Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 273
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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4.78/5 rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
They redid an old train station and it is very nice. Restaurant styled with lots of tables and a small outdoor area corded off. The bartender was very helpful, alert, and knowledgable about the beers. I got the flight and it was described in detail for each beer. They didn't mind sharing ingredients and timings.
Very good atmosphere. Upscale, and downtown. Balanced and delicious beers. Quick and kind service topped things out. Awesome little spot with tons of choices. Looking at the menu, looked upscale and tasty. Nice, clean, well lit, and friendly. Overall a great little hangout.
09-01-2011 02:35:33 | More by JayS2629
4.68/5 rDev +16.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is our gang's fave hangout. If I were to own a bar, this is what it'd be like. Not overly pretentious, yet sophisticated enough to draw crowds of every age. The beers are very good and rotate often (including seasonals), most of which are outstanding (i.e. during the Winter the Honey Lovin' Ale - which is actually listed as a mead I believe - absolutely rocks'; during Summer the Blueberry Ale has just enough hint of blueberry without being overly sweet). The food is far above the norm, and service and quality are top notch. Doesn't hurt to have a whole smoke free level of pool tables on the second floor (above the main bar/dining area). Great place!
06-22-2007 21:11:25 | More by ElitheBeerMan
4.65/5 rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Phantom Canyon is the brew pub in Colorado Springs. Every time I've gone there I've left happy (one reason is that I've never paid, but that's another story).
For the premise its self, its in a old building in the middle of downtown so that adds plenty of character. They have a pool hall upstairs, and side room, and the main dinning room/bar. The side room is a good place to go to have a more relaxing dinner.
The food is excellent and there's a great selection. A little expensive for a college budget, but then I go when I'm not paying.
Beers are great. Railyard and Cascade are my favorites, but I haven't gotten to sample all of them yet.
Staff is friendly, fast, and courteous.
One of my favorite places to go in the Springs
11-21-2005 03:03:28 | More by BrewRunner
4.55/5 rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited Phantom Canyon for a late lunch on Mother's Day 2005.
I sat at the bar, right near the tap box to get a chance to discuss the beers with the bartender. I sampled the Peated Porter (my first smoked beer, but it won't be my last), the Brown Ale, and on the recommendation of another patron, the Hefeweizen. All were excellent, but I went with the IPA for my pint, also excellent.
Lunch was their hot pastrami and swiss sandwich with fries - a good choice, but a hard one to make since many other things on the menu looked good.
I recommend Phantom Canyon to anyone passing through Colorado Springs and will stop again myself when in the neighborhood.
05-15-2005 00:19:59 | More by slyke
4.47/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
My wife and I visited Phantom Canyon over the weekend on a gray, rainy, cool Saturday that was too cloudy even to see Pikes Peak, but I must say PC brightened our spirits immensely. From the outside, looks like a pretty unassuming place, nothing flashy, in an older building in Old Downtown Colorado Springs.
Wandering inside, the place is pretty open, with lots of wood tables, a decent size bar in the middle, and the brewing area off in one corner. Walking by the bar, I could see a well populated chalked beer list (trademark of a decent place that rotates taps often enough in my opinion). There was a pretty good crowd at early lunchtime on Saturday. I think there were 8 or so beers on tap, with quite an impressive diversity of styles represented. I personally tried the Triple Treat and some variation on a Scotch ale, for which I cant recall the exact name. Both were quite tasty, even though the Treat was murky like a silty mudpuddle, talk about unfiltered!
Service was excellent, I dare say some of the best Ive had in a brewpub. Our server, clearly a beer enthusiast himself, offered detailed descriptions of the beers and freely offered up his favorites (and dislikes) when asked about the special tap offerings. The food menu wasnt huge, but had some very interesting offerings. Our food arrived quite quickly and our pint glasses were never empty. For food we tried the wild mushroom enchiladas and the chicken fried chicken, both of which were fantastic and way above average pub food. Definitely an enjoyable visit, nice atmosphere, would be fun to visit this place when its hoppin.
09-07-2006 02:41:19 | More by mikeys01
4.45/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Had dinner and drinks with a good friend here and I can see why it's his favorite. The atmosphere is good - nothing special, but plenty of room and not excessively noisy. A little cool temperature wise, but it warmed up as the place filled up.
Service was good especially when the waitress recommended getting that 2nd beer early while it could still be had a happy hour prices.
I would put selection, food, and quality in the same category here. The food was very good and the beer was as well. The Hefeweizen had all the things you want in an American wheat (hint of sweet and citrus) and their porter had great color and coffee/chocolate smells. They had IPAs and other house beers on tap as well as beer by the bottle and they provided the right classes for the beer chosen. The food was just right in portions and the desserts were huge for their price.
Overall I'm quite impressed and should I be this way again, I'll definitely stop in again.
05-05-2010 02:47:00 | More by damndirtyape
4.45/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Bristol and Trinity were a lot of fun during my trip to Colorado Springs, but Phantom Canyon was the hidden jewel.
This place wasn't even on my list of places to stop by, and I ended up there one evening simply because it was across the street from hotel we were staying in, and I was floored.
Wonderful, large space with a relaxed atmosphere. the food is surprisingly good, and the beer exceptional.
I went back a couple days later when I had a few free minutes and read a book at the bar while enjoying a couple happy hour beers. the prices are good all the time, but the prices during happy hour are insanity. When i went in and ordered the bar tender served me 20 minutes before happy hour and said that if i nursed the beer i could pay during the happy hour time and get the discounted price...crazy nice.
met a couple dudes who work for the GABF at the bar who were doing a beer tour, and they were as impressed as I.
02-18-2011 00:12:46 | More by corcoranjc
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here on summer vacation 2005. Was across the street at Judge Baldwins brewery first and needed something to wash the nasty taste out of my mouth from the beer there. I was impressed by the phantom canyon. It is a restaurant/brewpub type of a place that was a tad on the busy side when we were there. We sat at the bar and got very good service the entire time. Good selection of microbrews. They even had 2 different beers on cask, a smoked porter and an IPA. I had the IPA and it was excellent, I was actually a cask beer virgin and was impressed. Food was very good. Even better is that it was stumbling distance to our motel across the street at the Hilton. This place gets two thumbs up in my opinion, will for sure go back if I'm ever in the area again.
09-04-2005 07:26:16 | More by loren01
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5
Atmosphere: Phantom Canyon has the standard brewpub appearance: a converted warehouse with lots of brick and wood mixed in with large windows where you can see the brewing equipment. There's also a bit of Art Nouveau and modern style thrown into the mix. A very comfortable and eye-pleasing combination.
Quality: Overall, the quality of beer and food was quite good. The beers were consistent across the board, and while the summer seasonals were of a less interesting style, I'd drink any of them again.
Service: To put it plain...the service was outstanding. Our server was extremely attentive and knowledgable. In fact, when I asked for a sampler of their beers, she informed me that they were out of two of them, but still had six available. At the end of the meal, she gave me and my girlfriend one token each for a free beer to make up for the missing selections! This was a completely unexpected and very much appreciated surprise.
Selection: The selection was pretty good for both their beers and lunch entrees. On tap, they had the following: a blond ale, two kinds of amber ale, a cask IPA, a honey wheat, and a cream ale. They usually have a peated porter on their second hand-pump, but they were out when I was there. I was told that it would be available sometime later that day. They were also out of their hefeweizen. I saw a tap for a Scottish ale, but didn't ask about it. The food menu was well varied, with a selection that would please just about everyone...
Food: The food was also outstanding! My girlfriend had a grilled chicken breast covered with a honey beer mustard glaze over three grain rice with steamed veggies. I had smoked beef fajitas with fresh salsa and avocado. They were both fantastic, and we were surprised by how impressive both the flavor and appearance were considering the low prices. Great plate presentation for $7.50?!? That's nearly unheard of!
Good beer, great food, and wonderful service...how can you go wrong? Easily one of the most enjoyable brewpub experiences I've encountered. Highly recommended!
08-04-2003 17:41:47 | More by MJR
4.34/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
En route to the National Homebrewers Conference in Denver, our last brewpub stop before Denver was Phantom Canyon Brewing company.
Located in a 1900s building on a corner in downtown Colorado Springs. Plate glass windows wrap around the bar area, giving you a great view of Pike's Peak and downtown, as well as the hot blond in the short black skirt that worked for a local radio station.
We had two pints here. I had John's Mild Bitter and a blonde ale. My cousin had two pints of Blueberry Ale. He offered me a sip. I shoulda had the blueberry!
Lyle, the bartender, was from Chicago, and corrected our pronunciation of "We're on a mission from God" when we were explaining out destination. We exchanged jokes, and Lyle gave us his recommendations for brewpubs in Denver.
This was my favorite stop on the trip. A relaxed neighborhood atmosphere, with some outstanding beers, and a friendly staff. Next time, I'll try the food.
07-05-2007 22:05:12 | More by hiikeeba
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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO
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