tarantula/Black Widow are my favorite places to hang out at. Every night has its own draw and appeal. Wed's are tournament night; live DJ's every night who spin all the stuff we love to listen to. They have great pool tables and the bartenders are all great and not to mention attractive. Overall, Tarantula is a hot spot to hang out in. Black Widow has a lovely lounge atmosphere; where you can hang out with your friends while enjoying great music. I enjoy their 80's electroclash night that they have started. They sure know how to rock it at Black Widow. To top it all off not only are both places the greatest to hang out in they also serve food till 1:30am and their food is to die for. So why not head on in and check it out. You will surely enjoy the experience.
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