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A Night Out for Dinner Can Happen Any Night of the Week!

 To start off your evening, here are some great places to stop for a pre-dinner drink.


Ace Gillett’s

Our favorite, of course, is our very own Ace Gillett’s Lounge. It’s a classy place where you can relax and unwind and enjoy a drink before heading to dinner. Come join us Wednesday- Sunday from 4:00-6:00pm. 


Austin’s American Grill is located on the corner of Mountain and College. They don’t just have a Happy Hour, they’ve donned theirs as an “Ecstatic Hour”! While the days are still nice, stop by, sit on their outdoor patio and enjoy drink specials Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm and Saturdays 4:00pm-6:00pm. Mojitos and Martinis for $5.00 and $2.00 off drafts. 

Elliot’s Martini Bar

Check out Elliot’s list of martinis and choose from French Tickler, Lemon Drop or I Need A Minute. They offer $2 off martinis from 4:30-7:00pm which is great if you’re wanting to have a late dinner.


The Moot House

This restaurant has been a local favorite for years! The Moot House serves Happy Hour everyday from 3:00-6:00pm. Try their Moot House Sangria or Peach Tree and pair it with a light appetizer to tied you over until dinner. 

Bar Louie

How about a Happy Hour with a countdown? Bar Louie at the Shops at Foothills counts it down for you on their website. Enjoy your Happy Hour drinks Monday-Friday from 4:00-7:00pm and try 14oz drafts for $3.50, wines $4.50 and signature martinis for $5.50. They even have a Reverse Happy Hour from 10:00pm to close.

Around Fort Collins

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

If you’re on the south side of Fort Collins, slip into the bar at BJ’s on Harmony Road for Happy Hour 3:00-7:00pm Monday-Friday. You’ll find drink specials for $3, $4, $5 or $6. You can also catch a few minutes of your favorite sport from any of their screens.

Simmer Fort Collins

You’re invited to “Drink, Dine, Unwind” at Simmer. This is a favorite neighborhood bar near Drake and Shields Street. They throw open their overhead door during a nice evening for “Happy Hour in the Round”. Stop by from 3:00-6:00pm and pair your favorite drink with Stuffed Jalapenos or Bacon Wrapped Dates.

We could keep going with our list, but you get the idea! There are great places across Fort Collins to stop for a drink before heading out to dinner. Enjoy!