Bars & Clubs
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These places are great for happy hour or just going to with a few friends to socialize.
New Primitivo Wine Bar and Restaurant, 28 S. Tejon. 473-4900
Features over 100 selections of wine and serves Mediterranean cuisine, sports a cigar room, and has live jazz on Mondays and Tuesdays.Entertaintment
*** Flying Dog Pub (formerly Phantom Tap Room), 5079 N. Academy Blvd. 264-1800
Great food, great service and great beers. If you like the Phantom Canyon downtown you will love this smaller north-side version.
*** The Ritz, 15 S. Tejon (downtown). 635-8484
This is the spot where all the professionals hang out... Why is this? Great food, great drinks and great bands. The only drawback about the Ritz is there's not a lot of room, so you need to get there early.
*** Phantom Canyon Brewing Company, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 635-2800
Specializes in a variety of unique dishes, and has microbrewed beers as well. Great renovation of an old building. Features an upstairs pool room. Phantom Canyon is a great place to hang out with your friends.
** Thunderridge Brewery, S. Tejon
This huge microbrewery has great food and bands on the weekends.
*** Judge Baldwin's, 4 S. Cascade Ave. 473-5600
Judge Baldwin's was the first microbrewery in town. They have great appetizers and great beer. Try the amber if you go. You can get your beers in yards and half yards as well. Now they have live bands on Wednesday.
** Hops Bar and Grill, 975 North Academy Blvd. (Citadel Crossing). 380-7100
New microbrewer in town. If you're interested in some new microbrews then check this one out. They also have great food.
** The Fish Market, 775 W. Bijou. 520-3474
Great views of the city. Nice bar with billards and great appetizers.
** Old Chicago
3 locations: 118 N. Tejon (downtown), 634-8812; 7115 Commerce Center Dr. (I-25 and Woodman), 593-7678; 4110 N. Academy Blvd. (Austin Bluffs and Academy), 536-0633
Old Chicago boasts the greatest selction of bottled beer (over 110 brews). They specialize in pizzas and are a great place to watch sporting events.
*** Cowboys, Rustic Hills and North Academy Blvd. 596-1212
Plays old and new music. The age group ranges from 23 to 45. They also serve food. The best nights are Thursday (lady's night), Friday and Saturday.