Summer in Fort Collins ignites our longing for beer gardens, garden patios, and outdoor fire pits. And it brings with it an insatiable craving for craft beer, local eats, and great company. If the past few weeks of warm weather have you feeling the same way, check out these patios in Fort Collins perfect for drinking and dining!
CooperSmith’s is tucked right in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins. It’s unique charm and one-of-a-kind eating and drinking experience make it a staple in the community. Whether you choose to sit pubside or poolside, CooperSmith’s patio will put you in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Old Town. If there is a concert or event happening this patio is the perfect place to hunker down with a refreshing beer!
This Old Town brewery has a laid-back vibe and serves up spectacular specialty flights. On hot summer days this shady patio is the perfect spot to sip on whatever strikes your fancy. With 18 taps to choose from, your hardest decision will be which six to start with! Food trucks frequent the taproom Thursday – Sunday. And they even have a shuffleboard.
Fort Collins finally got its first Illegal Pete’s four years ago in 2015! This location sports a spacious dining and bar area and a huge rooftop patio with a fully stocked bar perfect for peering down at passersby on the street. With a fun and energetic atmosphere, Illegal Pete’s is the place where everyone wants to be for good food, live music, and the perfect locale.
Rainbow Restaurant has been family-owned since 1976 and their garden patio consistently ranks as a Fort Collins favorite. If you’re looking for a patio to enjoy healthy dining and fresh ingredients while indulging in the Colorado sunshine, then look no further. Specializing in delicious breakfast, lunch, and vegetarian dishes, Rainbow Restaurant boasts a friendly staff, comfy atmosphere, and a lush outside patio. Try the pumpkin bread french toast or tempeh sauté while soaking up the sun.
Located on a bustling corner in the middle of Old Town, RARE is the ideal spot to relax on a beautiful afternoon. Or lounge under the string lights on a warm evening enjoying the lively atmosphere, sampling upscale Italian food, and sipping on craft cocktails.
The back patio at The Rio is an ideal oasis for spending happy hour or eating under the sun on a warm day or summer night. The water feature adds just the right amount of relaxation and at night the lights create an inviting atmosphere filled with good vibes and even better margaritas!
Since 2015, the Farmhouse has opened its doors to share rustic-inspired modern farm fare, hand-crafted cocktails, and genuine hospitality. Make the Farmhouse your sunny day go-to destination! Wind down in their peaceful, farmhouse garden patio with a watermelon feta salad and rose vodka lemonade.
Union is a hip, new take on an old fashioned diner and soda fountain. Their mid-century modern decor and spacious patio are fun settings in which to enjoy time with family and friends. The menu is approachable and crave-able any time of the day with brunch, lunch and dinner items served all day long!