The Arvada Tavern in 1933

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Est. 1933


The Arvada Tavern

The legacy of the Arvada Tavern starts with the end of prohibition. Even before the 18th amendment of 1920, Arvada 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 the owner of the Arvada Tavern, Adrian Kline allowing the legal sale of alcohol to the public in the town limits of Arvada for the first time in history . For the people of Arvada, this was a day of liberation.