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Dining & Nightlife in Fort Collins

Dining & Nightlife

Eat, drink and be merry. In Fort Collins your options are open - in the mood for sushi? Steak? A cinnamon roll the size of a softball?? All that, and more, waits in local restaurants and when the occasion calls for a friendly libation and live music, Fort Collins? watering holes are more than up for the challenge. And the beer in Fort Collins is world class!

Downtown offers a wide range of options, from pizza to a quick healthy lunch, fine dining to Internet cafes. From the intersection of College and Mountain Avenues, the heart of Fort Collins, you can walk three blocks in any direction and find something to satisfy your appetite and your wallet. If you're staying in a hotel on the Harmony corridor, your options for dining are just as vast. Looking for a hearty meal after a day on the trails? Local and well-known flavors abound from steaks to seafood, from margaritas to mojitos, you are sure to find it all.

Cuisines from around the world are represented in restaurants throughout the city, so grab a fork (or chopsticks) and begin exploring Fort Collins' food and fun!

Check out our Happy Hour list for specials and deals happening at restaurants and bars all around town!

Austin's American Grill
2815 East Harmony Road
(970) 267-6532

Prime rib, rotisserie chicken, baby back ribs, Northwest grilled salmon, garlic mashed potatoes. Terrific outdoor dining. Great happy hour Mon-Fri 3-6 pm.

Austin's American Grill
100 West Mountain Avenue
(970) 224-9691

Prime rib, applewood smoked rotisserie chicken, baby back ribs, Northwest grilled salmon, garlic mashed potatoes. Terrific outdoor dining. Great happy hour Mon-Fri 2-6 pm.

Beau Jo's Pizza
205 N. College Ave
(970) 498-8798
(970) 498-8898

Over 30 years of award-winning Colorado Style Pizza. Travelocity swards Beau Jo's one of the Top Insider Spots in the U.S. Gluten-free pizza available. Visit our website!

Big Al's Burgers & Dogs
140 West Mountain Ave
(970) 232-9815

At Big Al's we like to “keep it in Colorado” from the locally raised hormone free staff to the recycled and repurposed décor. Since Big Al is a one of a kind, hands on guy we thought our food should be too….from our homemade veggie burgers to our hand-cut fries. Come experience it for yourself!

Bisetti's Ristorante
120 S. College Avenue
(970) 493-0086

Family owned in downtown since 1979. Voted "Best Italian Food" in Fort Collins every year. Homemade pasta and family recipes served in a warm, inviting Tuscan atmosphere. Banquet dining and small private rooms available. Daily happy hour in our cozy bar.

BJ's Restaurants, Inc.
2670 E. Harmony Rd
(970) 282-3725
(970) 232-3700

Food and Fun are right around the corner! Our menu features BJ’s own delicious, innovative spin on your favorite foods, including deep dish pizzas, salads, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, baby back ribs and so much more. And of course, everything tastes better with BJ’s own handcrafted beer.

Blue Skies Winery
251 Jefferson Street
(970) 407-9463

A local, custom winery in Old Town Fort Collins. Handcrafted wines are made on site. Wine tastings are daily, no reservations required. Enjoy a glass, take home a bottle.

Cafe Bluebird
524 W. Laurel St
(970) 484-7755

Cafe Bluebird is a local favorite for breakfast and lunch. Our made-from-scratch menu includes classic cafe fare as well as inspired, unique daily specials. Featuring cage-free eggs, organic salads, homemade breads and local custom blended coffees. Come relax on our patio or in a cozy booth and let us take care of you!

Cafe Vino
1200 South College Avenue

Explore your discerning tastes in a casual setting. The ingredients are the finest available,local, and organic. Open from 7am to midnight everyday offering breakfast,brunch,lunch, tapas and dinner. Contact us:

CB & Potts Restaurant & Brewery
1415 W. Elizabeth Street
(970) 484-1846
(970) 221-1139

C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery has been a Colorado front range tradition since 1974. Featuring quality food, award winning beverages and medal winning craft brewed ales and lagers in a casual family friendly atmosphere.

Compass Cider House
216 N College
(970) 372-1350

Makers of Premium European and American Style Hard Ciders and Perry. Tasting Lounge that includes outdoor patio. Small plate food pairing menu. Live music weekly. Tours of the Cidery available. Tasting Lounge available for Private Parties and Events.

Egg & I Restaurant- College
2809 South College Ave
(970) 223-5271

Mon- Fri: 6am-2pm, Sat-Sun: 7am-2:30pm. Voted "Best Breakfast in Town!" ... with great lunches too. Creative egg dishes, pancakes, omelets, frittatas, Mexican creations, homemade soup, salads, and specialty sandwiches. WIFI available

Egg and I Restaurant- Oakridge Drive
1112 Oakridge Dr. #101
(970) 223-8022

Mon- Fri: 6am-2pm, Sat-Sun: 7am-2:30pm. Voted "Best Breakfast in Town!" ... with great lunches too. Creative egg dishes, pancakes, omelets, frittatas, Mexican creations, homemade soup, salads, and specialty sandwiches. WIFI available

126 W. Mountain Ave.
(970) 484-8466

Featuring food made fresh daily from scratch, Neopolitan-style pizza, homemade pasta and sauces, veal, osso buco, Outstanding wine list and $5 Happy Hour.

Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que
2880 E. Harmony Rd.
(970) 282-8227

Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que -- Award-winning hickory-smoked ribs and barbequed meats, smokin' sandwiches, mouth-waterin' burgers and garden fresh salads! Lunch or dinner, dine-in TO GO or catering.

Feisty Spirits Distillery
1708 E. Lincoln, Suite 1
(970) 444-2386

Feisty is Fort Collins' first and finest craft distillery and the original Still Rebels TM. We focus on non-traditional whiskeys and spirits created by artisans with a passion for hand-crafted small-batch distilling. We use natural and organic ingredients, and source locally whenever possible, to create inspired spirits worth drinking. At Feisty Spirits we enjoy showcasing the complexities of alternative grains and different flavor profiles, going outside the boundaries of tradition to create fresh, unique tasting whiskeys.

150 W. Oak
(970) 224-1188

A Colorado Casual fish market and restaurant offering jet-fresh seafood from across the globe. Hours (generally) M-S 11am-9pm, Sun 4pm-8pm.

Island Grill
2601 S. Lemay Avenue
(970) 266-2712
(970) 266-0124

Come relax at the island and try one of our frozen tropical drinks while enjoying a freshly made treat from our kitchen. We offer happy hour every day from 3-7 and have live music on the weekend nights. Looking for breakfast? We offer a wonderful breakfast on Sunday mornings from 10-1. Join us in either location, Fort Collins or Loveland.

Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar
123 N. College Ave
(970) 682-2275

Named “Best Restaurant in 2011”, Jax has taken Fort Collins by storm. Taking their cue from the long standing Jax tradition of serving the freshest, sustainable seafood and the highest quality locally sourced ingredients Jax has quickly become an Old Town favorite. Happy Hour features oysters on the half shell and a selection of local craft beers & handcrafted cocktails.

Jay's Bistro
135 W. Oak St.
(970) 482-1897
(970) 482-1876

Locally owned and operated. Socially inspired cuisine. Live piano jazz. Best of Fort Collins Award Winner. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Upbeat urban atmosphere. Friendly service. The place to be downtown!

La Luz Mexican Grill
200 Walnut Street
(970) 493-1129

A locally owned favorite since 1997, specializing in fresh, healthy Mexican food prepared daily from scratch. Offering famous fish tacos, award winning salsas, fabulous margaritas and ice cold beer. Come enjoy yourself on our new corner patio! La Luz is quintessentially Fort Collins!

(970) 482-4420

Mishawaka is a legendary music venue, restaurant and bar located in the stunning Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, CO. The restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner during the summer season that runs mid May through mid September, with breakfast also available on the weekend starting at 8am. Our winter season hosts shows and cozy movie nights in The SpokesBUZZ Lounge on Fridays and Saturdays, weather dependent. The restaurant hours of operation are 10am to 10pm, Thursday through Sunday, serving lunch and dinner on those days. Breakfast is only available in the summer season. Mishawaka Amphitheatre also hosts private events such as weddings, reunions and parties that are custom crafted and priced accordingly.

Moot House
2626 South College
(970) 226-2121

Prime rib steaks, fresh fish, 30 beers on tap, happy hour 7 days a week. Private rooms available for parties of 10-60 guests.

Rainbow Restaurant & Catering
212 W Laurel Street
(970) 221-2664

Welcome to the Rainbow Restaurant, A family owned restaurant in northern Colorado specializing in vegetarian breakfasts, lunch and dinners for the past 38 years! Rainbow guests come for the great fresh taste and obvious personal touches that are the hallmarks of the Rainbow success. The Rainbow also offers non vegetarian options for our friends and guests who prefer to eat chicken, turkey or breakfast meats such as ham, Canadian bacon or bacon.

Silver Grill Cafe
218 Walnut Street
(970) 484-4656

As Northern Colorado’s oldest restaurant, the Silver Grill Cafe has a history as sweet as its signature colossal cinnamon roll. The crowd-pleasing menu offers traditional comfort food and seasonal chef-created specials. Original hardwood floors and exposed brick delight diners inside the space, while an extensive patio welcomes patrons to enjoy food and conversation while taking in the view of historic Old Town Fort Collins. The restaurant features a full menu of espresso drinks, custom cocktails and regional craft beers. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Snooze AM Eatery
144 W Mountain Ave
(970) 482-9253

Snooze re-energizes the way you think, feel, and ultimately eat breakfast. 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.

Sonny Lubick Steakhouse
115 S College Avenue
(970) 484-9200

Locally inspired, owned and operated, Sonny Lubick Steakhouse is located in downtown Fort Collins and offers a polished Colorado casual ambiance with an innovative yet traditional menu. Open Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 11-Midnight, Sun 4pm-9pm, Lunch menu 11am-2pm, Dinner menu 5pm-9pm, Bar menu all day during business hours.

Suehiro Japanese Restaurant - Front Range Village
4431 Corbett
(970) 672-8185

Voted Best Sushi in Fort Collins for over 25 years. Locally owned and operated. Two great Fort Collins locations, Old Town and The Front Range Village.

Suehiro Japanese Restaurant - Old Town
223 Linden St
(970) 482-3734

Voted Best Sushi in Fort Collins for over 25 years. Locally owned and operated. Two great Fort Collins locations, Old Town and The Front Range Village.

The Mainline Ale House
125 South College AVe
(970) 449-5602

Chef driven American Cuisine with southern influence and locally grown ingredients. Come enjoy Colorado craft beers, local wines and spirits seven days a week.