A dedicated whiskey and bacon bar, Fort Collins-based William Oliver's Publick House is expanding to a second yet-to-be disclosed location in Lafayette. Targeting a December opening, this new outpost will bring approximately 400 whiskeys and feature 16 beers on tap sourced primarily from breweries within 15 miles of Lafayette.
"Our focus has always been on supporting local. The mantra is 'whiskey from all over the world and everything else is Colorado," said Ryan Wallace, owner of the bar. Beyond whiskey, William Oliver's offers a full-bar carrying non-whiskey spirits (like gin, rum, vodka, etc), wine, and beer from Colorado companies exclusively. Much like the first location in Fort Collins, the upcoming one will be featuring a bacon-centric food menu and a focus on locally sourced products.
William Oliver's was the first bar/restaurant in Fort Collins to abandoned the tipping model for employee pay, choosing to pay its employees what owner Ryan Wallace describes as living wages instead. Details on that policy are still available on the bar's website.
When it opens, William Oliver's Lafayette will feature a roof-top patio and a private room for small meetings.