Downtown Fort Collins Events

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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.

Welcome Spring in Fort Collins!

Spring is finally here. Now go enjoy it with a month full of Fort Collins spring activities.


There’s no better patio to enjoy April weather than CooperSmith’s Mountain Ave. patio.

Even after a not-so-rough winter, getting outdoors and enjoying some of that legendary Colorado sunshine feels great. Fortunately, living in Fort Collins means you’ll have plenty of opportunity to breathe fresh air, soak up some sun and live the Northern Colorado lifestyle. Here’s some of our favorite springtime activities.

Fort Collins Bike Show: FoCo’s a world-class bike city, and whether you’re a novice rider or devotee, you’ll have the opportunity to rub elbows with the biking community. Learn about upcoming rides, clubs and other events.

Letterpress & Publick House – April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Fort Collins Easter Keg Hunt: Combining the better parts of a bicycle rally, a scavenger hunt and bar crawl, the Easter Keg hunt gives adults a reason to get excited about the Easter Bunny again.
Leaves from Avogadro’s Number – April 15, 1 p.m.

Wheat Beer Tapping: It’s a rite of spring. CooperSmiths will tap our Mountain Avenue Wheat beer, made with 50 percent wheat malt for banana, malt and clove flavors. It’s the perfect patio beer, and our Mountain Avenue Patios are the perfect patios to enjoy it on. We’re celebrating with $3 wheat beers all day!
April 18, all day

CSU Rams Spring Football Scrimmage: Yeah, the new stadium isn’t done yet, but that’s not stopping the Rams from holding their traditional Green & Gold spring scrimmage. This year, it’s free and held at the CSU soccer field on campus.
CSU Soccer Field – April 22, 1 p.m.

Fast and Furriest 5K run/walk: Race season is just getting started, but there’s no better way to enjoy the weather with your four-legged friend than the Fast & Furriest 5K run/walk. Even better, you’ll help Colorado State University raise funds for emergency treatment for our pets.
CSU Oval – April 29, 9 a.m.


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It’s That Time of Beer! Mountain Ave Wheat Tapping on April 18

It’s that time of beer again!

We are tapping our Mountain Avenue Wheat on April 18th! Join us for our Tapping Party – $3 Wheat Beers ALL DAY!

About our Mountain Ave. Wheat:
The banana, clove and tart quenching flavors of this German style hefeweizen come from the Bavarian yeast. Made with 50% wheat malt, it’s the perfect patio beer. 5.3% ABV, 12 IBUs.
Malts: Wheat, Pale
Hops: Hallertua, Tettnang
Yeast: Bavarian hefewezien
O.G. 11.6 Plato  F.G. 1.7 Plato



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Join CooperSmith’s for Great Plates of Downtown! (March 1-14)

Food lovers rejoice! On March 1st, Great Plates of Downtown Fort Collins is back to benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County! The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and member businesses present a vibrant dining tradition for our community March 1-14, 2017. By joining the Great Plates fun, you’ll not only help the Food Bank for Larimer County meet its mission, but you’ll also help support our downtown restaurants with your patronage.

Last year, over $87,000 was raised for the Food Bank for Larimer County and this year they have a goal of raising $90,000!

CooperSmith’s is proud to be a part of such a wonderful event and fundraiser. Our Great Plates 2017 menu is available on Poolside & Pubside. Check it out:

Great Plates Menu 2017 

Any of the below two entrees for $25

Flat Iron Steak– An 8 oz flat iron steak seasoned and grilled to temperature served over a bacon potato cake and roasted carrots. Finished with a cremini mushroom and red wine demi-glace.

New York Strip -A New York strip seasoned and grilled to temperature, served with sautéed veggies, roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Served over onion rings and topped with gorgonzola butter.

Chicken Fried Chicken – Hand battered chicken deep fried and topped with jalapeno bacon gravy. Served with steamed broccoli, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a dinner roll.

Fish and Chips-Atlantic cod dipped in our ale batter and breaded with crispy bread crumbs. Served with pub chips, horseradish mayonnaise and malt vinegar.

Highland Cottage Pie -Colorado lamb marinated in our Horsetooth Stout and fresh herbs. Then we combine the lamb with celery, carrots and onion, and then layered in a flaky crust with mashed potatoes. Finished with lamb gravy and parmesan cheese and baked, served with hot apple sauce.

Veggie Cottage Pie – A pie crust layered with carrots, onions, celery and mushrooms cooked in balsamic reduction and topped with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, veggie gravy and parmesan cheese. Served with hot apple sauce.

Schweineschnitzel-Pork tenderloin pounded thin, breaded and deep fried. Served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes and bacon beer sauerkraut. Finished with a lemon butter cream sauce.

Pick any 2 entrees and get either a strawberry rhubarb crumble or a vanilla and chocolate layered mousse. 

All entrees expect the New York strip and the Flat Iron steak are served with an imperial pint.

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It’s Fish Fry Season at CooperSmith’s!

Wishing for an winter fish fry, just like they do in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota? Well, you’re in luck!

We are hosting our annual fish fry every Wednesday in February from 5-10pm on the Pubside. Starting Wednesday, February 1st we will be serving a hefty plate of deep fried walleye along side fries, baked beans, cole slaw & rye bread for just $15.95 per person!

Whether you prefer malt vinegar or ketchup with your fish, we invite you to try as many different combinations as you’d like during February. We love our deep fried walleye & hope you do too!fishfry

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Join Us for Our Annual Jingle Ale Tapping!

Join us Tuesday, December 6th for the tapping of this year’s batch of Jingle Ale!

This amber ale has a nice maltiness but the spices are what really contribute its unique character. Clove, mace (nutmeg), cinnamon, orange peel, cardimon, and ginger root are added for that delicious holiday flavor.

As usual, we’ll have specials, an appearance by Santa Clause and Bagpipers!


Jingle Ale Growlers 64 oz – $13
Jingle Ale Growlers 32 oz – $7
$2.50 Scrumpy Cider Pints, Jingle Ale Pints & Barley Wine
$5 Appetizers while supplies last!


Jingle Ale Appetizers 2016

Shrimp Street Tacos
Hand battered and deep-fried shrimp tossed in a sweet chili sauce in flour tortillas with Baja sauce, cabbage and pineapple pico de gallo

Mini Chicken and Waffles
Waffle battered waffle fries topped with house made fried chicken and finished with a bacon hot sauce syrup

Chicken Satay
Marinated chicken skewers grilled to perfection and served with a sesame peanut sauce

Fried Sacchetti
Pasta stuffed with porcini mushrooms, parmesan and mozzarella, served with a tomato ricotta dipping sauce

Honey Sriracha Wings
Deep fried chicken wings tossed in a spicy honey sriracha sauce and then finished on the grill, served with gorgonzola dressing

It’s not officially the holiday season until you’ve had a CooperSmith’s Jingle Ale!


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