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Choice City Butcher & Deli

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Choice City Butcher & DeliChoice City Butcher & Deli
BA SCORE
96
world-class

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
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104 W Olive St
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524-2832
United States
phone: (970) 490-2489

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 40
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Selbyg
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Choice city is doing it right. The brunch at this place will change your life. The food is some of the best in town and I love the small atmosphere inside. This can lead to a wait from time to time but it normally proves to be worth it. They always have a great selection of beers and just recently they had Plinly the Younger on tap! If you're in Fort Collins and want to find some rare hard to find beers this is the place for you.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JordanBHOP
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

If you're visiting FC this is a must-visit spot. A solid beer list and an awesome menu--don't be disappointed that the sides are kinda lame, the burgers, sandwiches, and entrees all stand on their own. Get the Colorado Ruben (half is enough, don't worry) and something dark to drink and you'll be happy.

Photo of TalkingHeadedTones
4.93/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Love this place, it has a great rotating beer selection and their food is amazing too. Staff knowledge of beer is really great too! I drink here weekly! If you ever go there I would suggest eating the Colorado Ruben! Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum yum Yum Yum Yum Yum

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of smk8nig
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Always something phenomenal on tap at Choice City. Rares, Whales, and New beers abound. A great place to find something new and maybe run into an old favorite that you just can't find anywhere else. From Pliny the Younger to BA Yeti and Crooked Stave rares, I've seen it all here. It never disappoints.

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of twoodward101
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

- I have been here on many occasions to which I can always find a good pint. The food is ok, pretty utilitarian but beer is great. Atmosphere is a bit distracting, cluttered, and uncomfortable. Servers are nice and mostly knowledgeable. Yet again you can always count on something to catch your eye in the beer department.

-TW

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3.31/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Friendly, knowledgeable servers. Nice outdoor seating area. Good selection of beers that are sometimes hard to find other places. Reasonable beer prices- usually $6 per pint. Almost all beers- even high ABV are sold in pints. Food is marginal and there have been some dicey health inspection reports on Choice City in the local newspaper. Very slow service. You stand in one line to order food and another line to order beers and to pay. I usually get one beer and leave because of the ridiculous waiting in multiple lines.

Photo of claspada
3.35/5  rDev -23.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Big open space with plenty of tables, service was absolute crap. Went for lunch. There was one other small group of people there and no one else and the guy seems liked I was inconveniencing him which I just can't stand.

It's cool that they have local and above average beers on tap. Just had one. Food was pretty above average (after they got my order right the second time).

Price was a bit much for a sandwich. Wouldn't go back just based on the crappy attitude of the servers and food prep employees.

Photo of denver10
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

A cool place to grab some (unhealthy) quality food and along with some quality beer. Great combo of quality food and drink here. The service is spotty; first time I was there was during their Thursday/Friday/Saturday dinner and the server was quite good and had something to offer with her recommendations. She was also more than willing to offer free samples of a beer to check out. Check. The other times were during regular hours and the workers were far less knowledgeable and had a hard teem even trying to explain what some of their beers were. Same deal with the food as well. Overall, though, I dig the place. Definitely screams mom and pop local joint, with a nice casual environment.

Photo of bump8628
4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This was the first place I stopped on a recent trip to Fort Collins, looking to grab some good lunch and a beer. The place was packed out, but a table opened up as we were waiting for our food. The menu offers some unique twists on old classics plus standard deli fare. I had the bison reuben with some kettle chips, which was really awesome. The beer selection is nice too. You can tell these guys know and care about good beer. I had a Bruery Saison de Lente from the tap, which was a nice find and perfect for an early spring afternoon. Definitely a good place to stop and fill up before heading down the street to Odell or New Belgium to fill your belly up with awesome beer.

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great place you have to visit while in Ft. Collins! Sat at the small bar staring at a awesome wall of taps. Sours, stouts,IPAs they even scored PtY earlier in the year. KUDO's on that!!!! There's also a small selection of bottles from the local brewery's that can be bought. The help were friendly and knowledgable and the food was incredible, also tables outside for those nice days and warm nites. Lucky for us we were able to meet the owner and trade/share some bottles from his hidden valt!!!! THANKS "Places like this are made for searching out.."

Photo of FishPondManager
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Such a great place. I always take my out of town friends here for a sandwich and drinks. A great Friday afternoon spot. Unassuming and comfortable. You're greeted with a deli counter and a tap wall. Hardwood floors and wobbling tables. Look closer and you discover delicious cold cuts, fine cheeses, burgers, and first rate beer. Not much else you could ask for. They always seem to have the freshest Firestone Walker selections this side of the Sierra's. And there's always a surprise rare or two on tap. Make sure to order your sandwich grilled.

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2.73/5  rDev -37.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Stopped here because it was rated in the top beer bars across the US. When I walked in, I wondered if I was in the right place. Having been to Ebenezer's and other top bars, this place just didn't seem right. It was chaotic and seemed more like a Starbucks than a quality beer bar. However...I was in fact in the right place. I waited in line to order my salad and then waited in the other line to pay (what?) and get my beer. I am not sure if they got an infected batch of brew, but my beer from Equinox did not taste right at all. This was confirmed for me later when I drank the brew straight from the source at Equinox and it was phenomenal. My salad came up and it was pretty sub-par. Considering how people raved about the food, I was vastly disappointed. I only drank the one brew and then my husband and I left for Equinox. Service was pretty much "serve yourself" and the atmosphere was exactly like I described...it reminded me of a Starbucks. Very much a college crowd.

Selection was fair, but I have seen FAR better selections. This was nothing amazing, especially given the beer scene in this general area. Mayor of Old Town has 100 taps...if you want a real selection, head there. I am glad that I stopped in for the experience, but I would certainly not pay this place another visit.

Photo of JayS2629
4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Friendly atomosphere, but a bit cramped for space. Its popularity keeps it crowded, but the staff keeps the line moving fast. I had a few sliders for a buck a piece. You can't beat that. They were sausage sliders, homemade from scratch. Awesome stuff. They were hosting a Firestone Walker kickoff event and had plenty of their beers, plus about 20 others on a list. We sat outside and it was nice. The service was quick, especially considering such a big crowd. Teh selection was great, and the food was awesome and absolutely reasonable. The quality was top notch and goes along with the selection of beer which was only top quality breweries.

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2.1/5  rDev -52.1%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Wow, what a dump. Maybe this place cuts it for local yokels, but not for me. No bar, no service, just kind of a free-for-all where you order your food at one place and your beer from the cashier. Atmosphere was just lame all over, with terrible clientele, and chaotic general operations, cheap rickety tables and stuff--not in a rustic "we're gritty and throwbackish" way, but in a cheap-out "we suck, give us your money" way. Layout was, well, basically a deli, as would be imagined. A selection of meats and whatnot, with a long but basic menu posted on the wall.

Beer selection was decent. The tap list wasn't too impressive; they had a slightly better bottle selection, including some stuff that's uncommon but not necessarily hard to find, considering many local micros are within a few miles driving and/or walking distance. Food was presented good, all said and done, but it was not that good quality overall. I had a sub-par / pink sludge burger and the wife had a salad that she ended up picking half apart because of the ingredients.

Service was lousy: the cashier/waitress was nice enough, but was left all alone to tend to the small rush of customers, meanwhile pouring beers incorrectly, and not properly filled, into incorrect glassware. No one there really knew what they were doing and they didn't display any knowledge about the beer served...just no.

This wasn't a good place, and to advertise it as #9 on the list of best "bars" in the world? I've been to Ebenezer's and to put this place anywhere within 500 spots is just disgraceful. I've been to dives way better than this place. And delis for that matter.

Definitely to be avoided. Do yourself a favor and go to Mayor of Old Town, just a few blocks away, where they have 100 beers on tap, good food, and an incredibly nicer atmosphere. Or get food somewhere and go to Equinox. Nothing choice about Choice City.

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Choice City Butcher & Deli in Fort Collins, CO
96 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.