Treat your palette and visit Old Town’s celebrated local eateries! Enjoy fine dining or fast-casual fare, unwind and people watch on one of the dozens of inviting patios downtown. Check out our online directory below for a list of Fort Collins’ finest dining and dessert establishments that have outdoor dining options.
Established in the historic and charming Armstrong Hotel in the Old Town neighborhood of Fort Collins, Ace Café...
Established in the historic and charming Armstrong Hotel in the Old Town neighborhood of Fort Collins, Ace Café welcomes you in to enjoy a nosh with an old friend and a craft cocktail. Combining the elegance of an old-world café with the casual nature of a neighborhood bistro, Ace Café is equal parts lobby, bar & café. We are offering patio service to enjoy your cocktails al fresco, surrounded by Colorado’s warm summer nights and Fort Collins’ bustling Old Town! Thoughtful service, light & local provisions invite every guest to sit back and relax evoking a sense of story, place and delight.
Austin’s American Grill is Fort Collins’ favorite hip, comfortable place to meet and eat. Whether watching the world go by on the patio Downtown, or getting away from it all in the bar at Austin’s South – we’re proud to be one of Northern Colorado’s favorite destinations.
Enjoy savory meats cooked over an open flame, cocktails made with fresh squeezed juice and desserts made from scratch. Austin’s is always a welcome slice of home.
Bean Cycle was founded in 2004 by three siblings, Chas, Lesley, and Penelope. After graduating from CSU it was difficult to leave our beloved Fort Collins, so we stayed and built something we believed strongly in; an ecological, social, and economical responsible business based on developing our craft for coffee. We get excited about the complexities of our craft and creating coffee experiences for our community.
Started over forty years ago in the beloved Idaho Springs, Colorado location, we had a simple mission: Make hearty, delicious pies with freshest ingredients available, all while connecting with the community and giving back.
You can feel good about coming to Beau Jo’s whether you’re a long time local, or just passing through.
Come see our locally owned Scoop Shop in the heart of Old Town Square, downtown Fort Collins! Our smiling staff is ready to scoop Fair Trade, Super Premium ice cream for you, your friends and your family. Enjoy the splash pad, concerts, sculptures, patios, historic buildings, or just plain people watching! Let us give you a five minute vacation today.
*EXTENDED PATIO ONLY* Bistro Nautile is a French-Influenced bistro owned and operated locally by three Fort Collins restaurateurs who care about food and the people that eat it. Our focus is on truly farm-fresh ingredients. Chef-owner Ryan Damasky partners with a variety of local vendors to provide the freshest seafood possible, Colorado Certified Angus Beef, Colorado poultry and local eggs, greens and vegetables, meticulously prepared and presented in a comfortable atmosphere by servers who are competent, friendly and just a little weird.
Blue Agave Grill is a full service restaurant serving a contemporary southwestern cuisine with a full service bar. Our outdoor seating accompanied by fire pits surrounds the historic art museum. We are a scratch kitchen with many gluten free options, catering to various dietary needs. We have a large margarita selection as well as house infused tequilas, and homemade sangria.
Opened in 2009 in scenic Old Town Fort Collins, Bondi Beach Bar and Grill is here to bring you a little of the Aussie spirit of relaxation and good times! Whether looking for a little food during lunch, happy hour, and dinner or some dancing after the sun goes down, Bondi Beach Bar and Grill is the restaurant you’ve been looking for! We are proud to offer the best of Fort Collins’ microbrews, including New Belgium, O’Dells, and Equinox brewing. We invite you to come check out our eclectic wine list that pairs with entrees and appetizers alike.
When we say tenders, we mean it. They’re boneless, skinless, all white meat, and as tender as their name suggests. Oh… and they’re also antibiotic-free, vegetarian-fed, raised on cage-free family farms, and hand-breaded in house. Make Comet Chicken your go-to place in Fort Collins. Regulars are welcome, and new friends are encouraged. But no judging when we remember your name and your order. Come, eat, relax. Do it all over tomorrow.
CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewery has been quenching the thirst of craft beer connoisseurs and feeding the hunger of “foodies” in Northern Colorado since 1989. Over the years, we have become a staple in Old Town Fort Collins’ dinning and a pioneer in the city’s world-famous craft brew culture.
Our Pub, located at 5 Old Town Square, offers a diverse menu of American food and a unique dining atmosphere in historic buildings that’s a perennial favorite among locals and visitors. Out late, looking for lighter fare or a good time with billiards, shuffleboard and other games? Poolside, located at 7 Old Town Square, is there for you. Both locations offer our Old Town brewery’s signature craft beers and menus that cater to traditional dinning and pub-fare tastes.
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Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is a culmination of “Founder and Brettanomyces Guru” Chad Yakobson’s open source master’s research program, The Brettanomyces Project. Our progressive brewery specializes in blending science and art to create and distribute unique barrel aged beers. Just as a singular piece of wood (or “stave”) makes a barrel, Crooked Stave spurs collaboration and innovation by encouraging the sharing of ideas in an open community. Founded in 2010, we have recently expanded to add a taproom in Fort Collins. We are excited to be home and share our passion for extraordinary beers.
DAE GEE® (which means pig in Korean) is a Korean BBQ restaurant progressively blending Korean food tradition with American culture. We combine the freshest ingredients, endless flavor, and a fun atmosphere to give you the exceptional dining experience you deserve.
As the community outreach of timberline old town in Fort Collins, CO, Everyday Joe’s Coffee House seeks to benefit and serve the neighborhood where we find ourselves. Making the best cup of coffee we can for anyone who comes through the doors is where we start. We proudly brew beans roasted by color coffee roasters and oddly correct coffee. We host concerts, community events, & art installations because we believe in good creativity, good causes, and good work. Everyday joe’s is powered by 30+ volunteers who love you to bits. We are a community space, gathering place, event venue, art gallery, and sanctuary with coffee in our blood and service in our hearts.
Our building once housed the Northern Colorado Feeders Supply, a brick and mortar symbol of Fort Collins’ Ag roots; it’s friendliness, ingenuity and belief in a better future that’s inspired farmers, ranchers and townspeople for generations.
This old place, built in 1905, continually reminds us where our food comes from and the community that supported this natural cycle. It was a gathering place where everyone was family. As we completed restoration and construction, this legacy continued to be our inspiration.
Serving up the freshest, most sustainable seafood alongside the highest quality, farm-fresh local produce, Jax has quickly become an Old Town favorite. Jax Happy Hour never disappoints, with the ever-lively Oyster Bar and a selection of locally brewed craft beers & handcrafted cocktails. With so much fresh fish, they ought to change the city’s name to “Port” Collins!
Jay’s Bistro is a locally owned business that began in 1980. Now under the ownership of two long-term employees, Colin Randall and Rhys Edmunds, Jay’s is the place to celebrate the glory days, and blaze a trail to new ones. Join us in Old Town for tapas and cocktails, a robust wine list, and our delicious menu – featuring old classics and contemporary favorites.
Kilwins is a place where people celebrate, vacation and share the experience of life, family and gifting in a very special nostalgic Americana setting. We are proud of our “family” heritage of providing our customers with high quality products and a warm friendly customer experience.
We make authentic Piadina sandwiches as if you were in Italy!
We sell Piadina for all types of food lovers (vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters). Our toppings include prosciutto (aged ham), sorpassata (pork-like salami), regular ham, grilled zucchini, grilled eggplant mixed with parsley and garlic, arugula and basil (from Menyus’ garden), tomatoes, and mozzarella.
Locust Cider is a hard cider taproom located just off College Avenue on Walnut Street in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins. We offer 16 taps (all Locust Cider) made up of flavors that include core favorites (Original Dry, Dark Cherry, Honey Pear, Vanilla Bean), popular returning seasonals (Peach Ginger, Watermelon) and limited small batch specials (single varietal heirloom blends, fun flavor combinations like Blackberry Sage and Winter Warmer). In addition to cider, we offer an inventive food menu created exclusively for us by our neighbors The Welsh Rabbit that complements our cider flavors. The menu includes small shareables such as a variety of cheese plates, salads incorporating our cider (smoked squash salad with Dark Cherry dressing) as well as hot plates like venison street tacos and roasted potatoes with raclette, all to be enjoyed inside our taproom or on our large outdoor patio.
We like to think of Lucky Joe’s as a friendly Irish Pub in an Old Western Saloon. Relax and be our guests for a fun and casual dining experience. Starting with the finest, fresh ingredients that we can find, we home-cook them with pride and care for a wonderful lunch, dinner or snack. We feature an extensive list of beers from very near and very far, a thoughtful wine selection and cocktails for kids of all ages. Combined with our Old Town atmosphere and Old-Fashioned hospitality, you can’t help but have a Good Ole Time at Lucky Joe’s.
Magic Rat Live music offers swinging sounds on tap weekly, from big-name artists, to local late-night jam sessions. Magic Rat is an experience, everything about the live music venue is an unexpected turn of expression. Magic Rat is refined but a bit off beat and uniquely comfortable to all audiences from the sequined Saturday night date to the progressively dressed offbeat student, the charming quality of the of Magic Rat Live Music is that the audience commingles in its mutual respect for the music. Magic Rat is located in Old Firehouse Alley adjacent to the Elizabeth Hotel in Old Town Fort Collins.
A few hundred feet from the wild and scenic Cache la Poudre river, our newly renovated distillery awaits you! The Mobb Mountain Distillery isn’t just a place where we serve our spirits. It’s a place to meet new friends, to feel comfortable and share stories. Our values of community, adventure, sustainability, and quality guide our lives and our business. We put thought and care into every bottle we fill and each cocktail we craft.
Located in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins , Mugs Downtown was opened in 2003 in the Historic Armstrong Hotel. This location features a state of the art LaMarzzoco Espresso Machine, a Bar with local beer, spirits & wine and a full kitchen with delicious breakfast, Lunch and Happy Hour options. Mugs Downtown is open 365 days a year, welcoming all in our community everyday. We pride ourselves in stellar customer service and providing local, fair trade and organic products.
New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and other Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the fourth largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces 14 year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA , Fat Tire Belgian White, Bohemian Pilsner, 1554 Enlightened Dark Ale, Abbey Belgian Style Ale, Trippel, Honey Orange Tripel, Sour Saison, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Citradelic Tangerine IPA and a gluten-reduced beer, Glutiny Pale Ale, as well as a host of seasonal and wood-aged releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship.
Next Door American Eatery is a comfortable place with an urban feel, bringing a lively downtown vibe wherever we are. Where you can stop by the bar for a beer, grab a quick bite, meet with family or friends, and feel welcomed by caring, fun people.
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Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Twenty-three years later, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. In 2010 the brewery completed their fourth expansion, adding a wood-aging cellar, a 750 ml bottling line, and a 76 kilowatt photovoltaic system capable of providing 25% of the brewery’s peak energy demand. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which they distribute by sourcing local raw materials, and through their charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. The brewery’s tap room is open Monday through Saturday and offers limited release pilot brews, live music on Wednesdays, and daily tours.
Old Town Churn Ice Cream is another family member of the Little Man Ice Cream Company, known for its inventive, nostalgic ice cream parlors. Inspired by an antique wooden ice cream churn bucket, the shop resides in a larger than life 26-foot- tall ice cream churn.
Old Town Putt brings together a classic past time with a variety of local brews, cider, wine, and alcohol and non alcohol slushies! Featuring an indoor 9-hole putt-putt golf course, Old Town Putt is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with the family or an evening with friends. Stop by, grab a club, and a drink, and get ready to play like a kid again.
Join us on the weekends for drinks and bites on our magical Linden Street patio with fire bowl tables, patio heaters, and a canopy. Feel free to bring your own blanket and enjoy a cozy Hot Toddy or Mulled Wine! Prefer your drinks and bites to go? No problem! We are happy to do that too. We also offer Pour Brothers gift cards, t-shirts, hoodies, and more merchandize is on the way! We can’t wait to see you and serve you in all our exciting new spaces!
German style Microbrewery and beer-exclusive tap room. Core drafts include traditional Pils, Weissbier and Dunkel along with other mainstay styles. Seasonal and small batch brews offered throughout the year. Any outside food/catering is allowed. Our taproom is dog friendly inside and on our patio.
At RARE Italian, we celebrate beautiful cuisine as it is enjoyed in Italy in an environment that is cultured yet welcoming and which engenders feelings of love, generosity, and discovery between our staff and guests.
We are a locally owned and operated restaurant featuring modern American cuisine, specialty cocktails, and menu items for all tastes and dietary limitations. In another lifetime our building used to be a laundromat for students at nearby Colorado State University. In 2012, this space was transformed, and an incredible menu presented by chef Amelia Mouton and her business partners. The baton was passed in May 2018 to two passionate local restauranteurs, Matt Stanley and Debra Ryan. Our new leaders aspire to maintain the legacy established by the original 415 owners, while striving to improve upon your dining experience by continuing to provide excellent service and expanding our creative food and drink options for our clientele. We look forward to what the future brings and hope to see you around our table soon.
The “Start of it All” — Fort Collins is the original Rio. Located in the heart of Old Town, The Rio has become a popular destination for locals, students, and tourists to enjoy fresh Tex Mex and legendary margaritas.
Rodizio Grill is an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse, the original in the United States. It was founded by Ivan Utrera, who brought family recipes from Brazil and began this award winning concept.
Rodizio Grill offers over a dozen rotisserie grilled meats, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Authentic Brazilian appetizers, salads, homemade desserts and our very own made-to-order Rodizio Limeades make this an unforgettable dining experience!
A Fort Collins tradition since 1933, the Silver Grill Café in Old Town remains today a popular destination for home-style meals and the colossal cinnamon rolls owner John Arnolfo added to the menu in 1986 (10,000 baked each month!). Original brick walls and time-loved hardwood floors set the scene for diners to enjoy classic comfort cooking and seasonal chef-created specialties.
Once just a 40-seat diner, the popular Silver Grill Café has expanded four times to become the iconic Old Town landmark it is today. An all-season dining patio gives visitors an outdoor vantage point to further enjoy downtown’s nostalgic ambiance and architecture.
Snooze invites you to a breakfast experience. Picture breakfast and lunch crafted from scratch recipes focusing on the highest level ingredients; a setting filled with energy and pouring over in creativity; service radiating fun and knowledge throughout. Our goal is to bring you the best breakfast and lunch experience around.
Steak-Out Saloon has been serving great food and drinks since 1999. We offer 22 different beers on tap, the best steak sandwich in town, burgers, and sandwiches as well as pool tables, air hockey, and shuffleboard. Enjoy two different levels or our front patio.
Stuft is locally owned and operated. We are not a franchise. We take pride in our Custom Burgers, Specially Chosen Craft Beers, and Hand-Spun Milkshakes.
Build Your Own Burger form the ground up. Choose from toppings such as caramelized onions, fire green chili peppers, and fried eggs. You can even have your burger on a Warm Glazed Doughnut instead of a bun!
We feature local beers such as New Belgium Seasonals, and Odell’s favorites.
The bartender Hand-Spins every milkshake and adds cool mix-ins such as Nutella and Graham Crackers.
Sunset Lounge features all-weather and open-air lounge areas atop The Elizabeth Hotel. Sunset Lounge is open to the public and is able to accommodate groups and events.
Sunset Lounge features an exquisite outdoor space with unrivaled sunset views and front range mountain views. Our beverage program pours a list of craft cocktails, plus wines by the glass and by the bottle.
Imbibe in style and relax in a sophisticated atmosphere. Our rooftop deck is truly the perfect place to unwind while savoring the finest of drinks and views in the Old Town neighborhood.
Creating an environment for beer lovers, brewers, explorers, and the occasional imbiber to create and support community both within and outside of our doors. Enjoy 74 rotating taps of the world’s best ales, lagers, ciders, and wines in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado. Tap and Handle offers three environments for you to enjoy the best in craft beer: The front bar with a buzzing beer bar atmosphere, the best patio in Old Town, and a quiet upstairs seating area perfect for private events (contact us if you’d like to rent it). The taproom does have a parking lot for your designated driver.
Tasty Harmony is committed to provide our community with healthy organic plant based cuisine in a creative and tasty way! Everything we make is from scratch and we will always strive to bring you the best quality ingredients!
Take a break from the average. Visit the new destination for coffee and more in Old Fort Collins. Coffee is our specialty! Socially conscious coffee? You’ll find it here. You’ll have a café that proudly serves Richesse coffee and espresso. Hot, iced, or blended coffees are all available! Mouthwatering and fresh-baked foods. You’ll love our fresh-baked pastries and desserts. You’ll also appreciate the fact that we are open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch.
A cozy atmosphere and friendly servers: Outdoor seating is available. Visit us at 147 West Oak Street in Fort Collins or call 970-484-7375 to place your delivery order.
In our effort to bring Fort Collins and the patrons of The Crown Public House the very best in food and spirits, we proudly offer only the freshest ingredients and hand-crafted foods we prepare daily. We offer daily lunch and dinner specials, over 30 single malt Scotch’s, 16 drafts and over 20 bottled beers as well as small batch bourbon.
From fresh fish to wild mushrooms, The Emporium’s Kitchen restaurant showcases locally-sourced, quality menu items that will take your dining experience to the next level. With signature menu items such as Bangs Island Mussels and Fries, Skuna Bay Salmon en Papillote, or Elk Wellington, The Emporium Kitchen is a dining experience that one should not miss.
Located on Walnut Street in Old Town, Fort Collins, The Emporium welcomes you to be swept away by it’s eclectic and effortless vibe. The Emporium Fort Collins is Attached to The Elizabeth Hotel.
The Little Bird is a neighborhood bakery and coffee shop located in Old Town Square. We bake everything in house, from scratch, each morning.
Our beverages are carefully crafted and our pastries change daily based on the season and the whim of the pastry chefs. We also offer breakfast and lunch items including baked oatmeal, house-made granola, quiche, and soup served with our artisan bread.
The Regional serves hometown American food from the farm, from the ranch, and from the docks.
We work with Colorado suppliers to cook the homegrown comfort food that we all know and love. For some, that may be creamy shrimp and grits or oysters – for others, it’s crispy fried chicken and curly fries. Either way, no matter which corner of this country you’re from, we know you’ll find a familiar favorite in our kitchen.
Old Elk Distillery is a premium craft distillery that develops and crafts exceptional spirits that deliver on taste and experience including Old Elk Bourbon, Nooku Bourbon Cream, and Dry Town Gin.
Old Elk Distillery’s tasting room, The Reserve, is a special place to try our products (including whiskies only available at The Reserve), unique cocktails and tasty bites.
The Still Whiskey Steaks takes a unique twist on a traditional American classic. Our locally-made whiskey marinade creates a tasty char on our steaks without an overpowering whiskey taste. Our well-rounded menu also features fresh salads, salmon, roasted chicken, and creative special desserts that will make you want to leave room for more.
We hand cut all of our Gold Canyon Natural Reserve steaks by hand. We serve Certified Gourmet Angus Beef (no antibiotics, steroids or animal byproducts fed to our cattle).
We also offer a cozy bar and dining room area with a quality selection of Colorado whiskeys, locally crafted beers and more. Come check us out.
Founded in April 2012 in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado, The Waffle Lab specializes in gourmet Belgian-style Liège waffles. Using our signature “classic” waffle as the base, we create amazing sweet and savory waffle combinations. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert, the hardest part of The Waffle Lab experience is choosing from our mouth-watering menu.
Tom Kha Thai Restaurant offers delicious tasting Thai & Asian cuisine in Fort Collins, CO. Tom Kha Thai’s convenient location and affordable prices make our restaurant a natural choice for dine-in or take-out meals in the Fort Collins community. Our restaurant is known for its variety in taste and high quality fresh ingredients. Come and experience our friendly atmosphere and excellent service.
Since 1996, Trail Head Tavern has been a Fort Collins institution. We have 14 beers on tap, including local craft beer favorites and $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon drafts all day, every day. Trail Head offers a full lunch and dinner menu with daily specials.
Happy Hour runs from Noon - 7:00 pm everyday, and we offer multiple nightly beer specials throughout the week as well.
Come on down and check out the local's favorite Old Town bar!!
Inspired by an all American diner, our recipes feature what we all love about comfort food, it’s simplicity. Union’s menu is approachable and crave-able any time of the day with Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner items served all day long. Whether it be a quick bite with a colleague or an entire afternoon with friends, Union offers a fun option for crave-able foods. Find your next “favorite” today!
Our bar program focuses on fun and bubbly drinks; we create serious drinks in a very playful way. We put our own creative twist on timeless recipes such as egg creams, phosphate sodas and even milkshakes. Like any great bar, Union is capable of making any proper cocktail, as well as creating something specifically for the needs of our guests. We focus on local products when it comes to both spirits, as well as, our beer selection. Union has an extraordinary selection of sparkling wines to support any celebration.
Uno Mas Taqueria y Cantina is one of those cool little hole-in-the-wall gems that once discovered, you don’t want to tell your friends about in case it gets too busy. We opened in 2013, bringing elevated street tacos to South Pearl, along with specialty tequillas and drinks, traditional tortas, appetizers, and classic Mexican desserts. Delicious upgrades to classical Mexican fare. Absolutely fresh locally sourced food, an incredibly extensive tequila menu, and all meats smoked in-house.
We are a locally owned, family run, homemade premium ice cream shoppe based in Downtown Fort Collins. We have an all natural ice cream base using no additives or preservatives and no eggs. We offer cups, cones (all types including gluten free), Malts, Shakes, Saturdaes, banana splits and pints.
Wolverine Farm Publishing is a 501(c)3 non-profit literary and arts organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado. We publish books and newspapers, operate a Letterpress & Publick House, and host or coordinate community events and projects related to our mission. Stop in and enjoy a local beverage or snack, shop our local makers retail space, or attend one of our many events. We also offer space rental for meetings and parties, work with local nonprofits, and do collaborative letterpress work. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.