Best Patios in Fort Collins

There’s no denying it, some days an adult beverage on a patio does the body good!

Beating the summer heat can be a tough task, but when you’re properly set up on a nice patio with your beverage of choice, even the heat can’t keep you down. A cold beer pairs well with the hot afternoons and warm evenings, so if you’re struggling to overcome the dog days of summer, pick up your favorite and grab a seat on a patio.

Now, with that being said, we must narrow it down because let’s be honest, there are tons of great patios to choose from in Fort Collins. Finding the perfect one, well that is up to you, but we are here to at least help get you started in the right direction. Use our suggestions to pick out your favorites.

Road 34 – Here you’ll find a wide selection of beers on draft and in bottles, and often times you’ll be able to catch a special beer event throughout the week. Their patio features large picnic tables, shuffleboard, a pool table, and TV’s so you can catch the baseball game while sipping a beer outside.

The Rio Grande – A water fountain, and a Mexican lager served with a lime. Do you not agree that that is what a hot summer night should include? Those two things put it up there on our list for sure!

Lucky Joe’s – Peanuts. A handful (or four) of this bottomless snack keeps you coming back for more. Order up a beer of your choice, sit back, and crack peanuts until your heart is content. You’ll enjoy the prime location for people watching as well.

Crown Pub – Front or back? Take your pick; they both have their advantages. Perfect for people watching, enjoy the hustle and bustle along the busy sidewalk out front. Or, sit on the back patio and enjoy getting away from everything.

Black Bottle Brewery – They recently brought in an L-shaped lounge sofa and wild pink flamingos to their perfectly shady patio, making it a great spot to snag a quick bite to eat and sip on their always-creative beers. All they ask is that you please don’t feed the flamingos.

Illegal Pete’s – Rooftop. Need we say more? Any beer you have while up on the rooftop patio tastes 100 times better. Even on cooler days earlier in the year their patio was a nice place to escape and look over the rest of Downtown Fort Collins. Sunsets can be quite a treat up there; we suggest you take a look for yourself.

Now get out there and find your perfect patio and beverage combination!

Patio Season is almost in full force!

After dealing with freezing temperatures and a couple of late season snow storms over the last few weeks, we’ve almost reached the light at the end of the tunnel.  And that means it’s time to start heading outside to enjoy the great patios all over Fort Collins!

With Groundhog’s Day promising an early Spring we’re sure, like us, you expected to be enjoying the bliss of a beer with lunch or dinner on a patio weeks ago.  And while there were a few scattered days of patio weather, Mother Nature reminded us that she has her own plans for the weather and some groundhog’s shadow can’t predict her mood.  We can’t completely rule out the chance of further winter weather, but it’s apparent that places around town are gearing up for the warm temperatures ahead, pulling out patio furniture out of storage and setting them up outside.

Fort Collins has long list of restaurants and bars with sunny and shady patios if your own just isn’t cutting it.  Who doesn’t love enjoying a Dos Equis or Negra Modelo on The Rio’s back patio?  Or there’s Lucky Joe’s patio located in the heart of Old Town where you can sip on a Coors Light or refreshing Smirnoff Ice while taking in all the events held in The Square.  Maybe all the excitement in The Square isn’t your thing, then head over to Crown Pub, perfect for people watching on College while enjoying New Belgium’s seasonal or one from their Lips of Faith series.  If downtown is too far to venture there are plenty of other options like; The Mayor of Old Town, Black Bottle Brewery, Old Chicago’s or Zquila (on Harmony).

If all else fails, we highly recommend taking some time out of your day to sit down and relax on your very own patio.  Colorado’s summer weather is some of the best in the country and there’s no sense in you letting it all go to waste!