9 RESTAURANTS AND BARS WORTH THE DRIVE TO FORT COLLINS

9 Restaurants and Bars Worth the Drive to Fort Collins

By Lori Midson | April 20, 2015

Fort Collins, just 65 miles north of Denver, is the kind of hub that offers abundant outdoor activities, a booming beer culture and a thriving culinary climate that's garnering local attention. Here are nine food-and-drink destinations that are worth the drive to the lively college town.

Nick's Homestyle

  • Masterminded by Nick Doyle, a former executive general manager of The Kitchen Next Door trio of restaurants, this Fort Collins newcomer offers wood-fired, thin-crusted pizzas coupled with simply prepared pastas and creative salads (the Brussels sprouts Caesar is a must) from an open kitchen. A convivial bar scene, family-friendly game room (think pool, pinball and Pac-Man) and a dining area that features a front-and-center community table, ensures a constant flow of conversation.
    Insider tip: New Haven-style white clam pizzas are featured on Friday nights only...and they sell out. Fast.