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William Oliver’s Publick House | Fort Collins, Colorado

Posted on June 14, 2013 by Tim Tolbert

Featuring over 200 different Whiskeys from around the globe as well as 16 revolving taps dedicated to Colorado’s exploding micro brew scene, William Oliver’s Publick House is a new and welcome addition to Fort Collins. This is definitely a destination venue, located adjacent to a King Soopers grocery in an otherwise nondescript strip mall far from the maddening crowds of Old Town.

the bar (600 x 400) william oliver bar (600 x 440) william oliver's 1 (600 x 399)Having heard about this new enterprise, I filed away their details and made a point to visit soon.  Luckily, I found myself back in Fort Collins again this past week and decided to pop in after a quick lunch downtown.

Unable to enjoy a fine Kentucky Bourbon due to work commitments and the hour of the day,  I was able to squeeze in one pint of Black Bottle Brewery’s Youth Brigade IPA, a hoppy concoction packing an 11.5 A.B.V.  Anyway, back to the Publick House…

Tasteful design elements like the light fixtures fashioned from cask barrel steel casings and a gorgeous 80 year old Oak bar taken from a single floor plank from an ancient Kansas City factory lend this establishment a luxe vibe with nary a flat screen TV on the premises.  The bartender explained that this was by design and intended to encourage conversation among patrons.

Whiskey is available by the ounce encouraging self exploration and discovery.  A state of the art sound system delivered a nicely curated mix of old school classic rock and blues which accentuated the overall experience.

The Details:

William Oliver’s Publick House
2608 S. Timberline RoadFort Collins, CO 80525

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    • Tim Tolbert

      No problem, best of luck with the new place!

  • Ryan Wallace

    I am so happy you enjoyed your time at our little pub. Thank you for the very kind words. –Ryan Wallace, Owner