Colorado Springs Beer Guide: Your Colorado Springs guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Colorado Springs

76 /100 3355 N ACADEMY BLVD
“Unassuming storefront. Nice, wraparound bar area by the tap wall, and a few tables. The owner/mead-maker/bartender is friendly and talkative, and very excited about his craft. Lots of fun varieties of mead, and quite tasty. This is a fun addition to the scene in COS, and I will be returning often!“
GTAEgeek 23 days ago
70 /100 2316 W COLORADO AVE
“Storefront on Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City. Not parking lot, but there is plenty of free street parking nearby. Open restaurant area, with a nice, long bar area. The vibe is spartan, but clean and well kept. The bar staff and the brewers are friendly and knowledgeable. As of this visit, they have their own beers own, and it is a lot of quality stuff. They focus on old-world styles, but still have a hazy IPA on. The food is quite tasty. Surprisingly, the prices are pretty fair, with $6 pints, $4 half pours, and $12 flights. This is a quality addition to the area; worth a visit.“
GTAEgeek 27 days ago
68 /100 2323 GARDEN OF THE GODS RD
“Big building and huge patio, including a stage and grassy area, which looks fun. Tons of parking, which is nice. Nicely laid out, with a big wrap-around bar. The patio feels like a biergarten. The bartenders were friendly enough, but seemed unenthusiastic and slow. The new location has strained their brew system, so there aren't many actual house brews on, but they are managing to keep one seasonal around, and their guest beer selection is excellent. This is a great addition to the area, and a worthy visit.“
GTAEgeek 72 days ago
64 /100 401 S. NEVADA AVENUE
“New spot downtown, with a small indoor space and bar, and a big, welcoming patio area. The ordering all done via an app, which is effective, but not very friendly. I found it amusing when the waiter brought my beer and described it to me, as though I hadn't already paid for it. Hyper-local selection of beer, including several from breweries that do not typically distribute. Space for two food trucks, one permanently and one rotating. Their standard food truck was quite tasty. This is a fun addition to the beer scene downtown.“
GTAEgeek 177 days ago
80 /100 1213 N CIRCLE DRIVE
“Metric is in a space at the end of a strip mall. The tasting room is sleek and spacious with a modern feel. They had a food truck on a Tuesday so I figure that's a pretty regular occurrence. Service was great and the quality of the product was great. The tap list was predominantly trendy stuff like hazies, pastry stouts, and adjunct-laden sour beers but a couple old-world offerings were available. I was impressed and there's not a whole lot in the way of craft beer in this neighborhood so it's definitely worth a stop.“
NachlamSie 211 days ago
68 /100 429 E PIKES PEAK AVE
“Old garage building on the east side of downtown. A few parking spaces behind the building. The interior is sparse and open, with a big bar and a small patio out back. The bartenders were friendly and capable. A nice spread of styles available. Pretty good prices for flights, half pours, and pints. Fun spot, and worth revisiting.“
GTAEgeek 232 days ago
“Small storefront downtown, with street parking. This is FH beer works' original location, and they've spruced it up quite nicely. Small and cozy bar, with a lot of tables and a small patio space out front and room for food trucks out back. The bartenders were very friendly and enthusiastic. Great spread of quality beer, which is nice for the first week of operation. $6.50 for a pint and $3 per taster, which is pretty reasonable. This is a nice new addition to the downtown scene. I'll be back!“
GTAEgeek 273 days ago
60 /100 2028 SHELDON AVENUE
“Old building in OCC, with a small, gravel parking lot. The bar upstairs is big and friendly. The bartender was helpful and knew the tap list well. Most of their standard beers, plus some fun variants and one-offs. This is a nice, low-key place.“
GTAEgeek 346 days ago
“New brewery that bought the old Gold Camp location. Nicely updated decor, with a lot of old wood and rustic touches. The bartender was very friendly, and knew the beer well. Not a ton of taps, but a nice spread of styles. I'm looking forward to visiting here often.“
GTAEgeek 360 days ago
72 /100 3352 TEMPLETON GAP
“Small end cap on a shopping center. Dim, industrial decor, with a lot of space to hang out. The 'patio' consists of a couple of picnic tables just outside. The bartender was friendly and quick. The twelve taps were all DWB beers, including their flagships, seasonals, and some one-offs. No real food, but they do have some pretzels and snacks. Quality local hangout place.“
GTAEgeek 381 days ago
76 /100 34 EAST RAMONA AVE.
“Nice German restaurant. The vibe is decidedly continental, with a lot of stone work and old wood. The servers are friendly and quick. The tap list is entirely German, and most of the bottles, with the domestics hidden at the bottom of the menu. They generally use proper glassware, although they did serve me a pilsner in a mug. The food is quality. Prices are reasonable. This is a fun spot for dinner or desserts, and the German beer is a fun addition.“
GTAEgeek 416 days ago
76 /100 1466 GARDEN OF THE GODS RD
“A nice layed back place. Good music, classic rock and not too loud. Friendly service. After reading the other reviews, I should have paid attention. Stick to the sours. The few I had were very good. The ipa's were decent but nothing outstanding. I had the Angus burger, it was good.“
Sledutah 449 days ago
72 /100 514 S TEJON ST
“Part of a big new development with a lot of fun restaurants and bars. Parking is street only, which is a bit of a pain. The interior is big and dimly lit, with a nice, industrial vibe. The bartenders were friendly and quick, although they had a hard time with the beer list. Good spread of styles and some fun and interesting things. The list is about half lagers and half clean beers from their other location. I didn't have any of the food, but what I saw looked tasty. Fun spot, and worth a stop.“
GTAEgeek 454 days ago
60 /100 6755 SHOUP ROAD
“Small log cabin. The signage isn't very clear. The outdoor area out back is nice. Cluttered and tight. One of the owners was pouring, and she was friendly and enthusiastic about their meads. While they had eight meads on the menu, they were out of four of them, which was a shame. They also have some cider from Apple Valley and a bunch of Colorado wines. Flights of five are $8, which is hard to beat, although their bottle prices are a little high. Fun spot, if a little eclectic.“
GTAEgeek 479 days ago
80 /100 514 S TEJON ST
“We stopped in on opening night and enjoyed a few beers and some small bites. The entrance is via the patio and the place immediately opens up to brick walls, the bar and kitchen, and stairs leading to the upstairs bar and rooftop deck.There was ample room to spread out and the place had a wonderful airy feel. The food menu was simple, small plates and the beers a mix of flagships and new lagers. The staff was attentive and well-prepared for opening night.“
BeerandBlues2 485 days ago
76 /100
Front Range BBQ (Restaurant)
“Old house near the center of Old Colorado City. Rustic and eclectic decor. The bar is friendly and comfy, but small. The bartenders are friendly and talkative, with at least a passing knowledge of their tap list. Only 10 taps, but the list is well curated and rotates often. The food is excellent barbecue and burgers. The beer is a bit pricy, but not out of the ordinary for the area and for what's on tap. Fun dinner spot with good beer. Recommended.“
GTAEgeek 728 days ago
82 /100 11590 BLACK FOREST RD, #50
“In a small shopping center in the center of Black Forest. Nice bar area, with a low-key vibe. The owner and bartender were very friendly. Quite a lot of their beers on tap, with a good spread of styles. The prices are quite fair. They have a limited food menu that looks nice, but I didn't have anything. This is a fun and friendly local brewery. Very involved with community events and lots of friendly regulars. Quite off the beaten path, but worth a visit.“
GTAEgeek 736 days ago
84 /100 330 W UINTAH ST
“Located right off I-25 in Colorado Springs, this store has a non-descript look from the outside. Entering, beer is on the right. Great selection of local Colorado beers and beers from across the region and a decent international selection. One big gripe would be the small collection of singles.“
GregMooreNH 767 days ago
78 /100 118 N TEJON ST
“Big restaurant and bar downtown, in the space previously occupied by Old Chicago. Open layout, with a big, circular bar. Neat, simple decor. The bartenders were friendly and helpful, although not terribly enthusiastic about the beer selection. 50ish taps, including several house beer, but a startlingly expansive selection of guest taps, not just CANarchy breweries, but lots of locals and rarities. Prices are about right for the area, and happy hour is quite good. No flights, though, which is sad. The food I saw looked pretty good. Fun place, and good for dinner and a beer, or happy hour with folks who aren't full-scale beer nerds. Quality spot.“
GTAEgeek 786 days ago
100 /100
Freedom Liquor (Beer Store)
5607 BARNES RD STE 110
“This place has ever changing selections of beer and such a knowledgeable staff on hand at all times.They carry one of the best beer selections in all the Springs and everything is categorized by style here. Also now available is their pick six cooler door. The Bombers side is opened up nicely and the beer selections have made themselves forever worthy of me never wanting to shop outside this establishment. I Love it here and the people, the customer service here is second to none too! If you haven't checked this place out yet, do yourself a favor and stop in. They will not disappoint! It always smells so amazing in there too. Keep up the great work Freedom!“
BigBodyBenz 786 days ago
70 /100
Lots A Liquor (Beer Store)
“Standard liquor store from the outside, but pretty clean and well laid out. The employees were very helpful and friendly. A startlingly good spread of craft cans and singles, although the bomber selection is lacking. Good prices for the area. A worthy stop.“
GTAEgeek 827 days ago
64 /100 1604 S CASCADE AVE
“I love the locale in an old school. Really cool. There was even a wedding taking place when we got there. The beers were kind of hit or miss, but that's not unusual. The food service was SUPER slow and our order was wrong and cold, even after waiting an hour. That really killed the mood.“
Kleg 831 days ago
“New bar in an area that's still getting built out. I'm sure it'll be nicer when the construction's done. Interesting concept, with a butcher shop, meat-centric restaurant menu, and pour-your-own beer. The big seating area is broken up by tap walls, which keeps it feeling smaller. Nice patio area that I couldn't enjoy due to a thunderstorm. The service was enthusiastic and friendly, but they've still got some kinks in the system that need to get worked out. A startlingly good spread of stuff on, including wine and liquor on tap. Good prices and the food looked tasty. One of the better spots on the far north of the Springs, especially for this unrepentant ticker.“
GTAEgeek 868 days ago
68 /100 7715 DUBLIN BLVD., #160
“Their second location, in a strip mall next to a Korean restaurant. Inside, it is clean and simple. I appreciate the extra touch of power plugs at the bar and universal phone chargers. The bartenders were quick and friendly. 15 taps, most of which are their own, with three quality guest taps. The prices are reasonable, especially for happy hour. They do half pours and flights, even though they aren't on the menu. They've got a snack menu that looks passable, but not great. Fun place, and a good addition out east.“
GTAEgeek 882 days ago
“Bar and restaurant in an older building between downtown and Old Colorado City. They have their own parking, which is nice. The bartender wasn't terribly friendly, but he knew his tap list, and was quick and efficient. Great selection of beers, which are priced quite high. They don't do flights or tasters, but they will do half pours. This is a nice, local tap room. Worth getting off the interstate for a stop.“
GTAEgeek 911 days ago
“Nice location on the north side of town, which is a little sparse. Big space, and a big wrap-around bar. Cool, dog theme, down to the stick tap handles, and leash attachment points at the tables. The bartenders were quick and friendly. 8 house beers, but there's 12 taps, so there should be more soon. $5 and $6 pints, and $6 flights of four, which makes it one of the cheapest breweries in town. Nice place, very relaxed, and pretty quality beer.“
GTAEgeek 951 days ago
76 /100 3121 N EL PASO ST, STE A
“This brewery is located in an industrial area and is easy to find. The parking can be a challenge when the other businesses are open. The service is efficient and friendly. They bring in food trucks or you can bring your own food, or order in. The beers are average and they have several fruited beers, and that is not my thing particularly. The interior is cinder block walls and they attract a “fantasy” and “gaming” crowd of devoted locals.“
BeerandBlues2 993 days ago
78 /100 4005 TUTT BLVD
“Visited December 2018. A small brewery located in a small industrial center in a somewhat underserved area of town. The beer alllows outside food in though sometimes they have food trucks. The service was fine but they were somewhat busy eating their own dinner. The beers were good and I enjoyed a few seasonal selections.“
BeerandBlues2 994 days ago
8 /100 625 PAONIA ST
“An exquisite place to dump one, plus, a most mediocre flavored water to help w/it. Ya, this place stinks, still.“
odannyob 1020 days ago
66 /100
Freedom Liquor (Beer Store)
5607 BARNES RD STE 110
“New liquor store, next to Sprouts. Looks nice, and very new and clean. Well laid out beer aisle. The six-packs are in the coolers, and the bombers and specialty stuff is on the shelves. They've got one cooler with bombers in the back, out of the way, along with the champagne. A few gems tucked away, but no mix-six. Prices seemed pretty reasonable - less than most other placed I go. This is a nice little store, and a good addition to the east side of town.“
GTAEgeek 1045 days ago
64 /100 2490 VICTOR PLACE
“Big campus near Powers. The buildings are grey metal, and not that friendly looking. The patio looks like it would've been fun, in warmer weather. Inside, there's a concrete, industrial vibe, but it works. The bartenders were friendly enough, but very slow, even for a quite Tuesday afternoon. They only had 14 beers on, but there's 20 taps. Their selection is pretty nice, with a good spread of styles. $6-7 full pours, which seems a bit high to me. This is a good addition to the east side of town. Worth a visit.“
GTAEgeek 1128 days ago
70 /100 204 MOUNT VIEW LN, #3
“Small space, where Great Storm used to be. Bright colors, and garish latino decor. The bartender was friendly and knew the beer scene. Only eight taps, and no guest beers. $5 pints, generally, and a flight of 4 for $7. Nice, low-key place.“
GTAEgeek 1134 days ago
76 /100 1213 N CIRCLE DRIVE
“Big space, right behind Cheers. Quite empty on early in the afternoon. The bartender was very friendly and excited about their beer. Eight house taps, and four guests, including a coffee and a kumbacha. Full pours are $5 - 6, but they are generally 10 - 12 ounces, but samples are $2. This is a fun brewery, in an area that is lacking. Worth visitng!“
GTAEgeek 1134 days ago
76 /100 13345 VOYAGER PKWY
“Big, open store. Well lit, and clean. The employees are friendly and helpful. There's a pretty good mix-six section, including a 'premium' portion that's $12 for the six, not $10. Great spread of bombers, and always a few rare treats sitting on the counter. The prices looked reasonable, and maybe even a bit low. This is a great shop. Worth getting off the interstate a bit for.“
GTAEgeek 1136 days ago
40 /100 3381 N ACADEMY BLVD
“Revisited this place, I don't know why. Corner store in a down and out shopping center. Bars on the windows, lots of neon, and a full size cutout of Ron Burgundy. All the ambiance of a 7-Eleven inside. The employees were friendly, and tried to be helpful. The selection is much improved. There's a full shelf of bombers, with a few actually interesting things. One cooler with singles, which wasn't awful, either. This was a significantly better experience than last time, but still not really a craft beer location.“
GTAEgeek 1170 days ago
60 /100
MK Wine & Liquors (Beer Store)
“Standard-looking liquor store, with a random assortment of shelving and cooler units. The renovations are in full swing, expanding to the next unit over, which looks pretty exciting. The two employees were friendly and tried to be helpful. Fair selection, with a good spread of bombers in the back room, and lots of six-packs. Their mix-six section is very lacking, which was sad. The prices looked about standard. This is a mediocre store. Could be much worse.“
GTAEgeek 1172 days ago
62 /100 1110 INTERQUEST PKWY
“Friday afternoon visit. Nice building off the Interquest Parkway. Does have a "chain" feel. Fairly large dining area. Service was just fine. The six house taps were very average. Did not try any food. Doubt that I make a return visit.“
RobertDale 1172 days ago
82 /100 318 E COLORADO AVE
“Military themed brewpub which was kind of odd at first but the bartender(/owner?) were awesome and the beers were really good!“
Kristophe 1183 days ago
52 /100 2 E PIKES PEAK AVE
“Enormous two story brewpub with lots of pool tables and others stuff to do. Would've been awesome if the staff hadn't been so unfriendly. The bartender were really arrogant and the bouncer were straight up rude.“
Kristophe 1183 days ago
74 /100 1604 S CASCADE AVE
“Reasonable prices and decent beers but the food were pretty bad. Really liked the pub though, being an old school.“
Kristophe 1183 days ago
72 /100 1466 GARDEN OF THE GODS RD
“Stopped in here on a Saturday around noon and it wasn't very busy, luckily. The place isn't much from the outside, at the end of a strip mall on the fringe of CO Springs. The inside has a high ceiling and feels big and bright, and they manage to give it some funky character. The bar is large, and so is the menu. They have dozens of bottles available and quite a few taps, as well. I think I counted 24 Trinity beers on tap when I visited. The flights are fixed, with either 8 regulars or 8 seasonals, and they're really expensive - $24 or $32. I got the more expensive one. The beer quality was a huge letdown. The saisons were a mess, the sours were decent, and the other styles were mixed in quality. We didn't eat but the food looked fine. Overall, for being the top-rated place in Colorado Springs, I have a hard time recommending it based on the quality of the beer itself. There are other places I'd send people to first.“
phaleslu 1225 days ago
82 /100 112 N NEVADA AVE
“Brewer's Republic is a nice bar downtown, right across from City Hall. It's got two levels, with what appeared to be a bit of a rooftop deck, and there's a small first-level bar with a patio out front. They have 24 taps of strong quality and good variety. Prices are in line with the area, with half and full pours of everything available. I think they do tasters, too. Really nice go-to spot in downtown CO Springs.“
phaleslu 1225 days ago
84 /100 702 W COLORADO AVE
“Met up with RABinCO here on a busy Friday night for dinner. It's a nice modern building, with a fun patio on the parking lot side and a sort of split-level interior. They have quite a few beers on tap, with some guest taps, as well. I think 24 in all, just over half of which were house beers. One of my beers was excellent, the other so-so. The food is really good, one of the best breweries for food in the area, according to RAB. The service was friendly but he did forget about us once or twice because it was busy. We were in no rush, though. Prices are about in line with everything else in the area. Good food, good beer, strongly recommended if you're in CO Springs.“
phaleslu 1225 days ago
76 /100
Colorado Craft (Restaurant)
“Nice location downtown, where the Ritz used to be. Open bar area, and nice, modern ambiance. The servers were quick and friendly, but didn't know much of anything about their beer. I love that their entire list is hyperlocal, with the majority being from the Springs. Nothing special or crazy, but local. The wings and beer fries we tried were excellent. $6 pints is a bit pricey, but their all $4 during happy hour. $10 flights of five is nice, too. Overall, this is a nice, trendy place, with good food, a good wine list, and good cocktails, which is nice when you're going out with non-beer-geek folks.“
GTAEgeek 1295 days ago
72 /100 318 E COLORADO AVE
“Same location as Triple S, but they've done much better with it. Clean, with a nice bar area and lots of tables. The bartenders were friendly and helpful. No food, except some popcorn and such. $6 pints, $3 half pints, and $2 tasters, which is pretty reasonable. They've got crowlers to-go, too. Nice spot, pretty tasty beer, and a good vibe.“
GTAEgeek 1303 days ago
82 /100 3103 W. COLORADO AVENUE
“Visited several times already. Open area, with lots of seating options. Outdoor decor, without being weird. The employees are friendly and knowledgeable, but the concept means that you don't have to interact with them much, if at all. The taps always have something interesting on, usually enough to be overwhelming. The prices are per ounce, and usually not more than $1/oz. for even the craziest of big beers. This is a fun idea, and done well.“
GTAEgeek 1392 days ago
70 /100 660 PETERSON RD
“A little hard to find, around the corning in an old strip mall, behind a liquor store and laundromat. The interior is austere, but well laid out. The bartenders were friendly and quick, and excited about the beers. Only 6 beers on tap, but there's room for 12, and they were working their way up to that. $5-6 pints, and $6 for a flight of four, so the prices are about right. This is a fun place, and a welcome addition to the east side of town.“
GTAEgeek 1399 days ago
58 /100
Twins Wine & Liquor (Beer Store)
“Big, open, warehouse style store. Huge spread of macros in the coolers, and just a few bombers. The one employee was friendly and helpful enough. The singles section was big, and somehow managed to still not have anything noteworthy. A few standard Germans and Belgians. Nothing that stood out. The prices are about standard, and occasionally better than other places. This is pretty nice for the area, but not worth going out of your way.“
GTAEgeek 1408 days ago
78 /100
Twins Wine & Liquor (Beer Store)
“They have an amazing selection of beer. Also do mix a 6 with a large selection. Prices are just a little higher than some of the other stores in town.“
RSRIZZO 1447 days ago
68 /100 4005 TUTT BLVD
“Buried in the back of a business park area, but not too hard to find. Pretty standard decor, but clean and open. The bartender was friendly and helpful, and was very quick despite the crowd. There's a pretty nice spread of styles, and a good set of specialty beers. $10 for a flight of six is pretty nice. This is a fun place. The beer is hit or miss, sadly, but this is pretty solid for the east side of town.“
GTAEgeek 1452 days ago