Colorado Springs Independent

Happy Hour: Back-to-school season is the perfect excuse for an evening unwind

Indy Promotions Aug 30, 2018 12:38 PM
Brienne Boortz
The stresses of back-to-school season are sometimes overlooked. There's clothing and supply shopping that needs to be done, doctors appointments, orientations, team tryouts, etc., etc. — and heaven forbid your kiddo is starting at a new school. It's a lot to handle, for sure.

Then the daily grind once school starts can become a monster in and of itself, with mere moments to spare for much-needed R&R. Thankfully, Physical Education is here to ease the stresses of the day, just like it did back in grade school.

Loyal Coffee co-owner Tyler Hill offered this P.E. recipe to us for a 2017 Dish guide. It's a clean, beautiful whiskey and gin cocktail highlighted by muddled mint leaves and simple syrup, and oh so simple to make.

Click here to see how.

"This is a cocktail I made for a 291 Whiskey competition when bartending at The Principal's Office," Hill explained. "It's fresh, simple, approachable, and has stellar color. It features the world-class 291 beautifully and carries a romantic vibe."

If you're one to leave the experimenting to experts, though, here's this week's Happy Hour lineup:


Happy Tails Happy Hours are happening at local breweries throughout the summer and $1 of each beer sold goes right back to the homeless pets at HSPPR. Plus, our popular 2018 collectible pint glasses will be available for $10 each! Join us this summer by drinking a beer for a great paw-se!

The Public House has been voted “Best Of” South Neighborhood Bar 4 years running (2014-2017)! Happy hour M-F 3-6pm and All day Wednesday. Featuring specials on our always rotating Colorado tap selection, house wines, wells and pizzas. Locally Owned and Operated. Our House is Your House!  [location-13]
Smiling Toad Brewery offers IPAs galore and more craft brews Monday - Thursday 4pm-6pm! [location-12]


Single Barrel Craft Burgers & Brews, The Eastside's BEST Happy Hour! Enjoy daily 2 for 1 handcrafted cocktails, beers and wines from 3p-6p. Blistered Shishito peppers, Fresh Oysters and Carolina Nachos make the perfect pairing! Patio & Rooftop Fireplace Lounge are open! [location-11]


Jake & Telly's happy Hour 3-6pm Monday-Friday! Come enjoy our Greek happy hour with small plate and drink specials! Sit out on the deck and enjoy beautiful views of Pike’s Peak and the hustle and bustle of Colorado Avenue. Try out some of our Greek specialties and don’t forget to ask for a free shot of OUZO - OPA! [location-10]


Join La’au’s Taco Shop on the patio Monday-Friday with margaritas and select beers at 2 for $6! Plus for our college age friends under 21, get free chips & salsa with any purchase. Find us in the alley behind Cornerstone Arts Center on the Colorado College campus. [location-9]
Peak 31
happy hour all day long 7 days a week, .75 cents off everything! Power Hour Everyday 3-4 & 9-10; $2 Domestic Drafts - $2.50 Specialties & Micro, $2.50 well, $2.50 Wines! [location-8]
Monday all night and Tuesday-Friday from 3-6pm! Report to the Principal’s Office at the Ivywild School for Detention Hour – Monday all night and Tuesday- Friday from 3-6pm! Try one of our specialty cocktails on our Happy Hour menu for just $7, plus $2 off wine and draft beer. [location-7]


M-F from 4p-6p and from 9p to close! Odyssey Gastropub, your favorite downtown destination and winner of 26 Indy Best Of awards in the last three years with a great happy hour which include both food and drink specials! Can’t wait to see you! [location-6]
Happy hour daily 4:06-6pm and 9pm-close! The Bench is downtown’s ONLY sports bar and eatery and is the sister restaurant to acclaimed Odyssey Gastropub! Come join us for our happy hour featuring food and drink specials as well as all our game time specials! Football is here! Eat – Drink – Cheer! [location-5]
Brewer’s Republic is a craft beer tap house featuring specialty pizzas & bar bites. We offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Tues: Craft Can Night, Thurs: 8pm Trivia, Fri evenings for special tappings & $1 off full pours every M-F 4pm-7pm.  [location-4]
Coquette's happy Hour daily 4-6pm! Dine indoors or on the patio! Specials: $5-$8 Crepe
Bites, Fried Pickles, Beet & Avocado Melange, Thai Chicken Skewers. Popcorn Chicken and Caprese Skewers! $4 house wine, $3 wells & $2 off canned beer/cider. All GF all the time! Cocktails & cupcakes at the bakery! [location-3]
Jack Quinn's happy Hour daily 3-6pm! Colorado Springs favorite Irish Pub! $3.50 Colorado
Domestics and well liquors $4 Imports and House Wines, $1 off bottled beers, and ½ off all appetizers. We have drink specials every night of the week! Check out our website for event and special information. Locally Owned. [location-2]
Bar-K, downtown’s best Happy Hour is at Bar-K! Enjoy $2 Mooseheads/Monday, $2 Tecates/Tuesday, 1/2 price bottles on “Wine Down” Wednesday & $3.50 Jameson on Thirsty Thursday. Free ping pong 24/7! Enjoy responsibly! [location-1]