American cuisine with southern influence and locally grown ingredients


We love a good story.  The best ones are always shared ‘word of mouth’ and become fables. The Mainline is rich in lore and legend, with a little (or a lot) of embellishment.

Two truths inspired the Mainline fable: metal columns and pipes and the first female voter in the Poudre Valley, Alice Edwards. In 1897, Alice used her first vote as a red-blooded female American voter to outlaw all alcoholic beverages in the city of Fort Collins. This law stood longer than any other ‘temperance law’ in the state of Colorado, until 1968.  Our Temperance Lounge is devoted entirely to this remarkable woman and Colorado’s longest-standing dry city, Fort Collins. It is ironic in a place known as the Napa Valley of craft beer.

We are so pleased to have you join us at the Mainline. Ask us about the other legends and lore of the building. We’re rich with stories of the past and fables for the future.

And be sure to stop in for our Happy Hour Thursday through Sunday, 3-6pm and 9-11pm!

The Mainline Staff & Family


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