While many dream of opening a restaurant in their home, most refrain from doing so due to their abode's dearth of seating and surplus of relatives refusing to vacate the bathtub. Enjoy the ambience of home without the obstacles with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of upscale comfort fare and drinks at the Archive Room in Olde Town Arvada.
The Archive Room, a hub for homestyle dishes and vintage décor, lives up to its name with a friendly staff known for their encyclopedic knowledge of their guests’ dining desires. Stuff maws or long-suffering DVD players with the eggs benedict ($7) or belgian waffles topped with homemade whipped cream and a choice of fruit compote, chocolate, or peanut butter ($5). Heaping entrees, such as the creamy chicken and dumplings ($11) or the veggies, beef, and brown-gravy gormandized shepherd’s pie ($12), assuage meat-seeking stomachs, and the roasted veggie pasta keeps vegetarians company ($11).
Skilled barkeepers tend the Archive Room's dram district, which is fully stocked with classic craft beers and classy cocktails perfect for fueling the establishment's nightly festivities, such as poker, karaoke, and trivia. Spend meal intermissions gazing at the 12 big-screen TVs or studying the walls, which are papered in old-timey op-eds denouncing the scourge of the grilled cheese.
The Archive Room
Planted on the corner of Grand View and Olde Wadsworth, The Archive Room—with its illuminated sign shining out from the building’s brick façade—practically beckons passersby inside. Within the eatery's comfortable confines, platefuls of home-cooked comfort fare, such as baked chicken and dumplings, and classic Irish pub favorites, such as bangers and mash, populate tables in an atmosphere that tips its hat to yesteryear with its collection of old Life magazine covers. Amidst the flicker of a dozen big-screen TVs and a homey fireplace, barkeeps pour drafts of Batch 19 and Guinness, overfill chalices with whites and reds, and concoct cocktails from a slew of top-shelf liquors. The pub also entices crowds and animate lampposts to wander in from the outdoor patio with rousing weekly events such as poker night, live Irish music, trivia contests, and weekend brunch.
5601 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, Colorado 80002Get Directions