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Top bar recommendations from locals

Mexican Restaurant
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“Fort Collins classic for great (strong) margaritas and tex/fresh Mexican eats!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“The Lyric is a unique, independent movie theater. Enjoy your movie with one of our local brews. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Local gastropub that boasts the biggest and best beer list in town. Excellent food menu as well (get the truffle fries!).”
  • 24 locals recommend
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“Relaxing atmosphere although it can get a little loud later into the night. Live jazz ensemble at 8 PM most evenings -located inside the historic Armstrong Hotel lower basement level.”
  • 20 locals recommend
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“This is probably one of the most iconic restaurant/bar/music venues in Fort Collins. Feel your hippie vibe while you eat with large indoor murals and macramé, then jam away with live bluegrass, country, jazz, rock, acoustic guitarists/singers, or even opera. They have a ton of music and event happenings on either their indoor or outdoor stage and their menu offers vegetarian and gluten-free options!”
  • 17 locals recommend
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“I love this spot because they have fresh, local ingredients with gluten-free, vegan/vegetarian options. The staff is great and there's something for everyone and it has a swanky vibe without breaking the bank.”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“I recommend this place a lot and it never fails to satisfy. Cozy ambience inside, and outside patio, too...right on the corner of the most happening area of town. Great food and drinks.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great for some funky beers and bites to eat! Located in mid-town and next to the very popular joint, Music City Hot Chicken.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“pretty good atmosphere--happy hour snacks are nothing to write home about but upstairs outside space is great.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“We took my in-laws here when they were visiting from the East coast. Great spot for traditional diners, the food was very good. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Delicious sandwiches, intimate bar, quick bite for lunch! Locally owned and conveniently located across from campus!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Rafting
“Excellent rafting company, plus they have a pub for hanging out after your adventure. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Fish is both a fresh fish market and restaurant in Old Town Fort Collins, specializing in wild-caught seafood flown in five to six days a week. With daily happy hour, competitive market prices and one of the best chefs in Fort Collins, Fish is the one stop place to fulfill all your seafood cravings!”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Great little honky tonk! Fun patio and live music! Just a few miles up the road”
  • 10 locals recommend
Night Club
“My favorite place to see live music. They have everything from open mic, to electronica Tuesdays, to comedy and everything in between. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“This Mediterranean restaurant is awesome! We love the falafel sandwich and chicken shwarma! Also check out there spiked smoothies!”
  • 5 locals recommend