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 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

  • Gran Verano : Cabernet Sauvignon (Notes of plum, blackberry & fig | Chile) 
  • Heavyweight : Petit Sirah ‘12 (Central California) 
  • Heavyweight : Pinot Noir ‘13 (Sonoma & Monterrey)
  • Hess Select : Malbec ‘11 (Notes of raspberry, cherry & pomegranate | Argentina) 
  • Hess Select : Cabernet Sauvignon ‘13 (North Coast, California)
  • Frei Brothers : Pinot Noir ‘13 (Russian River Valley)
  • Stag’s Leap : Hands of Time Red ‘13 (Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend | Napa Valley)

WHITE WINE BY THE GLASS & BOTTLE

  • Gran Verano : Sauvignon Blanc (Floral & tropical fruit notes | Chile)
  • Silver Peak : Chardonnay ‘12 (Russian River Valley)
  • Stag’s Leap : Hands of Time Chardonnay ‘14 (Napa Valley)
  • Stag’s Leap : Sauvignon Blanc ‘14 (Napa Valley) 

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—the folks at Craft Beer & Brewing, with partners 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.