If downtown Fort Collins is known for anything it’s New Belgium Brewing, Colorado State University, and Tour de Fat, but we also have some amazing restaurants and a vibrant local food scene. We might have good beer and spirits, but foodies agree, boy do we have good local restaurants, too.
Whether you’ve got a hankering for Italian, great wine, or interesting cocktails, there’s a place for you in Old Town Fort Collins. The best part, by living in the heart of it all at Confluence Fort Collins, you can walk or bike to the best our city has to offer.
It’s nearly impossible to say which is our favorite Old Town Fort Collins restaurant, but here’s a few of the best:
We’d be utterly remiss if we didn’t include one of the newest and tastiest eateries in Fort Collins River District… Ginger & Baker conveniently located RIGHT across the street! This fabulously refurbished old grain mill actually has several restaurants inside including a coffee shop, a cafe featuring comfort foods, and a swanky upstairs restaurant featuring Colorado cuisine, complete with stunning views. It might take you several trips, but Ginger & Baker is worth exploring!
The Emporium Kitchen & Wine Market is located inside the new, stunning downtown Fort Collins Elizabeth Hotel. It features an exceptional French restaurant experience highlighting locally sourced, quality ingredients: from fresh fish to wild foraged mushrooms and amazing wines, and our favorite: Charcuterie! They even have an attached public parking garage, making Old Town more convenient.
While it’s not a restaurant, per say, Social is known to have the best handcrafted cocktails, sommelier selected wines, and abundantly sliced charcuterie. It’s a locally-owned, underground, cocktail bar - right in Old Town Fort Collins Square!
Union – Coming Soon!
While it hasn’t officially opened, we’re waiting on pins and needles to try the newest downtown Fort Collins restaurant, Union. It’s rumored to have day-diner feel, complete with a soda fountain - perfect for the whole family. Best part? It’s just a short walk from Confluence Fort Collins!
The Fort Collins River District is really growing up, complete with amazing breweries, tasty distilleries, and some of the best restaurants around. If you’re ready to make Old Town Fort Collins home, contact us today about our new loft condos at Confluence. Pre-sales are happening now!