Fort Collins might not be as renown as a music destination as Denver or Austin, but we still have some pretty good venues. Venues that regularly boast a variety of music genres and hosts musicians both from right here in Fort Collins as well as from throughout the country and beyond. Even better, most of the best music options are located just a short walk away from the Cottages of Fort Collins. This makes our college apartments here a great central spot for those who enjoy exploring their options at night but don’t want to commit to a long drive, expensive Uber, or lengthy bike ride. The following is a quick look at our favorite music venues and their close proximity to the Cottages of Fort Collins:
3 Music Venues to Check Out Near The Cottages of Fort Collins
- Downtown Artery | 254 Linden St. | 1.2 miles away. The Downtown Artery is a grand central of Fort Collins entertainment. There aren’t a lot of things that this fantastic two-story, 14,000 square-foot-building can’t do. It serves foremost as a music, show, and comedy venue with an onsite cafe, bar, and retail store. Additionally, this venue boasts a gallery, lounge, and even an overnight AirBnB spot if any of your out-of-town friends or family members are ever looking for a more unique overnight experience. Two regular events to put on your calendar are their First Friday! art and music showcase and weekly Karaoke Mondays. This is particularly a popular venue for punk and alternative bands.
- Washington’s | 132 Laporte Avenue | 1.5 miles away. This is an all-new venue that just opened its doors. Yet, already it’s garnering quite the attention and you can bet this is the hottest place to be this spring and summer. Located inside a historic Old Town building, Washington’s boasts a 900-person capacity with a tiered balcony level and a packed calendar. Plus, with its state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, you can bet that any show you see here will be a superior visual and auditory experience.
- Surfside 7 | 238 Linden St. | 1.2 miles away. Surfside 7 is a verifiable staple in the Fort Collins bar and music scene. While it has moved locations in its 20-year history reigning as the creme de la creme of venues, its heart and soul remain the same. This is the place you go if you want to be seen with the scene and get in tune with locals. In addition to its music acts, Surfside 7 offers a menu packed with comfort food favorites like New York-style pizza, meatball sliders, handmade hamburgers, and in-house crafted corndogs.
Share Your Favorite Fort Collins Space in the Comments
As you can see, Fort Collins is a thriving music mecca and the best of it is just over a mile away. Of course, this list is just the beginning of what’s possible here. If you have any favorites or have a music event you want to share, sound off in the comments!