When I want to get out of Denver but don’t want to go too far, there’s one spot I always think of: Olde Town Arvada. Over the years, Olde Town Arvada has become a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. In fact, one the last few years I’ve had more and more clients move to Arvada because their dollar stretches a bit further and the small town feel is too charming to overlook.
With dozens of spectacular shops, restaurants, wineries, and breweries … there’s something for everyone at Olde Town! This continues to be one of the most fun spots to visit during COVID-19. Most of the restaurants offer outdoor seating so their patrons can feel safe. Alley seating is also available at most restaurants (with fantastic lighting and creative decor, mind you!).
Olde Town Arvada is listed on the national registry of historic places. After gold was discovered nearby, the city built a railroad from Arvada to Denver to get access to the city’s booming agricultural scene. Now, you can dine, shop, and explore in the heart of Arvada just outside of Denver. Seriously, this is one of my favorite spots!
I’m so impressed by the Arvada dining scene. They have every type of cuisine you can imagine lining the streets. Not to mention some of Colorado’s best breweries like Odyssey Beerwerks which is owned and operated by a husband and wife duo who moved out here from Austin to realize their dream of owning a brewery – yes they also happen to be friends and clients! Go check them out!. Their tap room is welcoming and while their beers are great I look forward to their seasonal offerings every year!
Here’s my list of Olde Town’s best dining!
I want to start by saying one of my favorite jewelry designers of all time is located in Olde Town! Balefire Goods has some of the most stunning pieces…. with many local artists adorning the shop. Be sure to stop by to find some of the most unique, beautiful jewelry designs!
Additionally, the Arvada Lightrail station was also recently completed within the last few years. Want to leave the car at home? Take the Lightrail and get dropped off in the center of Olde Town.
The best part of Olde Town right now? They have completely reimagined dining and have transformed their streets into an outdoor dining paradise. They are offer over 24 outdoor dining options (and pups are permitted most places, too). I can’t think of anything better than strolling with the pups, eating great food, and relaxing in a socially distant way. Additionally, parking is free in Olde Town! Stop and by before the weather starts cooling off a bit!