Kinfolk's Mountain Outfitters
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Reviews by drumrboy22:
4.5/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a great place that's easy to pass up if you're not looking for it. They've got a small shop in the front with backpacking and biking gear for sale. In the back is a great little bar with a solid selection. They have 8 taps all pouring great beers.
On my visit, they had local taps from Arctic Brewery - Raspberry Wheat and Bristol - Edge City Mild. They also had a beer from Dillon Dam - RIS and Steamworks - Colorado Kolsch. The remaining taps were from outside Colorado. DFH - 90 min, Stone - Arrogant Bastard, Kona - Springboard Lager and Deschutes - Black Butte Porter.
They had a bunch of bottled beers as well, but with such a great lineup on tap, I didn't look at their bottle list.
This is a really great place. They've got a beautiful wooden interior overlooking the stream below. The walls have trail maps from the surrounding area and trail guides and magazines that are there to flip through while you hang out at the bar. The staff is helpful and friendly and I really enjoyed my visit. Well worth checking out.
07-20-2007 15:54:31 | More by drumrboy22
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a nice little spot located in down town Manitou Springs. It is a bar, restraunt, lounge and boutique all rolleed into one.
Nice laid back, hippyish atmosphere. Small sized bar with a good selection of quality beers on tap. No bud light or coors here.
I think last time I was in they had Left Hand Milk Stout, Arogant Bastard and a few others. Its a fairly quite place for its location. Doesn't seem ato attract the brash Harley Gangs.
I have not had any food, but I hear it is quite good. They use only organic ingredients I am told.
Overall, one of the better places in the springs in my opinion.
09-08-2008 22:45:15 | More by rye726
4.2/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in here on a Sunday afternoon. Walked right into a local place that was extra friendly. Could not have asked for a better crowd. People enjoy good beer and good music. Very mellow and down to earth guys and gals. Have not many of these places outside of Washington. I was impressed. The bar is the majority of the business. Wood floors and a stage where a local guy Grant Sabin was playing away on the stage. I am a new spokesman for him. Lots of talent!!! 8 taps on at the time to include Stone AB, an awesome Trippel, Avery Brown, Widmer Hefe and a few more. Bottle selection was good too. Picked up a Slipknot and the SKA Imperial Porter. The owner and bartender Josh are very beer savy. Of all the places I have visited around CO Springs area this was the best so far. A must if in the area.
03-10-2008 19:03:44 | More by barleywinefiend
4.58/5 rDev +5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My hometown featured a real estate office/barber shop, but this is the second-most unusual hybrid business I've ever found.
I cannot vouge for the mountain gear, but the overall beer experience was a strong one. The staff have a thorough knowledge of beer and are eager to share it.
The number of taps is relatively small, but all are of high quality and there are several excellent bottle selections as well. I especially liked the variety, with stouts, IPAs, fruit beers, and more all well-represented.
The night I was there, there were a couple of live music acts. They were just a few notches above mediocre, but it sure beat silence.
Beer, backpacks, and banjos make for an unusual mix, but I recommend this place.
06-14-2007 06:40:18 | More by Bierliebhaber
4.36/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I must have passed by this place dozens of times walking through Manitou Springs. I shook my head in confusion because I didn't recognize this place at night when compared to what it looks like during the day. What they do with this place with little effort is a great idea. It's a little climbing/sports store with a Prana advertisement on the wall, plenty of Chris Sharma posters, and even a cinema advertisement signed by Royal Robbins. Nice little cubby hole.
On the night of my visit, the main floor was cleared out with some simple and mismatched wooden chairs spread out with a few department store fold-out "TV dinner" tables adequately distributed. It was a cozy and informal setting with the impromptu setting giving it plenty of charm.
They had a great kid playing the blues that night. If you ever notice this guy's name written on the chalkboard (Grant Sabin), schedule a visit, he was amazing. This young 16 year old's blues feel was well ahead of his years. I hope I got his name right, he's got mad skills and could use more word of mouth advertisement.
Beer choice was a welcome sight and typical for the beatnik community which seems to emphasize individuality. There was a good selection on tap with plenty more available in bottles. I chose the Black Butte Porter on tap and was more than happy for the evening. The bartender was very attentive and seemed to have a sixth sense or radar which detected somebody approaching her bar with an empty pint glass.
It's location was way across town from me, but if my girlfriend and I are in the area it's definitely a friendly stop as long as one of us is the DD. Not the place to bring a big noisy crowd, but a nice little spot for a good brew and pleasant company.
05-05-2007 15:45:03 | More by SaltyLime
4.56/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Based on multiple visits, I'm bumping up atmosphere. Food is a no-go other than snacks..
This place just changed management last week ( I believe frank & his wife; whose name i didn't catch); so this review is a blank slate since I've never been in there for a beer.
Frank was supper helpful & enthusiastic about beer; coolest place in manitou & that's saying something. But it is an outfitter store with a bar. having said that ; that extremely cute cute gal with the 2 dogs out the back window didn't detract! Live music in the evening & nice quiet place otherwise, just conversation & low volume music
All beers tried were great
8 beers on tap & you can a sample of each for $8. Arrogant bastard, winter warlock, hazed & confused, 23, winter warlock & bristol's gov't malt liqour ( not my bag baby) & artic fruit beers ( rasberry wheat & peach lager). Plus 2 bristol beers & old foghorn in the bottle.
They plan on doing soup & sandwiches
$4.50 pints. I wish them luck; this place should do okay. Makes me think I should open a diveshop somewhere with 10-13 taps?
10-08-2006 02:57:55 | More by russpowell
4/5 rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a weird little place. Weird in a good way that is. Literally, it is an eight tap bar in the back of an outdoor equipment store. Yet, somehow they manage to pull the juxtaposition off: there are comfy chairs in the back overlooking the creek that runs through town, nice wooden stools at the bar, and a decent selection of outdoorsy books and maps to peruse while enjoying a beer. The real anomaly here is the selection of brew's they've got...eight well-chosen taps of craftbeer, ranging from Guiness to Bristol's Edge City beers to Allagash white. Whoever runs this place is definitely going for something out of the ordinary in virtually every aspect of bar ambience.
From what I gathered, this place gets packed when they have concerts--yet another unlikely use of their store/space--and I can also imagine that the mountain biking and climbing crowds flock here for end-of-day drinks throughout the summer.
If you happen to be in Manitou Springs, definitely check this place out. It may not be the world's greatest bar, but it certainly challenges all conventional notions of what a bar even is.
03-30-2006 20:59:05 | More by benito
4.72/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
Ah Kinfolks, such an oasis in the boutique-lined streets of Manitou. At first glance it appears, and is, a mountain outfitter shop but wend your way through the bikes, coats, and prAna and you will be rewarded with a little granite-topped bar. Behind the bar you will find 7-8 taps with carefully thought out, local or exceptional craft beer. It's $4.00 for a 20oz pour of any one of the beers, which are always fresh and the lines always clean.
There is a little bit of seating in a kind of huge bay window that has been built out over Soda Springs, and the windows are usually open and at night you can feel the cool waft up from the spring.
Make no mistake, Kinfolks is the most welcoming, friendly-to-all example of a *real* pub we have in Colorado/Manitou Springs. You can usually find someone else enjoying a pint who is ready for a little conversation or to share hiking stories.
Beers usually on tap include: Arrogant Bastard, Avery IPA, Lefthand Porter, Bristol Edge City offering, Stone IPA, Hazed and Infused and a variety of seasonal and rotating taps. The owners are always looking for suggestions for the next beer to go on tap so visit and let them know!
08-04-2005 01:57:46 | More by randal
Kinfolk's Mountain Outfitters in Manitou Springs, CO
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