Don't get me wrong — I respect the college kids. I was one not too long ago, and Colorado State University is part of what makes Fort Collins great.

But they also like to get crazy and, to give myself credit, I have made a list of the best party bars in the Choice City.

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However, the older you get, the more you find yourself searching for a hangout with less, shall we say...hooligans. You want to be able to chat with your friends sans loud music and spilled drinks without resigning yourself to a Friday night on the couch (again).

Fear not — I've got you. There are many Fort Collins destinations that have the chill vibe you're looking for. Still, I do have to add a disclaimer:

Since I do not have a secret deal with college students that keeps them away from certain locations in Fort Collins, I cannot guarantee they won't be at these bars (I realize this article probably doesn't help, but alas). Additionally, older adults get rowdy too, and I cannot say with absolute certainty that the following locations are free of the unexpected.

Capiche? Capiche. I'm glad we've got that out of the way.

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Now, without further adieu, read on to see nine chill Fort Collins hangouts where you (probably) won't find college kids.

9 Fort Collins Hangouts Where You (Probably) Won't Find College Kids

If you're willing to venture out of Fort Collins, check out the best dive bars in Colorado in the gallery below.

Colorado's 14 Best Dive Bars

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