When it comes to smoking or dabbing, you definitely need the right supplies to get the job done. Luckily for us, Fort Collins is filled with a bevy of headshops, offering exactly the items you need and so much more. Maybe you’re in the market to pick up a sick new bong for you and your buddies to share, or maybe you simply just need a new pipe after months of use – regardless, I’ve picked a few of my favorite headshops in town that will be there for you and all of your smoking needs.
Up’ n Smoke – 514 South College Avenue
Up’n Smoke has all of the necessities for smoking and vaping. Plus, they have happy hour deals everyday, like $40 off bell bongs, which will save you some green no matter what! Occasionally, they have glass blowers live on-site, and the staff is always very friendly and willing to the take extra time to help customers out. Follow them on Instagram to keep up with deals, store updates, and to see some of the amazingly beautiful pieces they have: https://www.instagram.com/up_n_smoke_fort_collins/.
Smokey Monkey Pipes and Tobacco – 1232 West Elizabeth Street, C-12
The staff at Smokey Monkey always treats me right, every time I’ve ever been in, and most times they are willing to come down on items that I am interested in. The headshop just added another location at the end of the strip center they are currently located in, and now have more clothing and accessories available than before. Besides having a huge selection of glass, they offer many other miscellaneous products, including hookah supplies and tons of incense to choose from. They support lots of local artists by featuring their pieces in shop. If you ever have the chance to take part in one of Smokey Monkey’s raffles, I highly recommend doing so, as you have great chances of walking away as a winner with sweet prizes.
Mellow Yellow – 810 South College Avenue
Mellow Yellow was the very first headshop I visited, upon moving to Fort Collins back in 2007. Maybe it was the adorable, yellow building that drew me in, but it was the selection of products inside, that kept me coming back again and again. Of course they have cases stocked full of all different types of glass and smoking essentials, priced from cheap to expensive based on quality, but Mellow Yellow is also the ultimate hippie haven based on all of the other accessories, art, and clothing that is also available for purchase. I’m especially a fan of their seasonal tent sales, pictured above. Check for coupons in Campus Cash books around town and follow them on Facebook to keep up with special sales and deals.
Kind Creations – 828 South College Avenue
If you want to see northern Colorado’s largest collection of high-end glass, that showcases some of the finest artists from across the globe, as well as from right here in FoCo, then you’ll definitely want to pay Kind Creations a visit sometime. When you think about artistic glass, this is some of the best around (check out their Instagram to see). The staff is knowledgeable and you can frequently catch live glass-blowing going on at this location. All of the glass I have ever bought here has been extremely well-made, and they will even do repairs on broken products, should you need it.
The Joint Smoke Shop – 2427 S College Ave, #124B
Outstanding customer service is the first thing that comes to mind when talking about The Joint Smoke Shop. Last time that I paid them a visit, two staff members helped me out with an odd request, and didn’t leave me feeling judged or pressured to buy anything in any way. Outside of spectacular service, the shop is filled with colorful, locally-made glass and other goods, from cute clothes to functional accessories and plenty more. The store is clean and very well-organized, making it easier to browse through items and pick out exactly what you want or need, without a bunch of hassle.