Openings and Closings

Four Barrel Bar & BBQ Now Smoking in Arvada

Four Barrel Bar & BBQ opened last month in a former Texaco station on the edge of Olde Town Arvada. Although there are four barrels that serve as beer taps built into the bar back, the name actually comes from four-barrel carburetors that the former service station once installed in high-powered automobile engines. The corner bar and eatery is the most recent venture from the homegrown Little Pub Company, which also opened Will Call in the Industry building in RiNo last December.

Four Barrel serves dry-rubbed ribs, pork butt, chicken and brisket smoked over hickory and apple wood, with housemade sauces on the side. You'll also find smoked sausage, burgers, barbecue sandwiches, salads and bar bites both traditional (think wings and hush puppies) and daring — like fresh pork rinds or a smashed-and-grilled tater-tot crisp topped with smoked pork and green chile.

The bar is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and will buy your first beer if you bring in a photo of your first car. The Little Pub Company, owned by Mark Berzins, got its start with the Spot at the corner of Pennsylvania Street and Bayaud Avenue more than twenty years ago and has grown to include more than twenty neighborhood joints, including the Elm, the British Bulldog, the Irish Hound and Patrick Carroll's.

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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