Restaurant Feature: Arvada Tavern

arvada tavern

With great food and a story that made history as Arvada’s longest standing bar, the Arvada Tavern is a must visit  Opened just after the repeal of prohibition in 1933 by Adolf Klein, the Arvada Tavern is the first bar establishment and holds the first liquor license issued, in Arvada.

The legacy of the Arvada Tavern starts with the end of prohibition. Even before the 18th amendment of 1920, Arvada had always restricted the sale of alcohol under tight laws. With Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of the Cullen-Harrison Act allowing the sale of beer and wine nationally, a new era had started in the United States. On April 7th 1933, the town of Arvada issued their first Tavern license to Adrian Kline of the Arvada Tavern, allowing for the first time in history the legal sale of alcohol to the public in the town limits of Arvada. For the people of Arvada this was a day of liberation.

The Arvada Tavern focuses on keeping that same liberating feeling alive with great service while maintaining a vintage, yet vibrant atmosphere. 10 select Colorado fresh brewed draught beers are featured, while offering a list of properly built traditional cocktails that pair well with their chef produced local classic dishes.


They’re open nightly from 4pm – midnight

5707 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.

Arvada, CO 80002

Call (303) 690-6269


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