The Crown Pub - Fort Collins

The Crown Pub
134 S. College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Mon - Sat  12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun  1:00 pm - 12:00 am

We are not sure what prompted us to visit The Crown Pub while bar hopping last year, but we are glad we did. What draws us back to this Fort Collins staple? It must be the pints, the plethora of scotches, and good pub food.
Atmosphere:  When we walked in we immediately noticed the large wooden bar on the north side dominating most of this English style pub. Our eyes kept drifting back to the rows of scotches lined seductively behind the bar, because this place is definitely a step up from your average Fort Collins pub. The dark colors with the warm wood and dark carpet give the dining area a very cozy feel. The large windows facing College Ave at the front, can be a little distracting in the day light hours, but at night give ample opportunities for people watching.  There is a basement lounge area equipped with a bar, tables and live music on select nights. There is a small patio in front of the building which is usually packed on warmer days.

Service:  We have always had decent service, whether it is at the bar or sitting at a table. The bartenders and servers have always been engaging as well as informative. No complaints.

Drinks:  On their website they advertise "Over 30 single malt Scotch's, Small batch bourbon, 16 drafts and over 20 bottled beers". We figure there really isn't much more to say, but they do offer a full bar.

Food:  The Crown Pub has two menus- One Seasonal and one Classic. The Classic menu consists of pub style classics, appetizers, a few salads and soup. The burger section offers options such as chicken or buffalo meat instead of a half-pound of beef. The Seasonal menu is ever changing but currently offers entrees like Fish n Chips,  Buffalo meatloaf, Blackened Mahi and smoked brisket. Most items are between $10 and $20 but we have not felt ripped off when eating there, the food is good. On this visit we had the Relleno Royale burger and the Blackened Blue Royale burger.

Amenities:  Patio out front, lounge downstairs, TV’s in bar area.

Parking:  Parking available where you can find it in old town.

The Buzz:  Happy hour Monday ~ Friday from 3:00pm - 5:00pm and Sunday ~ Thursday from 10:00pm – Close, live music on Sundays in the lounge.

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