Known for its scenic mountainous backdrop, and red-sandstone formations, Colorado Spring is also famous for its thriving brewery scene. Located at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains, the city harbors more than 20 craft breweries, from independent family-owned ones to renowned businesses with more than 25 years of history. The city also has a handful of sleek modern speakeasies, bars, and pubs where you can taste the most delicious cocktails.
From amazing meetup places in Colorado Springs where you can go for a happy hour and mingle, to intimate bars for a romantic date night, Colorado Springs has plenty of cool spots on offer.
Take a look at our list to find out what are the top bars to grab a drink in Colorado Springs.
Note: Make sure to double-check COVID 19 precautions, protocols, and operating hours before you visit any of these sites.
Top Bars In Colorado Springs, CO
Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.
Phantom Canyon Brewing Company is a casual, old-style craft brewery located on a 3-story brewery, which is set on a historic building.
Aside from amazing craft brews, the Phantom Canyon Brewing Company offers stunning views, thanks to its perfect location near Pikes Peak and Cameron Peak, aside from a great food menu. To start, you can order their loaded chile fries and their canyon beer pretzels. They also serve a range of burgers, sandwiches, and heartwarming dishes, such as mac and cheese.
While you may enjoy Phantom Canyon Brewery’s award-winning menu, we also recommend you try their variety of craft beers, which are made from the finest malted barley, quality hops, select ale, and lager yeasts. There are Flagship Beers, Ales, Lagers, and Wheat Beers for you to choose from.
Red Leg Brewing Company
What makes this spot so different is its fine selection of beers. This veteran-owned serves some of the best flagship beers in Colorado Springs, and their 10 barrel two-vessel brewhouse and four 20 barrel fermentation vessels allow them to produce 620 gallons of craft beer.
In case you go to the Red Leg Brewing Company and don’t know what to order, some great choices are The Devil Dog Stout and the Howitzer Amber. The atmosphere in this bar is super easy-going, and you can safely bring your family and friends, and have a drink together on their open patio. There’s also the option of grabbing their flagship beers to go.
Loonees Comedy Corner
The Loonees Comedy Corner is one of the top spots to go to in Colorado Springs, especially if you are with friends. This small comedy club of Colorado Springs hosts a range of stand-up comics and does not cost you a fortune. The comedians range from Sam Butler to Tim Gaither, but you shall not expect the jokes to get political.
The best part is that you can also enjoy some great cocktails and good food in the Comedy Club. Cocktails are reasonably priced, about $7 for some of their specialty drinks, so you do not have to worry when enjoying a beer with amazing company.
Pro tip – if you want to save on tickets to the comedy, go and book your show online and get 20% off the price!
Ohana Kava Bar
This is the kind of bar you stop by when craving an innovative and creative cocktail. The specialty of this place is the authentic “Kava”, which is an amazing beverage made from Piper methysticum, go to the Ohana Kava Bar.
Ranked as not only one of the top bars in Colorado Springs but also in the USA, this bar will serve you the real kava, well known for its abilities in stimulating relaxation, promoting well-being, and treating various illnesses.
At the Ohana Kava Bar, the drink is served in a little coconut shell and should be swallowed in one or two quick gulps. You’ll find four variations of Kava on their menu: the Kraken — equivalent to 3 single traditional shells —, the Kava Colada Cocktail, the Maui Mule, and the Kava Lemonade. They also have non-Kava drinks and whole leaf tea.
Thunder and Buttons
The Thunder and Buttons bar is known for being one of the best places in Colorado Springs for people to sit back and relax. The food it’s prepared with super-fresh ingredients daily. Their menu includes up to five specialty dishes and a soup per day, and they also have a Sunday brunch.
Thunder and Buttons also has a great Happy Hour menu on Sundays and Karaoke on Wednesday – Saturday. For drink, you can order their draft beers produced in local Colorado Springs breweries, have a cocktail, or have a glass of wine.
This bar is so much fun that it was voted “Best of Westside and Karaoke Bar” 2012 – 2015. It was also rated as “Best Staff” and “Best Crowd”.
Back East Bar and Grill
If you’re looking for a bar that has craft beer, live music, and special events such as pool tournaments, you will love Back East Bar and Grill. Not to mention, if you visit around July 4th, you will be able to take advantage of their expansive balcony to view the fireworks! Seeking new a place to have a fun time during your Happy Hour? Visit this car Monday through Friday 4 PM – 7 PM where you can choose select drafts, cocktails, and house wine – all on special!
Located downtown in Colorado Springs, Zodiac Venue is the bar to be if you’re craving premium craft cocktails. This place offers a laid-back but fun atmosphere. There is an additional 400 ft. patio to smoke or bring your drink out to enjoy. This bar lays out its schedule a bit more in-depth. Here are some exciting events for each day of the week:
- Monday nights – Andrea Stone hosts Open Mic
- Tuesday nights- Dance Worship and Goth Style
- Wednesday Nights – Viva La VooDoo meetup & Ladies Night
- Thursday Nights – Hazel Humdinger hosts Karaoke
- Friday Nights – Live Music, Burlesque, and Performance Art
- Saturday Nights – Live Music, Burlesque, and Performance Art
- Sunday Days – Opens at 2 PM with Happy Hour all day and night
*Additional Happy Hour Times: Monday – Saturday 2-7 PM
Legends Rock Bar
Looking for a place that has your favorites? Food, fun, and live music? You’re in for a good time if you visit Legends Rock Bar. Appetizer food is offered all day and night. Full menu food is available after 6 PM. The fun includes karaoke, which is Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – Additional fun includes darts, beer pong, pinball, pool, foosball, corn hole, and more. During your visit, enjoy some live music ranging from country to heavy metal with one of the best sound systems in Southern Colorado Springs.
Oscar Oyster Bar
If you’re in for some Cajun dishes and good drinks, Oscar’s Oyster Bar is where it’s at. There’s nothing like sitting back enjoying a good drink paired with some delicious food for dinner. Happy Hour is Monday – Friday 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, which includes $1 off drafts and wine. Other specials include:
- Monday- Thursday 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Oyster Happy Hour– Half-price oysters in a half shell.
- Tuesday 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Fat Tuesdays – Two for one Cajun martinis, drafts, wells, and wine.
- Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 PM – Open Mic Nights
- Thursday 9:00 PM – Karaoke
- Friday & Saturday – Live Music with no cover
- Saturday & Sunday 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM – Breakfast served
- Saturday & Sunday after 9:00 PM – $4 Car Bombs
Copperhead Road Bar
If you’re going to venture out to Colorado Springs, why not go out for some fun? Head on down to Copperhead Road Bar. This bar always has something going on. Some of their specials include:
- Ladies Night Thursdays – Ladies receive FREE drinks from 10 PM until midnight PLUS no cover all night.
- Red Solo Cup Fridays – Come in at 9 and stay till Midnight to enjoy the all-you-can-drink special! Splurge with $15 and you can drink until 1 AM.
- 18+ Saturdays – $20 cover for those under 21 years old. $5 cover for anyone over 21 years old.
Swirl Restaurant and Wine Bar
Located in Manitou, Colorado, Swirl Restaurant has a lot to offer. You can enjoy some good appetizers until 10 PM while sipping on your favorite alcoholic beverage. If you’re looking to host a private event, they have options. Swirl bar also has events for almost every day of the week:
- Monday – I.N
- Tuesday – Lasagna Night
- Wednesday – Spirit & Cinema Night
- Friday & Saturday – Live Music
- Sunday – BOGO Mimosas and The Wine Blitz
Have you ever experienced any of the bars in Colorado? Did we miss one that should have made it to the list? Fill us in.
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