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Choice City Butcher & Deli

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

53 Ratings
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

104 W Olive St
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524-2832
United States
phone: (970) 490-2489

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(Place added by: gbontrag on 07-18-2005)
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Photo of twoodward101
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
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

Photo of fcbrew
3.31/5  rDev -24.1%
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 -23.2%
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 -4.1%
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 -0.7%
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 +2.1%
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 +7.3%
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.

Photo of MsRif
2.73/5  rDev -37.4%
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 +11.2%
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.

Photo of Rifugium
2.1/5  rDev -51.8%
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.

Photo of tippebrewcrew2
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This place was incredible. They had their own cellar with a very impressive list. 2002 la folie 1986 harvest...the list goes on. The food was as fresh as you can get. I think I saw the pig that I ate get hauled off in the back. They had a great selection of both beers and food. They serve the brews in style specific glassware and they were knowledgeable on both meat and brews which is a rare thing. Pricing was reasonable for what you got. They have everything from cold cuts to awesome hot sandwhichs. It seemed like this was the place to be for lunch. Can't wait to go back.

Photo of blackie
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Choice City was my first stop on the return trip through Colorado, and easily one of my favorites from the entire trip

located just off the main drag of downtown Ft. Collins, the shop has an atmosphere a bit like a coffee shop, but with a diverse selection of fantastic sandwiches and burgers and a great beer list - love coffee shops so that vibe sits well with me, note that this was a lunch stop - the breakfast menu is impressive, and dinner features a pretty intense selection of steaks from various species (ostrich, pork, buffalo, beef...)

the menu is written on a couple large blackboards, rustic worn hardwood floors, meats displayed in the counter cold cases, wooden tables and a bar across one of the large storefront windows affording a nice street view, lots of natural light, taphandles on display, steady lunch crowd but not too busy, very nice kids working and good music at a good level, a great place for a comfortable afternoon stop

the selection was very deep and eclectic, maybe twenty or so at the time, lots of locals and some quality belgians, some notables - Russian River Supplication, an obscure New Belgium one-off, a couple from Funkwerks - just the tip of the iceberg here, various pour sizes available and proper glassware in use

regarding the food side of the situation, this is a real-deal butcher shop with great cured meats and cheeses, after much internal deliberation (awkward staring at the menu), my choice was a Colorado buffalo reuben - probably the best I've had anywhere, the meat was perfect, the bread delicious, cheesy but not greasy, and the balsamic potato salad awesome, even better paired with a Supplication, don't even recall what was paid, but value is high given the goods received

a "must stop", in my opinion

Photo of Palipapachak
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

I have been living in the general Ft. Collins area for almost 2 years now and had not heard about this place. I just happened to stop in one day with a friend and I walked away impressed. The food here is amazing. It is a slight bit pricey, but I usually am fine with paying whatever prices for food. It's nothing fancy, burgers and sandwiches mostly. You can also get cheese platters or meat/cheese combo platters. They serve breakfast also, but I have only ever been there for lunch, so I can not comment on their breakfast selection.

The beer selection is quite good in my opinion. They have beer on tap you can't find anywhere else in Old Town (to my knowledge). The bottle selection is decent too. Myself and a couple friends got a bottle of 2002 La Folie here, so you can find some interesting beer here. I will always take quality of quantity so even if they don't have as many taps as some people would like, the quality of beer offered is above pretty much anyone else in town.

The staff is friendly, mostly. The people who take and cook the food orders are not very friendly, but the wait staff and owner(?) are quite friendly and are willing to pick a beer for you if you are unfamiliar with the selections.

I was not able to make it this weekend, but I fully intend on making Choice City a weekly stop. It's my favorite place in Ft. Collins.

Photo of russpowell
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Visited this place few weeks ago.

This place has pretty good vibe for a functioning deli, beer is given some props

Quality of beers tasted were very good

Service was friendly & enthusiastic, albeit a touch slow as non-crowded as it was

Only 20 taps, but all were great selections, heavy emphasis on local beers that skew towards one offs. Bottled selection looked fairly good

If this place didn't sell beer I would still come for the food. I had the BEST buffalo burger I've ever had in my life. The Breakfast looked tasty, but alas I had to skip it the next morning, Food is pricey though, beers were more reasonable. I do plan on coming back here the next time through, stellar bar/deli!

Photo of chugalug06
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

A very nice, not too well known spot in Old Town Fort Collins. Small, plenty of tables, and plenty of choices... Great atmosphere.

The only reason I'm scoring a 4 for quality is due to the fact we ordered an aged brew that was HORRIBLY miss poured... I almost turned it away. I would love to share what brew this was, but it would only make you incredibly jealous. The food was quite good, but pretty expensive for what it was... My friend and I bth ordered the buffalo sliders for $13. Most entrees seemed to be nicely overpriced, but hey, some decent food with an amazing brew selection? Who could complain too much?

We also had terrible service, our waitress seemed very flustered and overwhelmed by her job... To CCBSaD's credit I've been here numerous time prior to this experience and had GREAT service.

Well worth your trip and dollars to find this place and stay a while.

Cheers!

Photo of LSUPT
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

SO glad that I was able to make it here on my last day in Fort Collins and I was not disappointed.

Nice brick building in old town Fort Collins. Deli meats and cuts of steak in a glass case, tap handles decorating, clear menus with great specials. Ideal atmosphere, in my opinion, really comforting and rustic. Really cool tables and chairs as well.

Several employees behind the food area waiting to take my order listening attentively to my complicated order, which they got correct, this was 12:15 on Monday and surprisingly slow though. At the checkout/beer counter the girl was happy to answer all my questions and make suggestions even though there were people behind me, even applied the drinks included in my order to our beers.

If I recall correctly there were about twelve beers on tap, all top notch, and a decent number of bottles. I had an Equinox Dunkleweiss and a Mad River Double IPA.

Wow, the food. My sister had the choice city burger that I just could not stop eating, perfect all around: cooked, topped and prepared impeccably on a very tasty bun. I had the cheesesteak: very good, and the provolone was probably the best I've ever had. Being from the South, the balsamic vinaigrette based potato salad was very off-putting but it grew on me so I won't take away a point just for that.

$10 each with a side and drink included I'd say is pretty good and considering the quality I would gladly pay this any day if I lived there.

Photo of bditty187
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

We waited until nearly the last meal in town to visit Choice City. I wasn't sure what to expect. It is not a beer bar... that was clear as soon as we walked in. It is a butcher shop/deli and sandwich place. It is a functional retail store that has great beer on-tap and great food. That, my friends, is freaking cool.

We stopped in on a Monday sometime after 2pm. It was slow and we got helped right away (order at the counter). We ordered a couple beers (Saison Dupont on-tap = yummy!) and some sandwiches. We didn't wait long. My buffalo burger was awesome. I also got a bite of a Buffalo burger rueben and it was amazing! IMO, the food is the star of the show. Great sandwiches!

There is plenty of great beers on-tap and in bottles. What a great place to grab lunch and a beer.

I want to make it clear to people that this is more of a store, a retail store than a bar and it is more of a sandwich shop than a full on restaurant. It is a great mix however. I loved it. This isn't the place you'd come to have many beers, IMO, but it is a great place to grab something to eat and have a beer.

Just remember, this is not a bar!

Photo of mkorpal
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I can't believe I never reviewed my favorite place. maybe I did and it just disappeared. Who knows.

Anyway, Choice City tripples as a great butcher, and awesome deli, and a world class beer bar. They only have 15 or so taps available. however, they are all high quality. At one time, they had Avery Samael's, Lost Abby Angels Share, and Oskar Blues ten Fidy on tap. That was just a few of the awesome brews available. They also have a bunch of bottles, but it's hard to tell what they actually have at times.

The food is some of the best in the city. Typical deli stuff with sandwiches and burgers. The sandwhiches are huge and tasty, while the burgers are fresh and juicy. They do an incredible job with the food.

Service can sometimes be a bit spotty, especially when it is quiet. The line can also stop if someone like myself can't make up their mind on the beer. Oh well, it isn't bad enough for me to dock them far, and it's the beer that should be front and center.

price wise, the food is expensive, but the beer is fairly priced. they also will drop a dollar of you pint when you order a meal. my suggestion, the Choice City burger, mashed potatoes, and an Erics Ale.

Photo of GilGarp
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Choice city is a great butcher that just happens to have a very good beer selection as well. Located just off College in Old Town, it's a great place to get a sandwich and a beer.

Being that it's a butcher, you can go in a get a cut of meat to go, have them grill it up there, or just get a sandwich. The only downside is the price. Sandwiches are close to $10 or $8 if you just get a half. They're good but only for an occasional treat.

On to the beers, you'll find a great, ever-changing list of beers on tap and bottles available. I had a wonderful St. Bernardus Abt 12 and a lesser but still enjoyable Kwak when I was there. Everything is served in the appropriate branded glassware. In addition to specialty Belgian beers, there are always a number of taps from local brewers New Belgium and Odell.

Overall a great place and worth a visit if you're in town.

Photo of rhinos00
3.65/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

While visiting Fort Collins I decided to make the stop here. I was in a mood for a sandwich and it was a gorgeous day out.

A- Wow was this place busy! I liked the fact that it was real laid back with lots of people drinking a pint of beer with their lunches. Dogs everywhere, people bustling in and out and while hectic maintained a nice feel.

Q- The quality of beers was pretty good, but nothing special when compared to places in Ohio. They had St. Bernardus 12 and Odell's Bourbon Stout, but nothing out of the ordinary. As for the bottles, there really wasn't anything exciting. LA Carnivale and Witches' Wit was about as out of the ordinary as it got. My biggest gripe was that I saw a bottle of New Glarus Iced Barleywine sitting in the fridge. I had been eyeing it the whole time as I slowly made my way to the front of the line. When I ordered it, the clerk started to ring it up and someone from behind the counter told her that it wasn't for sale. Awesome! However, the clerk was nice enough to comp me and take $2 of the Chimay I bought instead.

S- This was another big problem. The whole system of ordering in one place and then standing in line to pay at another place simply wasn't working. I think this was in large part because there was no bottle list and the fact that they only had one person at the register, who was also filling the beers that were on-tap. With only 5 people in line in front of me, I must have waited to pay at the register for 15 minutes. Every person that was paying was constantly asking what was in the fridge (would be very difficult to see if you have bad eye sight or are not tall enough to see over the counter). I think it would have definitely benefitted to have a bottle list to begin with and more than one person to take orders at the register, pour the beers on-tap, and constantly have to wonder over to the fridge to let people know what bottles they had.

S- The selection was pretty good for a quick lunch stop. They had a decent amount of bottles in the fridge along with 10 or so taps.

F- The food was the best part of this place. I had an italian sandwich for $11 and it was pretty damn tasty.

V- As far as value goes, I probably won't be coming here too often. The food is amazing, but a bill of $35 for two sandwiches and two chimay triples is a little too rich for my taste, especially when we are talking lunch for two. I like the concept of this place, but definitely overpriced.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

From my notes of May 9th, 2009

I arrived about 2PM and, of course, people were scurrying in and out...this is usually a very busy place and no wonder.

I ordered a full classic Italian sandwich and a pint of NB Eric's Ale. The sandwich was as good as I've ever had and the Wild Ale was simply superb! So damn good that I had to have a second pint. At $5 per, I thought the price was very reasonable.

I've been here before so I knew you had to walk over to the deli counter to put my order in for the sandwich(I chose a garlic mashed potato for my included side) and walk to the beer counter for my beer. A bit unusual for a first time customer but easy to get used to.

So...my say is that this is a must stop if you're in town. Great food and a wide range of beers on tap and even more goodies in bottles.
I highly recommend it!

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

In the mood for sandwiches and fine drink, this seemed to be the obvious choice. I feel fortunate for having stopped by.

The building is old and small, with really high ceilings and tons of windows to light everything up. Decoration looks like local art coupled with various boastings of what the deli has to offer. I must say, the tables were cool. I'd like to try to make some like that some day. You'll have to see them. The tap handles that grace the establishment are also on display. Over all, the place has a definite coffee shop/ deli feel to it. Oh yeah, and they have great beer.

They had about 12 taps with local and other American brews. Quality was clearly the mark they were shooting for. I can't recall the brew I grabbed, but it was a beefy bourbon RIS. Tasty, but not a good choice for lunch.

I got a ruben, and it was pretty much perfect. I'm not sure what to say about what makes a sandwich awesome, but this one did it for me. Tasty, softly toasted bread, fresh meat, tons of kraut and just a touch of dressing. I actually got to eat a pile of the kraut and corned beef that fell out with a fork. It was seriously great.

Service was limited to the people behind the counters. Both were friendly and the beer girl answered my questions about the brew, so all went well.

I wished I lived in the apartment upstairs. Freakin' fantastic sandwiches!

Photo of slander
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A ruddy early flight and some time on my hands before Handsome Ed's in, I go for the rental car. So, what exactly is a full size? Well, it's a Mitsubishi Gallant or a Dodge Charger, whichever one gets back to this lot first. I'm thinking I really want the Charger, so naturally the Gallant shows up first but I opt to wait for the Charger that then immediately arrives. It's only got 26 miles on it. Don't tell the folks at Enterprise but I'm going to excessively speed on the 75 MPH highway up to Fort Collins in their bad ass non broken in Charger. Did I mention the drinking at New Belgium? And Ed's talking about some deli in town up there, supposedly they've got good beer too...

And yes, it really is a little butcher shop & deli off the corner in town there. We parked in the most messed up, dangerous ass, angled parking in the middle of the street set up and headed on over. Deli counters on 2 walls in an "L", one holding your standard deli meats & cheeses, and meats butcher style in the other. You order and pick up on one end and pay and deal your beer on the other. And 16 mix and match tables throughout the room, some pushed together to seat more, some with twisted wood chairs, and some not. We ordered food here, got our beers there, and grabbed a table.

On the wall behind the one counter where you order, a large cork lined blackboard lists sandwiches and smaller vertical boards show meat, cheese & toppings options; on the wall behind the counter where you pay to play, a massive board talks barbecue. Large glass windows done up with local hero New Belgium signage look over West Olive and the pickety fence pen with seating out front below the big striped awning. Hanging plants and a bar counter in the window to one side of the door. High high pressed tin ceilings painted beige, exposed ducts, and drop lamps. Sets of paintings of children and animals riddle the room, and tap handles for beers come and gone displayed in rows on the rear wall. Shelving units along the far wall hold sauces, condiments, peppers, oils, crackers and more,

Some interesting foodings. Breakfast sandwiches and deli lunches, but at night they morph into something altogether different, doing steaks, pork tenderloin, drunken ostrich, veal, shrimp, lion & lamb stew, bacon wrapped tournedos of beef tenderloin, definitely kicking it up a notch.

I 'et a sandwich of awesome; turkey on wheat, with lettuce, onion, cheddar & spicy mustard. It was really just the perfect sandwich and was totally necessary, as I'd only been fed cookies on the plane. Mac salad or something comes with it but I fessed up the extra buck fidy for the soup, a pork green chili, good heat and very tasty (I think I'm going to eat pork green chili everywhere I go this GABF weekend). Ed and Josh both chose from the collection of 5 Reubens, Ed the Classic Reuben and Josh the Colorado Reuben. Ed says it was one of the best Reuben's he's ever had, and Josh showed how much he enjoyed his by making a huge mess.

15 taps in all; 6 of them (2 sets of 3), pouring from a kegerator style fridge behind the counter, the rest pouring from both sides of a double glass front cooler next to it housing bottled selections. A surprisingly nice selection of taps for a deli, 5 from New Belgium (Mothership Wit, Eric's Ale, Old Cherry, Abbey Grand Cru, Giddy Up!), 5 from Odell (Extra Special Red Ale, Easy Street Wheat, IPA, Bourbon Aged Stout, 5 Barrel Pale Ale), micro near (Fort Collins Wilburfest), and far (Russian River Damnation), and a handful of imports (Chimay Tripel, St. Bernardus Abt 12, Lion Stout). I drank a New Belgium Eric's Ale, goddamn that's a nice beer, tastysourwonderfullness. Beer here was fresh, served in chalices hanging from the underside of a shelving unit over the taps.

And the bottles, the bottles, it's always the bottles, the bottles, the bottles. Nearly 2 dozen Colorado beers (New Belgium, Odell, Avery, Left Hand, Fort Collins), another 2 dozen more American micros (Ommegang, Stone, Victory, Jolly Pumpkin, Deschutes), about a dozen and a half Belgians (Fantome de Noel Saison, De Ranke XX Bitter, Cantillon Lambic, De Proef Brouwerij Saison, Oude Kriek Lambic, Achel, Westmalle) and a few other imports. What else, what else? Oh, yeah, some aged & vintage selections (Hanssens Mead the Gueuze '99, New Belgium La Folie '02, Avery The Beast '04, Lee's Harvest Ale '88, '99 & '00, Pommeau de Normandie on calvados), and, um, you wait here, I need to find out what they mean by "Stille Nacht '00". It runs $20, could it be the Reserva, I wonder? (They didn't know what it was, and hunted high & low but couldn't come up with anything. "Boo!" I say).

Sometimes, the perfect sandwich simple and easy, this is one of them times. And an absurdly better beer selection than any deli ought to have but I sure ain't complainin'. Cool world music being piped in, laid back and chill, clean and friendly folks here. Totally choice!

Photo of Kemmerlin
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

What an outstanding concept...combine choice selections of deli meats an amazing selection of quality beer and good breakfast, lunch, and dinner entree meals. Voted best breakfast in Fort Collins and has great helpful owners. The first day we were in town they recommended another good resturant for the type of food we were looking for and called the other owners to let them know we were coming. Only thing is that everytime we have gone back the service was awful. The beer selection is amazing though as they are the only ones in Northern Colorado who we have found to have Russian River beer on tap and several other rare varieties.

Photo of mentor
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A high-end deli that caters to those seeking the finest. They fit the bill. Some outside seating is available as you make your way to the entrance. Inside is a single large room with the register immediately to your right. Follow the L-shaped deli counter to the other end where you place your order. Great selection of sandwiches with interesting sides. Pay at the register when placing your order and check out the beer selection in the fridge behind the counter, with perhaps 10 taps. A large selection (not quite huge) and all of what they have is noteworthy. After paying, grab a seat and wait for your name to be called to go pick up your order. Condiments available at a small station by the trash receptical. The food is great. Seating is tight, to say the least. Clean up after yourself. Bathrooms are shared with several other establishments, through a door in the back and down a common hallway.

Choice City Butcher & Deli in Fort Collins, CO
96 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.