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- Jack Quinn’s Pub
- Vail Brewing Company
- Williams & Graham
- Golden Bee
- The Barrel
- Motif Jazz Bar
- Après Handcrafted Libations
Nightlife in Colorado can be exceptionally fun, especially when you get to enjoy a drink or two with some friends and family, or even by yourself. After the sun goes down— especially in places such as Denver and Colorado Springs—, Colorado can offer exciting experiences with different unique personalities, charms, and tastes, in each bar. Across the state, one can find great selection of wineries, and distilleries. These are solely dedicated and serious about the craft of locally made beverages. If you live in Colorado or planning a visit, this list will be able to help you amp up your nightlife and explore the different bars in the state
Jack Quinn’s Pub
The first on the list is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jack Quinn’s Pub offers beers on tap however, they are quite different. Unlike typical brew houses that just serve plain beers, Jack Quinn’s Pub likes to mix a lot of their beers together. Like drinking black and tan beer? Why not mix them together? How does a black and gold or a black and brown beer sound? With this way of drinking, you are able to enjoy a new experience of drinking. Furthermore, Jack and Quinn’s offers more than just beer; they also have a wide variety of American as well as Irish whiskey, and a ton of Scotch to boot.
For further details, visit https://jackquinnspub.com/ or contact them at +1 719-385-0766.
Located at: 21 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Vail Brewing Company
The small, taproom, and craft brewery located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Vail Brewing Company, offers a variety of brews with creating touch from big hoppy beers, blends, traditional styles, as well as cask-conditioned ales. Using mountain fed water and the finest ingredients, VBC is able to design their handcrafted ales. Pay this place a visit and be amazed at their ever-changing selection of fine beers.
With 4.5/5 rating on TripAdvisor, one reviewer states that this place is “surprisingly good!” and having a bartender that was “polite and informational. The beer was of high quality for not being brewed on site. Wish we could have stayed longer.” Another reviewer says that “this is a great brewery. Wide selection of creative and well-executed beers. They have flights and outdoor seating. Right off of 6th. We biked here with no problem, great stop along the way.”
For further details, visit http://www.vailbrewingco.com/ or contact them at +1 970-470-4622.
Located at: 141 E Meadow Dr #209, Vail, CO 81657, USA
Williams & Graham
For those who enjoy an upmarket speakeasy ambiance and dark interior, then William & Graham is the perfect place for you. With its sophisticated cocktails, fine whiskeys, liquors and liqueurs, and cognacs, you are able to enjoy yourself in its unique and classy atmosphere. Their drink menu is astoundingly diverse with a bunch of cocktail options, American whiskeys, cognac and brandy, and blended and single-malt Scotch whiskey as well as European and New World gins and vodkas. In addition to this, they also offer small-batch variations crafted in Colorado. A good drink should also be partnered with good food. Therefore, William & Graham offers elevated comfort food; options include their special burger, mac & cheese, deviled eggs, and roasted bone marrow with toasted ciabatta and bacon jam. Whether you enjoy a classic Old Fashioned or creative contemporary cocktail and food, this place could easily become your favorite, or at least one of your favorite, spots in the Highlands neighborhood.
For further details, visit http://williamsandgraham.com/ or contact them at +1 303-997-8886.
Located at: 3160 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Do you enjoy unique food, a good drink, and also games and puzzles that can challenge your brain? Then visit Escapology to combine all of your favorite things and have the time of your life! Escapology is the first and only place that offers an escape room, a bunch of games, a bar, and also a restaurant; their locations offers seven different themed live escape rooms and also a dining area and a lounge. This way, you are able to customize and maximize your own experience.
For further details, visit https://www.escapology.com/en/denver-co/about/ or contact them at +1 303-653-9183.
Located at: 2220 California St #100, Denver, CO 80205, USA
Despite having a common theme of straightforwardness and lack of creativity in most bars in Colorado Springs, Denver Bee is able to break through that and have decided to offer a breathtaking Broadmoor resort with a fully stocked bar— their bar has quality cocktails and a long list of creative shandies. Golden Bee is a cozy British nook for ales, which has piano sing-alongs & classic pub fare in the legendary Broadmoor resort. Moreover, they also offer a wilderness experience, adventures, accommodation, activities, dining, and a place to meet and celebrate.
For further details, visit https://www.broadmoor.com/dining/golden-bee/ or contact them at +1 719-577-5776.
Located at: 1 Lake Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA
The fun of outdoors and drinks? Then you might want to know more about The Barrel. Ad an outdoor craft beer garden, they offer 64 rotating taps that are able to offer craft beer, cider, mead, and high end distilled spirits and wines. With a friendly and social atmosphere, being both family and dog-friendly, many people enjoy paying a visit to this place.
With 4.5/5 reviews on TripAdvisor, one reviewer rates this place 5/5 and describes this place as a “great place to relax” and another writes, “We were in Estes on a Friday night, lots of choices for tourists. With this one, you won’t go wrong based on the apparent number of locals hanging out with friends and family. One of the few places you can get written explanations of the many and varied brews. Plus you can order small tasters to try so that you can get to a favorite quickly. Come to this place for a very nice time, the staff is most friendly and helpful, food trucks are top notch, and the music is hopping. Family and pet-friendly. All quite good!”
For further details, visit https://thebarrel.beer/ or contact them at +1 970-616-2090.
Located at: 251 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
Motif Jazz Bar
There is nothing better than listening to jazz while enjoying a good drink with friends and/or family. Every night it is open, Motif Jazz Bar offers live jazz music and craft cocktails, making it a perfect place for a date or a place to relax and unwind. Their popular drinks include the English Cucumber, a refreshing vodka-based drink, and the Crème Brulee Martini, perfect for those who have a sweet tooth!
For further details, visit http://www.motifjazzcafe.com/ or contact them at +1 719-645-8000.
Located at: 182 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA
Après Handcrafted Libations
Last but definitely not the least, Colorado has Après Handcrafted Libations which is a public-house in Breckenridge, Colorado. They offer more than 70 rotating craft beers, small-batch whiskey, craft spirits & handcrafted cocktails!
With 5/5 rating on TripAdvisor, one reviewer warns you “do not miss out on this place!” and adds that their “bartender, Ben, made a few cocktails off the menu. They were each unique and fantastic! Stop in for a drink and stay for a few more, you will not be disappointed.” Another reviewer writes that this is a “hidden gem” and they “had such a great time at Après. They have a large assortment of beer, wine, and cocktails. I had a honeydew margarita that was delicious.
Their staff/bartenders are very friendly and accommodating. They have a shelf of board games and my husband and I stayed for quite a while playing. It’s a small cozy place with a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend a stop here while in Breckenridge!”
For further details, visit https://www.apreslibations.com/ or contact them at +1 970-423-6700.
Located at: 130 S Main Street, Breckenridge, CO 80424
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