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Ace Gillett's

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239 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524
970-449-4797
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Not fifty feet below the historic Armstrong Hotel, Ace Gillett's...
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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  • 40
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome

Ace Gillett's is a great place if you want fantastic food, live music, cocktails and service. The staff, especially Randy, was extremely helpful in leading us in the right direction to ensure our experience was great. We will definitely be recommending this place to our friends and family and will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Ace Gillett's is a great place if you want fantastic food, live music, cocktails and service. The staff, especially Randy, was extremely helpful in leading us in the right direction to ensure our experience was great. We will definitely be recommending this place to our friends and family and will be back again in the near future.

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Colorado, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a cool bar in the basement of the Armstrong Hotel. Great ambiance, good drinks, good wait service. Live jazz adds to the vibe. The acoustics are not great and it is super loud, even without the music playing. Very difficult to have a conversation. However, it feels like if you aren't beatnik, they don't want you there. The... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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
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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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Overland Park, Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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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133 reviews 133 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 239 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: 970-449-4797

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?