The Bluegrass Coffee & Bourbon Lounge Now Pouring in Olde Town Arvada

The Bluegrass opened over the weekend in Olde Town Arvada.EXPAND
The Bluegrass opened over the weekend in Olde Town Arvada.
Mark Antonation

Native Kentuckian Sheena Ferguson opened the Bluegrass Coffee & Bourbon Lounge in Olde Town Arvada over the weekend, bringing a taste of her home state to the Denver suburb. The Bluegrass opens early for coffee and breakfast sandwiches, and keeps the Southern charm flowing into the evening with a well-stocked bourbon selection and a handful of Colorado beers.

Ferguson chose the Grandview Avenue location because it's close to their Arvada home and — more important — because it's across the street from the new light-rail Gold Line station that will connect the neighborhood to downtown Denver beginning next spring. "We're local, and we just really like Olde Town," she explains.

Converting the 120-year-old space, which was most recently a toy store, proved challenging, but the couple got the job done in six months, adding a full kitchen, rough-hewn woods from Kentucky whiskey barrels, barns and telegraph poles, horse-themed art, and coffee tables in the shape of the Bluegrass State (that's Kentucky, for you Westerners).

The new owner hopes to capitalize on the coming light-rail traffic by offering made-to-order breakfast sandwiches and Novo coffee in the morning, as well as beer, wine and bourbon cocktails in the evening to go with a selection of racehorse-named pizzas and panini. Ferguson stresses that the vast majority of spirits available are bourbons from Kentucky, but she also stocks a couple of Colorado brands, and all of the beers are from Colorado. While the house specialty cocktails — a list of ten or so — are all bourbon-based, the bartenders will be happy to mix classic cocktails based on other spirits, she notes.

Live bluegrass, blues and folk music three or four nights a week will be coming; Ferguson says she's already booked one weekly artist. In fact, you can catch solo musician David Booker tonight at 7 p.m. Front and back patios will also soon be completed, adding an additional thirty seats to the existing forty-seat space. 

The bar at the Bluegrass has a strong bourbon lineup.EXPAND
The bar at the Bluegrass has a strong bourbon lineup.
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The beer selection is small but all from Colorado.EXPAND
The beer selection is small but all from Colorado.
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The bar back is made from whiskey-barrel staves.EXPAND
The bar back is made from whiskey-barrel staves.
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Geography buffs will recognize the coffee table shaped like Kentucky.EXPAND
Geography buffs will recognize the coffee table shaped like Kentucky.
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The coffee bar features pastries, Novo coffee drinks and a selection of tea.EXPAND
The coffee bar features pastries, Novo coffee drinks and a selection of tea.
Mark Antonation
Customers will be able to fuel up before heading to the light-rail station.EXPAND
Customers will be able to fuel up before heading to the light-rail station.
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The dining room and bar of the Bluegrass.EXPAND
The dining room and bar of the Bluegrass.
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A Kentucky Derby theme runs through the bar.EXPAND
A Kentucky Derby theme runs through the bar.
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The Bluegrass

7415 Grandview St.
Arvada, Colorado 80002

720-338-6683

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