The Collegian

Alternative ‘R Bar’ is a positive addition to Downtown Fort Collins

The alternative, LGBTQ-friendly bar and lounge opened Nov. 6 at 107 E. Laurel St. and reached capacity 45 minutes later, as the diverse crowd formed an endless line outside its doors. Given the growing acceptance of LGBTQ members in contemporary society, it was clearly time for a gay bar in Fort Collins.

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99.9 The Point

Celebrate Opening Weekend at R Bar and Lounge

Combine an extremely welcoming and very chill atmosphere with locally made brews and creative cocktails, as well as tons of tasty tapas, mixed with local music and lively entertainment. Besides just being one heck of a party, you get opening weekend at R Bar and Lounge in Fort Collins. Set for November 6 and 7, the grand opening of this bar will also be filling a void that has been missing within the city for over two years now.  

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The Coloradoan

Gay-friendly, alternative bar to open near Old Town

“The idea, the tagline is an alternative bar for the alternative crowd,” co-owner Leanna Valadez said Tuesday. “That implies kind of gender neutral, however you identify, whether you’re gay, whether you’re straight, whether you’re trans, whether you’re queer, it’s for everybody.”

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