Introducing Dine Out Downtown
Join us for a unique and fun outdoor dining experience! Try on-street dining every weekend, or enjoy expanded patio seating seven days a week.
South Tejon, between Pikes Peak and Colorado
- Fridays, 4-10 p.m.
- Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Reservations are required! Walk-up reservations accepted on a limited basis. Please contact restaurants directly.
- COLORADO CRAFT: 719-428-3002
- JACK QUINN’S IRISH PUB: 719-385-0766
- JAX FISH HOUSE: 719-357-4554
- JIMMY JOHN’S DOWNTOWN: 719-227-7827
- Poke Bop: 719-434-7908
- RED GRAVY: 719-635-7661
Note: We gave it a go, but for a variety of reasons will not be continuing Dine Out Downtown on North Tejon, across from Acacia Park. We encourage you to continue to patronize Downtown restaurants with takeout, patio dining, and limited indoor seating.
Know before you go
- Reservations are required. Walk-up reservations will be accepted, but may be limited.
- Proceed to the restaurant for seating, a host will seat you. No self-seating.
- No outside food or beverage. No smoking.
- Rain or shine, but if bad weather rolls in the restaurants may not be able to accommodate you indoors due to COVID19 capacity guidelines.
- Last seating at 9 p.m., last call at 9:30 p.m.
- Tejon will be closed to traffic between Pikes Peak and Colorado. Easiest parking is one block away at the Nevada/Colorado garage. Parking info here.
- No dogs, please, due to permit regulations.
- Other businesses on the block are open! Please access them from the sidewalk. Many retailers on the North Tejon block are open late, and will offer a discount if you show your dining receipt.
Outdoor dining all week
Enjoy outdoor dining any day of the week at most Downtown restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, many with expanded patio seating areas. Below is a list of places with patios or sidewalk seating, and check our ONLINE DINING DIRECTORY for a list of all Downtown restaurants.
Azada Mexican Grill
Bambino’s Urban Pizzeria
Bird Tree Cafe
Bonny & Read
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Coffee & Tea Zone
Coquette’s Bakery & Bistro
Dale Street Café
Denver Biscuit Co
Dos Santos Taqueria
East Coast Deli
Einstein Bros Bagels
El Taco Rey
Everest Nepal Restaurant
Fat Sully’s Pizza
Four by Brother Luck
Fratelli Ristorante Italiano
Frozen Gold Ice Cream
Green Line Grill
Hafa Adai Fiesta Food
Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub
Jax Fish House
Josh & John’s Ice Cream
La’au’s Taco Shop
MacKenzie’s Chop House
Mood Tapas Bar
Ola Juice Bar
The Perk Downtown
Phantom Canyon Brewing
Poor Richard’s Restaurant
Rico’s Café & Wine Bar
Rooster’s House of Ramen
Solar Roast Coffee
Spice Island Grill
T-Byrds Tacos & Tequila
Tony’s Bar & Grill
The Warehouse Restaurant
Wild Goose Meeting House
rules & Regulations
This program 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.
Will more blocks be added?
Additional blocks may be added if:
- At least four to six full-service restaurants in a block commit to street service, and neighboring businesses are accommodating;
- A safe site plan can be coordinated with traffic management and other governing entities;
- All coordination efforts and the high cost for barricades, stanchions and security, as required by a variety of regulations, can be covered (current costs are covered through Downtown Partnership);
- Approval is granted by various departments of the City of Colorado Springs, the state Liquor Enforcement Division and the El Paso County Health Department.
Why are reservations required? Why can’t we seat ourselves?
This is not a food court style of service. Table designations and reservations in place as safety precautions for COVID19, and required by the El Paso County Health Department and State of Colorado.
What about bad weather?
It is up to the restaurants to provide tables and chairs. Umbrellas are an additional expense, and also at the discretion of the restaurants. We realize there will be days of wind, rain and likely hail — welcome to summer in Colorado! In the case of inclement weather, it is possible restaurants may not be able to accommodate diners inside due to capacity limitations.
Why is the street set up this way?
- Individual stanchions separating restaurant service areas and signage designating specific restaurants on tables are required by El Paso County Health Department.
- Tables are not provided in the flatter center crown of the street because that is the fire lane as required by Colorado Springs Fire Department.
- Safe passage for pedestrians continues on sidewalks and is in ADA compliance.
What is being done to assist other 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.