Ace Gillett’s Lounge

Top of our list is the one and only Ace Gillett’s Lounge! This swanky, 1920’s jazz bar tops our list not just for its fun atmosphere and romantic vibe; Ace Gillett’s also prides itself on being one of the only jazz bars in the city that celebrates live music 5 nights a week!

Take it from Ace…

“It’s the music that will tempt you to this underground haven…and will keep you coming back for more! Join us as skilled musicians draw from the dynamic 40’s swing, the classic 50’s rhythm and blues, and the jazz and soul era of the 60’s, creating a uniquely vintage sound. Come take in the sounds and discover jazz at its finest with us.”

Hodi’s Half Note

Hodi’s has been jammin’ since our town was young, and still brings in some big-name artists, and fantastic shows! This venue definitely wins the title for variety, and has events running all week long. This place is perfect for a mom-and-dad’s night out on the town, so take a look at their website and pick a show that’s perfect for your next romantic night out!

The Aggie Theater

Another fantastic good-time venue, the Aggie Theater draws some major music players each year. This venue draws both top-name artists and their fans from around the country, and has hosted some of the best shows we’ve seen yet. Check out who’s coming into town to play at the Aggie by visiting their website below.

The Aggie Theater is a..“Historic, century-old music hall with performances by local & big-name bands, plus a full bar.”

The Downtown Artery

One of our favorite off-the-beaten-path music venues in town is the Downtown Artery! This fantastic venue has more than just your average events, it’s a venue that lives and breathes music and art.

From the Downtown Artery: “[We’re a] simple, stylish cafe/bar with live music, plus artist studios, a gallery & gift shop.”

This is definitely a must-see place if you’re in town to check out the music and art scene!


Newly renovated, and absolutely out of this world, our brand new Washington’s premier music venue is the spot to go if you’re looking for a night out on the town! This large music venue, built by the music aficionados at Bohemian Nights, is a music venue like no other…

“Washington’s is a 900-person capacity, general admission music venue located in historic Old Town, Fort Collins. Focused on bringing live contemporary music to the region, Washington’s provides an exceptional space for both musicians and guests. Washington’s is an intimate room with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. A tiered balcony level allows excellent sightlines throughout the room, and two full service bars outside the main room ensure little disruption to performances.”

Come revel in the music with us this fall! Book a room with us, or browse our favorite things to do on our blog.