Concept Restaurant Group has renovated and reconcepted what was previously Woody’s Tavern Ignite Ale House + Kitchen in Arvada, and reopens in its new form Monday.
In the new Arvada Ale House + Kitchen at 7995 Sheridan Blvd. (www.facebook.com/ignitealehouse?fref=ts), a 23-foot-long, bright orange rowing shell hangs on the wall. It belongs to owner and Denver restaurant veteran (Rock Bottom, Old Chicago, Chop House, Rialto Cafe) Frank Day who has had it since the early ’80s.
The boat is fiberglass, lightweight, 11 inches wide and 23 feet long and has two 9-foot oars. Day, who rowed in college, rowed the shell for exercise for many years on Baseline Lake in Boulder.
The boat was made in France, and Day says, “It’s the only imported thing in the new Ignite Ale House + Kitchen,” which will serve global styles of beer all crafted in Colorado. It arrived broken in half and so Day wasn’t charged for it and set about repairing the fiberglass himself. He added a racing stripe to the hull to cover up the damage, and if you look closely you can still see the patch job.
Like the Ignite in Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood, Ignite in Arvada will have great burgers and wood-fired pizzas on the menu, but because of its location, there will be a greater focus on serving kids and families.
The restyled bar area has been opened up and hosts two long community tabes each seating eight to 10 people. They added a lot of comfy booth seating and connected the inside to the outside with two large garage doors leading out to the patio where new games like corn hole, darts and life-size Jenga will be available.
For more information, go to www.ignitealehouse.com.