Buffalo Rose Restaurant & Event Venue – Commercial Remodel

ArcWest Architects was retained to provide Architecture / Design services for a complete renovation of the popular Buffalo Rose in downtown Golden, CO.

The Buffalo Rose is a 19,000 sf music venue, event space, bar, restaurant, and social space at 12th and Washington in Golden, Colorado. The existing structure was built in 1859 and the site has housed numerous functions and occupants throughout its long history. During the territorial era, it functioned as a saloon, hotel, and mercantile. Since then it has functioned as an automotive repair shop, labor hall, municipal pool, department store, barber shop, and continued use as a saloon. The Buffalo Rose is currently the oldest bar in Colorado.

ArcWest has been involved in the revitalization of this property as Architect and Designer since 2014, with ground-breaking of a complete remodel in November 2017. Completion is anticipated for Fall 2018.

The new design seeks to incorporate the site’s rich and varied history, and is consistent with historical structures and the downtown Golden aesthetic.

The Music/Event Venue portion of the site will continue to operate as such and will be renovated in a way that restores the masonry façade, featuring a design reminiscent of the era when it functioned as a municipal pool. The current Saloon façade will be restored to a design reminiscent of its earlier days as the International Bowling Saloon, and will continue its legacy as both a restaurant/bar and general social establishment. The corner structure was designed with a likeness to the original wood-framed mercantile building, and will serve as the main entry and connector for the remainder of the restaurant/bar entity. Finally a new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen will occupy a new structure, conveniently situated to provide service to each of the Buffalo Rose functions.

Read the press release from Buffalo Rose HERE

Project Details

  • Date  -  2014-2018
  • Location  -  Golden, CO
  • Square Footage  -  19,000 ft2