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Comment Archives: Locations: Shops & Services: Bar/Club: 3 Stars

Re: “Benny's Restaurant & Lounge

Good place with usually good music. Open mic Thursdays pretty much sucks. Bartenders are friendly (Hi Jamie Hi Ashley) until 2 AM then you better go! Hey they wanna go home! The smoking area is freezing in the winter. Men's room is small and smells. Deck out back is okay. A better sound system would be nice.

Posted by Robert Wyman on 04/20/2013 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Motif

Can be charming, depending on who's there and who is playing in the band. Incredible players like Wayne Wilkenson on guitar are there on occasion, but then some wannabees always seem to show up. The most forgetable-the highly over-rated Bruce Pennington on piano.....ugh..... Seriously, if I hear another cliche' "Liberace"-like scale run from the keys i'll jump out a window. As long as there is a variety rotation in play, this place is worth checking out... but beware the afor mentioned lounge lizard act.

Posted by cheshirecats on 05/31/2011 at 11:53 AM

Re: “All-American Sports Café Bar & Grill

Nice sports bar, food is good and the staff is friendly

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dan H on 04/29/2011 at 3:49 PM

Re: “R and R Bar and Grill

A new bar and a decent one at that. They have a friendly staff, I've been personally greeted by the owners every time I've walked in, and a pleasant atmosphere. Thursday nights they offer karaoke and ladies night, Friday nights are live local bands, and Saturday nights are live comedy, with no cover charge any night. They have one pool table that's a dollar a game or 3 games for two dollars. Either way, it's more expensive per game than most other bars in town, so if you're just looking for some place to play pool look elsewhere. They have daily lunch specials and happy hour runs from 4-6 pm. It's not a Coors friendly bar, they don't have it on tap and their Bud/Coors bottle prices are the same as their Bud/Bud Light pint drafts. As it's a new bar, not much clientele yet, but that could change as it becomes more known.
Overall a decent bar, but still not as good as other bars in town that offer more selection, cheaper prices, and the same friendly atmosphere.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Joker25 on 03/16/2011 at 5:23 PM

Re: “José Muldoon's - Tejon St.

Moneymoo that's to bad. I've been a patron for 20+ also and I must say I've waited for the day for Jose to serve me a bad meal (but they've been consistent over those 20). Not sure why people are blasting the food, you know it's not authentic before you come (but it is consistently good). Good, not necessarily authentic, southwestern food (not that tex-mex garbage).

Posted by Ja Wohl on 12/22/2010 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Oscar's Tejon Street

I thought the shrimp was outstanding. The overall atmosphere was not.

Posted by snephtar on 11/12/2010 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Mona Lisa's Wine Bar

It smelled weird and the live music was very late getting started.

Posted by snephtar on 11/12/2010 at 12:17 PM

Re: “15C

I guess it would be somewhat insensitive to say that 15C is really smoky, but it is, even when it's not on fire and just open for business. But it's still really cool - great atmosphere.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by snephtar on 11/12/2010 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse & Pub

You have to be careful here. 95% of the time the food is unbeatable, and then there is the other 5%. My favorite dishes there are the fish and chips, the bangers and mash, and sheppard's pie.

I have been going there for around 5 years now, and almost always order one of my 3 favorites. It's ususally great, BUT... a couple times a year it's horrible (and that's an understatement!) The last time I was there I ordered the Shppard's pie. It came with a well done top and the gravy was so thin and overpowered with rosemary it was disusting. Now the waitstaff and manager were all over it trying to make it better. I'll definately give them that. The second try at the pie was even worse than the first. I fianlly had to change to the bangers and mash which was rushed (as by the time I got it my wife had already finished her meal) was not properly cooked. I walked... and have not returned.

The one thing you NEVER do in a restaurant is serve undercooked pork (or chicken for that matter).

So, unless they've corrected the problem, which is sporadic, your taking the quality of your evening, and your health, in your hands!

Posted by A CS Foodie on 08/30/2010 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Back East Bar & Grill

Average place. Noisy. Young, drinking crowd.

Posted by OldCrank on 10/09/2009 at 8:32 PM

Re: “The Blue Star

Lounge staff and atmosphere were terrific as were the mixed drinks we got from the bar. Too bad I can't say the same about the "fancy" Dining room staff. Both menus are wonderful and the wine selection is second to none. Not so sure I like that the menu in the Dining room changes so frequently. But their desserts are to die for.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by foodie77 on 07/01/2009 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Gasoline Alley

bar staff is terrible, poor selection of drinks. I asked several of the girls there for a Blue Hawaiian and all I got was a blank stare. Drink somewhere else and then enjoy your buzz on the rooftop patio.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by tacobell on 06/20/2009 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Gasoline Alley

Great time overall. Good to finally have a decent roof-top patio in C-Springs. Friendly and attractive bar staff, but it stops there. Sadly, they aren't exactly trained professionals, which is unfortunate as it holds the establishment back from becoming a truly good bar. Perhaps a few more months for them to learn the job.

Another area which could use some help is in the choice of drinks. The selection of beers is frankly terrible. Just the typical Coors/Budweiser/Corona with Blue Moon thrown in as an afterthought. Being able to order something as simple as a mojito is impossible. For this, I put the blame directly on the owners.

Gasoline Alley is another example typical of drinking/eating establishments in Colorado Springs falling just short of standing above the rest - and why this city still falls just short of being a real city: It all just needs a tiny bit of tweaking and attention to detail to become first class. This won't happen until businesses find a balance between profit and customer service.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Intrepid on 06/15/2009 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Trinity Brewing Company

I would have given them 5 stars a few weeks ago but then the menu change. I have visited Trinity since the opening and thought the concept and menu worked, once a few kinks were worked out. But now it seems the concept was tweaked and so has my opinion of Trinity. Gone are the stuffers and several vegetarian de-lites (so the wife is not too excited about going there anymore). The new menu is ok and the stuffers have been replaced by a collection of the new food cliche of 'sliders'. These small 'sandwiches' lack the excitement of their former selves. My buffalo slider with carmelized onions sounded great but the 3 little charred 'meat patties' were tasteless and dry, needless to say my friend was not inspired by the BLT sliders. He had the original sandwich from the menu 2 weeks prior and claimed it was the "the best blt ever!". At least they still have the beer selection.. Change is not always good, especially these changes..

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by springsyeti on 05/24/2009 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Bambino's Italian Eatery and Sports Bar

Lunch pizza buffet is poor.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Wingnut on 04/09/2009 at 6:41 PM

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