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There is always something happening in Downtown Fort Collins, check it out online
at the Downtown Business Association!

We are often asked, “Where is a good place to stay?”

We recommend The Armstrong Hotel and a great Old Town Loft VRBO located nearby.

CooperSmith’s Named Top Performing Restaurant During Great Plates

CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewery has been announced as one of Great Plates of Downtown‘s top 5 performing restaurants alongside Rodizio Grill, The Melting Pot, Social and RARE Italian.

The 2019 Great Plates event raised $111,777.58 for the Food Bank for Larimer County! This is a record-breaking number for Great Plates. Over the last 14 years, Great Plates of Downtown has raised $647,637, allowing the Food Bank to provide more than $3.2 million worth of food.  Last year, the Food Bank for Larimer County distributed 8.6 million pounds of food – enough food for 7.2 million meals.

“Great Plates truly represents what makes this community so special,” said Food Bank for Larimer County CEO Amy Pezzani. “The generosity of the restaurants that participate in Great Plates is matched by the kindness of the many diners who give to the Food Bank and make this such a fantastic event.”

About Great Plates 
Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins is an annual regional dining promotion with a local focus. Each year at the beginning of March, this two-week-long celebration of restaurants and eateries showcases Downtown’s culinary culture and serves as a legitimate community fundraiser, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Food Bank for Larimer County. From March 1st – 14th, thirty-five downtown restaurants invited the community to enjoy limited-time-only $25 dinner specials. After the meal, each of the restaurant’s staffs ask diners to consider making a donation to benefit the Food Bank.

This year’s top 5 performing restaurants included Rodizio Grill, The Melting Pot, Social, CooperSmith’s and RARE Italian, pictured here.

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Enjoy Great Plates at CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewery!

Celebrate the downtown Fort Collins restaurant community during the annual Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins. From March 1st through March 14th, restaurants are offering dinner specials for $25 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Food Bank for Larimer County.

Great Plates is entering its 14th year and has become the Food Bank for Larimer County’s largest fundraiser with over $106,000 being donated in 2018. 

Click here for the full 2019 Great Plates Restaurant Guide.


Two-course dinner for two and two pints for $25. CooperSmith’s Great Plates menu is available on Poolside & Pubside.

Course 1:

Surf & Turf NY – New York strip with red wine demi-glaze and coconut shrimp served with a sweet and sour pineapple dipping sauce with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies.
Ribeye – Ribeye with herb butter, mashers and veggies.
Lobster Mac & Cheese – Lobster Mac & Cheese topped with toasted beer bread crumbs, crispy pancetta.
Cottage Pie – Choice Colorado lamb marinated in our house Stout and fresh herbs. Then we combine the lamb with celery, carrots, and onion and layer it in a flaky crust with mashed potatoes. It’s then baked and topped with lamb gravy and Parmesan cheese. Served with a side of applesauce.
Fish and Chips – Six ounces of Atlantic cod dipped in our ale batter and breaded with crispy Japanese style breadcrumbs. Served with pub chips, horseradish mayonnaise and malt vinegar.
Schweineschnitzel – Pork tenderloin pounded thinly, breaded and deep-fried. Served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes and bacon beer sauerkraut. Finished with a lemon butter cream sauce.
Course 2:
Chocolate Horsetooth Stout Cake

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2019 Gone Fishin’ Fish Fry

Wednesday nights just got a whole lot better!

Starting Wednesday, February 6th we’ll be hosting our annual Gone Fishin’ Fish Fry every Wednesday night throughout the month of February. For just $15.95 per person, we’ll be serving a hefty plate of deep fried walleye alongside fries, baked beans, coleslaw & rye bread.

Walleye Fast Facts
  • Walleye can reach up to 31 in. in length and 20 lbs in weight
  • The walleye is the state fish of Minnesota
  • Walleye have a lifespan of up to 20 years in the wild
  • 3 oz. of walleye contains 21 grams of protein– 42% of the recommended daily protein value
  • The name ‘walleye’ comes from the fish’s large, opaque pupils

We can’t wait to share this fun tradition with all of you! Stop by any Wednesday this February from 5-10pm to enjoy a deep-fried plate of walleye paired with your favorite Coopersmith beer. See you soon!


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Holiday Hours

The Holiday Season is in full swing! Here are our updated Holiday Hours.


  • Christmas Eve – Open until 4:00pm, Kitchen closes at 3:00pm
  • Christmas Day – Closed
  • New Year’s Day – Closed


  • Christmas Eve – Closed
  • Christmas Day – Closed
  • New Year’s Day – Open from 12:00pm – 9:00pm


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The holiday season has arrived which means one thing – CooperSmith’s Jingle Ale! Come celebrate with bagpipers and holiday cheer at CooperSmith’s Annual Jingle Ale Tapping Party on Tuesday, December 4 starting at 5pm.

Specials Include:

  • $3 Scrumpy Cider, Jingle Ale & Barley Wine All Day
  • $15 Jingle Ale 64 oz. Growler
  • $8.50 Jingle Ale 32 oz. Growler
  • $6 Appetizer Specials Start at 5pm (While Supplies Last)
    • Sausage rolls with beer mustard for dipping
    • Korean BBQ street tacos
    • Crab cakes with slaw and remoulade
    • Chicken drumsticks with mashed potatoes and brown gravy
    • Duck, sweet corn and cream cheese wontons with sweet chili sauce

What does CooperSmith’s Jingle Ale taste like? This amber ale has a nice maltiness but the spices are what really contribute its unique character. Clove, mace (nutmeg), cinnamon, orange peel, cardamom and ginger root are added for that delicious holiday flavor.

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