A Second Cup
Taps: 23 / Bottles: 8
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.58/5 rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
My wife and I bought dinner here, and I didn't have any beer but got to look at the selection and listen to the bar tender. The food wasn't very good, pretty much typical greasy breakfast/lunch/dinner truck-stop diner quality. I think we could have eaten as well at Village Inn, but the prices were reasonable for the quality of the food, so I suppose I can't complain. There are around 20 beers on tap, and maybe one or two bottled. They had some impressive Colorado beers that you can't usually find on tap CO Springs, and for that I give them 4.5 for selection. The bartender pouring beer actually did know how to pour a pint and knew what he was talking about in describing beer. The atmosphere was an odd mixture of sports bar, low-end eatery, and upper middle class hangout. Not much on the walls other than some of the usual craft brewerania. I don't see why you would come here other than if you were seeking a specific beer that wasn't on tap anywhere else in CO Springs. If you are flying or driving through don't waste your time here when you could go to Trinity (more taps, dynamic atmosphere, and their own beer), The Warehouse (upscale atmosphere), Phantom Canyon (better sports bar feel and their own beer), or 15C.
10-28-2010 01:59:29 | More by allforbetterbeer
4.6/5 rDev +12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This is definitely a hidden gem in the Colorado Springs area. It's located in a strip mall in a residential area, known locally as a "breakfast place", and the exterior is not flashy, but don't let that stop you from experiencing the best balanced and quality taps in the region.
They have 20 taps and none are light yellow fizzy beers (unless you count PBR). Always a good lineup of IPAs and Double IPAs (Ska Modus Hoperandi and Decadent, Dogfish 60 and 90, Avery Maharaja, and New Belgium Ranger). They usually have rotating New Belgium, Avery, Ska, Dogfish Head, Left Hand, and Stone taps as well. They have some taps you won't find anywhere else in Colorado Springs. They also support local breweries such as Black Fox (great belgiums!!), Bristol, and Trinity.
I think 2nd cup and Trinity have the best taps in town. Trinity does have a better atmosphere and they make their own beer, but I think 2nd cup is better because I like their food better, all their beers are pint pours (unlike Trinity's 10 oz. pours), and the beers and food are reasonably priced!
Also if you have a chance, sign up for their beer and food dinners. I just went to the Stone dinner and for $39 had 6 great Stone beers with refills paired with 5 excellent food courses. A rep from Stone gave out prizes and discounted merchandise. It was a blast!
05-05-2010 18:41:14 | More by Norsebrew
A Second Cup in Colorado Springs, CO
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.