Kelvin Arms opened its doors in December of 2000 and has been a fixture in the Rice Village ever since. It provides a casual and relaxed atmosphere for villagers and travelers from all over the world. With more than 20 beers on tap and over forty malt scotches, Kelvin Arms has libation to fit all concievable thirsts. Kelvin Arms takes its name from the Scottish mathematician and physicist Lord William Thompson Kelvin, who contributed to many branches of the sciences.
Occupying a former bank building near Rice University, Kelvin Arms serves up 20 beers on tap, plus more than 40 types of malt scotches and pub grub. The traditional pub setting features a shrine to famous Scotsman Sean Connery, a copy of the Scottish declaration of independence and a Scottish flag that was flown into space on the space shuttle. The old bank vault is a private party room, available by reservation.