Cowboys is the ideal Saturday night destination if you're looking to boogie down to some country music. If dancing to country music is new to you, don't worry-- they offer dance lessons to give you a primer on line dancing. They serve classic American and Southwestern snacks to quell any appetite that you may work up while you're dancing. Great live music graces the stage here from time to time, so check the website to see if any of your favorite artists will be at the mic.
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.
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.
The Tavern has been serving guests at The Broadmoor since 1938. The Tavern Orchestra here is bound to want to make you get up and dance. Or you can just sit and enjoy the music while diving into some of the best hand cut prime steaks in town. Seafood here is a specialty too, so is having the time of your life—Tavern absolutely insists. The decor of the Tavern has touches of Mayan with deep wooded tones and smart dressed waiters elegantly carrying trays of delicious food. Patio dining is also available in the glass-enclosed Garden Room.
The Black Sheep is a very popular nightclub in Colorado Springs and also a venue for live music performances. You can see graffiti work on the walls of the nightclub and a wooden bar table with red stools from where you can enjoy the live performances. Managed by Soda Jerk Presents, the venue has a capacity to comfortably accommodate 450 people and manages to host 3 to 4 shows a week. Famous bands like Cross Canadian Ragweed, Rilo Kiley, the Queers and many national and local artists perform at this venue. You can also burn those extra calories on the dance floor on DJ nights at the club.
Club Q is an LGBT nightclub which is known for its crazy parties and exciting events. Definitely meant for the more adult crowd, the club is host to drag shows and DJ nights. Having won several awards for being one of the best gay clubs in the city, Club Q also organizes a number of theme parties and karaoke nights. Ladies night specials draws in the female crowd while great happy hours attract those looking for some budget entertainment.
Gasoline Alley is a three-level dive bar which is one of the most popular local haunts in the city. If you are looking for cheap drinks, enthusiastic music fans and the best local live rock music gigs. From the nightly happy hour specials to the specially themed nights , there's usually a decent reason to go. The bar offers a wide range of craft beers on the tap and a number of zippy cocktails. There is also an indoor and outdoor grill serving up burgers, fries and other bar staples.