Sweating bodies, loud music and throbbing bass have a new home
in Fort Collins. The Club House, formerly CB & Potts Clubhouse,
is the self-proclaimed “new party headquarters” for Colorado State
This new Fort Collins hot spot opened its doors for the first
time last week after replacing the former pool hall, and general
manager Jay Feinberg described business as “brisk.”
The Club House is CB & Potts attempt to create an atmosphere
conducive to younger age groups who are becoming more interested in
the clubbing atmosphere.
“The pool hall wasn’t really doing it,” Feinberg said. “It
wasn’t really working for us.”
The standard pool tables have now been replaced by rotating
lights and a loud speaker system. Only two pool tables remain in
the former pool hall and the space created was transformed into a
dance floor with a DJ booth gracing one of the corners.
“The crowd who was using the pool hall was really more of a CB
& Potts crowd. We wanted to have something for everyone so we
decided it was time for a change. People who used the clubhouse can
now come in here [CB & Potts Restaurant and Bar],” Feinberg
The new changes seem to have been well received.
“It’s kinda small for a dance club, yet at the same time it’s
cool because there’s pool tables … I would say I had a wonderful
time,” said Morgan Anderson, a junior in speech communication.
Feinberg isn’t worried about the competition provided by other
Fort Collins clubs such as Suite 152, The Rock and Club Osirus.
“There’s always competition. We tried to look around and do
something a little different. If a club had house/techno playing on
one night then we tried to go hip-hop. Little differences like
The music is provided by DJs TLuv, Groove Quote of Mirage
Entertainment and Feinberg said they are as good or better than any
DJs currently playing the Fort Collins area.
“We offer a smaller more intimate atmosphere,” Feinberg said. “I
know the DJs really like our setup.”
Feinberg also said that with the Fort Collins nightlife so
centered around Old Town, CB & Potts is trying to present an
entertainment opportunity for people located closer to The Club
House — about one-and-a-half blocks west of Moby Arena on
“Our occupancy is about 200 so we’re not really trying to steal
crowds from other places,” he said. “We’re looking for a smaller
With the introduction of The Club House, CB & Potts has
opened up more room in the bar and restaurant. The upstairs, which
previously had been used as a pseudo-club atmosphere, will now
become a lounge. Three big screen and two plasma televisions, a
shuffleboard salt table and a pool table have also been added to
the upstairs. The drink of choice is expected to be yards of beer
and the lounge should be fully functional, complete with X-Box, PS2
and Gamecubes, within the next several weeks.
The Club House feature nights
Tuesday nights: Dance mix
Thursday night: Hip-hop/R&B/Top 40, also 18 +