Stopped in for a couple of pints on a Saturday evening - Memorial day weekend 2009. Nice layout to the bar, tables and big bar on the ground floor, billiards and other fun on the second floor. Reminded me a lot of Wynkoop in Denver, in turns out this is a Hickenlooper joint as well. They had about 6-7 beers on tap, with two casks featured. I had the IPA (on cask) and Amber, and both were above average. Sat at the bar, and had good service from the bartender, who was also quite friendly. Only food we had was the calamari appetizer, and it was fine. Good scene, nice place to have a pint.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
jb43 (47) Colorado Springs, Colorado | May 22, 2009
Located in downtown Colorado Springs. Beers on tap downstairs and upstairs. Usually 7-8 beers on tap. No guest beers on tap. Service is usually very good. Dining area with bar downstairs, and bar with several pool tables upstairs. Good food. Good value overall.
Large and well lit. Strange stuff on the walls. The beer selection is decent with about 8 choices most of them average but a couple stand outs ( Peated Porter and IPA). Food was’nt bad but like a lot of places they try to foo foo it up too much. The srevice was good. Worth visiting if you are in Colorado Spgs.
Engaging, friendly atmosphere, original art on the walls to peruse. Attentive, considerate staff. Beer was just this side of fair but the food was stand-out well-crafted, inspiring. A smoking deal, to boot.
bleeng (163) Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington | November 28, 2007| Updated August 15, 2008
I like this place and have been visiting here since day 1. Always a good and varied selection of beers with 2-3 on cask. The beers are always fresh and tasty but seldom off the chart in style. The food is always good and a great place to bring your kids too. A good place to visit when in CO Sprgs.
We were at another pub when someone told us the food was really good here, they were dead on. They had just revamped the menu 4 days prior and it was great. The salads were big and tasty, the beers were true to there description and the service was awesome. We were only in Colo Sprg for 2 days, but we ate here both of them. This is a Must Stop.
Nice inside. Didn’t have too much time in Colorado Springs as we had the kids, they were tired and we were heading back from the Zoo (located right off the expressway). Service was on the slower side (a minus with kids). My steak was very tasty. They had 10 beers on tap. Food a little expensive. The kids meals where adult sized (a major plus and I get to eat their left overs!).
Nice ambiance, wood floors, pressed-tin ceilings, and an old bar with a nice woodwork backing. Non-smoking, which was great! The service was excellent, with an attentive knowledgeable staff. There were 11 house brews on tap, two of which--the IPA and the Stout--were cask-conditioned and served from beer engines. I tried both and they were excellent. The food seemed a bit pricy ’til I saw the huge serving size. I highly recommend the Gringo Chicken--a grilled chicken breast served atop a slice of crispy polenta and topped with cheese, red tortilla strips, and pico de gallo, with a layer of black beans (fresh, not canned) underneath everything. It was great! Though I missed them, they had good happy hour specials as well. Highly recommended