Art, culture, dining, dancing - you name it, Old Town Fort Collins has it. The Fort Collins nightlife offers a beautifully eclectic mix of things to do and has something for everyone. A safe and welcoming collection of walkable (or bikeable!) destinations means you’re never far from an exciting night on the town.
Best Nightlife Spots in Fort Collins
First things first. Before you kick off a night on the town, be sure to fill up on any of the incredible food offerings that Fort Collins has to offer. For a fine dining experience, you’ll want to make a reservation at The Kitchen, a garden-to-table restaurant in an eco-friendly urban space in the heart of Old Town. Or, perhaps The Cache, for beautifully inspired Colorado cuisine and an incredible wine list, conveniently located across the street from Confluence. If fine dining isn’t your thing, Union Bar & Soda Fountain, just down the street, ought to do the trick. Featuring casual, cravable comfort food and playfully crafted adult beverages. Confluence is located right in the heart of it all, so you won’t be lacking for great restaurants to try.
Craving a craft beverage? You’re in the right place! Old Town is bursting at the seams with breweries, distilleries, and unique bars with craft cocktails. For a huge selection of craft beer in the stable of an old Firehouse, you’ll want to visit The Forge Publick House. If beer isn’t your thing, check out Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar for a variety of local, national, and international ciders. Or for something fancier, Social, an underground cocktail bar is the perfect place.
Music and Dancing
The music scene in Fort Collins is diverse! Ace Gillett’s Lounge features live jazz almost every night of the week. If you fancy yourself a salsa dance, you can join the Old Town Dance Company every Tuesday night at The Rio’s Agave Room for Salsa Dancing! For an intimate music experience, The Armory is your venue. Located in a historic building in Old Town, this 200 capacity venue provides a high-quality listening experience in a historic environment. Or for a bigger live music experience, check out Washington’s, Fort Collins newest music venue - a 900 capacity general admission venue featuring local and national bands.
Art, Theatre, and Cinema
Last, but certainly not least, Fort Collins has plenty to do in the way of arts, theatre, and cinema. Bas Bleu Theatre is a unique cultural jewel offering outstanding theatre in an intimate “salon” setting. With multiple main stage plays, readers theatres, improv comedy shows, and special events all year round, there is always a great show to catch at Bas Bleu. If you’re an art lover, don’t miss Fort Collins First Friday Gallery Walk. Each month, fifteen of Old Town’s finest galleries, museums, and shops open late to display new showcases, interactive displays, and artist talks. Ready for a flick? The Lyric Cinema is our locally owned, eccentric movie theatre featuring indie films, great food, and a wide variety of beers and wines.
Fort Collins is a vibrant community that knows how to have a good time! If you’re thinking of making Fort Collins your new home or want to live in the midst of the action of Old Town, Confluence Fort Collins should be on the top of your list of places to live. It’s a new downtown development in the rapidly emerging River District. Old Town, many of the famous breweries, and incredible dining options are just steps from your front door at Confluence. If you’re ready to make Old Town Fort Collins home, contact us today about the new Confluence lofts in the heart of it all. Pre-sales are happening now and half of the spaces are already spoken for, so don’t delay!