The Balloon Inn

6440 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
The Balloon Inn +

Eric Gruneisen

You'd think with a name like the Balloon Inn, the place would be decked out in a bunch of clown and circus memorabilia. But this spacious, no-frills dive bar in an Arvada strip mall leans more toward sports, if anything. Framed photos of Broncos players hang above the bar, and there are a number of TVs to catch all the action, as well as three shuffleboard tables and a few pool tables. With its wood paneling and weathered bar stools, the place feels comfortably worn. On the weekends, the Balloon fills up with a friendly set of Arvada regulars.