A night out in Colorado Springs means plenty of craft beer and whisky, a few games of bingo, and live performances of smooth jazz. Keep in mind that most places close early, but the happy hours are hard to beat, so you may want to show up to the bar before dinner, not after. We list some of the best spots to head for.
McCabe’s Tavern may seem like just another Irish bar, but once you walk in and feel the local excitement, you’ll know it’s much more than that. McCabe’s has several beers on tap, ranging from the classics like Bud Light to craft brews such as New Belgium and Left Hand. McCabe’s often hosts musicians and game nights, so you’ll rarely find the bar empty.
520 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 633-3300
Brewer’s Republic is all about community, and that’s a good thing for us and you. The draft list changes frequently, and Brewer’s Republic will often ‘host’ a craft brewery for the night and serve their beers exclusively. Brewer’s Republic also hosts many craft whiskey distilleries. This is great place to meet people who really love craft beer.
112 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 633-2105
The Ritz Grill doles out craft cocktails for a measly $8, and they’re worth much more. Look out for classics such as the original ‘007’ martini, as well as some original concoctions. Order the Mingrita if you’re looking for a drink with a kick, but if you like tart beverages, the Sour Apple Martini might be right up your alley. It’d be a oversight not to mention the starters at Ritz, so order the ‘Man Candy’ Sweet and Spicy Bacon Jerky.
15 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 635-8484