A Definitive City Guide for Colorado Springs


By OUTTraveler Editors

It may be home to Focus on the Family, but Colorado Springs is more than meets the eye: gay bars, exotic food, and natural wonders beckon LGBT visitors.

Colorado Springs has a small town feel, but it doesn't lack in nightlife options. The city's bars and clubs offer everything: line-dancing, karaoke, House music, and hipsters.

Club Q: The city's most famous bar is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Aside from the drinks, DJ, and expected flirting, Club Q hosts frequent parties and events, including burlesque performances and drag shows. (3430 N. Academy Blvd., more info)

Cowboys: This Western nightclub offers line-dancing and people-watching on three different levels. Get in touch with your inner ranch hand. (25 N. Tejon St., more info)

The Black Sheep: Colorado Springs' most prominent music venue hosts a wide range of musical performances from nearly every genre. (2106 E. Platte Ave., more info)

The Underground: As the largest gay club in Colorado Springs, The Underground has a pub, rooftop bar and patio, and an expansive dance floor. On Sundays, check out the drag brunch. (110 N. Nevada Ave., more info)

The Principal's Office: Whether you're studious or a troublemaker, this Prohibtion-chic hangout serves specialty coffee along with original cocktails. It's actually located within the old principal's office of Ivywild, the former elementary school repurposed into a group of small businesses. (1604 S. Cascade Ave., more info)