Ryan’s Sports Grill 925 E. Harmony Road Fort Collins, CO (970) 229-0017 www.rsportsgrill.com Tuesday 11:00 am to 2 am Thurs & Fri 11:00 am to 2 am Sat – Mon 11:00 am to 12 am
Not so long ago we wrote a review for this establishment when it was under another name and a corporate umbrella. For reasons unknown to us, the owners broke away from the Jackson’s franchise and started Ryan’s. Fearful that it may have changed, we went in and were relieved to find it didn’t. Although the menu is a tad bit different, it still is the laid back sports bar we enjoyed.
Atmosphere: There is no real noticeable change to the building except for the sign out front that reads “Ryan’s” in green. There are large flat screens everywhere in this dim, but airy joint. There are rows of tables, both high and low, booths through-out the middle, and a long bar on the southern side. There is a “game” area filled with pool tables, video games and a jukebox as well as a basketball game. Its dark colors and modest sports décor give this place a relaxed and cozy feel. The bathrooms do have LCD screens on the sinks now displaying local advertisements and commercials, which was just strange. Over all Ryan’s a big space that is jammed packed when game time rolls around. The crowd is very mixed but have one thing in common – sports.
Service: Service has always been decent here, new name or old. There are plenty of bartenders behind the bar and plenty of cocktail waitress’ ensuring that even on the busiest game days, our glasses rarely go empty.
Drinks: They have 10 micros and domestics on tap. Nothing in the way of an actual drink menu but the bartenders know their stuff and a have a fully stocked bar to back them up. There is a nice selection of wines and malted alternative/girly drinks like Mike’s Hard Lemonade . There are also daily drink specials.
Food: The new menu still provides your standard “sports bar food” with some healthy choices. The menu features are salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, wings, wraps and even breakfast. The specialty section has items like steak, shrimp, fajitas, ribs and pasta. We tried the Tao’s chicken wrap and the buffalo chicken sandwich which were both pretty good. We also had a side of cheese curds and …wow!
Amenities: Patio on west side , pool tables, video games, basketball hoop game, 38 HD TV’s, dart boards, touch tunes juke box, ATM, free Wi-Fi, trivia, claw game, change machine.
Parking: There is plenty of parking surrounding the bar in the shopping center where it is located.
The Buzz: Private party rooms, catering, Wednesday night Trivia, Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3-6 PM and 10 PM-Close, comedy night on the second Friday of every month, Military and senior discounts, kids eat free Sundays and Tuesdays after 5pm.