Sip: The Springs 

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Axe and the Oak Whiskey House

1604 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80905
Open Mon–Thur 4pm-11pm
Fri 4pm–1am • Sat 2pm–1am
Closed on Sundays
Happy hour everyday from 4pm–7pm.
Twitter: @axeandtheoak
Facebook: @axeandtheoak
Instagram: @axeandtheoak
Website: AxeandtheOak.com

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  • Axe and the Oak Distillery

Since opening in 2013, Axe and the Oak Distillery has quickly become Colorado Springs’ hometown whiskey distillery.

What started off as five friends with a passion for great whiskey, live music, and the great outdoors, Axe and the Oak has quickly put Colorado Springs on the map with it’s award-winning bourbon, rye whiskey and moonshine.

Their tasting room, Axe and the Oak Whiskey House, reaches new heights of what a “tasting room” should be.

With its warm and rustic atmosphere, delicious handcrafted cocktails and experienced team of mixologists, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.

Located on the lower level of Ivywild School, stop by today to try one of their signature cocktails!

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  • Axe and the Oak Distillery

We're Known For...

Tobacco Old Fashioned

Axe and the Oak’s award-winning cocktail. If blowtorches, fire-smoked oak and whiskey are your thing, this is the cocktail for you.

Penrose Vault

Using fresh seasonal flavors such as pomegranate, Earl Grey tea, and rye whiskey, this cocktail is perfect for the folks looking for a light, refreshing drink.

Little London Fog

’Tis the season for warm drinks! This boozy twist on the classic London Fog is sure to soothe those winter blues.

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Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana

9278 Forest Gate Bluffs View 80920 in Highlands @ Briargate Shopping Center.
Sun-Thur 11am–9pm • Sat & Sun 11am–10pm
Facebook: @basilandbarley
Twitter: @basilandbarley

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  • Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana

From Italy to Colorado Springs, Basil & Barley brings their distinctive menu of handmade signature & classic Neapolitan pizzas, salads, and home-made desserts.

Also featuring a full bar menu with specialty cocktails, great wine list and draught beer selection. Owner Roberto Calcagno, his father Sandro, wife Elizabeth and friendly staff will serve you the spirit of Italian hospitality.

From our family to yours… enjoy!

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  • Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana

We’re Known For…

Large wine list, local craft beers on draught, Spicy Margarita, Aperol Spritz, Bellini, Basil Berry and Negroni.

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Cerberus Brewing Company

702 W. Colorado Ave.
Happy Hour: Mon–Fri 3–6pm
$1 off beer • Happytizer menu.
(And anytime it’s below 25°F)
Tuesday Raise Hell for a Reason Charity
Pint Nights 4–7pm
• $1/beer benefits a featured nonprofit
Facebook: @cerberusbrewingco
Instagram:  @cereberusbrewingco

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  • Cerberus Brewing Company

Cerberus is a three-year-old brewpub on the Westside of Colorado Springs specializing in craft beer, craft food and craft service.

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  • Cerberus Brewing Company

We’re Known For…

A variety of big IPAs But with 24 taps, there’s a beer for everyone. We also feature a selection of ciders, wines and a full bar

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Front Range Barbeque

2330 W Colorado Ave.
Live music Wednesdays
Daily Happy Hour 3–6pm
Friday Happy Hour 4–6pm
Two for One Beer / Wine
+ $5 Small Plates + Live Music
Website: frbbq.com
Facebook: @frbbq
Twitter: @frbbq

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  • Front Range Barbeque

Celebrating our 20th year in business, Front Range Barbeque combines home-cooked meals, live music, tasty brews, and Southern hospitality in a casual Westside location. 

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  • Front Range Barbeque

We’re Known For…

A good time is what you get when you mix our tender smoked meats with a delicious brew, while enjoying live music on our outdoor patio.

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The Warehouse

25 W Cimarron St.,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Closed on Sundays
Mon–Fri 11am–10pm
Open Sat for Dinner Only 5–10pm
Happy hour weekdays 3–6pm, Sat 5-6pm
Facebook: @whcos
Instagram: @thewarehousecos

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  • The Warehouse

In the beginning there was beer, and lots of it. In 1997 The Warehouse opened in conjunction with Palmer Lake Brewing Company as one of several trendy brewpubs in the area.

The brewery has since closed, but we still have several rotating taps and plenty of craft beer for the suds aficionado, however, our focus has changed.

With the purchase of the restaurant in 2015 and the re-birth of craft mixology came Stephen! He pushed our palates and knowledge of spirits to a new level, and fundamentally changed The Warehouse bar forever.

His passion and creativity firmly established us as one of the best bars in The Springs and earned him an Indy “best of” Silver for mixologist/ bartender in 2018.

Although he has MOSTLY moved on to other pursuits, he still hangs behind the bar almost every Saturday night and consults on the seasonal cocktail menu.

Our most recent addition behind the bar is Michael; a level 2 certified sommelier who is, yet again, elevating our beverage program with his passion and knowledge of all things vinous.

We are excited for the changes to the wine list; including flights, monthly specials and a reserve list for those special occasions!

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  • The Warehouse

We’re Known For…

Warehouse Old Fashioned

Rye, Turbinado, Bitters, Amarena Cherry, Orange

Walnut Manhattan

Walnut Manhattan: Bourbon, Walnut, Vermouth, Bitters, Amarena Cherry

Happy Hour 3-6 Daily

Happy Hour 3-6 Daily $6 menu and classic cocktails, all wine by the glass . off, $2 off draft beer $4-$5 and $6 appetizers

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3 Hundred Days of Shine

Daily Tasting Room Specials
279 Beacon Lite Rd. #G
Monument, CO 80132
Mon–Thur 3–9pm
Fri 3–10pm
Sat Noon–10pm
Sun Noon–6pm
Website: 3hundreddays.com
Twitter: @300DaysofShine

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  • 3 Hundred Days of Shine

Throughout prohibition moonshiners used the plentiful beet sugar, Colorado’s cash crop, in distilling a unique shine often referred to as “sugar moon."

3 Hundred Days of Shine is a handcrafted Colorado moonshine produced in small batch recipes by hand, bringing together the timehonored traditions of old with the technologies of today.

We provide a Western American moonshine experience you will remember for its full flavor and easy drinking.

Available in 12 flavors and styles we have something for just about everyone, award-winning Apple Pie, Summertime Strawberry Lemonade or Rocky Mountain Sweet Tea all at 40 proof and easy to drink straight from the jar. 100 proof Colorado Harvest Honey, Firebomb cinnamon or a barrel-finished variety that have one-of-a-kind whiskey taste.

For more information go to 3hundreddays.com. Or find a retail store near you on the purchase tab of our homepage.

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  • 3 Hundred Days of Shine

We’re Known For…

Whiskey Ginger

Single Barrel Shine - Bitters - Ginger Ale - Orange Garnish

Moonshine Sunrise

Summertime Strawberry Lemonade Shine - Pineapple - Cherry Garnish

River Runner

Colorado Honey Shine - Peach Cobbler Shine - Orange Juice - Pineapple Juice - Coconut Cream - Garnish with Orange, Cherry, Cinnamon Stick

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N3 Tap House

817 West Colorado Ave.
Sun–Thur 11am–11pm
Fri–Sat 11am–1am
Brunch: Sat & Sun 11am–2pm
Check website for Happy Hour specials!
Website: n3taphouse.com
Facebook: @n3taphouse
Instagram: @n3taphouse

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  • N3 Tap House

Cool restored 1909 firehouse — the third fire station in Colorado Springs! Awesome metal, brick and wood complete this new trendy industrial look. Great beer selection with 30 on tap.

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  • N3 Tap House

We’re known for...

Probably the best housemade reuban in town and our fish and chips, cool brick building with tons of history, off-street parking on both sides of the restaurant, 28 craft beers on tap, plus of course, Coors Light and Bud Light.

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Crystal Park Cantina

178 Crystal Park Rd.,
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Open 11am–9pm everyday
Closed Monday
Happy hour everyday 2-5PM
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  • Crystal Park Cantina

Fresh homestyle Mexican food in the historic log cabin district of Manitou Springs. Family owned since 2011 and 2 -time Indy winner for BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT. 

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  • Crystal Park Cantina

We're Known For...

Handmade margaritas featuring fresh-squeezed juices, premium tequilas and award-winning local craft beers. Come sit on our beautiful garden patio and enjoy! All are welcome!


Walter’s Bistro

146 E. Cheyenne Mtn Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 630-0201 
Mon–Fri 4:30pm–8:30pm Sat 5pm–9pm
Closed Sunday and most major holidays
Facebook: @waltersbistro

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  • Walter’s Bistro

Walter’s Bistro in Colorado Springs features incredible contemporary fine dining including an exquisite seafood selection. We are situated only about 10 minutes from downtown. Enjoy a wide variety of fine spirits, specialty cocktails and a wonderful wine list with varietals from around the world. We have two private rooms, able to be closed off for meetings, with seating from 6-20 guests. Ask about booking the main dining room for private parties of up to 65.

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Atmosphere Gastropub

1327 Interquest Pkwy. 80921
Mon–Thur 10:30am–11pm
Fri & Sat 10:30–Midnight Sun 9am–11pm
Brunch Sun 9am–1pm
Facebook:  @atmospheregastropub
Instagram:  @atmospheregastropub

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  • Atmosphere Gastropub

Atmosphere Gastropub offers elevated drinks and a creative, fresh menu with fun and class on the North end of Colorado Springs. Offering lunch, dinner, happy hour, and Sunday Brunch, owners Mike and Megan Davis have created a culinary delight in Northern Colorado Springs with an innovative drink menu and live music on the weekends.

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  • Atmosphere Gastropub

We’re Known For…

The Atmosphere, Dr. Feel Good, Campfire, Mazarita, Butterscotch Blondee, great wine selection and draught beer selection. Daily happy hour and brunch cocktails.

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Distillery 291

1647 S. Tejon St.
Open: Wed–Fri 5-11pm, Sat Noon–11pm & Sun Noon–5pm.
Distillery Tours: Fri 5:30, Sat 1:30, 3pm, 5:30pm, Sun 1:30pm.
Book online! Great for groups, corporate events, one of a kind gifts. 21+ only.
Facebook: @Distillery291
Instagram:  @Distillery291

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  • Distillery 291

Distillery 291 is an award-winning, small batch whiskey distillery. In the shadow of Pikes Peak, owner and founding distiller, Michael Myers, a former New York City fashion and beauty photographer, with a love of whiskey and passion for the old west, aims to replicate the taste, smell and folklore of that time, to create a one of a kind, bold and beautiful, Colorado Whiskey. Rugged, Refined, Rebellious.

291 Colorado Whiskey is “Hardmade the Colorado Way.” Today (and since day one), Distillery 291 is distilling, from grain, to barrel, to bottle, by hand, from scratch, 10 distinctive Colorado whiskeys. Utilizing grains from the Colorado plains and water collected from Pikes Peak reservoirs, Myers turned his artist’s eye towards whiskey and hasn’t looked back. Everything matters.

291 Colorado Whiskey has earned bushels of national and international awards for its spirits with the unique character and flavor of a bygone era. Named World’s Best Rye-2018 by World Whiskies Awards, 9 Liquid Golds from Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible and 2-time US Micro-Whiskey of the Year (Runner-up 2020, 2018), multiple Double-Gold in San Francisco World Spirits Competition, nods from IWSC and Spirits Business Journal and many other notable awards. 291 Colorado Whiskey embodies traditions of the past married with the boldness of the future.

That said, what will always define Distillery 291 is its spirit, passion permeates every sip. Can’t wait for you to join us in the Tasting Room for a 291 Colorado Whiskey tasting flight, pick up a bottle, bring a group for a tour, come for the live music, meet friends for cocktails – when you drink 291 you’re family!

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  • Distillery 291

We’re Known For…


Award-winning 291 Colorado Whiskey, poured neat. Cowboy up! 

291 Barrel Proof Black Manhattan

A barrel proof cocktail like no other. 291 Colorado Rye or Bourbon Whiskey, House Amaro, Bitters, Expressed Citrus Peel. If you know, you know… 


The 291 Original White Whiskey Cocktail. 291 Fresh Whiskey, House Made Triple Sec, Lime, Simple syrup. Shaken over ice or served slushy all summer, anytime is a good time for a Whiskarita. Margarita? We don’t know her…

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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

 118 N. Tejon St.
Mon–Thur 11am–10pm
Fri & Sat 11am–Midnight
Sun 10am–10pm
Instagram: @oskarbluescos

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  • Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Oskar Blues began its journey in Lyons back in 1997. Dale wanted to bring his love of beer and the great outdoors together without altering the flavor, and keeping it easy for packing in and packing out. Alas, craft canned beer was born, Dales Pale Ale. 20 years later our Southern roots-inspired menu and delicious brews made its way to the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. We pride ourselves in our vast selection of homemade liquids and solids. Oskar Blues Brewery and the Canarchy Can beer collection pour freely along with many other local breweries, and now our newest addition, Wild Basin flavored Boozy waters.

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  • Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

We’re Known For…

Colorado is home to many inventions, from the root beer float to Crocs. Thanks to Oskar Blues, it can also claim the crowler, or can-growler. In 2013, Oskar Blues’ Jeremy Rudolf was inspired by a 1970s-era garden vegetable can sealer that was retrofitted for takeaway beer purposes.

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Abby’s Irish Pub

9697 Prominent Point 80924
Sun–Thur 10:30am–11pm
Fri & Sat 10:30–12am
Featuring Live Music & Trivia.
Facebook: @abbysirishpub
Instagram: @abbysirishpub

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  • Abby’s Irish Pub

Mike and Megan Davis, local Colorado Springs restauranteurs for two decades, dreamed of owning an Irish pub. So in early 2019 Abby’s was born! A true Irish pub, featuring a full bar with 12 tap handles and lots of Irish whiskey. There is no better way to enjoy your day than with great homemade Irish food paired perfectly with a Guinness or Smithwicks.

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  • Abby’s Irish Pub

We’re Known For…

Irish Coffee’s, Whiskey, Scotch, Layered beers and Specialties like The Mad Hatter and The Irishman.

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Colorado Mountain Brewery

Interquest 1110 Interquest Pkwy., Colorado Springs, CO 80921 • 719-434-5750
Roundhouse 600 S. 21st St., Suite 180, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 • 719-466-8240
Sun–Thur 11am–9pm • Fri & Sat 11am–10pm
Happy Hour: Sun–Fri 3–6pm
Website: CMBrew.com
Facebook: @CMBrew
Instagram: @cmbrewery

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  • Colorado Mountain Brewery

Established in 2008, Colorado Mountain Brewery embodies the Colorado Spirit by blending together genuine Colorado cuisine and authentic craft beer in a rustic modern atmosphere surrounded by awe inspiring mountain views to create the True Taste of Colorado™.

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  • Colorado Mountain Brewery

We’re Known For…

Six Flagship Craft Beers

Enjoy our 7258 Blonde Ale, Unibrau Hefeweizen, Panther IPA, Ole ‘59er Amber Ale, Roller Coaster Red Ale or Monumental Stout along with Craft Cocktails and a full bar.

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1350 Distilling

520 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Food trucks Thur, Fri and Sat 4:30–8pm
Trivia Thursdays starting at 6:30pm
Live music every Saturday night at 6pm
Facebook: @1350distilling
Instagram: @1350distilling

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  • 1350 Distilling

1350 Distilling, is a veteran, women, and teacher-owned craft distillery making the highest-quality, locally-sourced distilled spirits. Each spirit represents a different branch of our military. We currently offer vodka, rum, and bourbon (gin and whiskey coming soon). We celebrate the American spirit of our military and their loved ones, one drink at a time. One of those drinks could be an infused cinnamon bourbon, pineapple rum, or strawberry vodka made in our Taste Lounge. We create damn good “bluecollar” cocktails with only our spirits and four ingredients or less. Our Taste Lounge hosts our gorgeous copper-top bar and our one-of-a-kind “Rocket Still.” Both are landmarks to witness. Ten percent of profits are donated to local family and veteran non-profit organizations. 

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  • 1350 Distilling

We’re Known For…

Red Beret
Vodka, Pomegranate Juice, Apple Cider 

The Admiral
Rum, Simple Syrup, Orange And Aromatic Bitters, Luxardo Cherry, And Orange Peel

Sea Foam
Bourbon, Fresh Lemon Juice, Mint Simple Syrup, Egg Whites, Lemon Garnish, Coupē Glass

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Bristol Brewing Company

1604 S. Cascade Ave.
The Bristol Pub hours: Mon–Thur 11–10, Fri–Sat 11–11, Sun 11–9
Facebook: @bristolbrewing
Instagram: @bristolbrewing

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  • Bristol Brewing

In 1994, Mike and Amanda Bristol founded Bristol Brewing on a simple belief in well-made beer and its ability to bring people together. Our beers are available on draft around town, in six packs at the store and at our pub inside the historic Ivywild School.

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  • Bristol Brewing

We’re known for…

Laughing Lab Scottish Ale, Compass IPA, Beehive Honey Wheat,

and our mission to build community through independent craft beer

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Alchemy... Not Just A Pub

2625 W. Colorado Ave.
Happy Hours: Mon–Sat 4–7pm
All-Day Happy Hour Sunday
Website: Alchemypub.com

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  • Alchemy... Not Just A Pub

We are located in Old Colorado City’s historic shopping district. Alchemy is not just a pub, it’s an Irish-influenced, locally sourced gastropub offering microbrews, specialty cocktails and a seasonal menu with occasional live music.

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  • Alchemy... Not Just A Pub

We’re Known For…

“The Alchemist”

True form of Alchemy combining Gin, Rum, and Benedictine, this herbaceous elixir doesn’t disappoint.

Lava Lowball

Flambeed blackberries and mangoes, fresh mint, coconut rum, and citrus notes adorned with a custom ice ball.


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