Bristol Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.71/5
Bristol Brewing CompanyBristol Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

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

1604 S Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80906
United States

(719) 368-6120 | map
bristolbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
36
Ratings:
1,297
Reviews:
603
PLACE STATS
Score:
83
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of erk0607
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of crow
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of COR8RFAN
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Darhawk
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of tiitomireles
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Akeah
3.91/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SStein
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

i liked this place a lot, moved a few years ago into the old school across the street from where they were (a distillery of magnificent quality has moved in to their old spot). its a cool building and an awesome concept. about half the building designated to shops and other businesses, and half for the brewery. the equipment all the way on one side, and an awesome open bar area with a ton of space. it has a neat feel, like something i couldnt even have dreamed of in my head when i was a student at a place like this, has a rustic small towny feel to it, i love it there. the bar isnt all that interesting though, maybe they could have done more with the space, but whatever, its cool. i wished they had more beers on, most of the usual suspects were there, and just two i hadnt had before, a solid belgian pale ale, and a nice galaxy single hopped ipa. bartender was disinterested, but some of their other staff was hanging out and were cool to chat with, i had a nice time in here. all their beer is good, i have always thought bristol was underrated, but i would have loved a few more tap room exclusives. i was too late to eat, but their menu looks cool. overall one of those landmark places you just have to stop at when in colorado springs. such a unique feel, its like nothing else around. great re-purposing of the school!

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Photo of mirish72
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of CreedeSon
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of eppCOS
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

I'll be clear - I miss the old Bristol tasting room, before the owners moved into the new Ivywild building. Let me also be clear about the new building - it's an old school and a fantastic re-use of old space, so for that alone, Bristol is to be applauded. It's a great space - less intimate, but really interesting - and Bristol backs and supports all sorts of excellent community events and causes.
What's unfortunate is that the beer just isn't very good; it was never great, but it was better when the process was done by humans, rather than some giant German automated brewhouse via computer. There's just no soul or anything distinctive about the beer anymore. It hurts to actually say this. But hopefully after their "new belgium expansion syndrome," the owner will tune into the fact that the beer has to be improved.
Food is fine, but nothing mind-blowing - they need some pub food options (burger, fish 'n' chips, that kind of thing).

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Photo of mwaltz99
4/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Dcbelkot
2.05/5  rDev -43.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 1.75

This place really needs to get a reality check. no food ,beer is good,place is cool,but they are advertising food that is not available in the joint. go back to serving pretzels from a dog bowl.

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Photo of Benjhilmer
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Gotta visit Ivywild (building that Bristol is located in) if your in the Springs. So much fun with the shuffle board and cornhole set up not to mention it is in a old school with a TOTAL LOCAL VIBE, ive had many fun nights with buddies here. Beers are local favorites and I love all of them, the food at Ivywild is wonderful, local, and fresh! I only wish I could get my laughing lab and winter warlock here in Oregon.
O.B.D91

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Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of notdriving
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

What a cool place. Very unique. Really nice staff. Traveling from Philadelphia and immediately felt at home.

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Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Was impressed with their new digs, I see parking is still an issue...

The multi use facility is not a new idea, but a great addition for the Springs

Beer's aren't as good as they used to be about 10 years ago, but not bad. They just aren't near as daring as they used to be

Service was good/polite

Selection was lacking about 8 different taps, but at least there were a couple of nitro options

Food choices looked promising, didn't partake

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Photo of Tcam12
4.47/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of infinitebruner
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Our first stop on a self-guided brewery tour of Colorado Springs, and it was a great start to our day.
First, the taproom is in a renovated old schoolhouse that has been converted into a really cool community center. Very unique location because of that. The tap room is well-lit, very open, seemed pretty family-friendly, and have cool, knowledgeable staff.
Beers were all interesting, if not necessarily outstanding, and they had a pretty sizable selection on tap. There were also more to-go in the neighboring gift shop. Service was very good.
Food was limited, but we had some excellent baked pretzels and cheese curds. Both pretty basic but the perfect snack/nosh while trying brews.

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Photo of mecmd
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jihadFRANK
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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Bristol Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, CO
3.71 out of 5 based on 1,297 ratings.
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