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Old Town in Fort Collins

Old Town

Get a feel for settler life in this well-preserved downtown district of 23 historical buildings that are part of both national and local designated historic districts. Included is the Armstrong Hotel, a Fort Collins landmark that was restored in 2004 to its former “Art Deco” elegance. You're likely to notice a strong resemblance to Disneyland's Main Street USA: we're proud to say that it is modeled after our own downtown Fort Collins! Old Town Fort Collins is lined with nature, tourist, antique, retail, and candy and confectionary shops. There are a variety of restaurants (over 84 of them, actually) to provide a taste for any craving, and countless places to dine outdoors. Additionally, ride the only original trolley car west of the Mississippi through a beautiful historic Old Town neighborhood. And on any given day, you can enjoy the sounds of live music drifting through the square. Check our calendar for upcoming events in Old Town or visit for additional information.

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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!

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.

Butter Cream Cupcakery
3663 S. College Ave, Unit 11
(970) 225-1040

Freshly made cupcakes! Seven flavors to choose from daily. Two locations SW corner of Horsetooth and College and in Old Town, next to Starbucks in the Northern Hotel.

Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys
111 North College Avenue
(970) 484-5138
(970) 224-2866

Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys is a large specialty store for the whole family! Come play with our toys, read our books, choose lovingly-curated baby gifts. Waltz into our shoe department for children’s and women’s shoes. Delight in our clothing offerings for kids and Moms-To-Be. Head upstairs and spend time in Tween boutique, Urban Blossom. Weekly events!

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing and Billiards
5 Old Town Square
(970) 498-0483

Coopersmith's, located in the heart of Old Town Square, is the epicenter for all that happens in downtown Fort Collins. Enjoy one of our hand crafted Ales, but most importantly, just enjoy!

Cupboard, The
152 S. College Avenue
(970) 493-8523
(970) 493-8585

Northern Colorado's largest kitchen specialty store located downtown since 1972. Come find imported and local food, coffee, candy, dinnerware, kitchen appliances, cookbooks, kitchen gadgets, and gifts galore.

Darvier Jewelry
172 N. College Ave Suite F
(970) 472-1318

The Darvier Team prides itself with innovation through creative problem solving. Every piece of custom jewelry we produce is envisioned by our clients, and executed with our experience and care.

Downtown Fort Collins Business Association
19 Old Town Square #230
(970) 484-2069
(970) 484-6500

Markets and promotes businesses and special events in downtown Fort Collins: First Night, Old Town Car Show, Colorado Brewers' Festival, NewWestFest, parades, shopping, dining, and more!

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.

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.

Find of the Day
311 South College Ave
(970) 682-1056

A secondhand store in Old Town selling gently used, eclectic home decor. Vintage to modern furniture, Funky to contemporary household goods, original artwork, unique gifts- All affordable, fun, & fabulous!

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.

Fort Collins Brewery Guide
PO Box 270966
(970) 444-2833

The Fort Collins Brewery Guide is an online resource dedicated to showcasing the breweries and tap rooms in Northern Colorado. The website includes maps, listings, events and other helpful information.

Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary & Clinic
212 S. Mason St.
(970) 682-4373

Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary & Clinic carries bulk herbs and supplies, essential oils, tea blends, hand-made natural products, books and more. We also offer classes, herbal and nutritional consultations, customer formulas, and body-work. Stop by our retail store to check out all the we offer.

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
124 Racquette Drive
(970) 631-8038

Come meet the H&D family and sample our current #freshtastycraft beers on tap, or enjoy our beers around town with friends. Tasting room open 12-6 daily; brewery tours available on request.

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.

Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream
114 S. College Avenue
(970) 221-9444

Offering a variety of handcrafted chocolates, homemade fudge, premium ice cream and many other sweet things in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins.

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!

Magic Bus Tours
(970) 420-0662

Magic Bus Tours gives fun and informative guided tours around Fort Collins by painted limo bus, by bike, and on foot. We offer Craft Brewery Tours, History Tours, Farm to Table Tours, Ghost Tours, Custom Scavenger Hunts, and multi passenger bike rentals. Private tours available for team builds, reunions, birthdays, weddings, and more. Have Fun, Know More and Explore with Magic Bus Tours! For tour info, schedules, and tickets visit or call 970-420-0662.

Old Town Spice Shop
130A S. College Ave
(970) 493-7206

Open the door to Old Town Spice Shop and 180+ spices sweep you across the world through taste and smell. Exotic blends, salts, peppers, extracts and teas complete the experience.

Perennial Gardener, The
154 N. College Avenue
(970) 224-1798
(970) 224-3987

A garden and nature-inspired gift store. We ship anywhere! Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 12-5pm

Santa Fe Craftsman, Inc.
118 N. College Avenue
(970) 224-1415

American Indian and Southwestern unique and timeless jewelry, gifts, and pottery. From traditionally elegant to whimsical. We ship anywhere.

Savory Spice Shop
123 North College Ave (Opera Galleria)
(970) 682-2975
(970) 682-2971

Fort Collins' fun spice shop. More than 500 spices, herbs and blends. Recipes to take home. Quantities to match your needs from 1/2 oz to pounds of fresh ground and hand- blended products. Spice-related merchandise and cook books. Locally owned and operated. Open seven days per week.

Science Toy Magic
11 Old Town Square, Ste. 119
(970) 484-2377

Come Play with the Toys! -floating top, revolving globes, boomerangs -shoot an airblast 20 feet -juggle clubs, balls and scarves -bounce the original superball, Khet 2.0 Laser Game and so much more! 65 toys sold here first in the USA!

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.

1 Old Town Square, Suite 104A
(970) 490-2762

Specialities features an extensive line of Crocs footwear for the whole family. Plus, Rainbow Sandals (The original since 1974), Havaianas flip flops (Brazil's favorite since 1962), Smartwool socks (Marino wool for all seasons), original vintage music and sports collectibles and more.

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.

Ten Thousand Villages
113 Old Town Square
(970) 224-9501

Welcome to Ten Thousand Villages! We are a non-profit, volunteer operated store in Old Town Fort Collins that sells beautiful fairly traded crafts made by artisans in developing countries.

The Craft Beer Cellar
122 S. Mason Street

Craft Beer from all over the world, wine, mead, and local spirits. Build your own 6 pack and try beers from your favorite breweries and new ones you haven't tried before.

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.

The Right Card
17 Old Town Square #135
(970) 482-8127
(970) 221-3030

Celebrating our 27th year in Old Town Square, we provide beautifully handcrafted gifts to greeting cards for every occasion. Unique items galore, guaranteed to lift your spirits. M-S 9:30a-8:00p; Sun 11a-6p.

The Welsh Rabbit Bistro
216 Pine Street
(970) 232-9521

Located in the heart of Fort Collins is Old Town's first and only Cheese shop. Buy some exceptional cheeses or, sit and enjoy a beer or wine with cheese flights!