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Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing

Coopersmith's Pub & BrewingCoopersmith's Pub & Brewing

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 28
Beer Ratings: 189
Beer Avg: 3.62

Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y

67 Ratings
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
$$ - reasonable

[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

5 Old Town Square
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524
United States
phone: (970) 498-0483

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @coopersmithspub

Tucked into the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, Coopersmith's Pub and Brewing offers a distinct alternative in eating and drinking. We invite you to enjoy both our Pubside and Poolside establishments.
Pubside- M-Th 11a-12p, F & Sa 11a-2a, Su 11a-12p
Poolside- M-F 3p-2a, Sa & Su 12p-2a

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Photo of ZoomanCru


3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Not a bad place to go if you're making a brewery tour through Ft. Collins. Wouldn't include it in my top 3, but if you've got the time or are looking for some decent grub (Lamb Burger...) in between libations, definitely give it a try. I have had both good and overall disappointing experiences at CooperSmiths. If you go, SIT ON THE RESTAURANT SIDE! Had my parents up to visit a few months back and my dad and I wanted to shoot some pool on the bar side, but they just didn't have their lines cleaned properly and the beer was BAD (flat and a little putrid). Have had the sampler tray on the restaurant side and enjoyed all they had to offer, though it was by no means world-class. Seems a little watered down. Might be carbed at the tap?

12-10-2013 20:51:48 | More by ZoomanCru
Photo of ScorpyX


4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Fort Collins has a little bit more brewpub competition than it used two, between two CB and Potts, Fort Collins Brewery's Gravity Ten Twenty, and the fairly recently opened Black Bottle Brewery. Coopersmith's, once almost completely unchallenged there, now has more options to deal with. Even so, it stacks up with the best of them.

Whatever you may be looking for, Coopersmith's has something that just might satisfy you. Looking for a typical restaurant experience with good food and in house beer? Go to the ever-popular pubside, with its sit down booths and tables, attractive bar, and lovely patio. Looking for something that reminds you more of the town's area bars? That's the poolside, with its more dimly-lit bar, framed by the brewing kegs behind them, and large number of pool tables in various rooms. If you're hungry over there, you can order meals and use its own seating in a slightly more casual setting. The place is popular on both sides and for good reason.

The beer selection is extensive and there are constantly changing seasonals and limited releases. It's all very good. Yes, there's better beer in town. There's better food in town. But both are still very good here, and the overall combination of high quality food and beer and a fantastic atmosphere makes for one of the best experiences in town.

11-19-2013 23:07:22 | More by ScorpyX
Photo of sholland119


3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Had a nice stop here for dinner on our way out of Fort Collins. A nice place, though perhaps a bit out of date in look, kind of like a '90's chain restaurant. We sat in a booth on the pub side.

Beer selection was very solid. I had the Punjabi Pale. The wheat and the kriek were very nice too.

The menu was very diverse and everything was well prepared. I had the Hobgobbler (turkey sandwich. yummy!). Others in the group went for sandwiches and burgers. Everyone enjoyed the selections.

Service was fast and pleasant. Coopersmith's did not blow me away but it was a great stop before we got back on the road to finish our drive to Wyoming.


07-23-2013 18:31:07 | More by sholland119
Photo of JohnnyJam


4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75 | $

Went to Coopersmith's yesterday and had a great time. Across from the brewpub is a parking garage and the cost was $2 while we were there and shopped along College Ave. There are two sides: the restaurant side and the pool hall side. We went to the restaurant side and got seated immediately. There is red brick, plenty of tables and you could sit at the bar if you wanted. Service was fantastic throughout our meal and drinks. There is a patio and you could have your dog sit outside the fenced area if you sat next to the fence.

I had a Scimitar IPA which was seasonal and a Watermelon Ale served with a wedge of watermelon. The IPA was very good and enjoyable. The Watermelon Ale was refreshing and my friend and I really like it. The mac and cheese was infused with a stout and had bacon and parmesan cheese on it. It is served with beer bread that was fantastic.

Overall, they only serve beers that they brew. Some they always have and some special beers they brew and call them seasonal. You can get a flight of beers with only their regulars but can sample a seasonal before you get a pint. I would hang out here if I lived close and visit again when coming to Fort Collins. I recommend it

07-17-2013 19:36:28 | More by JohnnyJam
Photo of claspada

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$

Took me forever to find this place tucked in the middle of a village like group of stores and restaurants but I am glad I did.
All or most of their beers are made in house and ranged from above average to very good. Barrel treatments were not overdone, which I find in many brewpubs.

Sat at the bar, food was also above average as was the prompt and friendly service. Chatted with the bartender about their beers for a while.

Prices were quite standard for Gastropub type food. Beers were also reasonable. Definitely recommended for the continuously rotating craft, fine service and above average food.

05-31-2013 16:48:30 | More by claspada
Photo of KVNBGRY


3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4 | $$

The atmosphere is that of an American pub. Karaoke and billiards are the main stay here. The food is good quality. I enjoyed the pizza I had both times I stopped by. The single malt scotch selection is great. Their house made root beer is incredible. Their beers all seem to have a bit of a fishy taste. They had a beer called the black knight (I think) that was my favorite I've tried. I would go there after a long day in the spring/summer to get their watermelon beer.

05-12-2013 15:13:09 | More by KVNBGRY
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher


3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | $$

In the central part of town, it had a sort of mall/ touristy/ supper club feel to the place. I really wanted to try the peanut butter hamburger, but didn't have the time. I did a sampler of beers and they were OK, but I really didn't find anything that pushed the envelope. For those who are beginning the journey into craft beer this would be a good place, but for me I'll be on Fort Collin's east side.

03-16-2013 00:02:30 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
Photo of StonedTrippin


4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

this exceeded my expectations bigtime. a huge establishment, cool older building but its way way big, seemingly impersonal. i was wrong. very friendly and helpful service, lots of brews to choose from, and some nice menu items, especially the seafood cakes. the beers were all pretty good, but the bourbon barrel stout was mindbendingly good, absolutely sensational, way way better than anything i expected to try here. id like to sit outside next time, but dont blow this place off based on appearance because the beer is craft and delicious, and you will enjoy it

06-08-2012 18:18:03 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of beergoot


4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

As a birthday present, my wife treated me to an overnight at Fort Collins with a focus on local brews. Coopersmith's was our first stop.

I had never heard of the place, but it was easy to find in Old Town. The interior is long yet inviting. Good natural lighting and warm brick walls that, at this time, featured a wide array of original paintings by CSU students.

The staff was great, very attentive and answered our questions right away about the food and drinks. And when we asked about the wall art, our server didn't know much about it, but another staff member came right over and explained things.

The food was excellent. We started off with their hotwings and enjoyed them. Deb had a smoked salmon salad and I went for the bangers and mash with warm, home-made applesauce. The entire menu seemed like your basic brewpub fare with very reasonable prices. If our food was any indication, you get your moneys worth here.

Their beer selection was excellent. I could have easily stayed the entire afternoon and into the evening to try more of their beers, but settled for pints of the "Not Brown Ale", "Poor Richard's Ale", and "Sigda's Green Chili Beer". All decent with the chili beer being outstanding.

All in all, Coopersmith's proved to be an excellent place for decent food, great beer, excellent and friendly staff - well-worth a first, or in our case, or return visit.

P.S. - we visited the pub side, not the pool side...

01-06-2012 23:29:26 | More by beergoot
Photo of quaybr


4.33/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

As noted by many reviewers have stated, they have two buildings adjacent to one another, separated by a sidewalk that leads to the vendors' Old Town Square (which is a beautiful walk any time of year). The profile above says they have 10 beers on tap, but it's closer to 15.

Quality is great. I've had one of their beers that was a bit off (infected), but everything else I've had is delicious and fresh.

The service is pretty great. You can have a coherent conversation about their beer with most any waiter/waitress.

As stated above, they have quite a selection. They surely don't loose any footing with regard to seasonals, always good and fun.

The food is delicious. My wife and I don't eat out very much, but this is a place in town we'll splurge on. It's good stuff.

I enjoy Coopersmith's beer and really like how they're involved with the community. If you're swinging by Fort Collins for some brewery tours, I'd suggest making this place your dinner stop.

12-03-2011 16:42:33 | More by quaybr
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Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing in Fort Collins, CO
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