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Re: “Tam O'Shanter Pub

This bar has been around for longer than most have even lived here... Although it has had it's "hay day" many years ago... it really is still a fun little place. It is a small and cozy. The CO Natives come and go (not on a regular basis but on and off... to sort of just "check in") old clientele will confess they take for granted it will just always be around... The food is fine... It is by no means fine dining but good grub... it is pub food for goodness sake. The new owner is actually really nice... Students from Colorado Tech University and the Tech corridor used to pack the place but with the quieting down of the Tech Corridor (G o G) things are quieter... Used to get some semi-pro baseball teams who didn't want to stay near Sky Sox... they were loyal to the place actually. If you haven't been in here... you really should try it... It is one of the many lovely old bars in town... kind of like Benny's, The Dublin House, The Old Dutch Mill, Navajo Hogans, and of course The Hill Top Lounge. Each which were once upon a time "THE PLACE TO BE" and folks drove from all around town to squeeze in to these places... The old timers still pop in... curious newbies pop in and of course there are the colorful customers who give you something to look at and laugh at. Go in and say hello.... these old drinking establishments are worth visiting to ensure they don't disappear. If you don't like "old hole in the wall bars"... maybe you should stick to the national chain establishments.... Support your local small businesses and keep an open mind... they aren't FANCY in any way....

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Posted by DeeDee Slaughter Eager on 11/16/2012 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Tam O'Shanter Pub

Greatest bar/ Pub In Colorado springs! I don't know why this guy is giving such bad review for? Maybe he was to drunk to remember what happened. When I was there with some friends we were treated great and served with the best service by the owner lady Denise. I will be going back there again real soon!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pro Power Rooter on 11/14/2012 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Trinity Brewing

Trinity is a great place. They have high quality food and the cooks do it right. My favorite is the Griz! and if they've added the Buffalo Mac to the menu then you got to try it. The owner, whose root is in brewing, knows his craft and they make many great beers but he knows other guys brew great beer too. So he also offers the best beers from around the world for his customers to enjoy. I'm living in Germany for the next few years but look forward to returning home and sitting again at that funky counter.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by CyberLew on 10/14/2012 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing

The beer is warm and too cute for serious beer people...veggi heads with dreadlocks would love this place, but how many of those are in Colorado Springs...most unwelcoming.

Go to Dickie's two doors down, have a good BBQ and a Shinerbock is my recommendation.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 10/11/2012 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing

Horrible service. Been here twice, and both times I was ignored by the waitstaff for over 15 minutes. Would have left but was meeting people there. Took forever to get food out. The food is good- if you're into local, organic, vegetarian stuff, but the prices are a bit steep and the portions are very small. Was shocked by seitan gyro did not come with fries for the price.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Karen Righeimer on 10/11/2012 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Jim's Neighborhood Lounge

Jim's is simply Bad Ass! Very welcoming! Regulars bar! Become one! Bar Staff ranges from sexy smart ass, to cute and tall, to ripe ole saxy. Great place because..."Sometime you want to go, where everybody knows your name. And they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, troubles are all the same. You wanna go where everybody knows your name!!!!"

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Newbies on 10/03/2012 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Dragon's Lair

Get Wasted Party!!!!
Royal Flush/ Black Cash/ Yo Hood Entertainment is throwing an EP Release Party at Dragon's Lair! This is going to be the party of the year! Please take your time out to join us for good music, live performances and free bottle give aways! It is going to be on 430 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs Colorado 80913. You must be 18 to party and 21 to drink. First 10 military will receive half off! The first 10 ladies will receive half off! Price of admission is 10.00! That includes free food! The bottke services include 10 beers for 10.00 and buy one get one free! And that is any drink involved! The official date of this party will be September 28, 2012 at 9:00pm sharp! Get there early to receive these special offers! Please feel free to contact Ford at 720-297-9735. This party will also include a photo shoot for the ladies and a free music video! All local artist are welcome!

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Posted by Young Ford on 09/25/2012 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Copperhead Road

The place sucks!

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by 80923 on 09/16/2012 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Copperhead Road

Don't believe everything you read on the internet, Blondie616

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Posted by Mer Sal on 09/14/2012 at 7:57 AM

Re: “Sparrow Hawk Cookware

They are the most well stocked kitchen shop in Colorado...with all those wonderful little things you never knew you needed and now can't live without.

Not to mention the owners are always there, glad to see people come in, and full of good advice cheerfully offered.

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Posted by TejonTech on 09/08/2012 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Sparrow Hawk Cookware

Best place to shop in Colorado springs for any of your cookware needs, they also have the best and most complete cookware store you've ever seen!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pro Power Rooter on 09/08/2012 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Movement Arts Community Studio

Some of the freshest air indoors! So much love and good energy under one roof that it can be felt no matter when you spend some time here. Add this space to one of your "homes away from home!"

Posted by Luke Cissell on 09/07/2012 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Front Range Barbeque

Too bad you have to share your food with all the flies...

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Posted by TejonTech on 08/27/2012 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Front Range Barbeque

Very good pulled pork sandwich with Mom's Corn and Pea Salad (think 3 bean with lots of upgrades). They have a great selection of beers on tap as well bottled brewery beers. Service is always great and it's a good family atmosphere. Yup, there's lots of kids. They are people too & generally better behaved than any most impaired adults.

We saw "Swamp Cabbage perform all original music. They advertise themselves as Blues band but that was less than half of what they performed. Not the best band I have ever seen at Front Range, but decent musicians in the Southern Rock tradition. Their equipment was not sufficient to give them a full sound and it's a small area that you have to fill with sound. They were on their 10th show in 11 days and had to drive from Ogden Utah but hey...that's the job. Bring it or take a day off. They seemed to complete their sound check during the first set despite having set up an hour before they started. Unprofessional at the least.

For whatever reason, Front Range gets lots of touring bands, blue grass, folk & singer-songwriters. Many seem to play at the Telluride Blues and other festivals the week before or after. So you see acts for usually no cover that people just paid $60 to see.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Glenn Azare on 08/27/2012 at 7:03 AM

Re: “40 Thieves Hookah Lounge

SO this place claims to be the only hookah lounge with 2 locations in the Front Range...Hmmmm Well Vibes Hookah Lounge is opening its second location too in Castle Rock, CO.

As far as freaky belly dancers WTF...and to the point of being well kept Vibes is the CLEANEST and CHILLEST Hookah Lounge around, if you have not been there I promise you it will become home to you for smoking hookah after one visit.

We are the best and all your friends are at vibes come see why...

1367 N Academy Blvd
Open 6pm to Late 7 days a week

http://www.vibeshookah.com
719-591-0126

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Posted by Colorado Springs Music Scene on 08/15/2012 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Briargate YMCA

This Y is in a nice area of town. Don't let this fool you, the place is overrun with gangster kids and skaters from the nearby skate park. I was never concerned about that until my locker was broken into, during a busy time on a Tuesday. No security, nothing done about it. Management was not surprised in the least, and stated so. I guess you are completely on your own here. If you have young children you think are being supervised, you might want to think again. This is an unsafe place pretending to be a safe place for families.

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Posted by raddmann on 08/07/2012 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing

When it opened, it had potential...a few tweaks here and there...but they tweaked in the wrong direction.

It is now basically a club for some fairly weird people, and if you are not a member of 'the club', you might as well find someplace else because the wait staff will ignore you, find you simply a problem for having woken up in the morning, and a bother for distracting them from the 'club members.'

The beer is interesting if you are smoking dope, but otherwise a good Dales for half the price anywhere else in town should do the trick.

12 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by TejonTech on 07/26/2012 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Stadium Bar and Grill

This is the closest sports bar to my house; the wife and I enjoy going here for the occasional beer and lunch/dinner. The only other options around here are large chains; at least for the Cimarron Hills neighborhood. (Rock Bottom and Old Chicago come to mind.)

This is actually a cute sports bar and the food is decent. A 25oz Guinness set me back $6.99 which I felt was a tad bit pricey, but the pours were excellent and the beer fresh. The food prices were good; I had a decent-sized wrap and a cup of some very tasty chicken-tortilla soup for about $10.

So... obviously the profit margin here is made on alcohol, not food. ;) This is true for many restaurants, though.

A few stand-outs - the Buffalo-chicken wrap with fresh carrots and celery as well as the spicy burger (Dynamite burger, or something like that I believe) are very tasty.

The atmosphere is loud and kid friendly, so don't expect this to be a "quiet date night" kinda place. It's a place to bring the kids, have a beer, and watch some sports - with good food and decent if slightly expensive drinks.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by GnomeKing on 07/26/2012 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Trinity Brewing

Trinity is unique, and Colorado Springs is lucky to have it. First off - go here for the beer. The food is good, yes, but the beer is really the entire reason to experience Trinity. (I think right now they have a Cucumber-Basil Saison on tap - if you aren't into anything more adventurous than a Bud Light, you probably aren't going to enjoy this brewery.)

For the people who rate Trinity poorly; I'm not sure what they expect out of a microbrewery. Trinity has been rated in the top 25 breweries in the world; again, for a community as small as the Springs is; we're lucky to have a place like this. I don't know anywhere else in the city where I can go get beers as wildly different as Trinity offers with appetizers ranging from thick, sliced bacon slices served with maple syrup to vegan fajitas (which are amazing; and I'm not vegan!) - anyway... five stars.

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by GnomeKing on 07/26/2012 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Trinity Brewing

The posting at the top rings true. The owner has some head issues. Nuf sed.

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Posted by longtooth on 07/26/2012 at 8:50 AM

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