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Top bar recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“New Belgium has a great free, 90 mins brewery tour, that includes tastings. Spots fill up quickly so be sure to reserve tickets in advance! Afterward you can enjoy more of your favorite brews at the bar and grab a bite from the food truck outside.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Odell puts out some of the best local beer in Fort Collins, maybe even the nations. They have a great patio and usually have some food trucks on sight. ”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
“Speakeasy hidden beneath the city scape. Very unique cocktails and tapas-type food menu. Ask for the Absinthe menu only available by request :-)”
  • 61 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fort Collins classic for great (strong) margaritas and tex/fresh Mexican eats!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place for a brunch or dinner, date or solo, less than a 5 minute walk”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
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“A local favorite. It’s in Old Town and has a variety of breakfasts and lunch’s. They are known for their cinnamon rolls and cinnamon roll french toast. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“The Lyric is a unique, independent movie theater. Enjoy your movie with one of our local brews. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fabulous location in the heart of old town. Great food, good beer, classic Fort Collins. Listen to live music in old town square from their back patio pubside. Play pool or darts and hang out in the poolside. Note: there are two separate menus for the two sides of the restaurant. Pubside is burgers and pub-type food (yummy brisket and bangers and mash). Poolside is mostly pizzas (try kermit's 'zza). Delicious artichoke dip available on both sides. I love their green chile ale.”
  • 25 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
Bar
“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
Bar
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“One of our favorite places for lunch and dinner. Fresh and local ingredients with a modern farm vibe. They have delicious meals and our personal favorite is their tomato soup on a chilly day. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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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
Bar
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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
Bar
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“If you like drinks with fresh squeezed juices, then this is the pub for you! Great burgers too!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“This art space has a cafe, performing stage, and art studios with nightly bands and other events.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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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