Quality Inn & Suites Garden Of The Gods
555 W. Garden of Gods Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 593-9119
Fax: (719) 260-0381
Bars & Cafes
A sports bar might seem like a strange place to relax after a morning run, but the breakfast offerings at this place attract runners in droves. Evidently, runners consider it to be perfect for replacing all those burned-off calories. The afternoon and evening crowds are more impressed with the big-screen TV, disc jockeys and occasional live music. Beyond breakfast, the menu features old-fashioned American favorites like hamburgers and French fries. There is a full bar, but the beer selections are the most popular beverages.
This sophisticated looking bakery has become a landmark on busy Centennial Boulevard. Diners appreciate that there is a separate take-out area so as to eliminate the usual hurried bakery atmosphere. Sandwiches are a popular lunch item. Try a buttery, flaky croissant sandwich, and it will not matter which meat you choose—the croissant makes the sandwich all by itself. Daily chef specials include pasta and pizza. Dessert options are a sugar lover's dream. Buy a slice of carrot cake or take a whole one home. Also open for dinner.
With a rotating selection of artisan beers and a great selection of food, this is an enduringly popular brew pub with Colorado Springs locals. For entertainment, there are festival organized regularly, marathon runs that end with discounted beers and several happy hours drinks selections. The food is a moderately priced and is delicious; the Vegan Seitan Buffalo Wings is a particularly popular choice. Check the website for details of upcoming events and drinks and food specials.
Two-story and wood-paneled, this popular sports bar is a great place to hang out with all your sports-loving friends. Televisions are positioned all over the room, with pool tables and dart machines upstairs. It gets a little noisy from time to time, but the regulars certainly do not seem to care. You will not miss a minute of the sports action while emptying a bucket of cold beer and chomping on a thick, delicious cheeseburger, complete with French fries. Beyond burgers, the menu is very limited.
With plenty of comfortable couches and tables, Agia Sophia is perfect for relaxing or studying. They even have a selection of spiritually focused books, so you can pick one out if you didn't bring anything to read. If you're looking for a place to hold your book club meeting or other small event, they rent out a space that holds up to 15 people. They offer a great selection of espresso drinks as well as breakfast and lunch items.
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!
A true sign of this restaurant's popularity is that it is described as "where the locals eat." Casual and unassuming, it offers an umbrella-covered patio that provides a great perch for people watching along Old Colorado City's historic strip. Breakfast is served all day and includes all the usual fare as well as chicken fried steak, three egg omelets and eggs benedict. The lunch menu offers a varied selection of Mexican dishes, burgers, sandwiches and soup. Beer and wine are available.
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!
It is an odd mesh to find this French cafe-like gem in the Western themed historic district of Old Colorado City. Exposed brick walls, tall windows that lend for perfect people watching, and the heady scents of baking bread and freshly ground coffee make this a very popular stop. Espresso, cappuccino and lattes are all offered and make for perfect companions to its food menu of croissants, fruit plates, cheeses, breads and its highly praised French Onion soup. Late Sunday brunch features an omelet of the day.
This unusual family-owned complex offers two full-service liquor bars and a separate margarita bar. Two live bands play all types of music every Friday and Saturday, and the separate poolroom offers free pool every Tuesday and an 8-ball tournament on Thursdays. Several big-screen TVs ensure that all the major sports games can be seen. Both the main lounge and oyster bar feature full-service restaurants. The menu features calamari, grilled snapper, shrimp and catfish. Call for Sunday opening hours.
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.
At motif, you'll hear live jazz music playing on weekends-- a great backdrop for a night out. The decor is modern yet comfortable, with green couches and chairs on the patio and plenty of lounge space by the mosaic tiled wall inside. On the martini menu, you'll find such tasty options as the English Cucumber, made with cucumber infused vodka. The menu features small plates and desserts, including the white truffle fries and warm chocolate lava cake.