It's officially patio season and there are plenty of places around Fort Collins that are great for tipping back brews, taking in city views, and grabbing a bite to eat. Whether you're hooking up with friends for happy hour, searching for somewhere to listen to live music, or are just hungry, there's no reason to stay cooped inside when you can sit outdoors and soak in the Colorado sun.

COVID-19 has forced many bars and restaurants to close, or to only offer pick-up and delivery, but some will be able to open their sidewalk and street seating on May 25.