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The Mayor of Old Town

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Taps: 100 / Bottles: 4
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
88
very good

30 Ratings
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 26.09%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ 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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FP_Fresh

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.9%
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.

03-10-2014 19:27:37 | More by FP_Fresh
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Selbyg

Colorado

4.86/5  rDev +24.3%
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!

03-01-2014 16:48:47 | More by Selbyg
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GoldenMeck

Colorado

1/5  rDev -74.4%
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.

02-21-2014 03:17:03 | More by GoldenMeck
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SideShowAnnie

Colorado

1/5  rDev -74.4%
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.

02-21-2014 03:01:57 | More by SideShowAnnie
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JordanBHOP

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%
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.

02-21-2014 03:01:02 | More by JordanBHOP
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TalkingHeadedTones

Colorado

2/5  rDev -48.8%
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!

02-15-2014 22:10:38 | More by TalkingHeadedTones
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twoodward101

Wyoming

4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$

- Have been to the Mayor a couple times, and have always had a great time. Food is very unimpressive, but sheer number and degree of rare and delicious brews is extremely impressive. Would suggest coming here for anyone that enjoys Colorado craft and beyond...

-TW

09-23-2013 02:35:25 | More by twoodward101
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denver10

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25 | $$

A nice place to grab a drink. The atmosphere is kinda stale and polished but not bad or offensive. If the servers were more beer geeks and less generic college students, that would go a long way in improving the vibe here, imo. The beer selection is awesome though and certainly makes up for any shortcoming in atmosphere. Tons and tons of beers on tap, lots of great choices.. Service was fine on this slow weekday lunch trip though I could see during a busy rush things being slow and choppy. I didn't get that though. Food here is definitely decent, wouldn't go here for the food but also wouldn't feel the need to eat elsewhere beforehand. Overall, a a very nice place to go if the focus is solely on the beer. I will be back and I look forward to it.

08-07-2012 21:08:56 | More by denver10
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SuperWhite92

Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$

Now that they've been open a year, it's time for a re-review.

I no longer patronize the mayor. Over the last year or so, the quality of service has taken a dive. Last few trips in, it took nearly 20 minutes to get beer to the table. Considered ordering my next beer as the first was delivered.

Servers make educated choices, but not great ones. Sometimes it's downright impossible to flag a server down.

Selection is still mostly good. Some breweries have gone missing, such as Russian River (there's a story behind it.) Limited releases at the mayor are becoming more and more scarce.

Crowd is less and less beer people, and more the frat pack crowd. Room is still terribly noisy, and any day of the week after work will require yelling to communicate. Still very much a sterile clean room, for better or worse.

They do a good job keeping beer fresh and cool. Pricing is all over the place, but never truly unreasonable. No complaints in this department.

The owner I simply can't deal with. Between getting into playboy, and the aforementioned distribution issues, it seems that he has enough money to throw around that he won't miss me. I still wish him the best. A lot of people still like this place.

08-03-2012 22:29:34 | More by SuperWhite92
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Along with Odell and New Belgium, this was a must stop place on my 24 hour stay in Fort Collins. It was pretty crowded for an early afternoon but we managed to snag a couple seats at the long bar. I was a bit surprised to find that they were checking IDs at the door so early in the day, but I guess with the close proximity to Colorado State this might be a necessity. The place has a pretty sleek/modern/trendy feel, but they definitely know their beer. The selection is huge with plenty of Colorado brews, a few odd imports, and a well-picked selection of west coast beers (Russian River, The Bruery, etc.). Beer is fresh, prices are reasonable. The only food I had was a pretzel to soak up some of the booze, which was also quality. The rest of the menu sounded awesome. Worth a stop.

06-09-2012 18:02:34 | More by bump8628
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The Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins, CO
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.