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Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing
Active Beers: 27
Beer Ratings: 181
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
5 Old Town Square
phone: (970) 498-0483
Tucked into the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, Coopersmith's Pub and Brewing offers a distinct alternative in eating and drinking. We invite you to enjoy both our Pubside and Poolside establishments.
Pubside- M-Th 11a-12p, F & Sa 11a-2a, Su 11a-12p
Poolside- M-F 3p-2a, Sa & Su 12p-2a
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Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 55 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
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: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
We visited this place for dinner after the New Belgium tour and tasting evening. Walking in there is actually a choice of the pool room area or dining room area across a small walkway. We went into the dinner area. A hostess stand greats you with some paraphenalia for sale in a glass case. We were told about 30 min wait so we ordered some beers at the bar. The decor is lots of light colored wood and otherwise typical brewpub setup. Long rectangular bar with 15 stools or so. Bartender is very friendly and the beer selection of house beers is great. Dunkelweizen, chili beer, kriek, bourbon stout, and about 8 others. Quite nice. I orderd the dunkel which I will review later. The beers are served in a variety of sizes from 5 -16 oz. The bar area has a few tall table chair combos. there are multiple dining tables away from the bar as well. We were seated and the menu is pub grub, with some english slant to the food. I had beef brisket and garlic mashers. MMMM YUMMY! This food was great and the serving size was rather monstrous. I was very satisfied with the food. Seems like everyone in our group was also happy. I also split the veggie platter with the table as an app. Very fresh veggies.
The service was very friendly and helpful with selections.
There is a kind of self guided tour of the brewery jsut downstairs from the hostess station.
This place is a MUST HIT if going to New Belgium. Shoot I would go back just to stop here again. A very nice spot for beer and food!
10-23-2007 02:31:49 |
More by sulldaddy
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was our last stop in Fort Collins. It was getting to be around 5ish and the weather was beautiful so we sat out on the porch facing Old Town Square. Fort Collins is a great town to be able to sit outside and eat.
Many beers were on tap that day, ranging from Chili beer or Hefeweizen to RIS and a cask Punjabi Pale Ale. All of the beers were really good and tasted especially fresh. The server was very nice while not entirely knowledgable about the beers (not everybody at a restaurant can be though).
I had a broiled chicken sandwich with melted brie and carmelized onions, served on a croissant. It was amazing and the pub chips (potato wedges) were an excellent pair with my chili beer sample and my cask pint.
I recommend this place and New Belgium Liquid Center to anyone going to Fort Collins. These are both amazing places even if you don't drink and they are heaven if you do!
04-25-2008 15:41:01 |
More by Big78CJ
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The wife and I stopped here during the '07 GABF. This was our first stop on a Ft. Collins beer tour that included New Belgium and Odell's (made for an excellent day trip).
Coopersmith's beers are very good. They offer 5oz. shooters so you can create your own sampler. My wife had the American wheat and chili beer which had an interesting finish and later belch taste. Of the beers I had, I found the bourbon stout to be the standout.
The service in the bar was very attentive and the food was good enough to make for a nice lunch stop.
10-12-2007 23:58:07 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Very good atmosphere when first walking into the dining side of the split pub and bar establishment. Great cleanliness of the store and merchandise to acquire if desired is cleanly displayed. The staff is helpful in anything that you may want. Very knowledgeable barkeep in their processes of brewing the beer. The selection of on tap brewed beers are 14 with 3 n/a. Overall if you are wanting to desire a good dining experience with paired beer then this would be a place within Fort Collins downtown area that I would suggest.
10-15-2008 15:37:54 |
More by Tolnik
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
From my notes of May 8th, 2009
I arrived soon after opening and took a seat at the bar. I got instant attention and placed my order for both food and beer. On this occasion, I ordered their Chicken Fuente and it was a delicious dish.(I usuall go for the Bangers and Mash or Fish and Chips...both very very good)
My first beer was their Sitzman's Steam and found it to be below par for the beers I usually drink here. So says my review of it if you care to look.
My second brew, the Not Brown Ale, was great as usual. I followed it up with a pint of the Cask Punjabi, 3rd beer poured from a new firkin. Superb!
So, as usual for me as I've been coming here for most of this decade, the service was great and I had a great time. Oh and the bartender remembered me from the last time I visited and he shouted that pint of the Cask. My first freebie I've received over the years but that's not what I'm looking for when I come to this pub. I always have a good time. I highly recommend visiting if you are in town.
05-11-2009 23:19:00 |
More by Bitterbill
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Fort Collins is crazy. Everyone rides bikes. I saw someone moving a recyliner on a bike. The atmosphere was accomodating and fit in with the scene. A bit busy and had to wait to be seated, but understandable.
The quality was awesome. Great beers, fresh and delicious. Teh service was friendly, knowledgeable and prompt, especially for how busy it was. The selection was not all that, but what they had was quality. Several great beers on tap and numerous ok ones. Nothing extraordinary, but definitely a place to visit again. Very reasonable and laid back. Great place.
08-13-2011 03:44:59 |
More by JayS2629
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Well, I had heard about this place but never actually seen it for myself. I was in town so I figured what the hell? The place is split into two separate buildings, pub and pool hall with a large fermenter tank outside the pool hall. The pub had a nice cozy atmosphere with at least ten different beers on tap. It looked like they sold growlers but I don't know how much they cost. The service was prompt and friendly when I was there (around 5:00) I had the punjabi pale ale on cask and it was stellar. I will definitely be returning to Coopersmith's the next time I am in Ft. Collins.
07-02-2007 17:30:17 |
More by ArrogantB
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
While out in Fort Collins visiting my future sister in law, we hit Coopersmith's downtown since New Belgium was closed for the weekend.
We put in our names for the 45 minute wait and went across the patio to the billiards room where we had a pint or two while we were waiting for our light-up buzzer thingy to go off. The atmosphere in the pool room is like a game room at a ski lodge. A nice big pine bar is over to the right, with darts, pool, and a few tables down a step or two to the left.
When our buzzer thing went off, we were seated in a big booth by the windows that look out onto the bustling sidewalk. The food is outstanding, and very reasonably priced for what you get. The beer is also quite reasonable, and is available in tasting "bullets" that are maybe five ounces, in addition to wussy 10 oz, or real 16 oz pint glasses. The best part is that you can order a sampler with 4 or 6 of those bullets full of any combination of their brews (excluding the cask conditioned special edition stuff).
The service was great, and the place was well-lit and spacious despite the huge Saturday night crowd. They brew a really nice variety of ales and lagers, and their chili beer is the only chili brew that I've ever had that isn't nasty. I hate hot stuff, and even though I found that brew a bit warm for my tastes, I actually really liked it!
I would go back here in a heartbeat. The food is outstanding (I had the guacamole turkey burger, and my fiance had the calzone....which I gladly finished for her), the brew is reasonably priced, and the atmosphere is vibrant without being loud or crazy. A definite must for any beer advocate visiting Fort Collins.
10-09-2007 03:59:47 |
More by pmcadamis
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
On one side was their billiards hall and on the other was the brewpub. Mentor and I opted for the brewpub. Hey, what did you expect? I am a hardcore barfly who is disinterested in anything that detracts from my drinking time. Sports on TV is OK; snacks and food are OK; playing pool, foosball, pinball, or anything of that nature is verboten.
Entering, the brewhouse was to the left and a glass cabinet of logo items was on the right, with the maitre d' station just beyond said cabinet. To the right of said cabinet was the restaurant area, which continued way to the right to their outdoor patio area. To the left of the cabinet was the long, polished blonde wood, "U"-shaped bar and the back bar was more polished blonde wood with mirrors. The place was cooled by rotating ceiling fans throughout. The "Water Closets" were "Behind this door" to the right of the bar. Downstairs on this side, the Aging Cellar was visible behind glass. I had a Reuben sammich for lunch and it came with fries, making for a filling repast.
(Addendum) Beers: Mentor and I were on a whirlwind tour of NE CO that afternoon and we only had time for one each. I settled on the Punjabi Pale Ale from the cask engine. It was quite good and I also wrote a review of that particular beer.
02-03-2008 14:48:23 |
More by woodychandler
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