Dine Out Downtown

Outdoor dining continues

We have so many warm and sunny days, even in winter months. You can continue to enjoy outdoor dining at most Downtown restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, many with expanded patio seating areas. If it’s a bit chilly, we hope you’ll bundle up or take advantage of a curbside pickup spot to get takeout.

Below is a list of places with patios or sidewalk seating, and check our ONLINE DINING DIRECTORY for a list of all Downtown restaurants. Search by patio or sidewalk seating to see who is offering outdoor seating.

new parklets provide more outdoor seating

In an effort coordinated by Downtown Partnership, volunteers from GE JOHNSON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY and HBA CARES, the philanthropic arm of the Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs, will gather for a daylong “builder blitz” to build four, 8×64-foot seating areas on Friday, December 11. The parklet design was provided with support from Downtown firms HB&A ARCHITECTS and RTA Architects.

Restaurants utilizing the parklet dining space include JAX FISH HOUSE, COLORADO CRAFT, JACK QUINN’S IRISH PUB and RED GRAVY.


What about bad weather?

We realize there will be days of wind, snow and even sun — welcome to winter in Colorado! In the case of inclement weather, it is possible restaurants may not be able to accommodate diners inside due to capacity limitations. If you’re not sure about your options, it’s best to call ahead.

What else is being done to assist Downtown restaurants?

Downtown Partnership is working individually with restaurants for the best solution based on their location. The Partnership has helped at least 15 to 20 restaurants expand their seating onto sidewalks, surface parking lots, and into alleyways. We are helping build parklets (patios in parking spaces), assist with the purchase of outdoor heaters, and selling fleece blankets. 

Will on-street dining return?

We are already planning for a return of on-street dining in the spring of 2021. Stay tuned for more info!

on-street dining will return spring 2021

A big thank you to everyone who came out to support Downtown restaurants, and enjoyed outdoor dining on Tejon Street! We plan to bring back on-street dining in the spring of 2021.

rules & Regulations

Dine Out Downtown strictly adheres to public health regulations and liquor laws set by the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, and State of Colorado. Patrons not following posted rules and/or direction by staff may be asked to leave. Questions may be directed to Info@DowntownCS.com.