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Shops in Old Town come and go, but there always seems to be room for something wonderful and unique. Pour Brothers Community Tavern aims to provide us with just that.
The bar opened earlier this year, and has enjoyed a successful first few months. Co-owners Aria Khosravi and Alan Blue graduated from CSU, and have been living on and off in Fort Collins and Denver for 10 years. They also own Narghile Nights Hooka Lounge, which has given them good perspective and experience in the Fort Collins community, while their experience in Denver inspired them to create a “big city feel in a small town.”
A quaint little spot, formerly The Old Town Spice Shop, the bar is just cozy enough to give it a personal feel, while being “industrial” enough to feel like a city pub. Gears and metal decorate the walls, while the classic light bulb signs you used to see in diners and drive-in movie theaters hail passers-by and invite the community in for a drink.
“We wanted this to be a community-based place,” says Khosravi. “A fun environment for people to make memories, create bonds, and let their hair down.”
Not only does the tavern aim to bring people together over beer and cocktails, but the bar donates one meal to the Larimer County Food Bank for every meal purchased. This community service focus is something the owners are very passionate about, and they hope to host a number of charity and fundraising events to give back to Fort Collins.
Khosravi also considers it essential to provide special interest groups with a place to meet. Whether it be a board game club, art group, or students looking for a good place to work collaboratively together, Pour Brothers is there to serve. While the bar is still rather small for large-scale concerts, Khosravi anticipates it being a good spot for individual musicians, CD release parties, and smaller one-man performances.
As for booze, the tavern is proud to feature a wide variety of Colorado-based beer and spirits. Mostly everything they serve is brewed or distilled in Colorado, from Spring 44 vodkas to Leopold Brothers whiskey, to old favorites like New Belgium and Odell’s. They also feature many of the newer breweries’ beers, including Horses & Dragons, Black Bottle, and Freedom’s Edge.
So if you’re looking for a place “where everybody knows your name,” help support the community feel at Pour Brothers. Take a photo in the free photo booth, chat with the local brewers who frequent the bar, and enjoy the industrial yet cozy feel of a bar that’s just a little bit different.