Here in Fort Collins, we need places where we can gather together and cheer on our teams because we certainly love to do just that. And whether you’re cheering for the Rams and the Broncos or the Hawkeyes and the Steelers, you can find a second home in several local bars and restaurants around town.
To make your search for good bar food, great tap lists, fun environments and plenty of TV screens easier, we rounded up the best sports bars in Fort Collins. Each one offers a distinct, local atmosphere and plenty of reasons to settle in on gameday.
Photo courtesy of Blind Pig Pub
Located in Old Town, Blind Pig Pub is a quirky neighborhood bar complete with a full bar, artisan cocktails, crafted pub food and plenty of TVs to catch college and professional sports. Weekly, you can enjoy all day happy hour on Monday and bingo games on Tuesday, and the event calendar also features several live music events and other gatherings.
A popular spot daily and nightly, Bondi Beach Bar and Grill is a beach bar by day and a night club by night. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night you can dance to live DJs then coe back the next day for delicious fish tacos. When you want to watch the game, you can do so on several TVs above the bar and throughout the dining room.
CB & Potts began as RAM Deluxe Tavern in 1971 in Washington—and we’ll always welcome a ram here in Fort Collins. Today, the family-owned restaurant empire has expanded to more than 30 restaurants in seven states, but the CB & Potts name can only be found in Colorado. Their restaurants serve up RAM beers alongside several local and national taps and the food menus feature an impressive lineup of juicy burgers, nachos and other pub-inspired eats. Both Fort Collins locations offer plenty of TVs and professional sports packages so you can cheer on your favorite teams.
At The Emporium Sports Bar, you can watch a game while playing several games yourself. Their bar is home to several pool tables, a foosball table, an impressive array of electronic dart boards, corn hole, mega Jenga, pinball and other arcade games. While you’re playing, you can cheer on your favorite teams playing on 11 TVs and an 11-foot projector screen.
Open seven days a week and always playing your favorite college and professional games, GameDay Sports Grill is a staple in Southwest Fort Collins. The locally-owned, neighborhood bar offers one of the largest patios in town, daily food and drink specials, 12 TVs and two projector screens. With 13 rotating beers on tap, 33 different bottled beers, a full bar and plenty of bar food, you’ll always find the perfect gameday pairing.
Photo courtesy of Krazy Karl’s Pizza
A locally-owned favorite for pizza and entertainment in Fort Collins, Krazy Karl’s operates two locations in Fort Collins where they sling pies, serve beer on tap and deliver throughout town. If you choose to dine in, you can catch UFC fights, college basketball games, professional football games and more on several TVs throughout the dining rooms. When they’re hosting a watch party, we recommend making reservations because they fill up quickly!
Match Up’s is a pool hall and sports bar rolled into one. Their bar is home to several pool tables, dart boards, leagues and poker tournaments in addition to daily food, drink and game specials. And with several TVs, too, you can play, eat and drink while cheering on your favorite team.
At the top of our guide, The 10 Best Places to Get Barbecue in Fort Collins and Loveland, Mo Jeaux’s is a must-visit for the kitchen alone. But alongside the BBQ, Cajun classics and bar food, this locally-owned spot offers 15 beers on tap, a full bar, pool tables, happy hour every day and 14 HDTVs so you never miss a game day. Whether it’s the Rams, Broncos, Avalanche, Rockies or an out-of-state team, come by to eat, drink, play and cheer!
Photo courtesy of Road 34
Road 34 is a combination bar and bicycle shop and, with both beer taps and bikes hanging from the ceiling, there’s not much distinction between the two. Whether you’re there to talk bikes, sip craft beer, play a game of foosball, or watch a game on TV, you’ll always find an open seat at the bar or community tables. And if you’re searching for a community of fellow soccer fans, you’ve found your new home.
Locally owned and operated, Ryan’s Sports Grill is a family-friendly sports bar dedicated to providing fun and food for all ages. Their bar features 42 HDTVs with all the premium sports packages, two pool tables, Big Buck Hunter, Golden Tee, dart boards and specials that include free meals for kids on Tuesdays!
Located in Downtown Fort Collins, Steak-Out has been serving the Fort Collins community since 1999. Inside their lively bar and restaurant, they offer 22 different beers on tap, one of the best steak sandwiches in town, daily food specials, pool tables, air hockey, shuffleboard and two different levels, both of which offer access to TVs showing your favorite college and professional teams.
Photo courtesy of Marianne Pellin Photography via Stuft Burger Bar
Stuft is a gourmet burger bar with a sports bar attitude. And besides the fact they serve some of the best burgers in the entire state (seriously, they’ve won awards), their three locations in Fort Collins, Windsor and Greeley offer the perfect settings for afternoon drinks on the patio, family dinner and football watch parties. In Fort Collins, you can find them right on College Avenue in the heart of Old Town with a beautiful space both indoors and out.
Tony’s is one of the oldest bars in Fort Collins, and with a 2,000-square-foot rooftop patio, they also offer one of the best outdoor bars in town. The rooftop even has its own bar and TVs so you don’t have to miss a minute of the action while you’re sipping cocktails above Old Town. And if you need to head inside, you’ll find plenty of screens and teams there, too.
The Trailhead Tavern is a local favorite in Old Town. Their sports offerings include NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, NHL Center Ice, NBA League Pass, the SEC Network and the Big Ten Network. And their beer offerings include 14 beers on tap, including local selections and $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon drafts all day.
If your favorite local sports bar isn’t on our list, tell us about it in the comments below!