CooperSmith's is a Fort Collins staple. Since opening in 1989, CooperSmith's is a favorite for tourists and locals alike. Crafting, some say, the best pub food in town, CooperSmith's is an ideal stop for a quick lunch with friends or for a date night with your special someone. And don't get us started on their craft beer. Their Old Fortwaukee is an easy drinking American Lager. If you have a more adventurous palate, Sigda's Green Chili beer, with just the right amount of kick! We spoke with Chris O'Mara, CooperSmith's Operating Manager to learn more about himself and CooperSmith's.
What do you love about Fort Collins?
Being a college town, I love the vibrant energy Fort Collins has. It keeps me feeling young.
What are your top 3 favorite activities to do in Fort Collins?
1. Hiking, swimming at Horsetooth.
2. Brewery hopping at our 24 (I think) uniquely awesome breweries.
3. People watching in Old Town.
What "can't miss" activity/restaurant/place would you tell a first-time visitor to go?
Old Town Fort Collins. If you really want to experience Fort Collins, Old Town Square is where it's at.
What makes CooperSmith's unique?
Fresh beer, fresh food, best patios, in the best location in Fort Collins.
What is the story behind how CooperSmith's got its start?
Opening in 1989, CooperSmith's was the fourth brewery in Colorado and the first brewpub in Northern Colorado. Founded by Scott Smith and Brad Page, the company helped create and shape the beer culture that is so prevalent in Fort Collins.
CooperSmith's operates in a historic Old Town building and helped to revitalize Old Town Square.
What do you want visitors to experience at CooperSmith's?
We strive to provide friendly service, delicious beer and food in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere.
(Photos courtesy of CooperSmith's)
Address: 5 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am-10 pm