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Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 179
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
5 Old Town Square
phone: (970) 498-0483
Tucked into the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, Coopersmith's Pub and Brewing offers a distinct alternative in eating and drinking. We invite you to enjoy both our Pubside and Poolside establishments.
Pubside- M-Th 11a-12p, F & Sa 11a-2a, Su 11a-12p
Poolside- M-F 3p-2a, Sa & Su 12p-2a
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 55 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A good place to dine if you love beer and decent food. The atmosphere is a notch above average for a decent pub. The beer is pretty good and they have Punjabi on cask most of the time. Lot's of variety with rotating styles. The food is pretty good, my fave is the Coop Burger which comes with guac. Their briskett is decent too. Some of the menu items get creative or "crunchy" if you know what I mean. Often busy during peak hours. Great outdoor seating and good but expensive pool (poolside).
11-30-2006 23:12:04 |
More by Rumblebelly
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
If you're in Fort Collins for the New Belgium experience, as you should be, you couldn't hope to do better for a meal and a beer than this.
Atmosphere: Really clean and welcoming. Woody. Nice.
Service: The server didn't have the best knowledge of some of the items they serve, but she made the effort to procure the answers.
Selection: It's not everyday that you run across a brewpub with an altbier & a kolsch on the menu, but this one does, and they are both amazing. Also the standard array of pale ales, IPA's et al.
Food: I had a buffalo hamburger, my girlfriend had the brisket, and my friend had the pizza. All were amazing. The pizza was goddamned ridiculous.
Value: If this place were in The People's Republic of Southern California I shudder to think what this would have cost. The bill was a fraction of what it could have been.
11-08-2006 06:33:54 |
More by jeffjfindley
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I'm taking a moment to revise my review. Food good. Great place. Lately, not impressed with the beer. Their "Anniversary" Cherry Ale was bad. My wife came up with a slogan. "Fun place, *$#@ beer"
Sat outside and enjoyed the weather, food and beer. This is the base standard of brewpubs. Solid beer. The food was amazing. The waitress we had was coming off of a busy lunch, so I'm not sure we we're her priority, but she was okay. Had knowledge of the beers on tap. There's always the opportunity to play pool and hang out if time allows. Overall a great place. If you get a chance sit outside and get a great opportunity to people watch as you enjoy your beer. Also walking distance from the two major craft breweries in the area NBB and Odell.
10-04-2006 20:59:18 |
More by jyeast101
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was very impressed with this place in every way. Met fellow B-A bitterbill for lunch recently. Sat at the bar, and the bar-tender immediately approached for my order (b-bill already had a pint). I sampled a couple of different beers (the Belgian Style Kriek Ale, which was very tastey; and the Existential Porter, which was nice and round), but opted for the cask beer they had on this day, Punjabi Pale Ale, which I have reviewed.
After we got our beers, the very attentive waitress came by several different times to get our order, check on us, etc. The place was VERY busy, so I was surprised how much attention she paid to us. Bitterbill really raved about his Bangers 'n' Mash, and my burger was great. Just excellent pub grub.
Overall, a very pleasant experience, and I will definitely be back. Give it a try if you're in Fort Collins: it's the only place in town the folks at New Belgium recommend for a meal.
10-01-2006 03:18:04 |
More by ColoradoBobs
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Coops, not be confused with Wynkoops in Denver, is located in prime real estate in downtown Ft. Collins. Parking isnt too difficult as there is a garage right across the street.
Coops actually is in two different locations. There is a restaurant on e one side and a bar/pool hall on the other. Personally I prefer the later although both will provide you with good food and atmosphere. The restaurant does have a bar and booth type seating. There are two outside areas to sit. The pool side area has a nice bar up front, of course tons of pool tables, and a great patio area where they can open up a garage door to the out side area. Really nice during the cool summer nights.
The beer is decent. A great selections that has a good variety of regulars and decent seasonal selections. It seemed that the beer selection was more of an English style representation, but only just barely with a large selection of other styles. On tap at the time of this review, they had a bitter, milk stout, wheat, IPA, APA, a cider, an American lager, a chili beer, a kriek and a wit. Of their beers, Im a fan of their Punjabi Pale Ale. One beer I would suggest to try but dont order a pint, is their Sigdas Green Chili beer (or unless your really brave). They also have some home made sodas as well, root beer and cream soda.
The food on the restaurant side has a bigger selection. Also there is more of English flavor there but not restricted to style. Actually my favorite order is their Ten Mile Burrito. On the pool side, they have fantastic woodfire pizzas and appetizers. That is a must have for a first time visitor.
One thing I have heard around is that at times the quality of beer can vary greatly on quality. I personally have not had any problems, but worth a note. A great place to go for sure.
08-14-2006 01:28:34 |
More by Oxymoron
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
My friend and I came through here as part of our FoCo brew tour. Given that we had, already, visited New Belgium, FBC, and Odell's that same day, Coopersmith's faced the daunting task of keeping our interest and playing with the big boys, something that many above average brewpubs wouldn't have been able to do. Coopersmith's passed the test with flying colors.
In Old Town Fort Collins, this place has a typical (some might say cookie-cutter) brewpub feel: wood floors, big booths, dark lighting, brew tanks visible from the dining room, etc. Personally, I fnd this neither enticing nor off-putting...it just simply is what a lot of brewpubs look like.
We sat at the bar and chatted with a very friendly bartender and some locals who were in for a Saturday afternoon pint. She talked about the beers to us, and we ordered two six-beer samplers as well as two individual samplers of the other two beers on their menu--that's 14 in all, wow! The only downside here was the price, each sampler was (if I remember right) about $8. This was a slightly hard pill to swallow after visiting Fort Collins Brewery (FBC) where pints and the sampler are $2. Anyhow...to the tasting, we were thoroughly impresed by a number of their brews, the kolsch, anniversary cherry ale, chile beer, and the IPA, among others.
This certainly is a must-do in a visit to Fort Collins beer joints and ranks as one of my more pleasant brewpub experiences anywhere in Colorado. I'll definitely come back to visit next time I'm down in the upper Front Range!
UPDATE (July 2006): I made another visit to Coopersmith's and continue to be impressed. They've still got a tremendous selection of brews--13 or 14 on tap--and I'm especially excited about their willingness to brew one or two oddball styles. Last time they had an oud bruin on tap (there are maybe ten breweries in the US that would do anything in that vein!) and today they had a steam beer and a traditional kriek that took them two years to brew. Kudos to the adventurous folks behind the beer at Coopersmith's!
11-22-2005 15:32:29 |
More by benito
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
During our trip out to CO for the GABF, a day trip to Fort Collins brought us here for lunch. Walking into the the pub side of the establishment, a dark wood theme was noticeable. The menu had offerings for everyone, and the beer list was quite impressing with a number of varities of their brew available. The service was quite good, and the food was delivered quickly. The only complaint I have is that the beer all had a sweet flavor to it, regardless of style. This may have been a fluke. I would recommend when in the area to stop by, at least for the food.
10-03-2005 03:08:23 |
More by NVbeer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped by for lunch on a Saturday. Crowd was thin when we arrived, but quickly filled up until there was a wait for a table or bar stool. There are two sides - a pub area and the game area with pool tables. We didn't check out the pool area - a good reason to check it out again sometime! Located in downtown Fort Collins, the grain silos are easily visible as you drive through. In the bar area the brewing equipment is visible through a glass wall - everything is prominently displayed. Service was very friendly, and quick to offer suggestions on the food. Food was a varied menu with many interesting options - we had a burger and blackened chicken with grits. Both were a bit different from normal and well done. The same could be said for the beers I tried - with some out of the ordinary offerings like a green chili beer. Definitely worth a visit!
07-18-2005 02:48:30 |
More by rowew
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
All of my experiences with Coopersmith's (all three of them, in a two-week span) have been at the bar on the restaurant side. That portion seems to be filled with a motley collection of regulars and few other random diners. I saw the same guy sitting in the same spot at the end of the bar all three times I ventured in, and the rest of the regulars were a mix of guys and gals from their mid-20s to their mid-60s.
Coopersmith's has a nice, cozy feel to it, with friendly staff and a pretty good-sized selection. That's what kept bringing me back, I had to make sure I sampled everything before leaving town. In addition to several standards (as listed in one of the reviews below), they also had a few off-the-wall specialties. One of those specialties included a Triple Bourbon beer that was very tasty and very effective at kicking your ass. The green chili beer was also very good and would likely taste great alongside a burger.
I found the food to be pretty good, and not just your standard pub fare. The pickled tuna sandwich was particularly good.
If you are a fan of beer and a fan of good food, I would definitely recommend Coopersmith's.
04-22-2005 19:27:10 |
More by smcdowell
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4
This place feels good and looks good. With it being split apart from a pool hall and a restaurant, it gives everyone a reason to try it out. Pool tables are well kept up and a large number of them as well. Decent jute box and an open kitchen that fills the room with excellent oak pizza aromas. There wasnt a part that looked dirty or not kept up. The only let down here is the drink. While the majority of there beers are just ok with a few that stick out. In the end you dont walk out feeling unsatisfied.
03-07-2005 05:05:06 |
More by RoBotGod
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing in Fort Collins, CO
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