Things To Do in and Around Arvada: Shopping, Restaurants, Bars

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With only a few weeks left of summer break, here are the places in and around Arvada, Colorado that you have to check out before everyone is headed back to school and our temperatures start to cool off.

Restaurants & Bars:

If you’re in search for a quick bite to eat or a new place to meet up with some friends, you are in luck because there are plenty of unique and local options! Up near the Candelas community, they have Resolute Brewery, Bluegrass Coffee and Bourbon Bar, Yeti’s Ice Cream and Arcade and even quick bite options such as Wendy’s, Starbucks and more! The new Freedom Food Hall also just opened its doors! It includes many options from coffee to sushi to pizza and so much more! This is definitely a place you’ll want to add to your list before summer ends. If you’re nearby in the Five Parks and Whisper Creek area of Arvada, some great options are Jack’s Bar and Grill, Lot One and aj’s Deli. A lot of these places are local to the Arvada area and a great place to eat delicious food and support the people living in your community.


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With Arvada being a suburb of Denver, you are close to many nearby towns such as Boulder, Downtown Denver and Golden. All of these places offer many different shopping experiences. Boulder for example, hosts Pearl Street with many clothing shops and boutiques. Downtown Denver has 16th St Mall and in Golden you can walk down Washington Ave and find many clothing options. Of course you have your standard malls throughout the area like Colorado Mills and Flatirons Crossing, but Boulder, Golden and Downtown offer a huge variety in options outside of your standard stores.

Olde Town Arvada:

In case you are looking to do something a little more eastern Arvada, Olde Town Arvada hosts many options. Tons of restaurants, bars, a library, small shops and events throughout the season make Olde Town a great place to spend your weekend. For all of you art lovers, Olde Town Arvada hosts many weekend events throughout the year, such as the Art Drop where you can go on a scavenger hunt to find that months art piece, first one to find it gets to keep it for free, each month showcasing a new artist!