Econo Lodge North Academy
1075 Kelly Johnson Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Phone: (719) 260-6969
Fax: (719) 548-7414
Bars & Cafes
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.
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.
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.
A bar that is usually crowded with locals looking for a good time, the Copperhead Road is a country/western bar, serving cold beers, scintillating cocktails and sumptuous snacks. Since it opened in 2009, this bar has gradually carved a niche for itself in the nightlife scene of the city for being an establishment that offers warm service, entertaining live music, and great deals. Another aspect that appeals to customers is that there is no need to dress up to come here, as it is casual to the core. Call to know more.
Rock Bottom is situated close to Springs Ranch Golf Club, making it the ideal place to stop at for a post-game drink. The drinks menu features many an in-house beer, crafted by master brewer Jason Leeman. The seasonal Pumpkin Ale and the Winter Tartan Scottish Ale are two of the innovative beers you can chug down. However, beer is not all this First & Main Town Center brew pub has to offer; there is a complete menu of American cuisine, too. Starters like the brewery platter are perfect for sharing with the group before moving on to the mains. Cajun pasta, chipotle-agave salmon, chicken enchiladas and Tuscan chicken pasta are house favorites. Steaks, burgers, sandwiches and pizzas are also available. The many TV screens ensure you don't have to miss out on the live sporting action while you feast on the delicious food and beers.
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.
Come revisit your favorite old-school arcade games at Supernova. Have a beer while you're here, too! While you're dusting off your Pac Man skills, you can sip on your favorite drink. They have a great selection of classic games, including Donkey Kong, Pole Position, and Streetfighter. Supernova also offers a menu of burgers and sandwiches. With great happy hour specials, it's a great place to unwind, have some fun, and shoot for that high score!
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.
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.