Road 34 Bike Shop & Tavern - Fort Collins

 Road 34 Bike Shop & Tavern
1213 W. Elizabeth St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
11 AM – 2 AM Daily

Right near CSU, in the Campus West area, sits Road 34.  Part bike shop, part deli, part bar, part live venue, this hybrid runs on good times, college kids and an affinity for pedal power.

Atmosphere:  When we walked in our first impression was “ woah that’s a lot of bikes”  and we weren't even in the bike shop side.  Hung from the ceiling, across the entire bar, are bicycles of every kind.  The center of the bar room is dominated by some rustic looking ruff-hewn tables,  as well as an old school VW bus.  Yes a life-size bus, but it doubles as d├ęcor and a sound booth. The music varied from hip hop to classic rock, depending on the clientele, but all played at tolerable levels for conversations  The bar itself snakes along the eastern side, leaving plenty of viewing room to see the stage on the south side.  Its apparent that this  place is generally a college hangout during the week .  While a lot of its appeal comes from it’s no- nonsense attitude,  a pressure washer and some industrial cleaner would do this place some good.

Service:  The bar staff was holding down the fort during our visit. They wasted no time while pouring drinks, serving food and taking orders from the tables and they did a stand up job of it.

Drinks:  Our favorite feature in the bar, is the chalkboard display behind all the tap handles. the prices and specials are written in chalk describing  a good selection of micros and domestics . they have a fully stocked bar ready to fulfill the urges or non- beer drinkers too.

Food:  The chalk board theme is carried over to the menu with specialty items being written in colorful display above the bar.  This deli style menu is chock- full of sandwiches that are a  little outside of your garden variety.  With names like fire in the disco, naked homeless man with a blanket, and lawn jockey, you definitely need to pay attention to what you’re ordering. Oh, and don’t forget they have f-ing nachos.  Their words - not ours.

Amenities:  Bike shop, large stage, foosball, large roadside patio, HD flat screen TV’s, 2 pool tables, juke box.

Parking:  There is parking behind the building.  And of course, plenty of places to chain up your bike.

The Buzz:  Live music on Friday and Saturday nights, happy hour all day Sunday ($1 beers & $2.50 bloody marys!). 

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