Best Of 2005

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Complete Readers' Poll Results 

Best Venue For Live Music

Gold Southside Johnny's

528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487

southsidejohnnys.biz

Silver Black Sheep (formerly Darkside)

2106 E. Platte Ave.,

635-0657

Bronze Thirsty Parrot Bar & Grill

32 S. Tejon St., 884-1094

thirstyparrot.net

Best Local Cover Band

Gold Martini Shot

martinishotband.net Silver Phat Daddy & the Phat Horn Doctors

phatdaddyphd.tripod.com

Bronze (tie) Head Full of Zombies

BadDogs

baddogsmusic.com

Best Local Original Band

Gold Redraw the Farm

rtfmusic.com

Silver Boondoggle

boonie.com Bronze Palmer Divide

coloradobluegrass.org/palmerdivide.htm

Best Club DJ

Gold Brandon Lee (ICON)

5917 N. Academy Blvd.,

528-6097

Silver Joe Joe (Big Dog Sound)

385-0288

bigdogsound.com Bronze Dave Johnson (Eden)

217 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-0999

Best Place to Salsa

Gold Latin Quarters

1865 N. Academy Blvd., 591-1502

Silver Sonterra Grill

28 S. Tejon St., 471-9222

restauranteur.com/sonterra grillcom/ Bronze Jose Muldoon's

222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311

josemuldoons.com

Best Place to Two-Step

Gold Cowboys Country & Western

3910 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-1212

csnightclubs.com

Silver Mill Hill Saloon

1668 S. 21st St., 632-6932

Bronze none

Best Place To Dance Like A Fool

Gold Rum Bay

20 N. Tejon St., 634-3522

csnightclubs.com

Silver Southside Johnny's

528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487

southsidejohnnys.biz

Bronze Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

ritzgrill.com

Best New Bar

Gold Eden

217 E. Pikes Peak Ave.,

635-0999

edennightlife.com

Silver Thirsty Parrot Bar & Grill

32 S. Tejon St., 884-1094

thirstyparrot.net

Bronze V Bar

19 E. Kiowa St., 471-8622

Best Bartender

Gold Johnny at Southside Johnny's

528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487

southsidejohnnys.biz Silver Betty at Benny's

517 W. Colorado Ave., 634-9309

Bronze (tie) Bill Sojouner at The Famous

31 N. Tejon St., 227-7333

restauranteur.com/famous

Ron at Murphy's Tavern

2729 N. Nevada Ave., 634-9196

Best Happy Hour

Gold MacKenzie's Chop House

128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536

mackenzieschophouse.com

Silver Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

ritzgrill.com

Bronze Southside Johnny's

528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487

southsidejohnnys.biz

Best Upscale Bar

Gold 15C

15 E. Bijou St., Suite C, 635-8303

15cclub.com

Silver V Bar

19 E. Kiowa St., 471-8622

Bronze Golden Bee

1 Lake Circle, 577-5776

broadmoor.com

Best Gay-Friendly Bar

Gold Club Q

3430 N. Academy Blvd., 570-1429

clubqonline.com

Silver The Ancient Mariner

962 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5503

Bronze Hotel Bar at the Broadmoor

1 Lake Circle, 634-7711 x5205

broadmoor.com

Best Bang-For-Your-Buck Bar

Gold Tony's

311 N. Tejon St., 228-6566

Silver Murphy's Tavern

2729 N. Nevada Ave., 634-9196

Bronze Oscar's Pub

6829 Space Village Ave.,

597-3369

Best Beer Selection On Tap

Gold Old Chicago

7115 Commerce Center Drive, 593-7678

118 N. Tejon St., 634-8812

4110 N. Academy Blvd.,

536-0633

oldchicago.com

Silver Phantom Canyon

2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800

phantomcanyon.com

Bronze Jack Quinn Irish Ale House & Pub

21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766

jackquinnspub.com Best Place to Chill Gold Shuga's

702 S. Cascade Ave., 328-1412

Silver Old Chicago (downtown)

118 N. Tejon St., 634-8812

oldchicago.com Bronze Tony's

311 N. Tejon St., 228-6566

Best Neighborhood Bar

Gold Tony's

311 N. Tejon St., 228-6566

Silver Good Company

7625 N. Union Blvd., 528-8877

Bronze Benny's

517 W. Colorado Ave., 634-9303

Best Karaoke Gold Dublin House

1850 Dominion Way, 265-8820

Silver Joe's Bar

4763 Flintridge Drive, 599-8382

Bronze (tie) Good Company

7625 N. Union Blvd., 528-8877

Ancient Mariner

962 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5503

Best Poker Night

Gold Thunder & Buttons II

2415 W. Colorado Ave.,

447-9888

thunderandbuttons.com

Silver Tony's

311 N. Tejon St., 228-6566

Bronze Baddabing Martini Bar

2423 W. Colorado Ave., 6322

Best Hangout

Gold Shuga's

702 S. Cascade Ave., 328-1412

Silver Raven's Nest Coffee

330 N. Institute St., 632-3433

Bronze Tony's

311 N. Tejon St., 228-6566

Best Wine Bar

Gold The Blue Star

1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086

thebluestar.net

Silver The Mona Lisa

733 Manitou Ave.,

685-0277

monalisafondue.com Bronze Wines of Colorado

8045 W. Hwy. 24, 684-0900

winesofcolorado.com

Best Bar for a Martini

Gold 15C

15 E. Bijou St., Suite C, 635-8303

15cclub.com

Silver

V Bar

19 E. Kiowa St., 471-8622

Bronze MacKenzie's Chop House

128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536

mackenzieschophouse.com

Best Bar for a Mojito

Gold Shuga's

702 S. Cascade Ave.,

328-1412

Silver V Bar

19 E. Kiowa St., 471-8622

Bronze MacKenzie's Chop House

128 S. Tejon St., 635-3536

mackenzieschophouse.com

Best Local Microbrewed Beer

Gold Bristol Brewing Company

1647 S. Tejon St., 633-2555

bristolbrewing.com

Silver Phantom Canyon

2 E. Pikes Peak Ave.,

635-2800

phantomcanyon.com

Bronze Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon St., 475-9225

Best Domestic Beer

Gold Miller Genuine Draft

millerbeer.com

Silver Coors

coors.com

Bronze Budweiser

budweiser.com

Best Domestic Light Beer

Gold Coors Light

coors.com

Silver Bud Light

budweiser.com Bronze Miller Light

millerbeer.com

Best Imported Beer

Gold Corona

corona.com

Silver Guinness

guinness.com

Bronze Heineken

heineken.com

Best Light Imported Beer

Gold Amstel Light

amstel.com

Silver Corona Light

corona.com

Bronze Beck's Light

becks.com

Best Place for a Blind Date

Gold Starbucks

Fifteen locations

starbucks.com

Silver Melting Pot

30-A Pikes Peak Ave.,

385-0300

meltingpot.com

Bronze Shuga's

702 S. Cascade Ave.,

328-1412

Best Place to Hook Up

Gold The Ritz

15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484

ritzgrill.com Silver Rum Bay

20 N. Tejon St., 634-3522

Bronze Southside Johnny's

528 S. Tejon St., 444-1018

southsidejohnnys.biz

Best Place to Pop the Question (Outdoors)

Gold Garden of the Gods

1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666

gardenofgods.com

Silver In the mountains or on Pikes Peak

Bronze Helen Hunt Falls

4075 N. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 578-6146

cheyennecanon.com

Best Place to Pop the Question (Indoors)

Gold Briarhurst Manor

404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1864

briarhurst.com

Silver The Mona Lisa

733 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0277

monalisafondue.com

Bronze Sunbird Restaurant

230 Point of the Pines Drive, 598-8990

Best Place for a Wedding

Gold Hillside Gardens

1006 S. Institute St.,

471-4506

hillsidegardens.net

Silver Garden of the Gods

1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666

gardenofgods.com

Bronze Briarhurst Manor

404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1864

briarhurst.com

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