If you’re on your way to the convention, you’re probably wondering, “Where are some good places to eat?”  Here are some recommendations from a Paul Falk (local music teacher).  You’ll be seeing him at the convention hanging out.  If you have some other recommendations, write them in the comment space below.

Ft. Collins (Non-Chain) Restaurant/Pub Recommendations

Pubs/Bars

  • Café Vino (just 2 blocks north of the convention) 1200 S College Ave, (970) 212-3399 Tapas/Good beers on tap/Ok wines www.cafevino.com
  • The Mayor of Old Town (6-7 blocks North/1 block west) 632 S Mason St, (970) 682-2410 Great Beer on Tap Selection/Burgers/etc www.themayorofoldtown.com
  • Ace Gillett’s (in Old Town…short drive North) 239 S College Ave (970) 449-4797 Live Jazz/Great Tapas/Cocktails/Beers www.acegilletts.com
  • Social (Old Town) 1 Old Town Square #7 (970) 449-5606 Great Cocktails/Charcuterie www.socialfortcollins.com
  • Black Bottle Brewery (3 blocks SW of Convention) 611 S College Ave Suite 1605 (970) 493-2337 Great Beers/Grub www.blackbottlebrewery.com
  • Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing (Old Town) 5 Old Town Square (970) 498-0483 Great Beers/Grub www.coopersmithspub.com

Italian

Pizza

  • Beau Jo’s (Old Town) 205 N College Ave (970) 498-8898 Colorado Pizza Order toppings by Pound/lunch buffet www.beaujos.com

Mexican

  • El Monte (3 blocks SW of Convention) 1611 S College Ave #100 (970) 372-1869 Lunch/Dinner/Great Margaritas/Happy Hour food Specials www.elmontegrill.com
  • Taqueria los Comales (3 blocks SW of Convention)111 W Prospect Rd # A (970) 407-9998 Great Tacos/Burritos/Street Food

Steak/Seafood

  • Canyon Chophouse (Old Town) 211 Canyon Ave (970) 493-9588 Great Steaks/Wines/Cocktails www.canyonchophouse.com
  • JAX Fish House (Old Town) 123 N College Ave (970) 682-2275 Great Fresh Seafood/Happy Hour Food menu/Oysters/Drinks www.jaxfishhouse.com
  • Jay’s Bistro (Old Town) 135 W Oak St (970) 482-1876 Lunch/Dinner/Tapas/Drinks/Live Jazz www.jaysbistro.net

Farm-to-Table

  • Chimney Park (Windsor- 20 minute car ride South East of Fort Collins…but worth it) 406 Main St, Windsor, CO 80550 (970) 686-1477 www.chimneypark.com SOOOOO Good…do the Chef’s tasting menu- 4 courses only $60!! (Tell them Paul Falk sent you.)
  • The Kitchen (Old Town) 100 N College Ave, (970) 568-8869 Good Lunch / Dinner / Cocktails www.thekitchen.com/the-kitchen-fort-collins

Breakfast