Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • User Ratings

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range
    • From:

      To:


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

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....

1 like, 0 dislikes
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: “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: “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: “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: “Kelly O'Brians Sports Bar & Grill

Kelly O'Brian's is a staple in the community... has been as long as I've lived in CS. Great lunch specials, live music, kareoke... friendly staff. Most of all, they have been consistant for years... low turn-over so you see the same smiling faces!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tgehauf on 07/18/2012 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Thunder & Buttons

Decided to stop and try the food here when we noticed the specials board while strolling through Old Colorado City - VERY glad we did! They had a lot more than just burgers and bar food. We had the Lettice Wraps as an appetizer and tried a couple of the daily specials - I had Chicken Marsala and the wife had the Sloppy Buffalo. Everything tasted great. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere with very good service. Loved the vintage NFL helmets around the bar - will definitely be back for football season also!!

23 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by foodlove on 06/18/2012 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Back East Bar & Grill

Excellent pub-style food and drinks, very friendly, informed and helpful staff, clean and very welcoming.

Posted by gleeter on 02/24/2012 at 7:58 AM

Re: “Sunshine Studios

Wanted: Musicians, performers, dancers and just anyone who wants to appear in a soon to be released Music Video. March Heir is kicking off the summer release of their CD titled "Colorado." Openning act starts at 8:00 PM second Show 10:00 PM. You will be rocked out by the unique sound of this band. Etherial lyrics, singing guitar melodies, and a rythem section that is thunderous. Front man, Tommy Gunn is in the class of Tyler, Jager, and Morrison.Be entertained and be in a music video. March 10, 2012 at 8:00 Pm and second show 10:00 Pm. $5.00 cover first fifty people will get a prerelease CD free.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by March Heir/ Tommy Gunn on 02/21/2012 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Brewer's Republic

This is a great little bar! They serve up craft beers from breweries from all over in a friendly laid back atmosphere. Stop by and you will not regret it.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Beer4ever on 12/30/2011 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Gasoline Alley

" just stating a fact" Due to the privact act of Jan 2000, no establishment is legally allowed to keep or reproduce your personal identification for any reason, they are to view, confirm and return the Identification upon payment.
A few good reasons this law is in effect are due to issues that are similar to some of the reviews about this establishment.
Take a look at your local laws and see for yourself, this establishment can and should be sued for this poor practice..

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by tasteful fun 101 on 12/30/2011 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Johnny's Navajo Hogan

Pay no attention to this 'real NAVAJO'. I'm part Native myself (I know this guy would not consider me real; Guess what? I don't care) and I am not offended by the name in any way. The Navajo Hogan ROCKS! Why don't you go pick on the KC Chiefs or Cleveland Indians or are you too wasted on Mad Dog 2020?

12 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by DanceDancer on 12/10/2011 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Kelly O'Brians Sports Bar & Grill

Never had anything but a good time there. Great food, service and atmosphere.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Whalewatcher22 on 11/22/2011 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Loonees Comedy Corner

Loonees is awesome!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Will White on 10/17/2011 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Shovelhead Saloon

Pretty sweet place. Easy going, great bartenders. Great place to grab a cold one.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Dale Simpson Jr. on 08/11/2011 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Sunshine Studios

This is the best venue we played at in on our tour... Pro everything it is the real deal and legit... How did they do this and how do they keep doing what they are doing?
No bar who cares its just great/ If your band gets to play there it will be one of the best venues you will have ever played... If there were more stars they would deseve it... Its like a family + we were treated like royality.. hats off to you guys we loved it!! If your touring thru colorado springs this is it!!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by lifeofmyown on 07/14/2011 at 11:22 PM

Re: “Johnny's Navajo Hogan

Great club revived, but not a place for Martini Shot or disco!

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by William "Bill" Walker on 07/13/2011 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Zodiac Venue and Bar

Working hard on the bar food scenario. I have been booking the shows there for the last couple months and I agree that food is a huge plus for any place. I kind of look at it like this... my favorite places in Denver (to see shows) all have some sort of food attached or next door. So, that would be a win-win for Zodiac. Hopefully, we can make it happen in the near future.

Posted by chewbacaface on 06/28/2011 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Motif

My wife and I have been since day one, We have been treated better than royalty.The staff are a gift from God!!!! The drinks and food are a passport to excellence!!!!! If you have not been here you must come and enjoy the SERVICE and FOOD !!!!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by PaulTerri on 05/27/2011 at 9:11 PM

All content © Copyright 2016, The Colorado Springs Independent   |   Website powered by Foundation