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Choice City Butcher & Deli

Not Rated.
Choice City Butcher & DeliChoice City Butcher & Deli
BA SCORE
96
world-class

51 Ratings
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 12.61%
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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claspada

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -23.2%

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.

05-31-2013 16:01:32 | More by claspada
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denver10

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

08-07-2012 21:15:32 | More by denver10
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

06-09-2012 18:08:24 | More by bump8628
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rbrefbeerman

California

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%

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.."

04-03-2012 14:19:13 | More by rbrefbeerman
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FishPondManager

Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

03-10-2012 05:14:07 | More by FishPondManager
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -37.4%

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.

10-25-2011 00:39:02 | More by MsRif
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.85/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

09-03-2011 13:24:33 | More by JayS2629
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.1/5  rDev -51.8%

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.

08-12-2011 07:48:16 | More by Rifugium
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tippebrewcrew2

Indiana

4.78/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

06-21-2011 16:29:54 | More by tippebrewcrew2
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blackie

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%

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

05-26-2011 04:02:00 | More by blackie
Choice City Butcher & Deli in Fort Collins, CO
96 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.