Southeast Colorado drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Wine Bar in Manitou Springs


Behind a stylish bottle shop, this nook bar is pleasantly intimate. The garden patio has dangling lights and vines, while the interior features antique armchairs and a fireplace. If you're feeling peckish, sample th…
Brewery in Colorado Springs

Bristol Brewing Co

Although a bit out of the way in southern Colorado Springs, this brewery – which in 2013 spearheaded a community market center in the shuttered Ivywild Elementary School – is worth seeking out for its Laughing Lab a…
Brewery in Colorado Springs

Trinity Brewing Co

Inspired by Belgium’s beer cafes, the ecofriendly Trinity Brewing Co is a cool addition to the Colorado Springs pub scene. Owned by two self-admitted beer geeks, it serves ‘artisanal beers’ (made from rare ingredien…
Brewery in Del Norte

Three Barrel Brewing Co

Welcome to one of Colorado’s smallest breweries. It produces only 350 barrels of beer from its relatively nondescript HQ just a block off the main drag. But it's damn good beer. The ‘just one more’ inclination inspi…
Brewery in Colorado Springs

Phantom Canyon Brewing

In an old exposed warehouse building saved from the wrecking ball in 1993, this local brewery serves a variety of pints in a casual atmosphere with wood floors and furnishings. It's not the best brewery in town, but…
Cocktail Bar in Colorado Springs

Brooklyn's on Boulder St

Cousins Nick and Ian are living their dream, having opened Colorado Springs' first gin distillery (Lee Spirits Co), the tasting room of which operates as a speakeasy for folks visiting this 'fine haberdashery.' Hint…
Cafe in Colorado Springs

Perk Downtown

With a fantastic rooftop boasting unobstructed views of Colorado Springs’ signature mountain, Pikes Peak, Perk is a favorite regional coffee shop. Read a magazine, write a novel or just enjoy a chat with friends in …
Cafe in Colorado Springs

Jives Coffee Lounge

Easily the hippest hand on the Old Colorado City stretch, this large brick-walled coffee lounge has ample sofas, wi-fi, and a bandstand featuring regular live music (weekends) and a Wednesday open-mic night. It does…
Cafe in Alamosa

Milagro’s Coffee House

This great little stop-off for travelers has wi-fi, comfy couches and a shelf of used books for sale. There are also pastries and breakfast burritos on offer, but it's better for drinks.
Bar in Colorado Springs

Thirsty Parrot

However cheeseball this place looks – and it certainly does look it – it does provide a blast of much-needed nightlife on Tejon St when DJs spin dance music on Fridays.