802 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Monday – Saturday 4pm to close
Sunday - Closed
We tend to veer towards locally owned bars and restaurants and Drake Park Restaurant & Lounge is owned by All Occasions Catering Company, who have been doing business in the area for over 16 years. This seems like a good bet for a company who have been successful in catering for so long, but the location is not ideal.
Atmosphere: We should explain that the lounge and the restaurant are almost two separate entities and only joined by a series of kitchens and hallways from within. The lounge itself looks like a store front to the west of the restaurant. Inside the lounge is a small bar surrounded by high top tables. The lighting is a little on the bright side, but that’s OK because this place has nothing hide.
Service: We sat at the bar and our service was top notch. The staff was all very friendly and a few even joined us for cocktails after their shifts.
Drinks: There are four alternating beers on tap and a well balanced selection of local micros and imports. The cocktail menu includes some classic drinks as well as some more creative concoctions. The bar is well stocked with a few top shelf selections for almost every kind of liquor.
Food: We started the night off with appetizers - the “Spinach Artichoke Dip-Filled Bread Bowl” ( served with veggies and crackers) and the “Cowboy Fondue”. The spinach artichoike dip was probably the best we have ever had and the meat-filled fondue plate did not disappoint Other appetizers on the menu include Chili Chocolate Chip Bacon, Mussels Abruzi and Sausage Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms There is also a dinner menu offering categories such as “Pottage”, “Carnivore Cuisines”, “Fantastic Foul” and “Every day Comfort Foods”.
Amenities: HD TV’s , free Wi-Fi, Several banquet rooms, dessert tray, hot towels, Children’s Menu, Senior Discounts,
Parking: There is plenty of parking in the shopping center where it is located.
The Buzz: Happy hour Monday through Saturday from 4-6 pm with 2 for 1 on wells, calls, draft beer, Wine by the Glass and Specialty Cocktails, 1/2 off on All Appetizers during happy hour, live music on Saturday’s, Purchase a lunch or dinner entree for 3 and the Birthday person eats free, weekly wine tasting, only $15 per person for a flight.