Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
Active Beers: 66
Beer Ratings: 290
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 43 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mikeys01:
4.47/5 rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
My wife and I visited Phantom Canyon over the weekend on a gray, rainy, cool Saturday that was too cloudy even to see Pikes Peak, but I must say PC brightened our spirits immensely. From the outside, looks like a pretty unassuming place, nothing flashy, in an older building in Old Downtown Colorado Springs.
Wandering inside, the place is pretty open, with lots of wood tables, a decent size bar in the middle, and the brewing area off in one corner. Walking by the bar, I could see a well populated chalked beer list (trademark of a decent place that rotates taps often enough in my opinion). There was a pretty good crowd at early lunchtime on Saturday. I think there were 8 or so beers on tap, with quite an impressive diversity of styles represented. I personally tried the Triple Treat and some variation on a Scotch ale, for which I cant recall the exact name. Both were quite tasty, even though the Treat was murky like a silty mudpuddle, talk about unfiltered!
Service was excellent, I dare say some of the best Ive had in a brewpub. Our server, clearly a beer enthusiast himself, offered detailed descriptions of the beers and freely offered up his favorites (and dislikes) when asked about the special tap offerings. The food menu wasnt huge, but had some very interesting offerings. Our food arrived quite quickly and our pint glasses were never empty. For food we tried the wild mushroom enchiladas and the chicken fried chicken, both of which were fantastic and way above average pub food. Definitely an enjoyable visit, nice atmosphere, would be fun to visit this place when its hoppin.
09-07-2006 02:41:19 | More by mikeys01
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4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Place was packed... I think an event was going on later nearby... anyway did a flight and really liked their barrel aged barleywine but unfortunately they were out of bottles. Service was good and the place had character... a presence I greatly enjoy in my brewpub experiences. Did not try any food. This is one of my favorite places in Springs I have visited and will probably be back someday...
03-14-2014 18:35:47 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
4.04/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs this place is more of a restaurant with an amazing beer selection than brewery. Great opportunities for flights with a large beer selection. Food was pretty spectacular (i would suggest the spicy chicken and waffles) and service was normal for restaurant
01-08-2014 18:41:55 | More by SavvyStudent
4.06/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $
a nice little post garden of the gods hike drink spot, right downtown. it looks like a chain type of place, all big and sprawling in an old city building. the tables are packed pretty close together, and its loud in there and busy on a Saturday afternoon. they had quite a few beers on, maybe ten, and the four I had were all over the map. the peated porter was exquisite, while the hefeweizen was poor, and the other two were about what I expected, better than average but not mind bending. the service though was fantastic. our waitress suggested a great dinner spot, steered us away from a sub par dessert, and was attentive and friendly even though she was very busy. we appreciated that a lot. did not eat, but it looked like slightly better than average pub fare. the best part was the price, just 2.75 per beer, as it was happy hour. we certainly got good bang for our buck here, and will probably be back to try the often rotating lineup of beers.
06-02-2013 17:09:06 | More by StonedTrippin
4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
I had an overnight stay in Colorado Springs, and always try to seek out a brewpub wherever I travel, so this was a good find.
Located in a really nice area of downtown Colorado Springs, but with very little parking. I couldn't find a meter at 5:00, so I had to pay $4.00 for the lot across the street which was a little disappointing.
I had 2 pints on this visit, the Streamliner IPA, and also the Cascade Amber Ale. The Streamliner was an overall decent IPA. Had a different finish to it, tasted like weed (not that I've done weed, but...), but overall was pretty good. The Cascade Amber ale didn't live up to expectations as described as hoppy, floral and citrus. I felt it was much more of a malt backbone ale with not a lot of hop presence. I had a sample of the barleywine as well which was good.
The highlight of this visit was the meal. I had the lemon tabasco fried chicken which was out of this world. A fried chicken breast with a wonderful sauce that had distinctive hints of Tabasco, lemon and bleu cheese chunks. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. I also ordered a cup of the blonde ale and smoked gouda cheese soup that was forgotten about by the server. By the time the entree arrived, I wasn't going to go back and ask for the soup, so I just let it go. She did tell me when asked about the lemon tabasco fried chicken that it was the best thing on the menu, and it wasn't on the bill, so I can't hold the soup against her too much. I believe the entree was under $10 as well.
Happy Hour is 3 - 6 and they have $2.75 pints - quite a good deal for a brewpub. All in all, a good visit, great atmosphere, friendly service, decent beers and great food. I believe they had around 10-12 of their beers on tap, and one that was on cask. If ever in the Springs again, I'd like to spend a little more time there and sample more food / beers.
02-29-2012 15:31:34 | More by StLThrash
Phantom Canyon Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO
90 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.