12 Volt Tavern

7514 Grandview Ave, Arvada
(303) 432-7463

Recent Reviews

mario perez

Don't come here I'd you're brown. An Arvada local.

Todd Welter

Love the 12 Volt. A great dive bar with tons of personality (s) and its safe


Just disappointed , visiting from Wyoming. This place is super very dangerous at night, there is no protection and one bartender. This business also doesn’t obey Covid protocol and could care less about the safety of the customers. Really dissatisfied with old town Arvada just because of the gun threats at the bar with my boyfriend. This bar is shameful for the area and I hope that it’s recognized by the great town of arvada. Truly dissatisfied and a gunshot threat should never happen over the vax while grabbing a drink. Just speechless for this place. If you have kids, take my word and don’t go here because it’s unsafe for the great town of Arvada. Cops were called just like every night and should be a concern to the community. I’ll never EVER return here. It ruined my Colorado experience. Great service, horrible environment. I feel literally scared here. Beware. Shame on the State of Colorado for letting this happen and the owner for letting this even transpire. I’ll never ever recommend this place. What a shame.


Honestly, it was 1am in the morning and I was being threatened to be shot. Go here during the day, the nights get scrappy. Stay away from this place if you are looking to hang. This place is really a safety problem to the great town of the of Arvada. It’s not the real Colorado you think of.

Eugene “Gingie” Bata

Cheap drinks, nice bartenders, bathroom is pretty ghetto, country music dive bar.

Micah Buck

I usually do not make posts or reviews like this but this something that must be addressed - Not only is the Owner, Marty, Violating ADA Law, Colorado Anti-Discriminatory Law against peoples with disabilities but also Registered Service Animals. I walked into 12 volt on November 9th 2021 around 10pm with a friend and stayed in a corner near the pool table with my service animal while my friend went and grabbed us a beer. At this time the Bartender required not only that my dog and I were to exit the establishment but also required me to show proof of my dog being a service animal. (which is against the law). During this discord, myself and my friend were extremely polite and did not argue but present facts as to it being against the law to discriminate against peoples with disabilities and service animals. After letting the bartender know that it is in fact against the law, she again asked for proof my dog was a service animal, although I do not have to show proof by law I did so anyways to accommodate her, after this she then served us a single beer that we had 1 sip from. Before being asked to leave again. So that we are clear on Colorado Law and Federal Law - 2016 Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 24 - Government – State, Principal Departments, Article 34 - Department of Regulatory Agencies, Part 8 - Persons With Disabilities - Civil Rights, § 24-34-803. Rights of individuals with service animals…(1) A qualified individual with a disability has the right to be accompanied by a service animal individually trained for that individual without being required to pay an extra charge for the service animal in or on the following places or during the following activities and subject to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all individuals: (a) Any place of employment, housing, or public accommodation; … (6) The mere presence of a service animal in a place of public accommodation is not grounds for any violation of a sanitary standard, rule, or regulation promulgated pursuant to section 25-4-1604, C.R.S. –Furthermore the ADA of 1990 - The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September 15, 2010, in the Federal Register. These requirements, or rules, contain updated requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards) - Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is allowed to go. - A person with a disability cannot be asked to remove his service animal from the premises unless: (1)the dog is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it or (2)the dog is not housebroken. When there is a legitimate reason to ask that a service animal be removed, staff must offer the person with the disability the opportunity to obtain goods or services without the animal’s presence. Mind you that my service animal was leased, well behaved and is trained, house broken, quiet and non-disruptive where ever I go nor am I misrepresenting. Once we returned to our seats only 12ft away and near the roll up door in our own corner to play pool, might I add. The "bar manager", blonde haired young lady about 5ft7in wearing a tan sweater, blue jeans and a beanie, approaches us and demanded that we exit the establishment. At this point in time I requested to know why, she then with expletives, told me to leave the building and that "the owner doesn't “effing” care about the Law or that you have a Service Animal and you must leave, that if the owner was here he would yell at you and force you out." I politely asked her name, in which that she did not give me, to know whom it was that I was speaking with, and to again ask why I being forced to leave the establishment. look on

Stefanie Smith

Love this place. It has been a staple of Olde Town Arvada for so long. It's nice to see some things never change!

Cec Ann Caraher-Morgan

Nice little dive bar!

Ian Brooke

Apparently you are harassed when you walk in with a valid form of id and a passport. They called the police because an id is vertical from out of state. What a joke of an establishment.

Alan Kurzawa

Fun gross dive bar

Mark Zeorlin

Great dive bar! Beer was nice and cold! Ruthie the bartender was very sweet and attentive! And it was fun playing the old time CD juke box!

Lauren Slaughter

Love playing darts and pool here! Great chill vibe in a central spot in Arvada.

Kaitlyn Ruff

Is your typical dive bar, but if that is what you like, it is great. Bartenders nice, arcade games, cool local vibe

Kerry Monique

Nice corner bar. Darts, billiards and some games. Bathrooms are decent. Drinks are good. Outdoor patio is nice when weather is permitting.

Jeffrey Weston

For over a decade this has been a great bar.

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