The Ritz Bar & Grill has been a favorite of mine for the last 9 years, since I moved to Colorado Springs in 1997. They always have great music, a fun atmosphere and great Cosmoplitan's. The upstairs is a bit small and gets very very packed on the weekends, you can hardly walk through people. They also have a downstairs area, but it seems like most of the life and music is upstairs. They have some of the best chef's in town. I usually go here on my Birthday every year for a meal, however, last year I went and was soooo disappointed that they "down sized" their menu. There are not that many options to choose from anymore, or so it seems for me.
The food at the Ritz is very good, particularily their steaks and pastas. They serve lunch and dinner and I believe they do a Sunday Brunch. Visit their website for information!
I would suggest making Reservations for dinner on weekend nights. The Ritz is a must visit for anyone visiting the Springs.
Dress Code: Business casual, and evening wear. The Ritz is a bar and restaurant, that sometimes is said to have a more upscale crowd that usually hangs out here, not true I say. I've seen all kinds of people from snobby socialites, to the office crowd, to bikers (leather jackets and all). The Ritz is not over pretentious. If you have a pair of jeans and a collared shirt on, that is fine too!! There is not a "specific" dress code to get in.
O'Furry's has been around for a longtime. It is a "neighborhood" bar on the old north side of Colorado Springs on East Fillmore Street. It is kind of what I consider a rough and tumble kind of bar, but not too rough and tumble. They have music usually on weekends, a large outdoor area with a volleyball court. They have a couple of pool tables. Gets busy on the weekends. They also have a small food menu, They have THE BEST jalapeno poppers in town!!
Visit their website, has all the info you need and their menu.
Dress Code: Casual...jeans and a t-shirt will work here.
Tequila's is pretty much the same as Rum Bay and it's just across the street. Actually I think the two clubs are owned by the same guy. Music, beer,....the usual. Get there early, the lines can get long. They've got all kinds of Tequila's (who would have guessed?!?)
Dress Code: none
Right in the center of Colorado Springs. Nice to get some booze or just hang out a bit. Good music to dance to and as you can see on the picture....they've got pitchers! (penny-pitchers on thursdays by the way!!)
Dress Code: None
Nive, little Irish Pub in the center of downtown Colorado Springs. Good beer and there's live music on several days of the week.
Dress Code: none
If you looking for night clubs, then come to S. Tejon Street between E. Bijou Street and E. Pikes Peak Ave, where a bunch of night clubs and bars are located.