Dine Out Downtown

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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.

 

on-street dining – season closer October 24

South Tejon, between Pikes Peak and Colorado
Fridays & Saturdays, 4-10 p.m.

Reservations are required! Walk-up reservations accepted on a limited basis. Please contact restaurants directly (scroll down for additional details).

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.

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.

Atomic Cowboy
Azada Mexican Grill
Bambino’s Urban Pizzeria
Bingo Burger
Bird Tree Cafe
The Bench
The Block
Bonny & Read
Caribou Coffee
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Coffee & Tea Zone
Colorado Craft
Coquette’s Bakery & Bistro
Corner Café
Dale Street Café
Denver Biscuit Co
Dos Santos Taqueria
East Coast Deli
Einstein Bros Bagels
El Taco Rey
The Exchange
Everest Nepal Restaurant
Fat Sully’s Pizza
Four by Brother Luck
Fratelli Ristorante Italiano
Frozen Gold Ice Cream
Fujiyama
Green Line Grill
Hafa Adai Fiesta Food
Hunan Springs
Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub
Jax Fish House
Jimmy John’s
Jose Muldoon’s

Josh & John’s Ice Cream
La Baguette
La’au’s Taco Shop
Loyal Coffee
Lucky Dumpling
MacKenzie’s Chop House
Marco’s Pizza
Mood Tapas Bar
Odyssey Gastropub
Ola Juice Bar
Oskar Blues
Panino’s
The Perk Downtown
Phantom Canyon Brewing
Poké Bop
Rasta Pasta
Red Gravy
Rooster’s House of Ramen
Shuga’s
Skirted Heifer
Solar Roast Coffee
Spice Island Grill
Springs Orleans
Story Coffee
Streetcar 520
Subway
T-Byrds Tacos & Tequila
Tony’s Bar & Grill
Urban Egg
The Warehouse Restaurant
Wild Goose Meeting House

Know before you go: on-street dining

  • 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.

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.

FAQ

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.

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.