217 West Horsetooth Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Sunday Thursday 9am-12am
The Tack room is the bar located inside Chippers Lanes bowling alley. If you enjoy drinking more than bowling, then this is the spot for you! It is a people watching smorgasbord of all ages and walks of life as well as a reminder that the ‘high five’ never goes out of style.
Atmosphere: This bar is everything you expect it to be, being inside of a bowling alley. By day it is full of local retirees and by night locals of all sorts, who may or may not be there to bowl. Most patrons are friendly and some too friendly, so beware of the touchy ones when engaging in conversation. While sitting in the bar area there is the sound of bowling pins and chatter which is calming in some way. The bar itself is dark, poorly decorated and no frills, but cozy none the less. The bathroom in the bar area is small and decent or you can make your way to the bowling area to use a clean larger bathroom.
Service: There is usually one bartender on duty who isn't very chatty but does his job, minimally. There is a server running back and forth from the bar into the bowling area to serve bowlers nonstop.
Drinks: The bar is very basic and has 5 beers on tap, a few local and domestic. Not very large selections of liquors to choose from but the classics are all there. If you get there during happy hour domestic beers are $3 and after 9pm $2. Not much else to say about this bar, it is in a bowling alley.
Food: The menu contains everything expected at a bowling alley such as appetizers, pizza slices, burgers, sandwiches, salads and nachos from $3 to $7. They also have a kids menu so you can feed the kids while you grab a drink. The surprising part about the food is it is actually good, not healthy, but good.
Amenities: Pool tables, bowling , pro shop, foosball, video games, dart boards, bar trivia, TV’s, volleyball courts, birthday parties, patio in front.
Parking: Chippers has its own parking lot with plenty of parking.
The Buzz: Volleyball leagues (summer), year round bowling leagues,$1 games Sundays from 9am to 12pm,Sunday through Thursday two for one games, shoes and domestic drafts starting at 9pm, Monday through Friday Happy hour from 4 to 6pm, preschool bowling program.