Best Of 2015

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Best Of 2015 Vol. 1: Welcome & winners index 

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Appetizers/Tapas

1. TAPAteria 2607 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8272

2. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 634-6674

3. The Wobbly Olive 3317 Cinema Point 247-9504

Bakery
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  • Kirsten Akens
  • Boonzaaijer’s Dutch Bakery

1. Boonzaaijer's Dutch Bakery 610 E. Fillmore St. 264-0177

2. Marigold Café and Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776

3. La Baguette Old Colorado City 2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

3. La Baguette Bakery & Espresso Café 117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

3. La Baguette French Bistro 4440 N. Chestnut St. 599-0686

Bang-for-Your-Buck Restaurant

1. La Casita Mexican Grill 306 S. Eighth St. 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Ave. 599-7829

3725 E. Woodmen Road 536-0375

2. Thunder & Buttons 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

3. Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon St. 999-5127

Barbecue

1. Front Range Barbeque 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596

2. Bird Dog BBQ Multiple locations

3. Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q 315 S. 31st St. 471-4120

Biscuits & Gravy

1. Over Easy 28 S. Tejon St., Suite A 471-2311

5262 N. Nevada Ave., #100 598-2969

2. Mountain Shadows Restaurant 2223 W. Colorado Ave. 633-2122

3. Milt's Coffee Shop 2314 E. Platte Ave. 634-9016

Bread

1. La Baguette Old Colorado City 2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

1. La Baguette Bakery & Espresso Café 117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

1. La Baguette French Bistro 4440 N. Chestnut St. 599-0686

2. Panera Bread Multiple locations

3. Great Harvest Bread Co. 8668 N. Union Blvd. 635-7379

Breakfast

1. Over Easy 28 S. Tejon St., Suite A 471-2311

5262 N. Nevada Ave., #100 598-2969

2. The Omelette Parlor 900 E. Fillmore St. 633-7770

3. King's Chef Diner 110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

Buffalo Wings

1. Buffalo Wild Wings 2905 Geyser Drive 219-1500

7425 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9464

2. Wing Stop Multiple locations

3. Wild Wings 'n Things 3609 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., #16 574-5888

6504 S. Academy Blvd. 576-6400

1079 E. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park 686-9464

Buffet

1. Golden Corral 5410 E. Woodmen Road 260-9369

1970 Waynoka Road 591-9870

3400 N. Elizabeth St., Pueblo 719/545-3384

2. Little Nepal 1747 S. Eighth St. 477-6997

4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

3. Country Buffet 801 N. Academy Blvd. 574-1445

Burger

1. Bingo Burger 132 N. Tejon St. 418-6223

101 Central Plaza, Pueblo 719/225-8363

2. The Skirted Heifer 204 N. Tejon St. 635-3276

3. Crave Real Burgers 7465 N. Academy Blvd. 264-7919

Cajun/Southern
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  • Casey Bradley Gent
  • Springs Orleans

1. Springs Orleans 123 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 520-0123

2. Momma Pearl's Cajun Kitchen 6620 Delmonico Drive 964-0234

3. BooDad's Beach House Grill 5910 Omaha Blvd. 380-7263

3. BooDad's Louisiana Café 819 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-3287

Caribbean

1. Rasta Pasta 405 N. Tejon St. 481-6888

2. Spice Island Grill 10 N. Sierra Madre St. 473-8280

3. Jamaican Flavor 3016 S. Academy Blvd. 391-0142

Caterer

1. Picnic Basket 1701 S. Eighth St. 635-0200

2. Garden of the Gods Gourmet 410 S. 26th St. 471-2799

3. Summit Catering 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road 229-6466

Chinese

1. Coal Mine Dragon 1779 S. Eighth St. 471-7007

1. Coal Mine Dragon 1720 W. Uintah St. 578-5430

2. China Town 326 S. Nevada Ave. 632-5151

3. Silver Pond Chinese Gourmet 6523 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9343

Chips and Salsa

1. Salsa Brava 802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

2. José Muldoon's 222 N. Tejon St. 636-2311

5710 S. Carefree Circle 574-5673

3. Amanda's Fonda 3625 W. Colorado Ave. 227-1975

8050 N. Academy Blvd. 266-6680

Cutting-Edge Restaurant

1. Brother Luck Street Eats 1005 W. Colorado Ave. 434-2741

2. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 634-6674

3. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

Deli

1. Wooglin's Deli & Café 823 N. Tejon St. 578-9443

2. East Coast Deli 24 S. Tejon St. 633-4522

3. Mollica's Italian Market & Deli 985 Garden of the Gods Road 598-1088

Dessert Destination

1. Marigold Café and Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776

2. Boonzaaijer's Dutch Bakery 610 E. Fillmore St. 264-0177

3. Josh & John's 111 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 632-0299

6896 Centennial Blvd. 532-0299

Diner

1. King's Chef Diner 110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

2. Gunther Toody's Diner 5490 E. Woodmen Road 548-1955

5794 Palmer Park Blvd. 570-1952

3. The Dive 3043 W. Pikes Peak Ave. 358-9646

Fine Dining

1. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

2. MacKenzie's Chop House 128 S. Tejon St. 635-3536

3. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

Food Event

1. Fiddles, Vittles & Vino fiddlesvittlesandvino.com

2. Taste of Old Colorado City tasteofocc.com

3. Sunday Supper Club, 2South Food + Wine Bar 2southwinebar.com

Food Truck

1. Potato Potato Mobile 362-0750

2. PigLatin Truck Mobile 347-1144

3. Vore Grilled Cheese Gastro-Truck Mobile 271-7640

French

1. La Baguette French Bistro 4440 N. Chestnut St. 599-0686

2. La Baguette Old Colorado City 2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

2. La Baguette Bakery & Espresso Café 117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

3. Marigold Café and Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776

Frozen Yogurt

1. YoYogurt Multiple locations

2. iTopit 1610 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-8748

2912 N. Powers Blvd. 597-3500

3. Lulu's Frozen Yogurt 9475 Briar Village Point, #152 445-0734

German

1. Edelweiss German Restaurant 34 E. Ramona Ave. 633-2220

2. Uwe's German Restaurant 31 Iowa Ave. 475-1611

3. Schnitzel Fritz 4037 Tutt Blvd. 573-2000

Gluten-Free

1. Coquette's Bistro & Bakery 321 N. Tejon St. 685-2420

2. TAPAteria 2607 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8272

3. Ola Juice Bar 27 E. Kiowa St. 633-3111

Green Chile

1. King's Chef Diner 110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

2. El Taco Rey 330 E. Colorado Ave. 475-9722

3. Western Omelette 16 S. Walnut St. 636-2286

Ice Cream/Gelato

1. Josh & John's 111 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 632-0299

6896 Centennial Blvd. 532-0299

2. Glacier Home Made Ice Cream & Gelato 5166 N. Nevada Ave. 599-9800

3. Rizuto's 4785 Barnes Road 596-7191

Indian/Curry

1. Little Nepal 1747 S. Eighth St. 477-6997

4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

2. Mirch Masala 5047 N. Academy Blvd. 599-0003

3. Everest Nepal 28 E. Bijou St. 473-3890

Italian

1. Paravicini's Italian Bistro 2802 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8200

2. Luigi's Homemade Italian Food 947 S. Tejon St. 632-7339

3. (tie) Roman Villa Pizza 3005 N. Nevada Ave. 635-1806

3. (tie) La Bella Vita Ristorante Italiano 4475 Northpark Drive 260-4730

Japanese/Sushi

1. Fujiyama 22 S. Tejon St. 630-1167

2. Jun Japanese Restaurant 3276 Centennial Blvd. 227-8690

1760 Dublin Blvd. 531-9368

3. AI Sushi 3215 Cinema Point 622-8866

3. Ai Sushi & Grill 4655 Centennial Blvd. 266-5858

Korean

1. Tong Tong 2036 S. Academy Blvd. 591-8585

2. San Chang House 3659 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., #45 598-1707

3. Taste of Korea 1825 Peterson Road 574-2060

Late-Night Dining

1. King's Chef Diner 110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

2. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

3. Shuga's Restaurant + Bar 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

Local Chef

1. Brother Luck, Brother Luck Street Eats 1005 W. Colorado Ave. 434-2741

2. Reid Martin, Flatiron's 2540 Tenderfoot Hill St. 576-2540

3. Mike Harris, The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079

Local Coffee House

1. Humble Coffee 2103 Templeton Gap Road 352-5491

2. The Perk Downtown 14 S. Tejon St. 635-1600

3. Fifty Fifty Coffee House 330 N. Institute St. 581-9478

Local Coffee Roaster

1. SwitchBack Coffee Roasters 330 N. Institute St. 581-9748

2. Colorado Coffee Merchants 302 E. Fillmore St. 473-8878

3. Humble Coffee 2103 Templeton Gap Road 352-5491

Local Pizza Joint

1. Borriello Brothers Multiple locations

2. Louie's Pizza Multiple locations

3. Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W. Colorado Ave. 632-8121

Local Restaurant for a Burger

1. The Skirted Heifer 204 N. Tejon St. 635-3276

2. Bingo Burger 132 N. Tejon St. 418-6223

101 Central Plaza, Pueblo 719/225-8363

3. The Green Line Grill 230½ Pueblo Ave. 964-1461

Local/Regional Restaurant Chain

1. Il Vicino 11 S. Tejon St. 475-9224

5214 N. Nevada Ave. 590-8633

2. La Casita Mexican Grill 306 S. Eighth St. 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Ave. 599-7829

3725 E. Woodmen Road 536-0375

3. Chipotle Multiple locations

Mediterranean

1. Mediterranean Café 118 E. Kiowa St. 633-0115

2. Jake & Telly's Greek Taverna 2616 W. Colorado Ave. 633-0406

3. Caspian Café 4375 Sinton Road 528-1155

Mexican

1. Amanda's Fonda 3625 W. Colorado Ave. 227-1975

8050 N. Academy Blvd. 226-6680

2. Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill 802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

3. El Taco Rey 330 E. Colorado Ave. 475-9722

Middle Eastern

1. Heart of Jerusalem Cafe 4587 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 685-9554

718 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1325

2. Taste of Jerusalem Cafe 15 E. Bijou St. 477-1777

3. Mediterranean Café 118 E. Kiowa St. 633-0115

National Pizza Chain

1. Papa Murphy's Multiple locations

2. Pizza Hut Multiple locations

3. Domino's Pizza Multiple locations

Neighborhood Restaurant: Central

1. Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon St. 999-5127

2. Poor Richard's Restaurant 324½ N. Tejon St. 632-7721

3. Shuga's Restaurant + Bar 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

Neighborhood Restaurant: East

1. The Wobbly Olive 3317 Cinema Point Drive 247-9504

2. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 3316 Cinema Point Drive 550-3586

3. Fiesta Jalisco 6074 Stetson Hills Blvd. 573-8813

Neighborhood Restaurant: Manitou

1. Adam's Mountain Café 26 Manitou Ave. 685-1430

2. The Loop 965 Manitou Ave. 685-9344

3. Crystal Park Cantina 178 Crystal Park Road 685-5999

Neighborhood Restaurant: Monument

1. La Casa Fiesta 230 Front St. 481-1234

2. Broken Bones BBQ 481 Hwy. 105 487-0471

3. Rosie's Diner 411 Hwy. 105 481-3287

Neighborhood Restaurant: North

1. Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill 802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

2. Margarita at PineCreek 7350 Pine Creek Road 598-8667

3. La Bella Vita Ristorante Italiano 4475 Northpark Drive 260-4730

Neighborhood Restaurant: South

1. The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079

2. Flatiron's 2540 Tenderfoot Hill St. 576-2540

3. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

Neighborhood Restaurant: West

1. 503W 503 W. Colorado Ave. 471-3370

2. (tie) Paravicini's Italian Bistro 2802 W. Colorado Ave. 471-8200

2. (tie) Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W. Colorado Ave. 632-8121

3. (tie) Front Range Barbeque 2330 W. Colorado Ave. 632-2596

3. (tie) Thunder & Buttons 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

New Restaurant (since July 1, 2014)
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  • Kirsten Akens
  • Odyssey Gastropub

1. Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon St. 999-5127

2. Burrowing Owl 1791 S. Eighth St. 434-3864

3. Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop 5198 N. Nevada Ave. 631-6050

Overall Restaurant

1. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

2. Marigold Café & Bakery 4605 Centennial Blvd. 599-4776

3. Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon St. 999-5127

Patio Dining

1. Amanda's Fonda (west side) 3625 W. Colorado Ave. 227-1975

2. (tie) Margarita at PineCreek 7350 Pine Creek Road 598-8667

2. (tie) Shuga's Restaurant + Bar 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

3. (tie) José Muldoon's 222 N. Tejon St. 636-2311

5710 S. Carefree Circle 574-5673

3. (tie) Hacienda Colorado 5246 N. Nevada Ave. 418-7999

Place to Eat Local/Sustainable

1. Seeds Community Café 109 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 473-8206

2. Adam's Mountain Café 26 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

3. (tie) Ola Juice Bar 27 E. Kiowa St. 633-3111

3. (tie) Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W. Colorado Ave. 632-8121

Power Lunch

1. Fujiyama 22 S. Tejon St. 630-1167

2. MacKenzie's Chop House 128 S. Tejon St. 635-3536

3. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

Restaurant for Carnivores

1. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

2. Tucano's Brazilian Grill 3294 Cinema Point Drive 597-3800

3. Texas Roadhouse Multiple locations

Restaurant for Herbivores
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  • Kirsten Akens
  • Adam’s Mountain Café

1. Adam's Mountain Café 26 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

2. Burrowing Owl 1791 S. Eighth St. 434-3864

3. Ola Juice Bar 27 E. Kiowa St. 633-3111

Restaurant for Kids That Isn't Fast Food

1. Poor Richard's Restaurant 324½ N. Tejon St. 632-7721

2. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews 2330 Southgate Road 447-8810

3770 Bloomington St. 622-8157

1410 Jamboree Drive 598-2473

3. Fargo's Pizza Co. 2910 E. Platte Ave. 473-5540

Restaurant for Tourists

1. Phantom Canyon Brewing Company 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

2. Garden of the Gods Gourmet 410 S. 26th St. 471-2799

3. (tie) Adam's Mountain Café 26 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

3. (tie) The Loop 965 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-9344

Restaurant for a Wedding Reception

1. Briarhurst Manor Estate 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1864

2. Phantom Canyon Brewing Company 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

3. The Pinery 12375 Black Forest Road 495-9499

775 W. Bijou St. 634-7772

Restaurant Wine List

1. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

2. 2South Food + Wine Bar 2 S. 25th St. 351-2806

3. Summit at The Broadmoor 19 Lake Circle 577-5896

Salads

1. Souper Salad 3636 Citadel Drive, North 597-6545

808 Garden of the Gods Road 598-7651

2. Poor Richard's Restaurant 324½ N. Tejon St. 632-7721

3. Panera Bread Multiple locations

Sandwiches
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  • Casey Bradley Gent
  • Jimmy John's

1. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Multiple locations

2. Jersey Mike's Subs Multiple locations

3. Subway Multiple locations

Seafood

1. Bonefish Grill 5102 N. Nevada Ave. 598-0826

2. Red Lobster 4925 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9494

3510 New Center Point 596-9057

3. English Dockside West 1201 W. Colorado Ave. 227-7732

Smoothie/Juice Bar

1. Ola Juice Bar 27 E. Kiowa St. 633-3111

2. Keva Juice 1912 Southgate Road 667-1112

5166 N. Nevada Ave., #130 667-1114

3. Nourish Organic Juice 303 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 634-5686

Soup

1. Panera Bread Multiple locations

2. La Baguette Old Colorado City 2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

3. Shuga's Restaurant + Bar 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

Spot for a Spot of Tea

1. Montague's 1019 S. Tejon St. 520-0672

2. Café Leo 757 Gold Hill PIace, Woodland Park 687-6670

3. Wisdom Tea House 65 Second St., Monument 481-8822

Sunday Brunch
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  • Matthew Schniper
  • The Broadmoor

1. The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 577-5771

2. Over Easy 28 S. Tejon St., Suite A 471-2311

5262 N. Nevada Ave., #100 598-2969

3. Cheyenne Mountain Resort 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road 538-4000

Take-Out

1. Fujiyama 22 S. Tejon St. 630-1167

2. Coal Mine Dragon 1720 W. Uintah St. 578-5430

2. Coal Mine Dragon 1779 S. Eighth St. 471-7007

3. Chipotle Multiple locations

Taqueria

1. Monica's Taco Shop 30 E. Fillmore St. 473-1996

5829 Palmer Park Blvd. 597-7022

2. El Taco Rey 330 E. Colorado Ave. 475-9722

3. La'au's 830 N. Tejon St., #110 578-5228

Thai

1. NaRai Thai Restaurant 805 Village Center Drive 531-5175

1. NaRai Siam Cuisine 120 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 434-1975

2. Wild Ginger 2628 W. Colorado Ave. 634-5025

3. Thai Basil 7882 N. Academy Blvd. 268-1688

Vietnamese

1. Saigon Café 20 E. Colorado Ave. 633-2888

2. Lemongrass Bistro 6840 N. Academy Blvd. 592-1391

3. Saigon Grill 337 N. Circle Drive 635-0720

Wait Staff

1. Thunder & Buttons 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

2. Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon St. 999-5127

3. 503W 503 W. Colorado Ave. 471-3370

Bang-for-Your-Buck Bar

1. Tony's 326 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

2. Thunder & Buttons 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

3. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

Bar Crowd

1. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

2. Thunder & Buttons 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

3. Tony's 326 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

Bar for a Creative Cocktail

1. (tie) The Principal's Office 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6112

1. (tie) Shuga's Restaurant + Bar 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

2. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

3. The Wobbly Olive 3317 Cinema Point 247-9504

Bar for a Margarita

1. The Loop 965 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-9344

2. José Muldoon's 222 N. Tejon St. 636-2311

5710 S. Carefree Circle 574-5673

3. Hacienda Colorado 5246 N. Nevada Ave. 418-7999

Bar Patio

1. Phantom Canyon Brewing Company 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

2. Bristol Brewing Company 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

3. (tie) Flatirons 2540 Tenderfoot Hill St. 576-2540

3. (tie) Ivywild School 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

Bartender

1. Dave Baumgartner, Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

2. Missy Luebbers, The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079

3. (tie) Gentle Fritz, Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

3. (tie) Aaron Martinez-Sepulveda, 503W 503 W. Colorado Ave. 471-3370

Beer Selection on Tap

1. Old Chicago Multiple locations

2. Brewer's Republic 112 N. Nevada Ave. 633-2105

3. The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079

College Bar

1. Tony's 326 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

2. Supernova Bar and Arcade 111 E. Boulder St. 418-3484

3. Thunder & Buttons 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

Happy Hour

1. Sonterra Innovative Southwest Grill 28 S. Tejon St. 471-9222

2. Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop 5198 N. Nevada Ave. 631-6050

3. Flatirons 2540 Tenderfoot Hill St. 576-2540

Irish Pub

1. Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse & Pub 21 S. Tejon St. 385-0766

2. McCabe's Tavern 520 S. Tejon St. 633-3300

3. Alchemy 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887

Karaoke Bar

1. Thunder & Buttons 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

2. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

3. The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079

Local Brewery

1. Bristol Brewing Company 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

2. Red Leg Brewing Company 4630 Forge Road 598-3776

3. Trinity Brewing Co. 1466 Garden of the Gods Road 634-0029

Local Microbrew to Drink in Autumn

1. Venetucci Pumpkin Ale (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

2. Laughing Lab (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

3. IPa Freely (Smiling Toad) 1757 S. Eighth St., #100 418-2936

Local Microbrew to Drink in Winter

1. Winter Warlock (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

2. Give! B[l]ack Lager (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

3. Fist Pump (Fieldhouse) 521 S. Tejon St. 354-4143

Local Microbrew to Drink in Spring

1. Beehive Honey Wheat (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

2. Laughing Lab (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

3. Sticky Paws (Fieldhouse) 521 S. Tejon St. 354-4143

Local Microbrew to Drink in Summer

1. Beehive Honey Wheat (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

2. Laughing Lab (Bristol) 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

3. (tie) Mango Pineapple Citra IPA (Nano 108) 2402 Waynoka Road 596-2337

3. (tie) The Last Straw-Berry Honey Wheat (Storybook) 3121A N. El Paso St. 633-6266

Local Venue for Live Music

1. The Black Sheep 2106 E. Platte Ave. 227-7625

2. Ivywild School Gym 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 368-6100

3. Stargazers Theatre and Event Center 10 S. Parkside Drive 476-2200

Naughty Business

1. Peaks and Pasties peaksandpasties.com

2. Christal's 3737 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 598-3839

1920 S. Academy Blvd. 393-9903

3. Déjà Vu Showgirls 2145 B St. 576-7724

Neighborhood Bar: Central

1. Tony's 326 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

2. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

3. Shuga's Restaurant + Bar 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

Neighborhood Bar: East
click to enlarge The Wobbly Olive - MATTHEW SCHNIPER
  • Matthew Schniper
  • The Wobbly Olive

1. The Wobbly Olive 3317 Cinema Point 247-9504

2. Frankie's Bar & Grill 945 N. Powers Blvd. 574-4881

3. Rhino's Sports & Spirits 4307 Integrity Center Point 578-0608

Neighborhood Bar: Manitou

1. Keg Lounge 730 Manitou Ave. 685-9531

2. (tie) Swirl Wine Bar 717 Manitou Ave. 685-2294

2. (tie) The Townhouse Lounge 907 Manitou Ave. 685-1085

3. Manitou Brewing Company 725 Manitou Ave. 282-7709

Neighborhood Bar: Monument

1. Pikes Peak Brewing Co. 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive 208-4098

2. Back East Bar & Grill 1455 Cipriani Loop 488-2252

3. O'Malley's Irish Pub 104 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake 488-0321

Neighborhood Bar: North

1. Back East Bar & Grill 9475 Briar Village Point, #168 264-6161

2. Good Company 7625 N. Union Blvd. 528-8877

3. Wyatt's Pub & Grill 806 Village Center Drive 598-4100

Neighborhood Bar: South

1. The Public House 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079

2. Bristol Brewing Company 1604 S. Cascade Ave. 633-2555

3. (tie) Hatch Cover 252 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-5223

3. (tie) SouthSide Johnny's 528 S. Tejon St. 444-8487

Neighborhood Bar: West

1. Thunder & Buttons 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

2. Alchemy 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887

3. 503W 503 W. Colorado Ave. 471-3370

New Bar (since July 1, 2014)

1. Burrowing Owl 1791 S. Eighth St. 434-3864

2. Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon St. 999-5127

3. Bar Louie 3255 Cinema Point 219-8550

Place for a Blind Date

1. Alchemy 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887

2. Flatirons 2540 Tenderfoot Hill St. 576-2540

3. (tie) Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon St. 999-5127

3. (tie) The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

Place to Meet Men
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  • Casey Bradley Gent
  • The Ritz

1. Ritz Grill 15 S. Tejon St. 635-8484

2. Club Q 3430 N. Academy Blvd. 570-1429

3. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

Place to Meet Women

1. Ritz Grill 15 S. Tejon St. 635-8484

2. Zodiac Venue and Bar 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

3. Alchemy 2625 W. Colorado Ave. 471-0887

Place to Shoot Pool

1. Phantom Canyon Brewing Company 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800

2. Thunder & Buttons 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

3. Antiques Billiard Museum 3628 N. Citadel Drive 597-9809

Sports Bar

1. Buffalo Wild Wings 2905 Geyser Drive 219-1500

7425 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9464

2. Old Chicago Multiple locations

3. Cleats Bar and Grill 6624 Delmonico Drive 548-8267

6120 Barnes Road 344-9301

Upscale Bar

1. The Rabbit Hole 101 N. Tejon St. 203-5072

2. The Famous 31 N. Tejon St. 227-7333

3. Odyssey Gastropub 311 N. Tejon St. 999-5127

Weekly Bar Event

1. Geeks Who Drink Multiple locations geekswhodrink.com

2. The Public House Tuesday Pint Night 445 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 465-3079

3. Jack Quinn's Running Club jackquinnsrunners.ning.com

Wine Bar

1. Swirl Wine Bar 717 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-2294

2. 2South Food + Wine Bar 2 S. 25th St. 351-2806

3. The Blue Star 1645 S. Tejon St. 632-1086

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