Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
314 West Bijou St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Phone: (719) 471-8680
Fax: (719) 471-0894
Bars & Cafes
The fact that this popular brewery and restaurant sells its own T-shirts at the front entrance is a strong sign that this place is extremely popular. The menu is mostly American cuisine with global influences, featuring everything from burgers to fish and chips to baked ziti. The interior is dominated by hardwood flooring and a wall of windows. Outdoor seating, though limited, is very popular during the warm months. Above the dining area is a huge billiards room. The crowds tend to be of the 30-something kind.
Part of the Poor Richard's entertainment complex, this bar brings together a most delicious triumvirate - coffee, chocolate and wine. Throw in some live music on the weekends and the opportunity to sip your coffee as you browse the bookshelves and you have a perfect weekend afternoon. For chocolate lovers, the truffles are made right in the shop, and there is a selection of delicious sipping chocolate to try as well. One of Colorado Springs' must-visits.
With a Midwestern theme, this downtown bar offers up some unconventional menu options, like fried cheese curds and pickled eggs. They have live music sometimes and a jukebox so you can be the DJ for an evening. During the summer, take your drink out onto the back patio and enjoy the beautiful weather. If you're looking for a place to watch the game or relax after work, Tony's has got you covered.
This popular pub brings Colorado Springs a hint of Ireland. The interior is very "United States-version-of-an-Irish-pub" typical and includes the expected dark wooden booths and brick walls. Nevertheless, it is appealing and offers a nice change from the usual chain look. Pretzel & Guinness sausage kabobs, corned beef and cabbage and bangers and mash are dinner menu highlights, as is the traditional Irish breakfast. Guinness is served on tap, so yes black and tans are available.
Come revisit your favorite old-school arcade games at Supernova. Have a beer while you're here, too! While you're dusting off your Pac Man skills, you can sip on your favorite drink. They have a great selection of classic games, including Donkey Kong, Pole Position, and Streetfighter. Supernova also offers a menu of burgers and sandwiches. With great happy hour specials, it's a great place to unwind, have some fun, and shoot for that high score!
Brewer's Republic offers a continually changing selection of Colorado craft brews. Enjoy beers from New Belgium, Avery, and Pikes Peak. They also serve great bar food including nachos and mozzarella sticks. Come in for one of their trivia nights and test your knowledge for prizes. Stop in to see what selection they have at the moment. You might be lucky enough to catch some live music!
The Underground presents a wide variety of entertainment to Colorado Springs throughout the week. Wednesday Wellness Nights are especially popular. Sunday game days, karaoke several times a week, drag shows and poker nights are just some of the themed events you will encounter at the Underground any given week. The club typically attracts a rowdy 20-something crowd and is open to all ages on Sundays.
The Triple Nickel Tavern poses as the perfect intermediate link between a biker bar and a traditional watering hole. Besides its well-equipped bar, this tavern also boasts of live music performances by some extremely talented artists and bands. The Triple Nickel Tavern attracts an eclectic crowd that also contributes in making this place the vibrant and electric entertainment venue it is. There's also some excellent tavern grub that's on offer at this place. So in case you get hungry don't go elsewhere, just order something off the menu available at the Triple Nickel Tavern.
This biker haunt is the best place to visit if you are looking for some delicious drinks, amiable service, and simply awesome live music. Besides the entertainment, this place also rates high on its food menu, which of course is quite a rare thing for a place that promotes itself more as a bar cum entertainment venue. This is the ideal place to have a quiet drink on weekdays, and a smashing time over the weekend. Besides live music, patrons of Southside Johnny's can occasionally groove to DJ music as well.
McCabe's Tavern is the ideal place to visit alone, or even hang out with buddies after a hard day at work. That's because besides the delicious ales on tap, this bar cum entertainment venue also features live music performances, open mic nights every Tuesday, and Geeks Who Drink quizzes that allow you to win bar cash, free drinks and lots more. And if you happen to get hungry after all that entertainment, you don't need to go elsewhere to find some grub. That's because McCabe's Tavern also offers some delightful Irish and American meals such as Shepherd's Pie, Jersey Taylor Pork Roll, and the chicken pot pie, that are not only deliciously wholesome, but extremely appetizing as well.
In this old house, given new life with Spanish-inspired paint, Cucuru Gallery Cafe showcases art on the walls while serving delicious coffee drinks and lunch foods. They have a large patio where you'll find people doing the tango on warm nights. They even offer lessons for those who want to dance, but aren't familiar with the steps. Live music can be heard here from time to time. Overall it's a lively atmosphere in which to enjoy coffee or tapas!
Jives Coffee Lounge is not just about great coffee-- although they have plenty of that. It's a great place to sit and enjoy your drink. They have a great setup for live music, and you'll find various artists performing depending on when you go. They also have plenty of space to read a book, play chess, and just chill. Visit once, sip your peppermint mocha, and you might just start a new habit!