Small brewery right in downtown FoCo, great location. Friendly bartender, free shuffleboard, and I believe they had a photo booth if you’re into that sort of thing. Selection was just okay and the beers were of a slightly lower quality than other breweries we visited that weekend. Prices were also okay. If you’re hitting every brewery in the area this would be a place where you would go, but if you can only see a few, I would leave this one off your list.
Atom (227) Minneapolis, Minnesota | January 13, 2016
Visited after touring New Belgium. Was definitely in need of a small brewpub vibe, and they delivered! NB and across the street from CopperSmith. Beers were fantastic! Friendly service, a cool hippish inspired place. Will return when in the area.
Maybe the best ambiance in Fort Collins breweries, great wood tables, live music all the time, great outdoor area, table shuffelboard. Service can be a little slow, but the staff is wonderful, knowledgeable, and willing to help. Always surprise me with how many beers they have on tap at all times, two different taster trays. Good prices. Overall, after New Belgium and Odells, this is the best brewery to visit in my opinion.
Visited: 10-11-13 (during GABF Week)
Ambiance: Looks like your typical bar with the semi poorly lit interior, small bar area and some tables. If it hadn’t been for the mini shuffleboard table in the back, we would have booked after one beer.
Service: Decent, the bartender was friendly and was honest about certain beers to avoid...can appreciate that at least.
Selection: they had about 10 beers on tap and a nice variety of in house beers.
Value: Beers were $7 pint. Normally I wouldn’t complain about that price (in NYC) but had better beers elsewhere for less price.
Overall: This place might be stop if you wanted to get craft beer and food...but if you aren’t hungry, then avoid it...better beers to be had elsewhere in town.
Visited October 5, 2013 with adneilson and womencantsail.
Wow, these guys have a lot of house taps going. We tried about 20 beers and spent an hour doing it. The place is nice over all. We sat out in the back and watched the pedestrians go by on the sidewalk as we worked our way through a lot of beers. It was a bit cool but it was still nice. Inside they have a number of dark wooden tables and a shuffleboard table. The servers were a bit confused by our order since we wanted both of the regular taster trays as well as everything else. There was a lot of careful placing of beers and writing names on receipt paper before we could drink anything. The beers were sadly not very good and it was some serious work to try them all. A couple were good but most I wouldn’t order again.
Another stop with Aaron and Bobby on the Ft. Collins tick tour. Really nice place itself. Nice wooden high top tables in the main entry way with some smaller tables in a separate seating area. A nice little back patio area with some tables (and a disco ball). They had a lot of stuff on tap, about 20 beers. Beers ranged from meh to pretty decent. Too bad the beers aren’t better, because it would be a cool place to hang out.
No one does a cozy and comfortable taproom like Equinox. Some beers are excellent and some are mediocre, but regardless the atmosphere easily makes up for the last luster brews. I enjoy the energy and vitality of this place. This place embodies the spirit of Old-Town Fort Collins!