165 Boardwalk Drive
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Mon – Sun 11:00 am-2:00 am
We have been to Tap’s several times since it opened last March but felt it wasn’t ready to be reviewed until now. It has taken them a while to work out all the kinks, but everything seems to be flowing smoothly now. Although it’s location isn't ideal for a bar (or much else), they seem to be doing a great job marketing to get customers in the door. And with the ever changing selection of beers on tap, we are always willing to stop in and try something new.
Atmosphere: The first thing you will notice when approaching Taps Sports Bar and Grill is the large inviting patio out front. Inside you will find an abundance of HD TV’s at good viewing angles. With a large wrap around bar and an a lot of tables (high & low) and booths, you should always be able to find a place to watch your team. There are two fireplaces you can cozy up at and watch sports as well as a video game area in the back. The decor is modern, warm and nicely done in reds and browns. There is minimal sports decor on the walls keeping the place on a classier scale where “sports bars” are concerned.
Service: Service was a little rocky when they first opened, but that is to be expected. The staff seems to have done a 180 in the quality of their service and attitude. We always receive friendly prompt service at the bar and management is always hands on. Even during slower times there appears to be plenty of waitresses
Drinks: Taps has over 40 beers on tap ranging from domestics to micros and those are always changing. Most of the micros are from Colorado and none of the tap beers are imports. They do carry everyone’s Mexican favorite in bottle, but that’s about it for imports. The bar is fully stocked, but the lack of a specialty drink menu usually steers us towards there name sake. The do offer a bloody mary bar on Sundays with a pretty decent mix and fixings for $3.
Food: We have eaten here several times and the food is OK. Let’s keep it real, we come for the beer. The menu is comprised of appetizers, pizza, salads, sandwiches and burgers for the most part and most under $10. A few of the menu items use beer as an ingredient, including sides like fries and onion rings. They do offer a very basic breakfast menu on weekends with biscuits and gravy that we highly recommend.
Amenities: Touch tune jukebox, ATM, two fireplaces, video games, pool tables, projection TV, HD TV’s, patio.
Parking: There is a large parking lot surrounding the place.
The Buzz: Happy Hour from 3 to 6 pm and 10 pm to 12 am daily, Pints on Tuesday starting at 6 pm- $1 Domestic Pints & $2 Micro Brew Pints, Wednesday trivia & karaoke at 7 pm, Thursdays burger and beer – Buy 1 Burger and get the 2nd Burger 1/2 OFF and $3 Monster Mugs of Domestics, Friday is ladies night $1 Well Cocktails and Select New Belgium Beers, $5.99 daily lunch specials 7 days a week, Friday nights live music.