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Phantom Canyon Brewing
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- Dining style Casual Dining
- Price $31 to $50
- Cuisines Brewery, American
- Hours of operation Lunch: Daily: 11:00am -5:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Website http://www.phantomcanyon.com/
- Payment options AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
- Dress code Casual Dress
- Executive chef Bon Hewlett
- Private party facilities The Phantom Canyon Banquet Hall occupies the entire third floor, with a full-size kitchen and a private bar dedicated exclusively to the needs of our banquet guests. Rows of arched windows offer stunning views; wood floors and 12-foot ceilings create an elegant atmosphere. Rooms can be configured to host groups from 20 to 200. Dinner parties, business meetings, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and corporate functions are just a taste of the options available to you. Our banquet staff is well-trained in the art of designing and executing successful events. The banquet director will guide you through the process of planning your special event, including menu and bar options, special decor, entertainment, and/or arranging audio-visual equipment. Your guests will be served food prepared by award winning chefs and pampered by our professional service staff. Please give us a call. Make an appointment to come in and take a look at our beautiful space!
- Private party contact Toni Lyons: (719) 635-2800
- Location 2 E Pikes Peak Ave, 0, Colorado Springs, 80903-1504
- Neighborhood Colorado Springs
- Cross street Cascade Avenue
- Parking details Downtown parking is ample and mostly paid. There are two large parking garages (Antler’s Hilton, across the street, and 2 blocks north on Cascade Ave). Two paid lots are available on the north and south side of the building. Metered spaces are available as well. Bring your quarters, as the meters run Monday-Saturday, from 9am-6pm.
- Public transit Closest bus stop is the terminal, located on Nevada Ave. and Kiowa St.
- Entertainment Geeks Who Drink, Thursday nights 8-10pm NFL Ticket during football season, Happy Hour and food specials during the game.
- Additional Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
ALL MEALS SERVED WITH A DRINK AND A SUNDAE
Fruit, Sweet Potato Fries, French Fries, Coleslaw, Raw Vegetables
CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS $7.00
with choice of side
GRILLED CHEESE $7.00
Corn dog $7.00.
full size corn dog on a stick with choice of side
MAC N CHEESE $7.00
noodles served with cheese sauce
FISH & CHIPS $9.00
battered fried fish served with fries
CHICKEN TENDERS $7.00
chicken tenders served with choice of side
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- 4.2 Service
- 4.2 Ambience
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Phantom Canyon Brewing is rated 4.1 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.
2 E Pikes Peak Ave, 0, Colorado Springs, 80903-1504
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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company Celebrates 30 Years
Colorado Springs’ oldest brewery turns 30 with legacy brews, a community party and a whole lot of history.
Imagine Colorado Springs without any breweries. Or if you’re a long-time resident, remember back a few decades. Thirty-one years ago, there were no microbreweries in the Springs. Unless you knew, or were, a home-brewer, you were out of luck drinking any beer made locally. That changed when a visionary Denver brewer and restaurateur named John Hickenlooper saw the potential in a condemned downtown building and a market just waiting to be tapped, literally. Now Phantom Canyon Brewing Company is celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout November with a food drive, four new brews in honor of four of its first employees and a community birthday party.
Since 1993, Phantom Canyon has been a community staple and leading brewpub in the heart of downtown. Now its historic, beautifully renovated location includes a high-ceilinged restaurant with an ornate historic bar, a hip billiards hall, a scenic second-story patio and a large third-floor event space that I can attest is a beautiful venue for wedding receptions. In 1989 though, the Cheyenne Building came within weeks of demolition thanks to a parking lot deal that fell through and a historic preservation designation.
Built in 1901, the Cheyenne Building originally was the office for the western terminus of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad and a hotel for its railroad employees. Through the years, it served as a different cheap hotel and housed various retail tenants with the sandstone visage of its namesake Cheyenne Chief Two Moons overseeing it all on the corner of Cascade and Pikes Peak avenues.
Before he would go on to serve as Denver mayor, Colorado governor and Colorado senator, Hickenlooper bought the building in 1991 with the vision of a fresh gastropub that blended old-style brewing in the building’s renovated historic character. The time was right, with Colorado at the forefront of the growing craft brewing movement. Hickenlooper’s team had opened Colorado’s first brewpub, Wynkoop Brewing Company, in 1988 and watched it serve as one of the earliest catalysts for Denver’s LoDo revitalization. New Belgium Brewing opened in Fort Collins in 1991. And microbreweries across the U.S. were growing tenfold from 100 breweries nationwide in 1985 to 1,000 in 1995, according to the Brewers Association. Colorado Springs was ready to join the movement. With another nod to local history and the rugged beauty of the Pikes Peak region’s Gold Belt, Hickenlooper and company named their new brewery Phantom Canyon and opened in 1993.
Thirty years later, Phantom Canyon is still going strong, even recently earning a spot among our Best Breweries in Colorado Springs list. Much credit goes to head brewer Charles McManus, who has infused the brewery’s legacy with a resurgence of creativity since taking the helm in 2018. McManus centers his brews on the Colorado seasons. He loves to focus his tappings around local agriculture, allowing Phantom Canyon to feature seasonal tappings year-around.
In honor of the brewery’s 30th anniversary, McManus worked with four of the brewery’s original employees — a telling sign that they are still on staff — to create four new exclusive legacy brews. The Two-Headed Shauna, a double IPA, is already on tap. The brew is named after Shauna Stewart, who has been with Phantom for 23 years and whose daughter Eden also works at Phantom. As a self-proclaimed “IPA gal,” Shauna wanted to brew a big, bold and ultra-hoppy double IPA. Phantom used mountains of Citra and Centennial hops for over-the-top aromatics in the dangerously drinkable hop bomb.
The other legacy beers are the Pop’s Porter, named after Jimmy “Pops” Schmidt; the Cascade Amber, named after Johnny Mills; and the Peppermint Patty’s, a chocolate peppermint imperial stout named after Patty Lovekin.
All the legacy beers will be on tap at Phantom Canyon’s 30th birthday, which happens Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. The brewery will be partying like it’s 1993 with a DJ, dinner buffet option, party decor, prizes, legacy beers, a holiday barleywine and chance to meet the brewers. The party happens on the brewery’s third floor, and admission is free. You can find the details at @phantomcanyon .
We don’t expect Senator Hickenlooper to be in attendance, but it’s a great opportunity to raise a glass in gratitude to the vision of Phantom Canyon and the Colorado Springs craft beer scene it helped to usher in.
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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
Located in the heart of downtown, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company has been serving Colorado Springs since 1993. Our first floor hosts a full service restaurant with an eclectic menu and spacious seating for small to large parties of all ages.
Enjoy traditional pub fare and upscale comfort food while sipping on our delicious handcrafted brews or a cocktail from our full bar. Be sure to look through the north windows of our dining room to catch a glimpse of our brewing staff making the best beer in Colorado Springs.
Take in the stunning views of downtown Colorado Springs and the mountains while relaxing on either of our outdoor patios (located on our first and second floors), or head to our billiards hall on the second floor for a game of pool, corn hole, or darts. With over 16 beers on tap, delicious food, two full bars, and 10 pool tables - Phantom Canyon has something for everyone!
Reservations: Reservations Recommended
- Gluten-Free Options
- Vegetarian Options
- Air Conditioning
- Beer & Wine
- Lounge or Bar
- Patio Dining
- Private Dining Room(s)
- TV - Satellite
- WIFI - Free Throughout
- ADA Compliant
- Family/Kid Friendly
- Late-Night Service
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Large Groups of over 18 people will need to call into the restaurant. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you here soon!
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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado
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- By: Filip Mazurczak
photo by: teofilo/Flickr/CC BY-2.0
Located in the historic Cheyenne building, Phantom Canyon Brewing Company is the perfect combination of history, local beer, and Friday-night fun.
Micro brewing is a booming business in America, and Colorado has some of the nation's best beers on tap. If you’re a fan of local brews but also have a keen interest in history and are looking for a good place to party on the weekends, then the Phantom Canyon Brewing Company in Colorado Springs is the perfect place for you.
Phantom Canyon can proudly claim to be the first restaurant in downtown Colorado Springs to have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. It's located in the historic Cheyenne building, a 1901 edifice that initially served as the local office for the western terminus of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. During that time, the second and third stories served as a hotel for employees of the railroad system.
The Cheyenne building derives its name from Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne tribe, who participated in what has come to be known as Custer’s Last Stand and other confrontations with the federal government in the 1870s. The Native American leader’s visage hangs over the corner of the front entrance to brick sandstone building. Elsewhere, the steel door that used to lead to the building's safe now leads to the office of Brewmaster Alan Stiles.
photo by: Cavalier92/Flickr/CC BY-NC ND 2.0
The corner of the Cheyenne Building is adorned with the visage of Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne tribe.
The Cheyenne building didn’t serve the railroad system for long. Between 1909 and 1963, it was a cheap hotel (for tourists, not railroad workers). In the 1970s and '80s, there were plans for its demolition before the building was saved by the creation of a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone.
In 1991, Wynkoop Brewing Company purchased and restored the building. Phantom Canyon Brewing Company opened there two years later. The building was most recently renovated in 2015.
If you go to Phantom Canyon today, you just might bump into a celebrity. Daryl Hannah, Kris Kristofferson, Kevin Costner, and country star Steve Earle (of "Galway Girl" fame) have all been spotted sipping a cold one here.
But Phantom Canyon isn’t just a great place to have a beer; It’s also a hub for Friday and Saturday night entertainment. It boasts the largest billiard hall in Colorado Springs, which can be found on the second floor.
In addition to 10 pool tables, the second floor features several big screen TVs and dartboards, as well as a jukebox to play all the nostalgia-inducing hits you could dream of. Be sure to come early, though, because the billiard hall gets crowded during happy hour and late nights.
Meanwhile, the locale’s rooftop patio, which seats 75 guests, is a great place to enjoy some brew and excellent food in the summer months.
The Phantom Canyon Brewing Company is a unique blend of history, fun, and great beer. A visit there is certainly an experience you won’t forget anytime soon.
Location: 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Hours: Seven days a week, 11:00 a.m.-last call.
You're having: Lemon-peppered Tabasco chicken downed with one of the brewery's many specialty beers.
Best Yelp review: "Visited PBC for dinner because of the great Yelp reviews! We happened to arrive at the start of happy hour! I ordered the Lamb Bbq sandwich - with blackberry bbq sauce, pearl onions, and carrot slaw on an onion rosemary bun. It was absolutely delicious! Everyone thought their meals were perfect and we will definitely be back! Lovley atmosphere and location, too! "
photo by: Alexa Hubbard
Enjoy a cold one, some great food, and views of the Rockies on Phantom Canyon's rooftop patio.
With 10 tables, Phantom Canyon boasts the biggest pool hall in Colorado Springs.
Filip Mazurczak was an editorial intern at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He previously worked as a freelance journalist, translator, and editor. He is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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