My Perfect Sunny Saturday In Downtown Fort Collins

My Perfect Sunny Saturday In Downtown Fort Collins

As the weather gets nicer, I'd like to take a break from mortgage and real estate related blogs and embark on a four week journey to share with you my favorite things to do in downtown Fort Collins. So let's start with my perfect Sunny Saturday in Downtown!

My perfect day starts out with a late breakfastat Lucille's. Here is a link to their website:

If you go here on the prepared for a wait. This Fort Collins favorite usually always has between a 20min and an hour long wait. On a nice day,they have great seating out front and serve cocktails while you're waiting. They have an amazing Bloody Mary (complete with a shrimp skewer on top) and fresh squeezed orange juice (which is fantastic in a Screwdriver). I prefer the patio, sitting out in the sunshine. Make sure you have their beignets, a half order is usually sufficient for two people, with their homemade jams. These are powdered donut-like deliciousness. I always get their Eggs Benedict, subbing Béarnaise sauce for Hollandaise, without ham. I prefer their potatoes, but if you like grits, this is your place. Their biscuits are heavenly.

After a leisurely breakfast/brunch I like to wander down to the Rio for a Margarita. They have an awesome patio as well and my favorite is the Strawberry Margarita on the rocks with salt. Indulge in free chips and salsa to soak up some of the alcohol you've been drinking if you're following my perfect day;) Here is a link to their website:

After some sun soaking on the Rio's patio, I like to head farther South to Tony's Rooftop patio. In my old age (I just turned 30;), I am not a big fan of Tony's in the evenings as it becomes a college hotspot. However, with their awesome rooftop patio, they are a great place to hang out during the day. They have a fully stocked bar, and at this point a good old vodka soda is what I reach for, although their Bloody Mary's are awesome (spicy with horseradish). If you need a snack, their cheese bread is amazing! Here is a link to their website:

Following that, I’m hungry now for real food….I like the Boot’s Rooftop Patio off of Laurel and Mason. Sometimes at night, when they have live music…sitting inside can get a little loud for my taste. The patio however is awesome. Ironically, for being kind of a cowboy/western place, their Seared Ahi Tuna is perfect. I also love their bar pickles with Ranch Dressing. Here is their website:

To finish my lovely Saturday of Patio hopping, I head across the street to Match-Ups Sports Grill. Owned by my good friends Mike and Nicole Hellmer, Matchups is Fort Collins mainstay. Great people, good food and an amazing atmosphere make for a perfect end to my perfect day. Saturday nights they have an A’s and down pool tournament with a $5 entry fee. Whether you’ve been shooting pool for years, or just enjoy messing around for fun, their pool tournament is a great way to cap your night off. They also have free poker every night and monthly tournaments with money added. Here is their website:

Now, if you’re like me, and have been drinking during your lovely downtown adventure, don’t drive! I use Sapphire Car Service, owned by my friend Terri Ogan, their phone number is 970-545-0919. Fast, affordable and fun, they’ll get you home safe after your day in the sun!

I love feedback so let me know your favorites and your thoughts! Next week we’ll explore another part of Downtown….hope to see you out and about this weekend!

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Phone: 970-397-5774
Dated: March 10th 2015
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About Sarah: Sarah was a licensed real estate agent for 10 years before transitioning into the mortgage industry ...

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