Lucky Joe’s Sidewalk Saloon - Fort Collins
Lucky Joe’s Sidewalk Saloon
25 Old Town Square
Fort Collins CO, 80524
Monday – Sunday 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Lucky Joes has been quenching thirsts since 1995 in it’s prime old town location. It’s a favorite hang out of locals and college students, as well as the perfect place to duck into when strolling through old town. We often drop in by day, for people watching on the patio or for the free live music by night. The food and atmosphere never let us down.
Atmosphere: The décor inside is a blend or Irish pub meets country saloon.The first thing you see is the big wooden bar with all wood floors and walls that give Lucky Joes a laid back, welcoming feel. This place is pretty dim, even in the day, but it won’t stop you from being overwhelmed by the busy-ness on the walls. There is a giant barrell of shelled peanuts in the front inviting people to take handfuls throwing the shells to the floor and knowing someone else will be cleaning them up. The crowd is mixed, but is dominated by college students Thursday through Saturday nights and because of this you may have to wait in line to get inside. Also, the bathrooms seem to be exceptionally well maintained here.
Service: Service was quick and even quicker at the bar which was impressive for a very crowded night. With plenty of bartenders and waitresses on staff, there should never be an issue getting what you need.
Drinks: They have a fully stocked bar with the usual Fort Collins micro brews on tap, mingled with a few domestics. The absence of a drink menu adds to the casual atmosphere of the place, and provoked us to try drink specials such as $2 Guinness pints and $3 bomb shots.
Food: The menu features a mixture of typical bar food such as the 1/3 pound Crunch Burger , the Phrenchy cheese steak sandwich, and Lj’s Club Sandwich. Lucky Joes menu also features appetizers, soups and salads as well as traditional Irish fare such as the corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie and fish & chips. We usually start with the Irish nacho appetizer which is a healthy enough portion for 3 grown men to call dinner. There are daily food specials that will only set you back $10 at the most.
Amenities: Free peanuts, HD TV’s, fireplace, patio, small stage area, live music.
Parking: Find parking where you can in old town.
The Buzz: Open mic acoustic music on Sunday nights, live music Wednesday through Sunday nights, daily food & drink specials, Sundays breakfast served & $2 bloody marys, happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm, Saturday Happy Hour from 11 am to 7 pm, take out menu.