Tap Rooms in Northern Colorado

Local tap rooms that, in our opinion, have a good selection of brews and a commitment to craft beer.

Fort Collins

The Moot House

The Moot House has been a mainstay in Fort Collins since the 1970s. Right off of College Avenue in south Fort Collins, this place started serving Odell's "Golden Ale" back in 1988, which was the first beer that Doug Odell of Odell Brewing made. After recently finishing a remodel of their bar, beer has become more of a focus here. A great selection of 30 different craft beer taps with a new menu, and still has the great English pub look. The patio here is a great spot to enjoy your favorite craft beer!

Prost Brewing

Getting their start in Denver, Prost decided to move into Old Town Fort Collins to tap into the craft beer culture here as well. No brewing operations here, but a great tasting room with tons of space inside and outside where they serve all their traditional German lagers here too. Located behind Illegal Pete's in the alley, you'll be happy you found this spot where you can spread out with a large group of friends on their large picnic tables. You can order food from surrounding eateries here while enjoying your German beer, and you can get small bites like German pretzels from behind the bar. Plenty of TVs adorn the inside where you can watch soccer matches or any sporting event. Raise a glass or a stein (otherwise known as a "Maß") and cheers your friends like in Germany. Prost!

Tap and Handle

The Tap and Handle is a great pub in downtown Fort Collins where beer is truly the focus. They have 74 rotating craft beer taps, a great bottled beer selection, and a food menu offering appetizers, burgers and sandwiches. Head to the back with a great upstairs hangout area and downstairs for free darts and pool. Happy Hour until 6pm Sunday through Friday, includes $1 off pint drafts and 1/2 off select appetizers. One of our favorite local hangouts!

The Forge Publick House

The Forge is a really cozy tap room that opened its doors in July 2011, and is located in downtown Fort Collins with a quality selection of beer. Bring cash because this place doesn't take plastic, but they do have an ATM so you can get cash. This place is somewhat hard to find and is located down the Firehouse Alley behind Suehiros. They've recently expanded where there are two separate bars to sit at, and the back bar is only open on weekends.

Black Bottle Brewery

This is a great little gem that made both our brewery and tap room lists. This is because along with rotating selections of their own beer, they feature guest taps from other breweries in Colorado and outside the state. Not too far from downtown Fort Collins, this is just south of Colorado State University, and right along the Maxline bus route. Black Bottle brews their beer out of sight in the basement, just below where you sit. Beers like "Ahhh You Again Rye IPA" and "There Goes the Neighborhood Rye Saison" are solid brews with some of the quirkiest names. BBB has 40 taps, a full service bar with wine and liquor, and an excellent menu.

Choice City Butcher and Deli

Choice City has really great food paired with great beer in a casual atmosphere with a really cool beer tap collection. This spot is usually hoppin' for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. On Wednesday nights starting at 4pm, go in and enjoy their sliders and beer special. Ranked by ratebeer.com as among the top ten places worldwide for beer selection, Choice City offers microbrews from around the United States and the world.

The Mayor of Old Town

The Mayor of Old Town is a fantastic place for beer lovers, where they have 100 taps flowing! Yes, that's right...100 TAPS of awesome water! Once you walk in the front entrance you're taken aback by a huge digital menu with all the beers they have on tap. Good food menu at a reasonable price, they really have a lot to choose from. This beer oasis is very close to Colorado State University campus and is in downtown Fort Collins area.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

We decided to put this spot in our Tap Rooms section because they don't brew beer onsite, but they do have their brewery down in Longmont, CO. This Tap Room has a very open and modern looking space with plenty of seating. Their beer is very much worth trying, and a couple great surprises like the Piranha Pale ale, Jeremiah Red and the Tatonka Stout were pleasing to the palate. A word to the wise...they have pretty big taster glasses, so keep that in mind when ordering a taster tray. They also have a pretty extensive menu to choose from with great Happy Hour prices as well.

Taps Sports Bar and Grill

Taps features 40 beer taps, plenty of seating, and is an exciting place to watch sporting events. Taps is 4 miles south of downtown Fort Collins, and a fun place to hang out.


Old Chicago Loveland

Old Chicago in Loveland right off of Highway 34, includes a tap room with a generous selection of draft beers on 36 taps. Their bartenders are quite knowledgeable, and if you're a little uncertain about a beer, ask for a sample to to see if you like it. Old C's, as it's known in these parts, is also known for their World Beer Tour, which involves trying to taste the 110 different brews they have on tap and in bottles. Enjoy a "Chicago 7" pizza or calzone with your beer in this casual sports bar.