August 6  |  Our Communities

Five of Our Favorite Fort Collins Summer Patios

Before the summer heat quickly turns into the winter cold, consider soaking up some sun with friends at a local summer patio! Many restaurants, bars and grills throughout the area encourage outdoor eating, drinking, relaxing and fun, and with so many to choose from, we wanted to give you some ideas. So, consider these five Fort Collins favorites next time you go out to enjoy the warmer weather while it lasts!

Hideout Patio Bar & Patio

Hideout Patio Bar & Grill Fort Collins

Photo Source: The Coloradoan


Need an escape from reality? If so, The Hideout Patio Bar & Grill may be the perfect brunch selection for you! The only patio restaurant & bar like it in Northern Colorado, The Hideout offers daily specials and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The entire building is a patio with large, roll-up doors, so no matter your table it offers an outdoors-feel. With the large covered patio, band stand out front, and ice cold beer, Hideout Patio Bar & Grill is a place the whole family can enjoy. So, come for the great food and stay for the live music playing every weekend.


Odell Brewing Company Fort Collins


Odell Brewing Company Fort Collins

Photo provided by: Amanda King, Marketing and Branding Manager, Odell Brewing Company


Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing Company was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Twenty-five years later, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives, fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. This year, their patio has been voted best in Fort Collins by the Coloradoan, and is sprawling over multiple levels. These levels include elements such as fire pits, a live music stage, corn hole games and the best beer companion: great food daily from local food truck vendors. Catch live music on the patio every Wednesday and every Sunday through the end of the summer.


Avogadro’s Number


Avogadro’s Number Fort Collins

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Avogadro’s Number has been a cultural staple of Fort Collins for over 40 years. Known to loyal patrons simply as “Avo’s”, this historic music venue and restaurant has captured and held the hearts of generations of Coloradans. The Coloradoan’s runner-up for Fort Collins’ best patio, “Avo’s” has an outdoor concert stage, ample shade and a private gazebo at their prime location. The sweeping back patio is truly the perfect spot to enjoy Fort Collins’ gorgeous summer mornings, and is open year-round.


Rio Grande Fort Collins

Rio Grande Restaurant Fort Collins

Photo Source: Barb Kiebel, Creative Culinary


Rio Grande restaurants have been serving the people of Colorado an escape from the serious since 1986. They began with one location and the belief that if you create a great place to work with quality food and a good, stiff margarita, people will come. So, come to the place where it all began – the Fort Collins Rio, right in the heart of Old Town. Locally owned and featuring what many say is the best patio in Old Town, the Fort Collins Rio has long had a spirit all its own.

Illegal Pete's Fort Collins


Illegal Pete's Fort Collins

Photo source: The Coloradoan


At Illegal Pete’s they pride themselves on providing their customers with a mixture of unique experiences. That’s why you’ll see a diverse group of people dining in their restaurants, meet a variety of people working behind the counter and hear an expansive playlist of music jamming through their speakers. At Illegal Pete’s it’s truly about meeting the masses where their interests lie. In addition, Fort Collins’ newest and top-voted rooftop includes its own second-floor bar and comes partially shaded.



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