Mainline Ale House

A Fort Collins restaurant well-known for its “foodie” and ale house culture

The Mainline caters to this culture by creating unique, comfortable, and visually entertaining environments for its patrons. The main level dining room focuses on a sophisticated aesthetic and features a “glass house” private dining room. The “Treehouse” constitutes the second floor of Mainline. This level is whimsical and fun featuring a resin bar top filled with playful treasures. Careful attention was paid to the varied lighting techniques which create visual interest and set the mood for an intimate dining experience. Many historical aspects were preserved letting the building tell its history through design.

Project Details

125 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

General Contractor:
Starwood Construction

Two levels: 10,400 sq. ft.

Completion Date:

mainline booth seating

mainline booth with stools by window


“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”


Frank Lloyd Wright

mainline lower bar area

mainline upper bar area

mainline view from stair landing

mainline dining view from above

mainline view outside to patio

The Transformation

mainline before old columns
mainline before bar area
mainline before colorful walls and old furniture
Mainline before old furniture
mainline construction demolition
mainline hvac construction
mainline construction skylights
mainline construction wood framework
mainline construction view from stair landing
mainline concept booths
mainline concept walkway
mainline concept lower dining and bar area
mainline concept reception desk and entry
mainline concept bar area downstairs
mainline concept enclosed dining area