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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
Active Beers: 52
Beer Ratings: 270
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2 East Pikes Peak Ave
phone: (719) 635-2800
(Place added by: RBorsato)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 41 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $
I went here with a friend who lives in the Springs as she had been here before and thought I would enjoy it. I tried 4 oz samplers of 5 of their beers and found them to be pretty good across the board. Surprisingly, they didn't charge me for the samples. I didn't try any of their food. We played pool for an hour and got a pint of the excellent hefe-weizen...all for just $6, and it wasn't even happy hour or at the discounted pool rates. The Triple was overwhelmingly yeasty and quite awful. Service was prompt and courteous. I would go here again.
09-12-2006 19:41:40 |
More by Mitchster
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
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
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visisted this a couple weeks ago while on vacation and looking for local CO brews. I immdeiately liked the place from the outside, being located in old downtown Colorado Springs, in a renovated old building, instead of some strip-mall storefront. Inside was roomy, although the set-up leaned more toward the restaurant side, with tables throughout, than a bar setting, although there was a bar off to the side. The copper brewing vats were located just off the main dining room, and clearly visible for all, which added a nice touch. They had a selection of 6 different home-brews....I had the Phantom Canyon IPA, and was not dissppointed at all. The highlight of the food for me was a gouda cheese soup with golden ale, very rich and delicious. I also had the battered fish and chips from a menu that included both full meals and sandwiches. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food.
In summary, a pleasant place to eat with good beer and food.
07-03-2006 13:05:57 |
More by kimcgolf
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
I had lunch at Phantom Canyon earlier this week and was glad to have finally been able to make a visit there after all the good things I'd heard about it. The trip certainly proved to be enjoyable and worthwhile.
They were absolutely packed at lunch; it seems that half the people working in downtown Colorado Springs were stopping in. The pub's dining room shouts traditional brew pub, though it has some unique flashes--such as catchy artwork and a beautiful old bar in the center of the room. My service was prompt and friendly, and the menu, though filled with mostly standard pub grub, had some fun additions. My lamb burger was a great change of pace and really tasty.
And then the important thing: their beer. I'd had several of Phantom Canyon's brews at the Big Beers Festival in Vail and enjoyed them, though I believe that those were all seasonals. They had six or seven mainstay beers, including a cask smoked porter (very good) and a cask IPA (good, but nothing to write home about). They've also got an "Ask about our secret stash" sign up, which I did...they had a tasty oak-aged Scottish ale that I had a sample of. If I go back, I may try some of their other brews as well, but the porter and whatever the 'stash' is seem interesting and dependable.
For a traditional brewpub, this place has a few qualities that make it unique, and obviously the hometown crowd has adopted it as a local landmark. Next time I'm in the Springs, I'll be sure to stop in again to see what they've got on tap.
03-30-2006 20:41:12 |
More by benito
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Update 3/08/08 Quality & selection of beers has slipped. Like-wise for the food, evening menu scaled back a bunch. The main draw now: 2 ales on cask
A good all around destination. Food's great, super location (heart of downtown entertainment area), and pretty good beer. Last night 11 beers on offer to include 2 beers on hand pump that tasted cask conditioned, forgot to ask.
Very trendy layout only detractor for me: minimal separation between smoking/nonsmoking areas. Loads of local art on the wall and a wide open "warehouse" contribute to the atmosphere. Large billiards area upstairs
Beers range from average to very good. I recommend the Blonde, Peated Porter on handpump, The Barley Wine, Railyard Ale, & the IPA on handpump
Service in my 5 visits ranged from very good to outstanding. I haven't seen a huge turnover in staff in the 21 months I've frequented the place
Food is pretty impressive Can't go wrong their calamari, satay skewers, or the Gouda soup. Main Courses rock as well, the chicken fried steak is one of my personal favorites, but not many things I wouldn't devour there
Some dinner entrees can be pricey, but you can't beat the selection and variety of the food. The beer is still catching up to the kitchen, but that's a pretty high bar! Best combination of beer and food within Colorado Springs
01-22-2006 05:22:49 |
More by russpowell
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Was a change of pace from fast food and soda on a drive from Wisconsin to Arizona.
We really liked the feel of the town. Kind of a small town with class.
Being from the mid west, we loved having a local beer, watching the sun set over the mountains.
The stout was tasty. The scottish was odd, couldn't quite place the off spice/grassy flavors.
the best appetizer ever... bacon wrapped sirloin tips with mushrooms, crispy onions and mushroom gravy.
not much better than sirlion tips, stout and a mountain sunset.
need to include the town, and this pub in future travels.
12-30-2005 17:50:45 |
More by iron78
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
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
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here on summer vacation 2005. Was across the street at Judge Baldwins brewery first and needed something to wash the nasty taste out of my mouth from the beer there. I was impressed by the phantom canyon. It is a restaurant/brewpub type of a place that was a tad on the busy side when we were there. We sat at the bar and got very good service the entire time. Good selection of microbrews. They even had 2 different beers on cask, a smoked porter and an IPA. I had the IPA and it was excellent, I was actually a cask beer virgin and was impressed. Food was very good. Even better is that it was stumbling distance to our motel across the street at the Hilton. This place gets two thumbs up in my opinion, will for sure go back if I'm ever in the area again.
09-04-2005 07:26:16 |
More by loren01
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I visited this brewpub in Colorado Springs just after the GABF weekend.
This is a very comfortable brewpub located in "downtown" Colorado Springs. The pub is pretty good sized, with a bar area and two seating areas off to either side. There are large glass windows looking out onto the street, with the mountains in the distance. The decor is kind of "Old West". The floor, chairs, tables, bar, and ceiling are all wood, with ceiling fans. The bar itself was a nice, old wooden bar, with ornate wood behind the bar and holding a large mirror. The bar sat about 16.
The stainless steel brewing tanks were visible behind glass along a wall in the bar area. There are souvenirs (glasses, shirts, etc.) available at the front entance.
They had about 6-8 beers on tap when I visited. The selection was good. I liked the stout but the peated porter was OK. During my visit (a Sunday afternoon), it was happy hour with $2 pints, a great deal! We sampled some food, but only appetizers/snacks, which were good.
Overall this was a very comfortable brewpub with good beer. Stop in if you are in the area.
12-18-2004 21:57:01 |
More by UncleJimbo
Phantom Canyon Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO
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