Top 10 Events & Nightlife in Colorado Springs

10. The Summit

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To start off our Top Ten Colorado Springs nightlife, we thought we’d keep it classy. The Summit at the Broadmoor resort is an upscale, refined eatery serving up some delicious American eats. But that’s not all this happening joint offers—The Summit has one of the greatest wine lists in the Springs! Come drink to your hearts content and enjoy the modern atmosphere, there’s nothing to whine about here. Open Tues – Sun 5 PM – 10 PM.

9. The Rabbit Hole

Get ready for a subterranean adventure, travelers! This uber-modern bar in downtown Colorado Springs lets you descend under the ground and party like Alice in Wonderland. That’s right—this is a wonderland themed Top 10 Colorado Springs club serving up crafty cocktails and yummy treats in a super cool environment. If you don’t believe us, remember Alice’s words of wisdom: believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Open daily 4 PM – 1:30 AM. 

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8. Poor Richard’s

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This ultra-versatile Top Ten Colorado Springs gathering place has everything you could ever dream of, travelers! Poor Richard’s is an adorable little coffee shop/wine bar/meeting place for locals and travelers alike. Choose from American eats or an impressively lengthy wine list where no choice is a bad choice. The best part? There is a charming bookstore and toy store attached so you can get your whimsy on while you drink! Come and relax at Poor Richard’s, you’re on Mountain Time. Open daily, hours vary by part of the store. 

7. Summit Interquest

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Alright all you traveling kids, this is for you! The Summit Interquest of Colorado Springs is your ultimate go-to for Top 10 Colorado Springs entertainment. Featuring a bowling ally, arcade games, laser tag, live DJ performances, and so much more, this place will have the entire family smiling (even if Grandma is grumpy from that hike you made her go on). Stop by for endless entertainment and loads of fun! Open Mon – Wed 11 AM – 11 PM, Thurs 11 AM – 12 AM, Fri 11 AM – 2 AM, Sat 9 AM – 2 AM, and Sun 9 AM – 1 AM. 

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6. Jives

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Earning the hipster choice for our Top 10 Colorado Springs meeting places is none other than Jives Coffee Lounge in Old Colorado City—the ultimate music and coffee café. Featuring live music from all over Colorado in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, you’ll be jivin’ easy in no time. Boasting a killer coffee list and incredible wines to boot, you can choose if you want to be awake-relaxed or sleepy-relaxed. Either way, you’re never going to want to leave the mountains. Open Mon – Fri 8 AM – 10 PM and Sun 8 AM – 8 PM. 

5. Thunder & Buttons

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If you’re looking for a dim-light joint where the drinks are strong and the music is low, head on down to Thunder and Buttons in Old Colorado City. Boasting old-school drinks and the charm to go with it, you’ll feel at home and ready to chill. This friendly joint offers American bar food and holds bingo and karaoke nights, making for many happy campers. By the way, what kind of knickers do clouds wear? Thunder-wear. Open daily 11 AM – 2 AM. 

4. Zodiac

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This local hotspot boasts events that will “blow your mind,” so we figured they were a worthy contender for our Top Ten Colorado Springs bar! Featuring something incredible every single night of the week—we think they will keep their word and blow your minds. Karaoke, burlesque dancers, ladie’s nights, voodoo and goth dancing, open mic nights, the list never ends! Come try some specialty cocktails and get your party on travelers—the possibilities are endless. Open daily 2 PM – 2 AM.

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3. Storybook Brewing

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It wouldn’t be Top 10 Colorado Springs clubs without multiple breweries on the list, are we right? Storybook Brewing is an uber-cool company serving up nano-brews in small-batches, the ultimate craft beer experience. Their hip venue features chairs made out of barrels, so you can truly experience the magic of the brewing process. Come taste the flavor of Colorado and get your mountain relaxation on. Open Tues – Thurs 4 PM – 9 PM, Fri – Sat 2 PM – 10 PM, and Sun 1 PM – 6 PM.

2. Kinfolks

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If you’ve got the driftin’ spirit in your soul and you came to Colorado to experience the happy hippie side of life, Kinfolks in Manitou Springs is where you want to be. Serving stellar beers on tap, a wine list that will make your heart sing, and live music playing every night, the good people at Kinfolks give you all the ingredients you need to make an unforgettable experience. Life is better slowed down, come check out the pace at Kinfolks. Open Sun – Thurs 4 PM – 10 PM and Fri - Sat 4 PM – 12 AM.

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1. Gold Camp Brewing

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No surprise here: earning the number one spot for our Top 10 Colorado Springs watering holes is Gold Camp Brewing, where the beer flows easy and the music never stops. This amazing establishment serves some of the best ales in the area inside of a cool, modern environment. Gold Camp even dishes out some delicious American eats alongside their brews to make your tummy happy. Come on down to Gold Camp Brewing and feel the brew, a.k.a. the love. Open Tues – Thurs 4 PM – 10 PM, Fri 4 PM – 12 AM, Sat 12 PM – 12 AM, and Sun 1 PM – 8 PM. 

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