Favorite

Best of 2012, Part I: Winners Index 

Food & Drink

American

1. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

2230 Southgate Road 447-8810

1410 Jamboree Drive 598-2473

3770 Bloomington St. 622-8157

2. Old Chicago Multiple locations

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

Appetizers/Tapas

1. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 635-6674

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

3. Chili's Multiple locations

Bakery/Patisserie

1. La Baguette French Bakery-Café

2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

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

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

3. Boonzaaijer's Dutch Bakery 935 Centennial Blvd. 264-0177

Bang-for-Your-Buck Restaurant

1. Chipotle Mexican Grill Multiple locations

2. King's Chef Diner

131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

3. Rudy's Little Hideaway 945 S. Eighth St. 632-9527

Barbecue

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

2. Bird Dog BBQ

1645 Briargate Pkwy., #243 599-4655

5984 Stetson Hills Blvd., #200 596-4900

6965 Mesa Ridge Pkwy., #190 322-0900

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

Biscuits & Gravy

1. The Donut Mill 310 W. Midland Ave., Woodland Park 687-9793

2. Cracker Barrel 8355 Razorback Drive 260-7721

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

Bread

1. Panera Bread Multiple locations

2. Great Harvest Bread Co.

1466 Garden of the Gods Road, #148 635-7379

12229 Voyager Pkwy. 528-6442

3. La Baguette French Bakery-Café

2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

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

Breakfast

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

2. The Egg and I

7816 N. Academy Blvd. 268-0700

5838 Barnes Road 574-5700

3. Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

Buffalo Wings

1. Buffalo Wild Wings

7425 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9464

2905 Geyser Drive 219-1500

2. Wild Wings & Things

3307 N. Academy Blvd. 574-5888

6504 S. Academy Blvd. 576-6400

3. Wingstop

1914 Southgate Road 475-9464

530 S. Academy Blvd. 591-9464

Buffet

1. Golden Corral

1970 Waynoka Road 591-9870

5410 E. Woodmen Road 260-9369

2. Ultimate Buffet 3727 Bloomington St. 591-0768

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

Burger

1. Five Guys Burgers and Fries 7252 N. Academy Blvd., #120 264-6400

2. Smashburger 5230 N. Nevada Ave., #100 219-0500

3. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

2230 Southgate Road 447-8810

1410 Jamboree Drive 598-2473

3770 Bloomington St. 622-8157

Cajun/Southern

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

2. Nawlins BarBQ and Seafood 3317 Cinema Point 571-9777

3. Culpepper's Cajun Kitchen 6502 S. Academy Blvd. 282-8479

Cake Bakery

1. Little London Cake Shoppe 620 S. 25th St. 475-2340

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

3. Boonzaaijer's Dutch Bakery 4935 Centennial Blvd. 264-0177

Caterer

1. Picnic Basket / Cravings / Buffalo Gals 1701 S. Eighth St. 635-0200

2. Garden of the Gods Gourmet 2528 W. Cucharras St. 471-2799

3. Blue Sage 5152 Centennial Blvd. 593-2353

Chinese

1. Coal Mine Dragon

1779 S. Eighth St., Suite B 471-7007

1720 W. Uintah St. 578-5430

2. P.F. Chang's China Bistro 1725 Briargate Pkwy. 593-8580

3. China Village 203 N. Union Blvd. 475-8299

Cupcakes

1. Cake Crumbs 3 E. Bijou St. 635-9739

2. Cupcake Girls 302 E. Platte Ave. 650-2495

3. Bliss Bakery 818 Village Center Drive 599-4411

Cutting-Edge Restaurant

1. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 635-6674

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

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

Deli

1. Jason's Deli 7455 N. Academy Blvd. 302-0234

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

3. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches Multiple locations

Dessert Destination

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

2. YoYogurt Multiple locations

3. Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant 733 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-0277

Diner

1. King's Chef Diner

131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

2. Gunther Toody's Diner

5794 Palmer Park Blvd. 570-1952

5490 E. Woodmen Road 548-1955

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

Fine Dining

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

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

3. Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant 733 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-0277

Food Truck

1. The Springs Cupcake Truck Multiple locations 466-1911

2. Her Story Café 2356 S. Academy Blvd. 661-5108

3. Bite Me Gourmet Sausage Multiple locations 331-0546

French

1. La Baguette French Bakery-Café

2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

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

2. La Creperie 204 N. Tejon St. 632-0984

3. Dale Street Café 115 E. Dale St. 578-9898

Frozen Yogurt

1. YoYogurt Multiple locations

2. iTopIt Yogurt

1610 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-8748

2912 N. Powers Blvd. 576-8748

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

German

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

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

3. Schnitzel Fritz

4037 Tutt Blvd. 573-2000

69227 Mesa Ridge Pkwy., Fountain 393-0964

Gluten-Free-Friendly Eatery

1. Coquette's Bistro & Bakery 915 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-2420

2. Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

3. Uchenna Ethiopian Restaurant 2501 W. Colorado Ave., #108 634-5070

Green Chili

1. King's Chef Diner

131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

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

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

Hummus

1. Heart of Jerusalem Cafe

4587 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 685-9554

718 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1325

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

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

Ice Cream/Gelato

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

2. Cold Stone Creamery

7230 N. Academy Blvd. 388-1997

3235 Cinema Point 591-4441

15932 Jackson Creek Pkwy. 481-4436

3. Glacier Homemade Ice Cream & Gelato 5160 N. Nevada Ave. 599-9800

Indian/Curry

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

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

3. Taste of India 4820 Flintridge Drive 598-3428

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. Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano 1805 Briargate Pkwy. 262-9500

Japanese/Sushi

1. Jun Japanese Restaurant

3276 Centennial Blvd. 227-8690

1760 Dublin Blvd. 531-9368

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

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

Korean

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

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

3. Halla San Korean Barbecue 1231 N. Academy Blvd. 622-9595

Late-Night Dining

1. King's Chef Diner

131 E. Bijou St. 636-5010

110 E. Costilla St. 634-9135

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

3. Village Inn Multiple locations

Local Coffee House

1. Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House 5965 N. Academy Blvd., #203 522-1432

Downtown Perk 14 S. Tejon St. 635-1600

2. Dogtooth Coffee Company 505 E. Columbia St., #100 632-0125

3. Jives Coffee Lounge 16 Colbrunn Court 937-5483

Local Coffee Roaster

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

2. Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House 5965 N. Academy Blvd., #203 522-1432

Downtown Perk 14 S. Tejon St. 635-1600

3. Serrano's Coffee Company 625 Hwy. 105, Monument 481-9445

Local Pizza Joint

1. Borriello Brothers Multiple locations

2. Louie's Pizza Multiple locations

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

Local/Regional Restaurant Chain

1. Borriello Brothers Multiple locations

2. La Casita Mexican Grill

306 S. Eighth St. 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Ave. 599-7829

3725 E. Woodmen Road 536-0375

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

Mediterranean

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

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

3. Caspian Café 4375 Sinton Road 528-1155

Mexican

1. Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill

9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

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

3. José Muldoon's

222 N. Tejon St. 636-2311

710 S. Carefree Circle 574-5673

Middle Eastern

1. Heart of Jerusalem Cafe

4587 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 685-9554

718 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1325

2. Taste of Jerusalem Café

15 E. Bijou St. 477-1777

2810 S. Academy Blvd., #150 391-1777

3. Caspian Café 4375 Sinton Road 528-1155

National Chain Coffee House

1. Starbucks Multiple locations

2. Dutch Bros. Coffee

1440 N. Circle Drive 694-8387

301 E. Colorado Ave. 434-2443

1802 E. Platte Ave. 465-1821

3. Dunkin' Donuts

806 W. Colorado Ave. 634-4561

201 N. Circle Drive 634-7877

6660 Delmonico Drive 598-9064

National Pizza Chain

1. Papa Murphy's Multiple locations

2. Pizza Hut Multiple locations

3. Papa John's Multiple locations

Neighborhood Restaurant: Central

1. Shuga's 702 S. Cascade Ave. 328-1412

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

3. Smiley's Bakery & Café 323 N. Tejon St. 328-9447

Neighborhood Restaurant: East

1. Frankie's Too! 7376 McLaughlin Road, Falcon 495-8707

2. José Muldoon's (Powers) 710 S. Carefree Circle 574-5673

3. Rock Bottom Brewery 3316 Cinema Point Drive 550-3586

Neighborhood Restaurant: Manitou

1. Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave. 685-1430

2. The Loop 965 Manitou Ave. 685-9344

3. Keg Lounge 730 Manitou Ave. 685-9531

Neighborhood Restaurant: Monument

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

2. Wisdom Tea House 65 Second St. 481-8822

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

Neighborhood Restaurant: North

1. Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill

9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

2. Back East Bar & Grill 9475 Briar Village Point 264-6161

3. Cheddar's Casual Café 1140 Interquest Pkwy. 262-7100

Neighborhood Restaurant: South

1. Flatiron's American Bar & Grill 2540 Tenderfoot Hill St. 576-2540

2. Panino's 1721 S. Eighth St. 635-1188

3. Walter's Bistro 146 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 630-0201

Neighborhood Restaurant: West

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

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

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

New Restaurant (since July 1, 2011)

1. Tucanos Brazilian Grill 3294 Cinema Point 597-3800

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

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

Overall Restaurant

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

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

3. Texas Roadhouse

595 S. Eighth St. 473-9711

3120 N. Powers Blvd. 638-8050

16196 Jackson Creek Pkwy., Monument 481-9980

Patio Dining

1. Amanda's Fonda

3625 W. Colorado Ave. 227-1975

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

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

Place to Dine Alone

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

2. Panera Bread Multiple locations

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

Place to Eat Local/Sustainable

1. Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

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

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

Power Lunch

1. Chipotle Mexican Grill Multiple locations

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

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

Restaurant for Carnivores

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

2. Tucanos Brazilian Grill 3294 Cinema Point 597-3800

3. Texas Roadhouse

595 S. Eighth St. 473-9711

3120 N. Powers Blvd. 638-8050

16196 Jackson Creek Pkwy., Monument 481-9980

Restaurant for Herbivores

1. Adam's Mountain Café 934 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-1430

2. Souper Salad

808 Garden of the Gods Road 277-0687

3636 Citadel Drive 597-6124

1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd. 533-0614

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

Restaurant for Kids That Isn't Fast Food

1. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

2230 Southgate Road 447-8810

1410 Jamboree Drive 598-2473

3770 Bloomington St. 622-8157

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

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

Restaurant for Tourists

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

2. Stagecoach Inn 702 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-9400

3. Wines of Colorado 8045 W. U.S. Hwy. 24, Cascade 684-0900

Restaurant for a Wedding Reception

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

2. Craftwood Inn 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs 685-9000

3. Sunbird 230 Point of the Pines Drive 598-8990

Restaurant Wine List

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

2. Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant 733 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-0277

3. Summit at the Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 577-5771

Salad

1. Souper Salad

808 Garden of the Gods Road 277-0687

3636 Citadel Drive 597-6124

1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd. 533-0614

2. Panera Bread Multiple locations

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

Seafood

1. Red Lobster

4925 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9494

3510 New Center Point 596-9057

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

3. Joe's Crab Shack 805 Citadel Drive 380-7620

Smoothie

1. Jamba Juice

1708 E. Woodmen Road 598-1939

3730 Bloomington St. 574-8787

2. Keva Juice

1912 Southgate Road 667-1112

5166 N. Nevada Ave. 667-1114

8668 N. Union Blvd. 282-3919

3. Smoothie King 1801 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-1706

Soup

1. Panera Bread Multiple locations

2. La Baguette French Bakery-Café

2417 W. Colorado Ave. 577-4818

117 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 636-5020

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

3. Souper Salad

808 Garden of the Gods Road 277-0687

3636 Citadel Drive 597-6124

1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd. 533-0614

Spot for a Spot of Tea

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

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

3. Coffee & Tea Zone Multiple locations

Steakhouse

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

2. Texas Roadhouse

595 S. Eighth St. 473-9711

3120 N. Powers Blvd. 638-8050

16196 Jackson Creek Pkwy., Monument 481-9980

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

Sunday Brunch

1. Lake Terrace at The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 577-5771

2. Sunbird 230 Point of the Pines Drive 598-8990

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

Take-Out

1. Coal Mine Dragon

1779 S. Eighth St., Suite B 471-7007

1720 W. Uintah St. 578-5430

2. La Casita Mexican Grill

306 S. Eighth St. 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Ave. 599-7829

3725 E. Woodmen Road 536-0375

3. Pei Wei 7148 N. Academy Blvd. 260-9922

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 Taco Shop 830 N. Tejon St., #110 578-5228

Thai

1. Wild Ginger 27 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 634-5025

2. Bhan Thai

4431 Centennial Blvd. 266-1309

1025 N. Academy Blvd. 574-3401

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

Vietnamese

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

2. Saigon Grill 3119 W. Colorado Ave. 635-0720

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

Wait Staff

1. Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant 733 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-0277

2. Joey's Pizza 1829 Briargate Blvd. 265-6922

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


Nightlife



Bang-for-Your-Buck Bar

1. Tony's 311 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

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

3. Benny's 517 W. Colorado Ave. 634-9309

(tie) Cleats 6624 Delmonico Drive 548-8267

Bar Crowd

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

2. Cowboys 25 N. Tejon St. 596-1212

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

Bar for a Margarita

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

2. José Muldoon's

222 N. Tejon St. 636-2311

710 S. Carefree Circle 574-5673

3. Salsa Brava

9420 Briar Village Point 955-6650

802 Village Center Drive 266-9244

Bar for a Martini

1. V Bar 19 E. Kiowa St. 635-9599

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

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

Bartender

1. Tim Fernandez at Club Q 3430 N. Academy Blvd. 570-1429

2. Dave Baumgartner at Zodiac 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

3. Dave McGrath at SoDo 527 S. Tejon St. 314-0420

Bar With a Smokin' Patio

1. Oscar's Tejon Street 333 S. Tejon St. 471-8070

2. Underground 110 N. Nevada Ave. 578-7771

3. Blondie's 24 N. Tejon St. 227-1001

Beer Selection on Tap

1. Old Chicago Multiple locations

2. Trinity Brewing Company 1466 Garden of the Gods Road 634-0029

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

Club DJ

1. DJ GÜ SoDo Night Club, 527 S. Tejon St. 314-0420

2. DJ Brandon Lee djbrandonlee.com

3. DJ Kyree Myst Club Q, 3430 N. Academy Blvd. 570-1429

College Bar

1. Tony's 311 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

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

3. Dublin House 1850 Dominion Way 265-8820

Domestic Beer

1. Coors coors.com

2. Budweiser budweiser.com

3. Fat Tire newbelgium.com

Gay Bar

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

2. Underground 110 N. Nevada Ave. 578-7771

3. V Bar 19 E. Kiowa St. 635-9599

Happy Hour

1. Nosh 121 S. Tejon St. 635-6674

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

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

Imported Beer

1. Guinness guinness.com

2. Corona corona.com

3. Stella Artois stellaartois.com

In-Store Beer Selection

1. Cheers Liquor Mart 1105 N. Circle Drive 574-2244

2. Coaltrain Wine and Spirits 330 W. Uintah St. 475-9700

3. Queen Liquor 1744 W. Uintah St. 475-1744

(tie) Weber Street Liquor 712 N. Weber St. 475-9533

In-Store Spirits/Liquor Selection

1. Cheers Liquor Mart 1105 N. Circle Drive 574-2244

2. Coaltrain Wine and Spirits 330 W. Uintah St. 475-9700

3. Powers Liquor Mart 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. 596-4700

In-Store Wine Selection

1. Cheers Liquor Mart 1105 N. Circle Drive 574-2244

2. Coaltrain Wine and Spirits 330 W. Uintah St. 475-9700

3. Swirl Wine Emporium 717 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-2294

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. Dublin House 1850 Dominion Way 265-8820

Karaoke Bar

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

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

3. Zodiac 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

Local Brewery

1. Bristol Brewing Company 1647 S. Tejon St. 633-2555

2. Trinity Brewing Company 1466 Garden of the Gods Road 634-0029

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

Local Microbrew to Drink in Summer

1. Beehive Honey Wheat (Bristol) 1647 S. Tejon St. 633-2555

2. Yellow Kite (Bristol) 1647 S. Tejon St. 633-2555

3. Flo IPA (Trinity) 1466 Garden of the Gods Road 634-0029

Local Microbrew to Drink in Winter

1. Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout (Bristol) 1647 S. Tejon St. 633-2555

2. Awaken Stout (Trinity) 1466 Garden of the Gods Road 634-0029

3. Summithouse (Pikes Peak Brewing) 1756 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument 208-4098

Local Venue for Live Music

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

2. SouthSide Johnny's 528 S. Tejon St. 444-8487

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

Military Bar

1. Hatch Cover 252 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-5223

2. Jack Quinn Irish Alehouse and Pub 21 S. Tejon St. 385-0766

3. Cowboys 25 N. Tejon St. 596-1212

Naughty Business

1. Peaks and Pasties Burlesque Troupe peaksandpasties.com

2. Déjà Vu 2145 B St. 576-7724

3. Christal's

2582 S. Academy Blvd. 393-9903

3737 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. 598-3839

Neighborhood Bar: Central

1. Tony's 311 N. Tejon St. 228-6566

2. SouthSide Johnny's 528 S. Tejon St. 444-8487

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

Neighborhood Bar: East

1. Holy Cow Pub & Grill 5885 Stetson Hills Blvd. 465-1704

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

Frankie's Too! 7376 McLaughlin Road 495-8707

3. Rocky Mountain Brewery 625 Paonia St. 528-1651

Neighborhood Bar: Manitou

1. Keg Lounge 730 Manitou Ave. 685-9531

2. Townhouse Lounge 907 Manitou Ave. 685-1085

3. Kinfolks 950 Manitou Ave. 685-4433

Neighborhood Bar: Monument

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

2. O'Malley's Irish Pub 104 Hwy. 105 488-0321

3. 1st & 10 Sports Bar & Grill 1455 Cipriani Loop 487-0737

Neighborhood Bar: North

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

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

3. Cleats 6624 Delmonico Drive 548-8267

Neighborhood Bar: South

1. Hatch Cover 252 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. 576-5223

2. Bristol Brewing Company 1647 S. Tejon St. 633-2555

3. Golden Bee at The Broadmoor 1 Lake Ave. 634-7711

Neighborhood Bar: West

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

2. Meadow Muffins Sports Grill & Saloon 2432 W. Colorado Ave. 633-0583

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

New Bar (since July 1, 2011)

1. Johnny's Navajo Hogan 2817 N. Nevada Ave. 344-9593

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

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

Open Mic Night

1. Zodiac 230 Pueblo Ave. 632-5059

2. Word Wednesdays at V Bar 19 E. Kiowa St. 471-8622

3. Stand Up or Shut Up at Thunder & Buttons II 2415 W. Colorado Ave. 447-9888

Place to Meet Men

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

2. SoDo 527 S. Tejon St. 314-0420

3. Underground 110 N. Nevada Ave. 578-7771

Place to Meet Women

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

2. Blondie's 24 N. Tejon St. 227-1001

3. Mansion 20 N. Tejon St. 634-3522

Place to Shoot Pool

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

2. Antique Billiard Museum 3628 Citadel Drive North 597-9809

3. Corner Pocket West 840 Arcturus Drive 328-9979

Corner Pocket Billiard Lounge 6502 S. U.S. Hwy. 85-87 392-9480

Place to Two-Step

1. Cowboys 25 N. Tejon St. 596-1212

2. Copperhead Road Honkey Tonk Saloon 3330 N. Academy Blvd. 659-9099

3. Bloom's Mill Hill Saloon 1668 S. 21st St. 632-6932

Sports Bar

1. Old Chicago Multiple locations

2. Champps Americana 1765 Briargate Pkwy. 548-0113

3. Buffalo Wild Wings

7425 N. Academy Blvd. 594-9464

2905 Geyser Drive 219-1500

Upscale Bar

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

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

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

Wine Bar

1. Swirl Wine Bar 717 Manitou Ave., #102, Manitou Springs 685-2294

2. Rico's Café and Wine Bar 322½ N. Tejon St. 578-5549

3. Mona's Wine Cellar 733 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 685-0277

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