Washington's has been around Fort Collins since the late 70s, and is still an eclectic place to eat or enjoy an evening on the town. The whole place is filled with various pieces tacked to the wall, and there are many nooks filled with tables and booths, giving it an intimate feel. Near the bar there are multiple large screen TVs to watch major sports that take place either in the area (CSU football) or nationally (baseball, the World Cup, and more). It has a nice vibe, though it can get loud as people stream in.
The bar also has a wide range, serving local beers (New Belgium, Fort Collins Brewery, and O'Dells) as well as standby favorites, plus a good selection of stronger liquors if the night calls for it.
Enjoy the funky ambiance of Washington's while chatting and having a drink, or some food if the mood strikes. Oh, and take in some pinball while you're there.. a great way to cap a night off!
The New Belgium Brewery's Liquid Center is a happenin' spot. It is not open very late (Tuesday-Saturday till 6pm), but it serves as an opening spot. The drinking is free, small tasting pours. Go for the atmosphere; it is a lively place, with lots of people of all ages. Not a place to get drunk for sure, it is a place for families and for enjoying the spirit of New Belgium.
Good pub grub and a variety of local, national, and international draught brews are the main attractions at the Crown Pub, centrally located in Old Town Fort Collins on College Ave. It seemed to be "the grad student hang out" on the night I was there!
Avogadros is a Fort Collins legend. It has everything. A bar, pool table, restaurant area, and the back patio is awesome!!! Outside under the canopy is the place to be! There are live bands there every night including blues, bluegrass, folk, rock, etc. Check their website for schedule. Often they have special combinations of food with the music venue. I won't go anywhere else!!!! There are college kids there but there are lots of older locals as well. There are often times when it is kid-friendly.
Dress Code: think casual and comfortable
My first impression of Suite 152 was a very memorable one. I did some barhopping in Fort Collins with my friend Franck, when we saw the line in front of Suite 152. We just joined in. The doorkeeper asked us whether we were on the list. We just said yes and he let us enter. What we didn´t know was that that night it was not a regular club night for everybody, but a sorority party. We had some great fun there and met some cool people and nice girls. I went there again a couple of times and always had fun at Suite 152
Big City nightclub music is as close as Old Town. No need to travel to Denver, this place has techno DJ's every Friday, and DJ Matthew Kays the first Friday of every month.
Dress Code: Wear what you want