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Taps: 100 / Bottles: 4
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]
632 S Mason St
phone: (970) 682-2410
(Place added by: kbizzle2011 on 07-14-2011)
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I'd have to say this was the best place I visited while in CO, and it's all thanks to a random encounter with a fellow beer enthusiast that my wife and I met at Equinox Brewing--also a quality establishment, and only a stone's throw away.
Tucked away, just on the cusp of the college district (I don't even think the place has a sign out front), this place is truly what makes Ft. Collins the "Mecca" that people claimed it to be. Innocent, nondescript exterior, contemporary design inside, a bar that holds maybe 25-30 people, and ample space and seating for others.
100 beers...on tap. 100. Accompanying that, are hundreds of pieces of glassware of all kinds, for proper service of said frothy beverages. But the highlight was--and I've never seen anything like this--a digital taplist. On the wall above the bar, every beer on tap was monitored and kept updated on what was essentially a digital scoreboard. Okay, so I like the classic chalkboard technique, but this was really something else, and I give it a thumbs up.
Service was friendly and knowledgeable all around. I only sampled an appetizer, but it was very good, and everyone else's food looked good as well. Prices were reasonable, though it would be easy to get overwhelmed by the beer selection, and leave with an empty wallet.
This place alone made Ft. Collins worth the drive from Louisville, especially after a visit to that lousy Choice City place. My only regret is that we didn't have time to go back. But trust me, if I ever lived in Ft. Collins (which no amount of drugs could ever persuade me to do), I'd be at the Mayor of Old Town every day at least.
08-16-2011 13:20:18 |
More by Rifugium
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Finally got to try this place today along the way of our brewery tour. First thing that stood out was the railway running along the middle of road. Kinda cool.
Old looking exterior...like a 60s Denny's or something. Inside is more modern, a bit sterile and "clean". Nothing wrong with that.
Tables and booths. An upstairs section, not all that big, but I didn't venture up yonder.
Place had just opened, few people. Service was friendly as we sat at the bar. Knowledgeable about beer, that helps.
100 taps along the wall, plus some bottles. Projection of beer menu above the bar. Easy to read. Listed left to right, light to dark. Nitro on the far end.
We had simple food; sammiches. They were good, perhaps a squidge expensive, but nothing to bitch about.
Selection was quite diverse, mostly domestic micros with some internationals.
Overall a great place. Would like to back in the Spring during some busy hours.
01-06-2012 23:27:11 |
More by Mebuzzard
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Wow. I get to be the first to rate. Awesome.
I was there for the Pre-opening party last night. Write a clever email, get invited to the party
Love the atmosphere. 70's shiek. Great decor with a beer theme. The pictures around the place are from a local photographer and taken in local breweries.
100 beers on tap. organized by style. Wonderful offerings. Belgians, IPA's, local and worldly.
The staff was well versed on the beers and styles. They will obviously learn more as time goes by, for this was the first night.
Food is by the Red Table and the pizza I had was great.
Kevin and everyone have done a lot of planning to make this a beercentric place and I will be back over and over and over.
07-16-2011 00:43:18 |
More by jyeast101
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Great place! Nice beer selection that is always rotating to bring in different beers from all over. Atmosphere is calm with little for decorations, but it fits the mood they are going for. Drinks are a bit pricy, but worth it for most of the brews... Plus, it keeps out the party crowd since its adjacent to a major college. Despite being across the street from the campus, the crowd is mixed and never loud/crazy as you would find at a "college bar". The wait staff is very knowledgeable about their products considering the rate in which they rotate new beers, showing that they must go through a training course and have to try a large number of them if not all. This place is doing great things for the culture in this beer mecca!
02-17-2012 19:23:51 |
More by jjholt
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
100 beers on tap...what a selection! A lot of local brews, but I didn't really mind that given I was out there on vacation and getting a handful of Russian River beers that are not readily available in PA was pretty awesome! We went in the middle of the afternoon, and it was pretty empty. I was told that it does get pretty crowded, and I can see why. With that selection, and the extremely knowledgeable staff...this place is basically a beer lover's dream. I had already been to two bars prior to visiting the Mayor, so I didn't drink too much while there, but everything I did have was awesome.
I really enjoyed talking to the staff and having them recommend different brews based off of what I was looking for. Very useful! I did think their prices were a bit high, especially for the local brews, but not annoyingly so. I didn't eat anything other than a soft pretzel while there, but I do believe they have a decent menu. Look at for a college crowd here...they are located right off of a major campus. Overall, an excellent experience and a wonderful place...I will go back if I am ever in Fort Collins again!
10-25-2011 00:43:43 |
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