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Lucky Joe's Sidewalk Saloon

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
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25 Old Town Sq, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4455
+1 970-493-2213
11:00 - 02:00
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember going to Lucky Joe's back in the 90's when it was known as Old Towne Ale House. Now, it's the same building but definitely much more louder, more raunchier and 'college-focused.' The few times I've been here, the music is almost always too loud. It's hard to carry on a conversation without having to resort to yelling. The... More 

Thank Fjallmenn
Fort Collins, Colorado
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was our 2nd visit to Lucky Joe's and we had good food and decent service. You can nibble on peanuts while you wait and chuck the shells on the floor if you like.

Thank luv2traveltheworld1
Loveland, Colorado
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304 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We've been visiting Lucky Joe's for almost a decade. We go in spurts - sometimes we're there once a week and sometimes we go months without visiting. It's always a great atmosphere, a bit Colorado, a bit Irish, a bit brewpub. The beer is affordable and the peanuts are free. The food is also pretty darn good - we like... More 

Thank CopperLeah
Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always have a great time at Lucky Joe's. They often have great live entertainment. Can get a bit crowded on weekend, but what great bar doesn't? :)

Thank Rachel8061
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243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Two burgers and a Reuben were ordered by our party of three. All were reported to be quite good. Excellent service and a courteous waitress on 9/23/16. A barrel of salted peanuts greet you at the door. Bar is located near front entrance. Table space is tight and the woodwork needs significant work--holes repaired in the walks, wood refinished, all... More 

Thank VAD859
Fort Collins, Colorado
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We go here on a regular basis. It is a super casual spot. They have free peanuts in the shell - eat as many as you want and toss the shells on the floor. They have daily drink and food specials. The patio seating is right in Old Town and the people watching is wonderful. The food is fresh and... More 

Thank ekelly9137
Brusly, Louisiana
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We have stopped in here several times over the past few years when visiting FoCo. My husband loves the Irish coffee, and he is picky (to me). We have enjoyed several dishes, and all were good. Most recently we stopped in for the Monday burger special, $3.99, burger basket. Glad we shared it! They have a reasonable selection of beer... More 

Thank Valerie B
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great burgers and daily specials. Indoors or out, this place is loaded with good eats and good service.

Thank pacificbeach2016
Laramie, Wyoming
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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We enjoyed the Fish and Chips along with a nice microbrew tonight. Friendly college atmosphere, they serve peanuts in the shell. Shells all over the floor... kids were loving it. Restaurant is set up for the college and weekend in Old Downtown Ft. Collins crowd. Servers are very friendly, but service was a little slow. Cowboy/ Irish Pub theme s... More 

Thank Petexian
Fort Collins
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This was our first visit to Lucky Joe's despite living here for a long time. We enjoyed good food, and drinks, at reasonable prices. If you are going on a Wednesday evening, stay to listen to Celtic Jam play. They are a group of locals who drift in around 7PM and just enjoy playing Irish music together. Fun to listen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Irish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Old Town Sq, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4455
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: +1 970-493-2213

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?