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Best bars with live music in Colorado Springs area

Colorado Springs has an active live-music scene. Here are the ten best places to catch live music as voted on by Gazette readers in our 2017 Best of the Springs magazine.
For more Gazette lists, check out our lists page.

Benny’s Restaurant & Lounge

#10: Benny’s Restaurant & Lounge 

Review from
"What a blast we had visiting this bar/restaurant!! There was a great band, we walked in to friendly bartenders and friendly patrons." 

Address: 517 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905



#9: Mill Hill Saloon

Gazette reader comment:

"Best live band selection in town for country music."

Address: 1668 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Jeffery Alan Band Facebook


#8: The Cow Pub and Grill

Gazette reader comment:

"Great atmosphere and one of the best waitresses/bartender in the area."

Address: 5885 Stetson Hills Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

The Cow Pub and Grill Facebook


#7: Thunder And Buttons II

Gazette reader comment:

"Eat and have beverages here often.  Great atmosphere and great food"

Address: 2415 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Max Morse, The Gazette

Johnny’s Navajo Hogan

#6: Johnny’s Navajo Hogan

Gazette reader comment:
"Convenient location, awesome beehive atmosphere, and great live music!"

Address: 2817 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80907


#5: Axe And the Oak Distillery

Gazette reader comment:

"Love this place so much!"

Address: 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette

Back East Bar & Grill

#4: Back East Bar & Grill

Gazette reader comment:
"This place has the best wait staff in town and the live music is always exemplary."

Address: 1455 Cipriani Loop, Monument, CO 80132


#3: Front Range Barbeque

Gazette reader comment:

"Great venue and amazing food!"

Address: 2330 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Jeff Kearney, The Gazette

Jack Quinn

#2: Jack Quinn

Gazette reader comment:
"Good people, great service, good vibes - perfect place for a weekend good time!"

Address: 21 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Southside Johnny’s

#1: Southside Johnny’s 

Gazette reader comment:
"Absolutely the best live entertainment in the city. Parking is a gem, you will never feel uncomfortable or unwelcome." 

This restaurant is currently closed, but the owner has other big plans in Colorado Springs.

Jerilee Bennett