Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

Phantom Canyon Brewing CompanyPhantom Canyon Brewing Company
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Phantom Canyon Brewing CompanyPhantom Canyon Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

2 East Pikes Peak Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903
United States

(719) 635-2800 | map

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Reviews by mikeys01:
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4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
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 Pike’s 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 can’t 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 I’ve 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 wasn’t 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 it’s hoppin’.

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Photo of basicoutdoors
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of spoony
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

V-Phantom Canyon is a large brewpub located in downtown Colorado Springs. It has a definite early 2000s "brewpub vibe" but there is not tacky crap on the walls and the space is actually kinda cool with mid-century touches to compliment the high ceilings and older wood. The space is big but there was a waitlist for tables and the 20-seat bar was nearly full when I visited on random Tuesday night. I heard it was graduation week crowds.

Q-I only had one full beer, an experimental pale ale; it was pretty terrible. The small taster I had of the another beer was more average quality. Will need to re-visit.

Ser-The staff was hustling to keep up with the crowd. They were friendly too. Beers were served promptly but in the dreaded shaker pint glass and with very little head. I asked a few questions about the beers, which were answered, but I did not want to keep the staff from serving other people.

Sel-Phantom Canyon had 18 beers on tap and one bottle (a 750 ml tripel) when I visited. The list covered all sorts of styles, including a sour, a few IPAs, and some more unique beers like a BA brown ale. No guest taps.

F-I had a turkey reuben with a side salad. Both were typical brewpub food, but well-executed with fresh ingredients. Do not expect haute cuisine here.

O-Phantom Canyon is an average brewpup. In a city with a ton of competition, that might hurt them, but in Colorado Springs, it might be worth a visit if you are in the area and need some grub and a pint.

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Photo of msumike89
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of erk0607
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of crow
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mkh012
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

A solid brewpub in the heart of Colorado Springs. Parking is limited, but if you're visiting and planning to walk around downtown for an hour or two, you can park right behind the building for $5.

It's a big place with a lot of tables, but it didn't feel too packed. Lively but tame.

The service was friendly but a bit slow. It took a while to seat three people with 4+ tables visibly open, but everyone was pleasant and helpful.

The beer is above average for a small brewpub but nothing special. The Alpenglow seemed to be the most popular on tap and was a pretty solid hefeweizen. A B+ hefe, while many American brewers fail to execute the style. Maybe a touch too sweet, but the orange and banana notes are there. I had a flight of four other beers: Succubus, Box Car. Streamliner, and a Session IPA whose name is escaping me. Succubus was a little harsh and unbalanced, but I enjoyed the other 3, particularly the Session. The beer is accessible and straightforward, but not necessarily to its detriment.

The food was actually very good. I was spoiled on my Colorado vacation by restaurants like Rioja and Panzano, so I wasn't quite blown away by the food at Phantom Canyon, but it was very solid pub food. The Bison Patty Melt was cooked perfectly and nicely seasoned. Better than beef, dare I say. A member of my party got the fried chicken, and it looked delicious as well.

Overall, I'd probably be a regular if I lived here. Not exceptional but very high quality.

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Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Mitchellrhen
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of daem3384
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of CreedeSon
4.03/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ravger
3.95/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Dcbelkot
3.14/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Marginal spot in town. they changed the menu to much and lost the quality.

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Photo of Benjhilmer
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of sohearn
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jihadFRANK
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Yagi1
3.2/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of bpatlen
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of kingpin1010
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of RyanCrawford
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jmculak
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of BcOneSeven
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Phantom Canyon Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO
Brewery rating: 44.7% out of 100 with 351 ratings
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