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The Mayor of Old Town

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42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 26.42%
Taps: 100
Bottles: 4
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar ]

632 S Mason St
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524-3008
United States
phone: (970) 682-2410

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mayorofoldtown

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(Place added by: kbizzle2011 on 07-14-2011)
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Photo of Mlkluther
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Great beer selection. Great food. Good atmosphere.

Photo of TuggyRuggz
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of jaydoc
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of deereless
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dannyboygaga
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of JamesMN
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Atmosphere: Dimly lit and spacious with a huge bar and projector above the bar showing an up-to-date list of all the beer on tap. Looked like a college-age crowd. Usual busy bar volume level.

Quality: Good beer, if you order what you like to drink.

Service: We ordered flights and some appetizers and they all came without a long wait.

Selection: Here's where this place really outdoes itself, offering 100 or so beers on tap. Was fortunate to try PtE, Enjoy By, and some of the more rare DFH releases.

Food: Standard bar fare.

Value: Don't remember since I wasn't the one who picked up the tab but I don't recall being shocked by the flight price on the menu.

Photo of jbogner
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of appetiteforparis
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Hayesch
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of AScheele
1.33/5  rDev -65.5%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 1

When I walked in the door, I thought, "Alright, this place is not terrible, definitely not a dive bar." But that thought was quickly followed by, "Not really anything special or different from the other bars around Fort Collins, either."

It was midday, around three in the afternoon on a Friday. The place wasn't very crowded so i expected to be greeted quickly. I was, a man walked up, dropped two menu's and quickly left. I figured he would be back shortly. I waited nearly ten minutes before I was greeted by a short gal. She asked if I'd had time to decide what I wanted, seeming frazzled and like I should hurry so she could get back to other more important things. I had several questions regarding the 100 beers they had on tap, I do not enjoy IPA's or Fruit Beers and I wanted her opinion on their selection of ambers and porters. However, her demeanor made me think asking questions would only put her in a more frazzled state.

I looked down and chose an amber beer at random, picking solely off the name. She asked if I wanted food as well. My first thought was, "If this is your attitude, why would I want to stay for more than one beer?" I said possibly and she retreated without a second glance.

She did deliver my beer quickly, but the beer itself left much to be desired. It just didn't suit my palate and I can't help but wonder if she had been more pleasant if I would have been able to find a beer that hit the spot.

I wandered to the bar after my first beer in hopes of talking with the bartender more about their beers. Instead of being helpful, he made me feel less than welcome and like my questions were a nuisance. Needless to say, I did not order a second beer.

I left feeling like I wore jeans and t-shirt to a black tie event and with a bitter taste in my mouth. I will not be back.

Photo of HollyG
2.28/5  rDev -40.9%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

The Mayor of Old Town boasts "the largest beer selection in Fort Collins". While they do have an impressive amount of beers on tap, the wide array of beers can not distract from the terrible service. The wait staff spends the majority of their time standing by the bar, looking at their phones and while I was there, I even heard two of the staff gossiping and bad mouthing their tables. Not to make matters worse, the owners seem more focused on downing drinks with their friends at their special reserved table, than they do on ensuring that their staff are well trained and paying attention to their customers.

I enjoyed the beer selection, but the poor service, terrible food and general disinterest the owners show in their establishment will not have me returning.

Photo of PalatePilot
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of bulldogg915
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of FP_Fresh
5/5  rDev +29.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Like something straight out of the pages of Architectural Digest, The Major of Old Town is a beautiful building both inside and out. Featuring a bright, spotlessly clean interior and an inviting, relaxing atmosphere, the Feng Shui is strong with this one.

Your eyes are drawn to the left as you enter through the main entrance to behold a line of 100 taps of literally the finest craft beer brewed anywhere on the planet. The quality, diversity and the freshness of their selection is unequaled in my experience.

The staff of the Mayor are friendly and welcoming, well trained and knowledgeable.

The kitchen prepares delicious food, served up in generous portions that is almost as pleasurable to look at as it is to taste.

If a quality experience, service and product are what you are after, look no further than The Mayor of Old Town located in a quaint town in a gorgeous part of the country.

I really can't say enough good things about The Mayor, in my opinion, The Mayor of Old Town is without a doubt, in a League of it's Own.

Photo of Selbyg
4.86/5  rDev +25.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The Mayor of Old Town is one of the best places in town to find whatever beer you are looking for. The selection cannot be beat in Fort Collins and the staff is great at recommending beers you would like based on your tastes. Common link has put some of the best food in town with the best beers. Try the uncommon burger with Odell IPA cheese spread it'll change your life. It can get a bit loud at night when they get busy so it's not for people that like a quite place to sit and drink. Overall one of the best drinking experiences in town. Oh, and if it's The Walking Dead time of year come on a Sunday and watch one of the best shows on T.V. with and get a beer. Awesome!

Photo of bikesnbeerFtc
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of SalukiAlum
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dhbiker0889
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of GoldenMeck
1/5  rDev -74.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

Totally overrated. Skip this Vegas-esque bar and head to Choice City or Tap and Handle. Overpriced, overrated, no atmosphere, etc. With all the great beer bars and breweries in Fort Collins, this would be my last choice. The beers are expensive and the glasses are dirty.

Photo of SideShowAnnie
1/5  rDev -74.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

Have you ever been to a bar that you can't help but feel like it thinks it's better than you? That's the Mayor in a nutshell. Overpriced, snooty, and with spotty service (especially during the day), this bar is well worth missing. Ft Collins has so many amazing beer bars, and bars in general, that do things FAR better than The Mayor. The atmosphere is sterile, unwelcoming, and cold....especially for the city, and especially since there are so many better bars so don't waste your time or money on this place. Ew.

Photo of JordanBHOP
2.5/5  rDev -35.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5

I've been here twice. The first time I was blown away at how very little the staff knew about the beer. I'd heard about this place before I moved here and had very high expectations based on reviews and articles, but there are a couple dozen places I would recommend before The Mayor if you're visiting FC. I tried giving them a second chance and experienced the same disappointment.

You're gonna pay more than you expect. If you have a question about a beer they have, just google it, because the staff, though possibly nice to look at, probably won't be able to tell you the most basic thing about the style, let alone the beer itself. They'll "have to ask the bartender" and then bring you the beer you asked about without confirming that obnoxiously floral is what you wanted.

Seems like just another spot that has hopped on the beer bandwagon without really being a part of it.
Also the food was disappointing--sadly, as a general rule, this goes for most of FC.

Bottomline: If you're visiting and want something local hit Tap N Handle, O'Dell while the food trucks are out, or Choice City and get the Colorado Ruben; skip this joint.

Photo of TalkingHeadedTones
2/5  rDev -48.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1.25 | selection: 2.75

I have tried to like this place and I just cannot enjoy it. Sure having 100 tap handles is cool and everything but I think we all know it's not about the size but how you use it. If you're looking to hand your money to people who really don't care about the beer this is a place for you. If you enjoy being talked down to this is a place for you. I cannot say my entire experience there was negative, walking outside into the fresh air was the best. There is an excellent deli with an amazing beer selection about 2 blocks away. Cheers!

Photo of ccozzi
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

5/5  rDev +29.5%

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The Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins, CO
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.