While 2020 brought many challenges to Northern Colorado, if there’s one thing we would actually like to stick to after the pandemic is over, it’s curbside cocktails!
Last March, as many restaurants and bars were closing their doors for in-person dining, many innovative small business owners had a brilliant idea: offering ready-made cocktails or cocktail kits in cans, bottles or mason jars that locals could take away and enjoy at home. While it is almost a year later, many Fort Collins bars and restaurants are still selling to-go cocktails to let customers support them while also staying safe.
We rounded up a few recommendations right here, from restaurants offering bottled selections to “Choose Your Own Adventure” drink options online. So, let someone else do the bartending this evening!
We don’t know what we would have done without Social’s tasty cocktails and food offerings in 2020! Luckily, you still don’t have to go without their creations with curbside pickup. Currently, they have an incredible, seasonal menu of cocktail classics that you can get to-go, including a Lavender Sour, a Whiskey Smash, an Old Fashioned and a Rum Swizzle! Click here to explore their entire menu and call ahead so your food and drinks are ready to be picked up when you arrive.
Mojitos, margaritas, spiked lemonades and martinis—Blind Pig has you covered when it comes to amazing cocktails to-go in FoCo! Just visit their website to see their list of current offerings, which includes a cocktail menu along with a selection of beer, wine starters, salads, tacos, sandwiches and other entrees, and add your perfect meal to your cart. Then, just check out and head to the restaurant in person to pick up your order!
Union Bar & Soda Fountain has always been our go-to spot for incredible craft adult beverages and comfort food in Fort Collins, and a pandemic hasn’t changed that! You can order several of their fun drinks—which are inspired by soda fountain classics—online for pickup, including spirited shakes, frozés, hot toddies, and so much more. Click here to peruse their entire takeout menu, which features all their drinks and food offerings, and head back to their website to place your order online.
We can’t think of a better spot to get curbside cocktails than a distillery! CopperMuse Distillery has been a popular destination throughout the pandemic, and it isn’t hard to see why. They have several different handcrafted cocktails in convenient resealable pouches that are made using their own spirits. These pouches come in 16 oz. (makes 2 cocktails) and 32 oz. (makes 4 cocktails) depending on your drinking needs! Their selection is always rotating depending on the season, but right now they have Blood Orange ‘Rita, Peppery Passion, Frozen Spiced Colada and Pumpkin Chai (along with some take and make cocktail kits!) all available for online ordering and curbside pickup. Click here to place your order—and don’t forget to add a few full bottles of liquor to the cart while you’re at it!
Interested in making your own drinks at home but just aren’t sure where to start? Head to Simmer and pick up one of their scratch cocktail kits! Each pack makes three cocktails, which are packed without ice, and carbonated ingredients are kept fresh on the side. Just follow the simple instructions and pour into your favorite glass at home. Click here to explore their current offerings, which includes kits like a Julep Bourbon Smash, Cranberry Orange Mojito and a Strawberry Basil Mule.
We have desperately missed The Still’s log cabin décor, selection of over 80 Colorado whiskeys and flannel-clad staff. Fortunately, they are now open at 50% capacity and they’ve begun offering a hint of the ambiance we’re used to through takeout cocktails! Enjoy ordering full bottles of whiskey, barrel–aged Manhattans, beer, wine and cider for curbside pickup or delivery. While you’re at it, don’t forget to add a few Still-themed rocks glasses, stickers, koozies or blankets to your cart, so you can bring a bit of The Still home with you!
In need of a #TacoTuesday fix? Visit Blue Agave online and place an order! You can order any of your Blue Agave favorites like burritos, enchiladas, tacos, and burgers to go. You can even add a few iconic Blue Agave margaritas to your cart as well and pick them up with your order!
Pour Brothers is all about community—even during a global pandemic. That’s why they have inside dining available (based on allowable capacity restrictions) along with outside dining at fire bowl tables with patio heaters. They also offer their drinks and bites to go, so you can take a bit of that Pour Brother‘s community home with you. Grab a pint of one of their draft beers; a classic Pour Brother’s cocktail like the Pour Man Margarita or Papa’s Old Fashioned all ready to go; or the chance to build your own drink using their massive selection of spirits, mixers and garnishes!
Elevation 5003 has become our go-to for delicious, fancy, affordable cocktails during the pandemic. They have a menu of more than 40 different to-go bottled drinks that come in several serving sizes. Each cocktail comes with all the ingredients you’ll need to enjoy the perfect drink at home, from fresh mint and rosemary to candied orange slices and jalapeños. They’ve even started offering cocktail supplies, like bitters, cocktail cherries and full bartending sets, so you can get started on building your very own home bar. Click here to see their entire list of current offerings.
Burgers, fish tacos, grilled cheese, mac and cheese and more—Mayor of Old Town has it all! If you’ve been missing their classic beer hall ambiance, order some of their tasty grub and drinks online for pickup. Choose from a long list of delicious pub food, beer, wine, signature cocktails or make your own by choosing your favorite liquor and adding whatever mixers and special instructions you want. Click here to get started on your order!
Mobb Mountain Distillers has always been one of our favorite spots in Fort Collins for incredible spirits and craft cocktails, and even a global pandemic hasn’t changed that. They have slowly opened their patio (while practicing social distancing and proper COVID-19 precautions, of course) and are ready to see your masked faces! If you’d rather keep your dining and drinking at home, they are also offering to-go cocktail and bottle pickup. You can find out about their current offerings and place your order by calling (970) 689-3887.
Is your favorite FoCo bar or restaurant currently offering to-go cocktails? Let us know all about them in the comments below!