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239 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Ranked #5 of 482 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Not fifty feet below the historic Armstrong Hotel, Ace Gillett's celebrates a bygone era of exquisite service, timeless style, classic cocktails, and expert cuisine. Sip a handcrafted martini from our signature drink menu, or partake in that perfect pairing of wine and unforgettable fare. Your evening of revelry, live music, and familiar comfort at Ace Gillett's is the continuation of yesteryear.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Some of the best cocktails (and some of the strangest that are awesome) in Foco. It gets a little cramped and tight and you won't get a lot of visiting done but that's because of the live music on weekend nights that is really great.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Wonderful Food! Wonderful Drinks! Wonderful Service!! Wonderful Atmosphere!! We were staying in the Armstrong Hotel, over Thanksgiving, so had to stop in at Ace Gillett's, which is in the basement of the hotel. Had a topas and drink Friday night before bed. As with most places, Friday and Saturday nights are pretty busy and loud. A little hard to have... More 

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Park City, Utah
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Wonderful food, cocktails, and music in the basement of the Armstrong. Nice to dress up and enjoy the refined ambience. Get there early! Had wait lists both Friday and Saturday nights.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Love this place........like the way it is underground. Live jazz is always good, and they have a great drink menu! Service is good as well.

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Rocky River, Ohio, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Easy to miss, the entrance is thru the small lobby of the Armstrong Hotel on S. College Avenue. The bar is downstairs in a nicely-dimmed well-decorated space. Appetizers and entrees are small and not inexpensive, but well prepared and beautifully presented, and my companions' cocktails were very good. The atmosphere is very relaxing and comfortable. Our server was friendly and... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Ambiance: is seductive. A gently lit space with soft flowing fabric on the walls. Traditional curved bar that pulls you in and invites you to join others at the bar. The Staff: is warm. Friendly bartenders that are genuine and pleasant. Nothing is a bother to them. Need a bit more soda water in the blend? Let me take... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place has the most delicious drinks in town! Their bartenders are great, and always have good recommendations for new drinks to try. Their small plates are good, too. This is our go-to place for drinks and appetizers before we go out to dinner.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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120 reviews 120 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great for entertainment and snacks, but not for a meal. Everything here is great except the price for the price and quantity of meals. Staff was friendly, attentive, and you are not forgotten. Music was great, only problem was that the crowd noise overpowered it a lot of the time. Friendly customers, other patrons visited with others. Do not go... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Ace Gillett's is tucked in the basement of the Armstrong Hotel and is nice quiet place to grab a drink and listen to some great music, like jazz. A must stop if you are looking for a small, intimate place to spend an evening.

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Boulder, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My Wife and I visited Ace Gillett's on a recent visit to Ft. Collins. Two visits, once for drinks and snacks, and once again for a late drink. The atmosphere is that of stepping back in time to low lighting and jazz.. A long list of special martinis and cocktails. Service was superb. We had appetizers, Potato fries with asiago... More 

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Additional Information about Ace Gillett's

Address: 239 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone Number: 970-449-4797
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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