Take Me To School @School House Kitchen & Libations in Olde Town Arvada

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Ray Williams (NMLS #216267).

Not a usual phrase many of us said when we were kids (or even adults).  But after you have experienced this awesome new Olde Town Arvada restaurant you will quickly be saying “Take Me To School”, School House Kitchen & Libations that is.

I really don’t know where to begin.  The owner is an Arvada native, also the owner of Scrumptious Ice Cream, he has reclaimed this Olde Town Arvada building which was once an former school house established in 1882.  I would have to say this is one of the most unique restaurant concepts I’ve seen in a while. He didn’t spare any details, from the ambiance and décor to the menu and bar. This establishment gives new meaning to the Renew, Reuse, Recycle. The restaurant is covered with reclaimed school furnishings such as wood bleachers on the walls, old wood basketball floors as dining tables, school globes for lighting chandeliers and the booths are school bus seats. There is much more included with the school house theme such as old library catalogs & lockers.  I can’t give you all the details, you will need to see for yourself.  Note: Don’t forget to venture upstairs to the “teacher’s lounge”.

They have also cleverly incorporated the school house theme into their American classic cuisine, such as

Floor to Ceiling Bar
Floor to Ceiling Bar


a create-your-own “Varsity” Flatbread, “Collegiate” burgers and “School Bus” mac-n-cheese, with over 50 toppings to add, your choices can be limitless.  They also offer pork ribs, chicken & waffle sandwich, steak & taters and a delicious half roasted chicken stuffed with prosciutto, sage and parmesan (chef’s choice).

To add to the options, they offer over 400 whiskey’s, 25 beers on tap and 25 bottled and canned beers. The bar tables include the elements from chemistry class and when put together make up the complete periodic table.

Bar Chandeliers

Bar Chandeliers

No details where spared in the place and they have the food to match the ambiance.  Whether you are looking for a great date night spot or a place to gather with a group of friends and/or family, this place won’t disappoint!



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