20 Best Bars in Colorado Springs

Best Bars in Colorado Springs

Colorado is situated in the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains, so it offers a great view of the majestic mountains. With many trails, parks and serene landscapes, this is a popular tourist destination. When you are tired from all the sight-seeing, the first thing on your mind is some refreshing drinks to quench your thirst and revive your soul. Colorado Springs has many great bars that offer delicious cocktails and craft beer. Here we list some of the best bars in Colorado Springs to venture to when the drink craving strikes.

The Rabbit Hole

Colorado Springs’ best-kept secrets, this place was nicknamed, “The Wonderland of the Springs”! The Alice in Wonderland theme is awesome.

You may have been dreaming of following the white rabbit down the hole into fantasy land, and now this dream is within reach of you. Go down the hole and discover what lays beyond! The ambience is trendy, classy, and the atmosphere is gothic that it feels almost haunting!

They have around 17 varieties of cocktails, but the white rabbit is a must-try! Vanilla vodka, coconut rum and a dash of cream come together seamlessly and topped with a flaming marshmallow. Creamy and smooth, it is a liquid dessert!

They have a select range of beer, wine and other spirits. The food is just as good as their cocktails. You cannot go wrong with their Duck Wings, squash balls, Bacon Wrapped Rabbit Meatloaf and Buffalo Short Ribs.

It can get pretty crowded, so make a reservation! This is a place you must experience at least once.

101 N Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 203-5072
rabbitholedinner.com

Phantom Canyon

Phantom Canyon is located in the Cheyenne Building, which was built in 1901. This place is steeped in history and heritage.

The Cheyenne Building was the first downtown restaurant placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is named after Cheyenne Mountain and the Chief of the Cheyenne Indian Tribe, Two Moons. There is a magnificent stone visage of the Chief over the front entrance.

The place serves beer, cocktails, wine and other beverages. The ambience is classy, casual. They have outdoor seating, delivery and takeout.

The upstairs floor has an elegant billiard hall with 10 pool tables, dart boards, a jukebox and TVs. The food is eclectic and attentive, with standard pub fares like wings, burgers and sandwiches, but there are also some unique items like Bison Patty Melt. There are several great options on the kids’ menu, so guaranteed, your kids will thoroughly enjoy it.

The mountain rustic vibes of this unique place are something you shouldn’t say no to. Go ahead, grab a drink and a bite or two at the Phantom Canyon!

2 E Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 635-2800
phantomcanyon.com

Urban Steam

Can you think of anything more delightful than the delicious scent of coffee making its way towards you? I know I can’t! This place is Colorado Springs’ original craft coffee bar/bistro. Urban Steam specializes in House roasted coffees and espresso drinks, whiskeys and classic cocktails.

Bloody Mary and the Irish Coffee are both super popular, and I urge you, try them! The Irish Coffee is made from freshly brewed coffee, Irish Whiskey, sugar, heavy cream and fresh grated dark chocolate. You cannot pass it up!

There are more than 30 whiskies and a small selection of microbrews.

The ambience is hipster, casual. They offer delivery and takeout. They are a kid-friendly and dog-friendly establishment. So, both kids and your furry friends are welcome!

The service is just as satisfying as the food and drinks – attentive, friendly and engaging.

1025 S Sierra Madre St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 473-7832
urbansteam.com

Piglatin Cocina

If you are craving for something authentically Latin, then Piglatin Cocina is a great place to get it satiated. With graffiti art on the walls, swing on the patio, and loud music, the vibe of the place is apparent the instant you walk in. The ambience is hipster, trendy and casual.

They offer authentic Latin food like Tacos, Island Tacos, Nachos, Churros, Quesadilla,  Empanadas and more to the customer. The cocktails are delicious and well balanced. It can get super loud in here, so be prepared for that!

Whether you choose to dine sitting on, or the outside patio, you are likely to find a spot you will love to enjoy their Latin fare and cocktails. They offer takeout and curbside pickup.

2825 Dublin Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 375-0939
piglatincocina.com

Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant

At Jack Quinn’s, they offer authentic Irish food. According to them, no meal is complete without good drinks, and I cannot agree more! They offer beer, wine and spirits on the drink menu. There are 18 beers on tap and everything from local to European. There is also a slew of Irish and Scotch Whiskeys.

The decor and interiors exude Irish vibes. On Thursdays, listen to some traditional Irish pub music. It gets even better on Sundays, with Irish ballads played from yesteryear. Your pets are welcome on the patio. They are kid-friendly.

Mondays are for trivia. Harry Potter trivia is one that I wish had happened during my time there! Sigh. This is one of those places where you can walk around a bit after you eat. Love it!

21 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 385-0766
jackquinnspub.com

503W

503 is an award-winning restaurant + bar. The place serves some of the best drinks in town. The cocktail list is endless, they have some 10 wine varieties and plenty of beer options. The mix of American traditional fare with Asian flavors is a happy dance in your mouth and a delight to all the senses.

The ambience is hipster, trendy, classy and casual. Don’t be deceived by the unassuming facade, it’s great on the inside with everything you love.

503 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 471-3370
503w.co

The Public House

This is a locally owned Pub and Grill specializing in local brews and bites. They have over 30 beers on tap. The ambience is classy, yet casual and approachable.

They have pool tables which are not being used right now(possibly because of Corona), but the Jukebox is on! The wait staff are friendly and engaging. There is always something exciting going on here. Food specials on Mondays, unique craft beer specials on Tuesdays, Trivia on Thursdays, Live Music on Saturdays…see what I mean?

445 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd
Unit G
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 465-3079

Cerberus Brewing Company

This is a wonderful neighborhood brewery offering incredible beer for the beer lovers. The food is equally phenomenal. Show the smoked brisket grilled cheese some attentive, but fair warning, it’s addictive!

The drink menu has more beyond beers. They have several house cocktails and half a dozen classic cocktails. They also have wine, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks to cater to non-drinkers.

This is one of the best breweries in CS, so beer lovers CANNOT miss this! You know those dining experiences where you wish you had more space in your belly, and later keep dreaming about how yummy the food was? This will be one of those experiences here.

There’s plenty of outdoor area for your kids, both two-legged and four-legged!

702 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 636-2337
cerberusbrewingco.com

Alchemy

I love me some Irish food and drinks. The Alchemy is an Irish Pub that serves local draft microbrews, delicious cocktails and wines. The food here can make even the pickiest of eaters happy. The ambience is casual and laid back, and the staff are friendly and will make you feel welcome.

You could start with a smoked salmon and work your way to a Dublin Lawyer while you sip on the Alchemist cocktail. I mean, when a drink is named after the place, you know it will be good!

2625 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 471-0887
alchemypubcolorado.com

The Burrowing Owl

A 100% vegan restaurant and bar! If you have qualms that plant-based food won’t be as exciting as meats, drop the notion because the food here is incredible! There are plenty of cocktails and beer and some wine for you to imbibe.

The ambience is very hipster with earthly and warm decor, and the atmosphere is funky and incredible. They offer delivery and takeout.

1791 S 8th St
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 434-3864
burrowingowllounge.com

Thunder and Buttons

The Thunder and Buttons will serve you beer, wine and fresh, delicious food every day. The story behind the place is so interesting, and one might even say, amusing! The ambience is casual and laid back.

There is an upper level where you can play pool and other games, or sit on the patio and enjoy a drink. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the night scene with some beer and friends, then check out Thunder and Buttons.

2415 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 447-9888
thunderandbuttons.com

The Wobbly Olive

The Wobbly Olive is known for its craft cocktails. They are delicious and made to perfection. They also serve beer and wine. This is one of the best places for a date night, particularly if you are looking to impress your first date or want to make sure the whole night is memorable!

3317 Cinema Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
(719) 247-9504
wobblyolive.com

Cowboy Star

Cowboy star has a nice big selection of cocktails, a massive wine list and some good beer selections. They claim their steaks are the best, so you will have to try them out and validate!

The ambience is upscale, classy and very Metropolitan. This is reflected in the prices, but hey, it is totally worth it! And you can splurge once in a while on something awesome. Cowboy Star is AWESOME.

Celebrate your important occasions at the Cowboy Star. They will make you feel extra special, like a star in fact!

5198 N Nevada Ave
Ste 150
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 639-7440
cowboystarcs.com

3.14 Sweet & Savory Pi Bar

The unique name for this bar was inspired by the infinite number of flavour combos that go into making a great pie. How original! They serve both wine and CO craft beer to wash down the pie.

More sweet pies than savories, but I am not complaining! If you have a sweet tooth, you will find yourself drooling at the sweet pie options. They are ALL delish!

The ambience is casual and cozy, and the wait staff is friendly, attentive and charming.

5152 Centennial Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 314-6172
314sweetandsavorypi.com

Dog Haus Biergarten

Local craft beers, signature cocktails and premium shakes are on the drink menu at the Dog Haus Biergarten. Leave some space for the food, because their all-beef Haus Dogs, sausages and burgers are dang good!

The ambience is hipster, trendy and casual. You can choose to dine inside or outdoors. But if you sit outside, the view is rather nice!

They offer delivery and takeout as well. The hot dogs don’t just taste great, they are a pleasure on all the senses. They sure know how to upgrade the hot dog eating experience!

162 Tracker Dr
Ste 130
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
(719) 488-4278
doghaus.com

Principal’s Office

Now don’t be daunted by the name. It’s not as intimidating as it sounds! The PO was formerly a school, and that’s how the idea was born. They have a great selection of cocktails, beer and wine. The cocktail list is endless and themed according to what would happen if you land up at the Principal’s office. There are expulsion, suspension, detention and alumni cocktails to choose from!

The ambience is hipster and trendy, and the PO welcomes kids and dogs with open arms. The outside deck seating is gorgeous. The educational theme and decor will take you back to the good times spent in school. Even the bathrooms have math equations, vegetable murals and more such fun stuff on the walls. Giggles guaranteed!

Unlike in your childhood, the Principal’s office is a place that you will love forward to visiting!

1604 S Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 368-6111
principalsoffice.co

N3 Taphouse

The N3 Taphouse is a converted 1900’s fire station creating a casual industrial atmosphere to enjoy great beer and good food. They offer 30 rotating beers on tap, along with craft cocktails and wine. The outdoor seating is lovely when the weather is pleasant and warm.

The food is standard pub fare, and everything on the menu is delicious, but the Reuben is the best on it! It is delicious, flavorful and filling. The staff is welcoming and warm and will make you feel at home. There are plenty of TVs to watch sports events. Overall, this place is the complete package.

817 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 444-8487
n3taphouse.com

Warehouse Restaurant & Gallery

The Warehouse has everything going for it to make a great dining experience. The food is on-point, the drinks are equally good, the service is impeccable, and the atmosphere is artsy, industrial and amazing!

The cocktails are delicious, and the wine options are solid. They have happy hour deals every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cocktails are just $6, and wine by the glass are at half price. The exposed bricks and copper tables evoke rustic, industrial vibes. The ambience is classy and upscale.

Not that they are temporarily closed because of the Pandemic, and do not have indoor dining or takeout.

25 W Cimarron St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 475-8880
thewarehouserestaurant.com

Walter’s303 Flying Horse Pizzeria & Publik House

At Walter’s, you can enjoy pizza and beer in a hipster and trendy place. They have 20 beers on tap for the beer lovers. Red Hot Mama with Green Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Polidori Italian Sausage is a house favorite and rarely disappoints.

They are kiddo and dog-friendly. If you are craving for some pizza, this neighborhood pizzeria will serve you well. You can dine in or out on the patio or order curbside and enjoy your meal at home.

2690 North Gate Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
(719) 487-3006
walters303.com/colorado-springs/flying-horse/

Colorado Craft Social

The Colorado Craft Social has a great drink menu. Half a dozen classic cocktails, a small selection of wine, extensive beer selection and an even more massive spirits list including whiskey, vodka and gin.

The happy hour deals are great with $3 off classic cocktails, $2 off wines by the glass and $1 off draft beers. They have delivery and takeout options. The patio is a nice spot to chill, people watch and hang out with friends or a date. Whether you decide to dine in or takeout, Colorado Craft Social is ready to serve the best of food and drinks.

15 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 428-3002
coloradocraftsocial.com

The CO drinking scene is unique with bars rich in history and character. Many of these offer delicious food as well, so go with an appetite, imbibe some fantastic food and fare, and get wasted (albeit responsibly)!