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Sunset Lounge, Fort Collins, CO

Sunset Lounge

4.7
4.7
34 Reviews
$30 and under
American

**We only accept reservations for our Sunday Tea Service, all other days and times are walk-in only**

Sunset Lounge features all-weather and open-air lounge areas atop The Elizabeth Hotel. Sunset Lounge is open to the public and is able to accommodate groups and events.

Sunset Lounge features an exquisite outdoor space with unrivaled sunset views and front range mountain views. Our beverage program pours a list of craft cocktails, plus wines by the glass and by the bottle.

Imbibe in style and relax in a sophisticated atmosphere. Our rooftop deck is truly the perfect place to unwind while savoring the finest of drinks and views in the Old Town neighborhood.

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Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 999-3494

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Matt Dykes: (877) 492-0379

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Collins

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • High Tea

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for high tea in a sophisticated atmosphere at the Sunset Lounge rooftop bar overlooking Downtown Fort Collins. Our menu is specially curated by our culinary team each week. Please list any dietary restrictions or allergies in your reservation. Reservation only.

Menu

Food

  • Olives & Almonds$7.00

    • Cheese & Crackers$15.00

      baked mouco camembert, apple, rye crackers

      • Gougeres$12.00

        pimento goat cheese, cripsy prosciutto, chervil

        • Salmon Canapes$11.00

          smoked salmon rillettes, buckwheat blini, bow fin caviar, pickled onion, creme fraiche

          • Duck, Duck Mousse$11.00

            duck liver pate, red wine jam, crostini

            • Smoked Dates$12.00

              cured ham, purple haze goat cheese, aged balsamic, pine smoke

              • Prawn Cocktail$13.00

                remoulade, bloody mary cocktail, celery

                • Tea & Cookies$8.00

                  chamomile creme brulee, short bread, lemon curd, chantilly

                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                  What 34 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                  4.7
                  4.7 based on recent ratings
                  • 4.4Food
                  • 4.7Service
                  • 4.9Ambience
                  • 4.1Value

                  NoiseModerate

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                  1. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Los Angeles

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Went there for afternoon tea. The space was beautiful, the food was tasty and thoughtfully curated, and the staff was attentive and kind. Terrific experience, well worth it.

                    Sunset LoungeResponded on May 11, 2022

                    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed afternoon tea with us. We hope to see you again soon!

                  2. TH

                    TrinH

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                    overall4food4service3ambience5

                    I bought the High Tea experience for my sister's birthday. We had a wonderful time and the food was great. If you drink a lot of tea I would have to say pace yourself. The teapot is not left at your table but served one cup at a time. We weren't expecting that, but it did allow us to try all the different tea. I recommend the experience, you have to do it at least once.

                  3. JS

                    JohnS

                    Denver

                    11 reviews

                    4.0

                    11 reviews

                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    I spent a couple of pleasant hours this afternoon at the Sunset Lounge atop the Elizabeth Hotel in downtown Fort Collins for "High Tea" (more accurately an Afternoon Tea). To my knowledge this is the only traditional style Tea service in Fort Collins, and I would definitely recommend it. The views from the top of the hotel were excellent and there was a delightful piano player who entertained throughout the afternoon. While some of the offerings were a bit unconventional for this type of tea, everything was very good. The scone course had two types of scones, an Earl Gray scone and a cranberry scone served with lemon-thyme butter and an excellent peach-rhubarb jam made by the hotel chefs. I didn't even miss the clotted cream 🙂. The savory course was the most different. It consisted of a traditional egg salad sandwich served on a rather thick house made marble rye bread, a caprese salad with balsamic reduction "bite", a zucchini round with cream cheese with herbs, and a roasted vegetable bite. While all these items could have been seasoned better, they were very good. The sweet course had a strawberry cream macaron, a yellow cupcake with chocolate frosting and a delightful panna cotta bite which was excellent and so different for an afternoon tea. The servers were friendly and efficient and kept my teacup filled throughout the afternoon.

                  4. O

                    Ogun

                    Denver

                    2 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    High tea for Easter was exceptional. Very attentive staff and not crowded.

                  5. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We went to high tea for a birthday, the staff was amazing, the tea was so good, and the food stole the show. For $45 for tear time and what they provide it is both a great value and a spectacular experience. Also the daytime views from the sunset lounge on a clear day are incredible. Thank you all for the wonderful experience

                    Sunset LoungeResponded on April 12, 2022

                    Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your high tea experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Sunset Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

                  6. J

                    Jake

                    Denver

                    48 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    48 reviews

                    Dined on February 27, 2022

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Very nice. Service was excellent, the lounge ambience is so good, with the mountains in the background. Piano was such a welcome touch. Tea was excellent, good choices. Food was good. A few more savory a few less sweet would be an improvement. Really good way to spend a few hours on a Sunday afternoon.

                  7. LA

                    LillyAsh

                    Denver

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                    overall4food3service4ambience5

                    A must have experience if you enjoy tea and small delicacies, although I felt the selection of finger foods could have been overall larger everything was delicious and fun. I look forward to my next visit. The piano was a splendid addition.

                    Sunset LoungeResponded on February 23, 2022

                    Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. We will pass along your feedback to our management team!

                  8. BC

                    BrianC

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 6, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The signage could be better for the people going for the first time and the doors aren't open yet. Not sure if we were at the right place. The 2 entrance doors maybe should have a sign.

                    Sunset LoungeResponded on February 11, 2022

                    Thank you Brian for your feedback regarding your recent visit with us! I will pass along your positive remarks and feedback to our management team. Thank you for choosing Sunset Lounge. We look foward to welcoming you back soon!

                  9. DS

                    DSI50

                    Denver

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on January 30, 2022

                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                    Great atmosphere! Food was very good! Not enough savory items for the $ though. Sweets were fine. Did a great job with a Gluten and Dairy free tray for me.

                    Sunset LoungeResponded on February 2, 2022

                    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We will pass along your feedback and positive comments to our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

                  10. J

                    Julie

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on January 30, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    High Tea at the Sunset Lounge was the perfect place to get together with girlfriends. They accommodated my gluten and dairy allergies and the substitutes were delicious! The service was friendly and very attentive. We had a group of 10 and they were quick to refill our tea and answer any questions we had. We will be back again!

                    Sunset LoungeResponded on February 2, 2022

                    Thank you Julie for taking the time to write a review. We are very pleased to see you enjoyed your experience with us. We promise to continue to earn your high regard on future visits. Thank you for choosing Sunset Lounge!

                  11. CE

                    CarolE

                    Denver

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on January 16, 2022

                    overall4food3service5ambience4

                    We had a blast! I was able to bring my mom, who is in a wheelchair, and my daughter joined us. The food was ok. It was very high end, gourmet, hoity-toity. The chocolate ganache was amazing tho (should have just given me a bowl of that!!!) I did not think it was worth 45 dollars a plate however. The service made the whole experience worthwhile. I love Curtis and Mehow. They were super attentive and cute ta-boot!! But, my ultimate kudos go to Alec the manager. I tried to make reservations the week before and kept getting turned away because "there was no seating available." I knew this wasn't true because Brittany the bartender had told me they were having problems with reservations. Many people signed up and few showed. I went to Alec and HE made the reservation for me. Truly, there were less than 20 people there that day in a venue that seats 45. If it weren't for Alec, we would not have been able to attend. I also loved the live piano. It added a lot to the ambience.

                  12. CR

                    ChrisR

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on January 2, 2022

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We absolutely loved having high tea at the sunset lounge! The food was fantastic, the teas were wonderful, the service was excellent, the piano player was talented, the atmosphere was perfect. Definitely recommend it!

                    Sunset LoungeResponded on January 6, 2022

                    Thank you for the glowing review! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful your dining experience was with us. Thanks for choosing Sunset Lounge and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

                  13. NW

                    NicoleW

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 9, 2020

                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                    The Sunset Lounge has wonderful ambiance. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and personable. The food and beverage options are high quality. We were seated right next to the live music, which was wonderful from a music aspect, but made it a little more difficult to have conversations.

                  14. P

                    Peaches

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on February 8, 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    I really liked the fact that I could reserve, the wait staff and cocktails were both awesome. The view of the sunset was amazing!

                  15. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Denver

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on January 26, 2020

                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                    Expensive but a wonderful experience

                  16. h

                    hwall

                    San Diego

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on November 16, 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Service and ambiance can't be beat. Reached out to share with the General Manager how much we enjoyed our stay, dinner at the Emporium, pass through the Rat (Race, haha) and night cap at the Sunset Lounge. He's the real deal! No wonder why the entire hotel is a success! He has a genuine and effective gift of serving others in a manner that seems nonexistent these days. He's the type of leader that makes everyone want to do their best and that is exactly what we experienced in each venue! Thank you Hotel Elizabeth for a wonderful stay!

                  17. S

                    Sandstorm

                    Denver

                    33 reviews

                    5.0

                    33 reviews

                    Dined on September 1, 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Tastefully decorated, outstanding service, eloquent music from Mark Slonkier and his guys. This is a lovely spot for a special moment or for a relaxing drink while taking in the view.

                  18. SD

                    SueD

                    Denver

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 18, 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    This was our first time to visit the Sunset Lounge although we live in Fort Collins. We brought friends who were visiting from the east cost, and they thought SL was amazing. I can't wait to return!

                  19. TR

                    TimR

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on August 11, 2019

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Fantastic views, great service. The staff were very accommodating when we ran into some old friends who wanted to join our party.

                  20. t

                    thewheel

                    Denver

                    8 reviews

                    5.0

                    8 reviews

                    Dined on August 3, 2019

                    overall5food3service4ambience5

                    Had friends join us from out of town for our anniversary and had a very memorable time.

                  21. DG

                    DanG

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 27, 2019

                    overall3food4service1ambience5

                    I reserved a table for two outside to watch the sunset and they screwed up the reservation somehow and did NOT have a table outside for us. So we missed the sunset. In addition out waitress was horrible. It's a great place but they need to step up the service.

                  22. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 20, 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Make a reservation! We had one and got to pass up a large amount of people waiting, one group didn’t come up until an hour after us. Jason, our server, went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and service was quick and friendly. Beautiful view too.

                  23. SS

                    SharlaS

                    Denver

                    2 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on July 13, 2019

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    I have to say that asking for a $35 minimum purchase per person is ridiculous. You essentially are asking everyone to purchase at least three drinks. In these times of trying to curb drinking and driving, I think it's rather irresponsible. Not everyone will be using a ride sharing app. Other than that, I love this place. Just think Management should reconsider this policy.

                  24. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Cleveland

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on July 13, 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    This site wouldn’t let me not answer the question on food. We didn’t eat but the food we saw looked great. Great place for a date to visit and just snuggle up on a couch and listen to great music and watch the sun set with great drinks. I love this place!

                  25. TD

                    TomD

                    Denver

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on June 29, 2019

                    overall5food1service5ambience5

                    Very limited food selection. Of the 4 offerings, the two we had were excellent.

                  26. JB

                    JerryB

                    Savannah

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on June 21, 2019

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Unique venue for Fort Collins. Great views and service. Mark Slonniker’s group played (and sang) good music.

                  27. PH

                    PriscillaH

                    San Francisco

                    11 reviews

                    5.0

                    11 reviews

                    Dined on May 4, 2019

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    I really enjoy the atmosphere, the setting, and the music. I wish they would consider adding a few more food items to the menu.

                  28. A

                    April

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 14, 2019

                    overall5food1service5ambience5

                    Great place to get an end of the evening drink/s. Beautiful views. Good music. We didn’t order food that’s why I gave the food one star to enter something.

                  29. RU

                    RUTHM

                    Denver

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on April 7, 2019

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    The ambience was excellent. I felt like I was in a big city roof top bar. It was modern and the live band/piano was excellent and not too loud. We enjoyed a special evening out and had great drinks on the balcony. Definitely will go back.

                  30. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Denver

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on March 23, 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Incredibly relaxing and classy. GREAT place for a date night. It was kind of a nasty rainy day outside, but somehow the view was still spectacular. Drinks are on a bit of the expensive side, but not overpriced for how delicious they are and the atmosphere.

                  31. PH

                    PriscillaH

                    San Francisco

                    11 reviews

                    5.0

                    11 reviews

                    Dined on March 16, 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    I just shared my experience with two friends today. The music was great.

                  32. DB

                    DiegoB

                    Dallas

                    3 reviews

                    2.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on January 1, 2019

                    overall2food3service3ambience4

                    I think that the pricing was misleading, the value was definitely not there at all. They mite want to explain what the cost intel because it was very misleading. The place is beautiful and it has so much potential but I was not happy paying 195 for nothing.

                    Sunset LoungeResponded on January 12, 2019

                    Diego - Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your disappointing experience with us this past New Year's Eve. We worked hard to create a unique and special experience in our truly unique Sunset Lounge space with special music, food and endless wine, beer and Champagne. We felt it was a special experience but clearly for you we came up short. We understand you have many choices for New Year's Eve and we appreciate you giving us a try and hope you'll consider us again.

                  33. A

                    At5kfeet

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on January 1, 2019

                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                    The band was great—Well-studied musicians, great pieces, beautifully and artfully played. The food was not up to the event or cost. Service was great—professional and kind.

                  34. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Denver

                    22 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    22 reviews

                    Dined on December 15, 2018

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Beautiful spot in FoCo for drinks and scenic views of Old Town. Came here for a small celebration after my graduation. Do beware there is a minimum charge per person for reserving taboes, either any day or only on Fridays and Saturdays. OpenTable did not make this known at all.

                    Sunset LoungeResponded on December 29, 2018

                    Hello - When making a reservation on OpenTable, if you click on VIEW TERMS: Sunset Lounge requests a credit card number to hold this reservation. This will be a $35 per person food & beverage minimum which will be applied to your check. Online modifications can be made until 5pm on Thu, Dec 27, 2018. Any modifications or cancellations after 5pm on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 will require you to contact the restaurant directly and are held to the restaurant's policy and may be subject to fees.

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                  Sunset Lounge is rated 4.7 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

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                  Booked 4 times today
                  Experiences are available.
                  Google Map for Sunset Lounge

                  111 Chestnut St Fort Collins, CO 80524

                  Additional information

                  • Neighborhood

                    Fort Collins

                  • Hours of operation

                    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                  • Cuisines

                    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                  • Dining style

                    Casual Dining

                  • Dress code

                    Smart Casual

                  • Parking details

                    Hotel Parking

                  • Payment options

                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                  • Additional

                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                  • Phone number

                    (970) 999-3494

                  • Private party facilities

                    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

                  • Private party contact

                    Matt Dykes: (877) 492-0379

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