Author: Larissa Saxby
Fort Collins Nightlife
Nestled at the Rocky Mountain foothills is Fort Collins, Colorado with its more than 300 days of absolute sunshine, activities and entertainment. Its 55 square miles offers something for families of every size or those seeking outings with friends or just by themselves. Whether it is shopping, concerts, clubs or bars, Fort Collins has it all.
Located at Harmony and Ziegler Roads is the Front Range Village which offers shopping, highlighted by plenty of boutiques and free parking. After shopping, head to Mary’s Mountain Cookies in Old Town on North College Avenue, which is a wonderful place to bring visitors or grab dessert after shopping. This bakery does not disappoint - even its day-old cookies are beyond delicious.
For dinner and theater be sure to visit the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse which seats 400 and offers live theater performances such as the musical West Side Story. It is the type of facility that no matter where you sit, you have a clear view of the stage, with large aisles and a balcony. The dinner and show cost is about $60. Each meal comes with salad, bread and your choice of one of their four entrees such as roasted chicken or ham.
Are you thirsty for some craft cocktails, wine or brews? Try the Blue Skies Winery, Compass Cider House, Odell Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company or CooperSmiths Pub and Brewing in Downtown Fort Collins. Grab your friends and make a night of discovering some great new drinks!
Fort Collins offers plenty of nightlife such as clubs and bars. If one enjoys listening to live music and desires a good meal, the Island Grill provides delicious food (try their nachos and quesadillas), fabulous bartenders and a live band. For walls full of artwork by various Colorado artists, visit the Colorado Room at 642 S. College Ave. It serves exceptional dinners highlighted by exceptional sweet potato fries, a great variety of beers, plus a patio to relax and listen to local musical bands. For more information about Fort Collins visit www.fortcollins.com.