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Arvada Tavern

The Arvada Tavern opened in 1933, not too long after the repeal of Prohibition, and was issued the first liquor license in Arvada. A dive for decades, the tavern received a facelift in 2013 under new ownership while still holding on to the building’s vintage charm. More upscale now, the Arvada Tavern serves a variety of vintage cocktails and Colorado beers, and the menu runs from comforting pierogi and schnitzel to island-themed fare served up on Tiki Tuesdays. Upstairs (through a phone booth with a false back wall) in the Bernard Ballroom, there’s live music every Friday and Saturday night.
Laura Shunk
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4-11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Lot available, On-street