Top 100 Beer Bar in the Country

Tap and Handle was just named to the prestigious Draft Magazine® Top 100 Best Beer Bars in the Country list!

"You want your beer bar to come with a good pedigree? Okay - this one was founded in 2012 by Jeff Willis, formerly of Austin's The Ginger Man, and was bought earlier this year by the folks who run beer magazine Craft Beer & Brewing. That industry expertise is apparent in the Tap & Handle's 74 rotating drafts,  where uber-rare brews like Perennial Abraxas and Hill Farmstead Dorothy are not uncommon finds...the best venue to drink such wonders in all of Choice City." - Draft Magazine®

Join us for a drink to see what makes Tap and Handle one of four Colorado beer bars in the top 100.

Tap in the New Year

Bring in the new year with us one tap at a time.This New Year's Eve, we're kicking 2016 out by bringing all the best craft beer in.  Starting at noon on Saturday, December 31, enjoy a different special keg tapping every hour on the hour. We'll build up the beer all the way until midnight and toast to 2017. Here's the tap schedule: Noon: Almanac Beer Co Tropical Platypus, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project L'Brett d'Cherry, Green Bench Brewing Co. Surrealist IPA 1 PM: Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Ete (Raspberry), Fonta Flora BreweryUnderground 2 PM: Crux Fermentation Project Tough Love 3 PM: Jester King Brewery Snorkel 4 PM: To Øl Peardon My French 5 PM: Gueuzerie Tilquin Gueuze 6 PM: Melvin Brewing Ruckus 7 PM: Fremont Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged B-Bomb 8 PM: Scratch Brewing Company Barrel Aged Black Cherry Bark 9 PM: Copper Kettle Brewing Company Snowed In 10 PM: Prairie Artisan Ales Paradise 11 PM: Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas ...with a special toast at midnight! We'll have live music from the bluesy Fort Collins locals Last Call Romancefrom 9 PM-12 PM. Don't miss this craft-beer filled New Years Eve event. Doors open at 11:30 AM!

Bring in the new year with us one tap at a time. This New Year's Eve, we're kicking 2016 out by bringing all the best craft beer in. 

Starting at noon on Saturday, December 31, enjoy a different special keg tapping every hour on the hour. We'll build up the beer all the way until midnight and toast to 2017.

Here's the tap schedule:

Noon: Almanac Beer Co. Tropical Platypus, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project L'Brett d'Cherry, Green Bench Brewing Co. Surrealist IPA
1 PM: Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Ete (Raspberry),  Fonta Flora Brewing Underground
2 PM: Crux Fermentation Project Tough Love
3 PM: Jester King Brewing Snorkel
4 PM: To Ol Peardon My French
5 PM: Gueuzerie Tilquin Gueuze
6 PM: Melvin Brewing Ruckus
7 PM: Fremont Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged B-Bomb
8 PM: Scratch Brewing Company Barrel Aged Black Cherry Bark
9 PM: Copper Kettle Brewing Company Snowed In
10 PM: Prairie Artisan Ales Paradise
11 PM: Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas
...with a special toast at midnight!

We'll have live music from the bluesy Fort Collins locals Last Call Romance from 9 PM-12 PM. Don't miss this craft-beer filled New Years Eve event. Doors open at 11:30 AM.

Tap and Handle, and Wine

We love beer. But we don't always drink beer. And probably more importantly, not everyone we want to hang with wants beer, so we've added some really good wine to our menu. Stop on in, have a drink, and cheers to another great day. 

RED WINE BY THE GLASS & BOTTLE

  • Hess Select : Malbec ‘11
  • Hess Select : Cabernet Sauvignon ‘13
  • Frei Brothers : Pinot Noir ‘13
  • Stag’s Leap : Hands of Time Red ‘13

WHITE WINE BY THE GLASS & BOTTLE

  • Robert Mondavi : Pinot Grigio ‘14
  • Beringer : Founders Estate Chardonnay ‘14
  • Kim Crawford : Sauvignon Blanc ‘15
  • Stag’s Leap : Hands of Time Chardonnay ‘14
  • Stag’s Leap : Sauvignon Blanc ‘14

Enjoy 74 rotating taps of the world’s best ales, lagers, ciders, and wines in Old Town Fort Collins, Colorado. Tap and Handle offers three environments for you to enjoy the best in craft beer: The front bar with a buzzing beer bar atmosphere, the best patio in Old Town, and a quiet upstairs seating area perfect for private events (contact us if you'd like to rent it). The taproom does have a parking lot for your designated driver.

Our focus is serving the best selection of craft beer in the country, in a comfortable and unpretentious environment, with a delicious menu that’s perfect for pairing, in a way that respects tradition while showcasing the creative impulses and expressions of the most talented brewers the world has to offer. 

The New Tap and Handle

The rumors are true— Katie Davis and Andrew Fitzgibbon, are the new owners and operators of Tap and Handle. We’ve planned a few big projects (patio renovation, new menu) and a lot of smaller tweaks for the next few months, so sign up for our email newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest updates. One thing we won’t do, however, is compromise the charm and unbelievable tap list that Tap and Handle has always had. We love beer, and we know you do, too.

Cheers to an awesome journey with some amazing beers.