A nice, small bar, perfect for snacks, sports and microbrews. Judge Baldwin's is a little smaller, and a little more dressy than other places in town, but better for casual conversation. They have great beer and it comes in yards.
Cowboy's Country & Western
Cowboys is the best country music spot in the city. They have a large hard wood dance floor and a stage for their frequent live music. Most weekend nights they have a DJ from one of the local country radio stations. They also have steak dinners, which are OK, pool, and under 21 nights.
Word is that Cowboys moved from Palmer Park/Academy to Tejon Street downtown and now sport a smaller dance floor.
The Squatting Chicken
The Squatting Chicken is a hole-in-the-wall drinking establishment that offers a decent place to watch sports and drink a few beers with the locals. They don't have much food other than pizza and snacks, but occasionally, they have a BBQ on the back deck. Drinks are cheap.
Blondie's Sports Bar and Grill: Blondie's on Tejon
is meant to be a sports bar with blonde waitresses, plasma TVs, pool tables and live music three or four nights a week. It includes 2,900 square feet -- the old Gray Rose women's apparel store before it became a motorcycle shop -- and will have a large deck out the back door that it will share with the Wildcats club inside Rum Bay. The second level is the Red Martini which is a combination martini, wine and cigar bar with an outdoor deck overlooking Tejon Street. First visit, I like the ambience, though the patrons are your typical clubsters, fakesters, and party crowd that you find at every other mainstream club. But the music was good (80's on this friday night) and a small dance floor, with paid beautiful dancers in black bikinis stage dancing, and the drinks were good - waittresses were blonde, and friendly. I'll return. Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5. (For the Springs in of itself, really a 4.50 based on first impressions, since there is not much to speak of in the Springs with an alternative zing ... )
Phantom Canyon Microbrewery
One of my favorite spots in C-Springs, Phantom Canyon offers a little for everyone. The downstairs offers some very nice dining areas, along with an nice pub for the casual diner. Upstairs is a little more lively with a younger crowd playing pool and throwing darts. The upstairs bar is also more casual than downstairs, often with a military and college crowd.
Of course, the reason you come here is for the beer. Phantom Canyon offers a wide variety of great beers for all tastes. Like most breweries today, they have the standard IPAs, brown ales, ambers, porters and stouts. They also offer great, freshly brewed root beer.
Their food is also good, with a few eclectic choices like "open-faced Mediterranean lamb burger" to go along with traditional 1/2 pound burgers and fish and chips among numerous other great items.
Downtown COS has many...
Downtown COS has many restaurants of different types. Along a street called Tejon, the center of downtown COS, you will find numerous restaurants to fit your taste. A very lively city, COS's downtown is very much a part of the natives' lives. Jack Quinn's is an excellent and authentique Irish pub-style restaurant, and there are various other bars along the same street. Also there are bars and nightclubs scattered about the city. Unfortunately, I have no car so don't know where they are.
Jack Quinn's is a very friendly place, with live music, many time Irish music, and genuine Irish food. Not to mention Guinness and Harp's on tap, plus many others.
Dress Code: Not too skanky. Not to posh. However you want, really.
Tequila's is a great place for...
Tequila's is a great place for the younger old people to go (25-40+). 21's are allowed too, as well as older people.
Live music, dancing, alcohol, smoke... the usual. Never been inside, but get there early because the lines get long.
Dress Code: I don't think they care much. Wear clothes. You know, if you don't want a bunch of guys coming on to you, don't wear transparent clothing. If you're fine with guys drooling, wear what you want, but don't complain.
I was staying at the Sheraton...
I was staying at the Sheraton for a weekend conference. That Friday evening I decided to go see what the city looked like. My Taxi arrived and I asked him 'Where is a good place to go sing?' He took me to this bar with a funny yellow upside-down BAR sign. When I went in, the karaoke was going and it looked like everyone was having a great time. The music sounded great, so I grabbed me a beer and a karaoke book and joined in. Had a Blast, and closed down the bar. I think the place was called Robin Hood or something like that. It was on Nevada Ave.
Would recommend that place to anybody.
Dress Code: very casual
Tejon Street Downtown
Tejon Street in Colorado Springs from Colorado College down to Pikes Peak Avenue has lots of bars and fairly good priced restaurants.
They have two irish pubs and Poor Richards has great pizza and salads. They have a couple dozen restaurants downtown and most are under 10 dollars.
Dress Code: Colorado Springs is a laid-back town in general
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FAC Modern's Jazz Bistro: Hip Ambience and Great Jazz
Beautiful atmosphere. Great art. A Dale Chihuly piece adorns the the back of the bar. But, don't feel like you have to dress up! The locals hang out here. You will see everything from suits to jeans (mostly jeans). Drinks are great, and the food is good, too.
Dress Code: casual
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Rowdys: Penny Pitchers wet tshirt and thong contest
Rowdys is located at Philmore and I25 this lil bar comes to life around 10pm on tuesdays and gets so packed you can not walk around the bar. its mostly a 30 and younger crowd and lives up to its name. the owner Debbie (Blonde behind the bar trust me you will notice her) is very friendly and polite. the crowd can be very calm to well rowdy. this is the bar if you want to drink allnight for cheap. pick up on women and pretty much get your butt kicked. the locals here are mostly Combat vets from FT Carson and they enjoy the bar and will help bouncers remove anyone causing problems.
Dress Code: just dress decent for a club no rules but dont look like a Bum
The Underground: Disco for the Damned
Disco for the Damned @ The Underground
110 N Nevada St, Downtown Colorado Springs, ColoradoThe dark dance tradition continues in Colorado Springs as the most recent (2007) version of Goth night takes on a new venue Sunday nights at the Underground in downtown Colorado Springs. With the fabulous talents of the Springs' dark DJ's : four in a row - featuring madness from DJ Lokus, DJ Lynk, DJ DCM8, and Mz Liz. Industrial, Goth, EBM, and other devilish deviations are served on a red hot platter ready to send your aural senses into sensory overload.
Decent drinks, great dance floor, good patronage, and a local community. The night is eternally evolving and its a great mix. 18-20 is $5 cover, while 21 plus is free entrance. There is a smoking patio upstairs that is covered and has heat lamps, while another outside patio is by the front door. If dark music or EBM is your fancy, come out and check this crew for a pleasurable dance sensation. Rating: 3 3/4 stars out of 5. Visited 8/5/07. (review will evolve as the club evolves, as experiences are totaled, the rating will mutate
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This is a martini / cigar bar, kinda hidden in an alley at downtown, i love it's relaxed atmosphere, the friendly bartender (Mike you rock!) and the fact that they have many many many many drinks to chose from... every time i went it was a whole other experience, i have never tried so many different cocktails in one night. It's great to just go and have a drink, watch a game or even play guitar hero on a monday night.
Dress Code: totally casual
Fridays at the Underground Bar: Backtrax Eighties Night
DJ Gypsy spinning the retro sounds of the DISCO 70's and Rockin' 80's in the Boiler Room All Night Long. 10:00 pm - 2:00 am; Ages 18-20 $5.00 cover, 21+ free. The Underground's start of a positive trend with a new (potentially monthly) fabulous night called "BackTrax" specializing in the fabulous tunes of the alternative 70's/80's with one of Colorado Springs' hottest DJ's ... DJ Gypsy. The atmosphere was stepping back into the past with patrons dressed up in their 80's attire. The music spectacular, and the dancing fanatic. Fun was had all night long. Lots of drinking and flirting all around. I hope this night stays as it would certainly be a blessing to Colorado Springs. Kudos all around to DJ Gypsy and the Underground. Rating: 5 stars out of 5. Friday 9/22/2008.
Rocket Room: "Danse Macabre"
* Thursdays * The Rocket Room * 230 Pueblo Avenue * Colorado Springs, Colorado * 719.447.4990
A great new goth/industrial/neo-folk night in the Springs area. Each thursday at the infamous Rocket Room. Free cover, 21+. Medium size venue with a very tiny dancefloor, but excellent drink prices and service. The mesmerizing compilations dj'ed by Blue Girl enchants your soul and puts you at peace. Its a new spin to the Goth/EBM/Industrial club selection in that Blue Girl specializes in new and old school Goth, Dark Wave, Industrial, Neo-Folk, and Pagan music. Its a perfect mixer and evening to start your weekend early or build up your energy for the weekend. My most favorite weekly night in the Springs. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
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