Old Colorado City is filled with cute restaurants, bars and coffee shops, and as a Westsider, I spend my fair share of time sipping sangria at Tapateria or indulging in nachos at Jorge’s. But my favorite spot to have a drink and relax is hidden above the street-level shops on Colorado Avenue. Marked only by grape vine iron bars on the door, the quaint wine bar above La Baguette is a hidden gem filled with high end spirits, affordable bottles of wine, and a romantic atmosphere that is outshined by no other Colorado Springs venue.
The door to get upstairs is to the left of the La Baguette entrance. You’ll walk up a staircase that looks like it leads to a living room, and once you reach the top, you’ll see a small bar, beautiful wood tables, and comfy couches surrounding a large fireplace. If there was ever a spot to take someone for an intimate first date, this would be it ( men, take notes).
The bar boasts a food menu, but don’t waste your time perusing. Order the meat and cheese plate. It’s probably one of the best charcuterie plates I’ve had in the Springs.
The best part of this cute hole in the wall is the prices. A glass of wine is between $9 and $12, which is pretty average, but a bottle isn’t priced to make a profit. They’re affordable, and the wine list is extensive. If you’re with someone who doesn’t like wine, there’s a good variety of spirits to choose from, so they can order a cocktail. Although you should consider rethinking who you spend time with if they don’t like wine.
Upstairs at La Baguette opens at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
—Guest Post by Springs Native