Elliot’s Martini Bar
234 Linden Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Monday – Saturday 4:30PM – 2:00AM
Sunday 8:00PM – 2:00AM
It may be hard to believe, but there are times when we feel like being well behaved and sophisticated adults. Regrettably, upscale bars are an endangered species in the Old Town area. Whether you’re out on a date or with some friends Elliot’s is definitely a classy place to start off your night.
Atmosphere: We had a seat in a secluded booth across from the bar and were quickly taken with this mellow atmosphere. This is a very dim bar with a lounge-y, but hip feel to it. There is a feel of nostalgia with the retro couches, booths & tables and the old foreign films being projected on the back wall. Jazz music played low enough to carry on a conversation, making this an easy place to settle into for the night. The crowd was mellow and comprised of small groups and couples sitting quietly in booths, as well as out front on the patio.
Service: Table service at the booth we were sitting in, was friendly and quick. Even with a little crowd, the bartender didn't miss a beat – sliding out some complex martinis in just a few shakes.
Drinks: Elliot’s pride is in its mixology and cock-tailing. With an abundance of martinis being featured on there vast drink menu, we had a hard time deciding. We went with two sweet concoctions called the Dreamcicle and Naked in the Woods Martini’s. Both martinis were delicious and lead us to believe that the rest of the menu is equally pleasing. Saying they have a fully stocked bar is an understatement. They have a vast array of cordials, spirits, and liquors. Elliot’s is also a beer consoeurs dream. They offer a wide variety of local micros as well as one of the best collections of imported beer offerings we have seen. There are some domestic beers available, but it would be bordering on a sin not to order something a little more exotic.
Food: Let’s keep it real, we went for the Martini’s. Honestly the only part of the menu’s we read was covered with libations and the only food we ate, came in our drinks. There is a small menu consisting of Tapas’ dishes like an olive dish, cheese and crackers and a spinach dip, all under $10.
Amenities: Projector showing classic movies, patio, free Wi-Fi.
Parking: You will have to find parking where you can in old town.
The Buzz: Happy Hour from 4:30-7:00 Monday through Friday, Happy hour double martini for the price of a single.