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.
This 2000-seat center is a veritable shrine to the creative mind. The Colorado Springs Chorale, the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre, and the Colorado Springs Symphony all call it home. Every seat offers a good view of the stage, making it one the more intimate performance halls in the state. In addition, the center also stages rock concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music, Broadway musical plays, a lecture series and occasionally presents art exhibits.
As the only comedy club in Colorado Springs, it attracts some of the best comics on the circuit. In the past Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Degeneres and Sam Kinison have graced its stage. The owner likes to mix the acts up so each week changes from straight stand-up to improv to the amazingly popular hypnotist shows. A small kitchen serves finger food such as nachos, chicken wings and cheese sticks. A full bar is available. Reservations are strongly recommended. Check the website for the schedule of shows.
Broadmoor World Arena is the premier sports and entertainment venue in the Pikes Peak region. Locally owned and managed, the non-profit CSWA and the attached ice hall regularly host sporting events, concerts, family shows, banquets, trade shows, graduations, religious rallies and civic events. With 8000 seats, the CSWA is large enough to host world-class events in an intimate setting.
This pub has a rich history, and its Colorado roots are apparent in the drink and menu options. The original Thunder and Buttons burned down in 1989, and its current incarnation opened its doors in 2004. Named after the two bull elk belonging to local legend Prairie Dog O'Byrne, the pub stands where one of the town's original 21 saloons once stood. Among the drink options, you'll find an impressive list of Colorado beers.
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!
With a special focus on the athletes of the United States, this expansive museum offers visitors the chance to gain a deeper insight into the contenders who have represented the country in the Olympic and Paralympic games. The facility features numerous interactive exhibits which are a triumphant expression of the nation's pride in those who have brought it victory and glory, conjuring evocative displays which are a delight to behold. Be it the Hall of Fame or the other showcases which are a glimpse into the past, the museum strives to regale visitors with touching stories which not only inspire but also unravel in tandem with the ideals that guide the Olympics. Admire the top-notch technology which makes the exhibits easily accessible to all ages and travel through time to relive some of America's greatest moments. Additionally, a cafe and shop are located within the premises.
An erstwhile elementary school, functions as a local watering hold today. Ivywild School is an expansive address that's home to several establishments creating a confluence of gastronomy and culture. The Principal's office with its selection of drinks, the Old School Bakery serving goodies straight from the oven, Axe and the Oak with their memorable whiskeys to the Birstol Pub delighting beer lovers, the Ivywild School is home to all. Additionally, the place also serves as a venue for concerts attracting music aficionados all year round.