The Bristol Pub
We make our home inside Ivywild School, an historic former elementary school that was built in 1916 and transformed into a community marketplace and local gathering spot. Located at the north end of the school’s charming, art-filled hallway, we welcome locals and travelers alike to relax with a pint of fresh Bristol beer straight from the brewery taps in the Bristol Pub. The pub offers a friendly, laid back vibe overlooking the brewhouse and fermentation room, with a classic shuffleboard table, a large, sunny patio, and a tasty menu paired with our beers.
Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 10pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am – 11pm
BRISTOL SPENT GRAIN CRACKERS – (JUST ASK)
Judiciously sprinkled with sesame seeds and a bit of salt.
CHEESE CURDS – $3.45
Tasty, squeaky, not fried. (BH)
LAUGHING LAB SOFT PRETZELS – $6.45
Two warm pretzels made with Laughing Lab and partnered with Beehive cheddar sauce and our spicy mustard. (LL)
FRIES – $4.95
Golden french fries (you know you love ‘em). With Sriracha ketchup for dipping.
Dress up your fries with herb garlic seasoning for an extra 95 cents. (MT)
SWEET POTATO WAFFLE FRIES – $5.95
Super-delish superfood. Yes.
With curry mayo alongside for righteous dipping. (LL)
BEER-BATTERED PICKLES – $5.45
Our signature pickles lightly battered in our, Mass Transit, and seasonings, fried to pickle-y perfection. Cucumber ranch alongside. (MT)
BEER-BATTERED AVOCADO – $7.95
Wedges of silky avocado encased in our light and crispy Mass Transit batter. Honey sriracha and cucumber ranch for dipping. (MT)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN POUTINE – $9.95
Golden fries smothered in our house green chili and melted cheese curds. Topped with creme fraiche and fresh scallions. (C)
PLOUGHMAN’S BOARD – $16.95
A moveable feast of artisan meats and cheeses, Rosemary’s Almonds, pickled veg, Bristol spent grain bread and crackers, our honey mustard, our red pepper jam.
A feastly starter among friends, or dinner for two. (LL)
All sandwiches come with your choice of coleslaw, a side salad, roasted vegetables, fresh chips, or fries. Or choose sweet potato waffle fries or cheese curds as your side for an extra 50¢, or a cup of soup or chili for an extra buck-fifty.
HOT TURKEY REUBEN – $11.95
Herb-roasted turkey, swiss, sauerkraut, green apple slaw, reuben sauce, grilled up hot ‘n’ tasty on OSB marble rye. (RR)
HERBED CHICKEN AND GOAT CHEESE – $10.95
Citrus-herb marinated chicken breast, roasted red peppers, Colorado herbed goat cheese, shredded romaine, balsamic reduction, on Bristol spent grain focaccia. Take it vegetarian by substituting a house made black bean patty. Ask nicely and we’ll kick it up with our sambal sauce in place of the balsamic. Spicy! (BH)
TEXTBOOK BLT – $10.45
Hickory smoked bacon, fresh chopped romaine, sliced Roma tomato, mayo, on toasted OSB sesame semolina bread. Tasty, yet delicious! Add avocado for $1.95. (MT)
FRENCH DIP WITH LAB AU JUS – $11.95
Roast beef, swiss, horseradish creme fraiche, house onion jam, on a toasted OSB baguette. Luscious Laughing Lab au jus alongside for dunking. (LL)
BEEHIVE BETTY’S TURKEY AND SMASHED AVOCADO – $10.95
Herb-roasted turkey, smashed fresh avocado, Colorado herbed goat cheese, topped with romaine, Roma tomato, and an ingenious drizzle of honey, on OSB honey wheat, of course. You gotta try this one. (BH)
PROSCIUTTO AND GRUYERE – $12.95
This is a sandwich with class. Cold prosciutto, chopped gruyere cheese, house onion jam, baby spinach, house basil vinaigrette, served crisp and cool on an OSB baguette. (LL)
HALE AND HEARTY
All burgers come with your choice of coleslaw, a side salad, roasted vegetables, fresh chips, or fries. Or choose sweet potato waffle fries or cheese curds as your side for an extra 50¢, or a cup of soup or chili for an extra buck-fifty.
BRISTOL BURGER – $12.95
Juicy Colorado beef and cheddar on a toasted Bristol spent grain bun. Lettuce, tomato, pickle, red onion alongside. (RR)
AXE AND THE OAK BURGER – $14.95
Juicy Colorado beef, smoked cheddar, mayo on a toasted cracked black pepper bun, topped with–get this–bacon glazed with Axe and The Oak whiskey and brown sugar and sprinkled with freshly cracked black pepper. Lettuce and tomato alongside. A nod to our friends at Axe and The Oak downstairs. (LL)
THE BLACKENED, BACON, AND BLUE – $14.45
Spicy blackened Colorado beef on a toasted Bristol spent grain bun topped with bacon, blue cheese, haystack onions. (C)
THE MASS TRANSIT – $14.45
Juicy Colorado beef on a toasted Bristol spent grain bun topped with Mass Transit-cured bacon and Mass Transit-battered haystack onions. Four Mass Transit-battered pickles top the bun. Just to mix it up a little, we added a ramekin of Beehive Cheddar soup for dunking. (MT)
NOT IN THE MOOD FOR BEEF? Say the word and we’ll make any burger with herb-marinated chicken or a portobello instead.
BRAISED BEEF TACOS – $11.95
A triad of soft corn tortillas lled with tender braised beef, pickled red onion, lemon-orange zest slaw, topped with cilantro. Seasoned black beans, salsa verde, creme fraiche, all on the side. So good. (LL)
BEEHIVE CHEDDAR SOUP – $4.45
Warm and wondrous, made with our honey wheat, topped with fresh scallions. Bristol spent grain focaccia alongside. (BH)
PORK GREEN CHILI – $4.45
Mmm…slow-cooked pork, roasted green chiles, tomatillos, tomatoes, seasonal Bristol beer, topped with creme fraiche and fresh scallions. Bristol spent grain focaccia alongside. (C)
ROASTED VEGETABLES – $3.45
Seasonal vegetables simply roasted in olive oil and garlic with salt and pepper. (MT)
CRANBERRY CHICKEN SPINACH SALAD – $11.95
Baby spinach, grilled chicken breast, caramelized onions, blue cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, cranberry sage vinaigrette. Bristol spent grain focaccia alongside. (LL)
TRADITIONAL CHICKEN CAESAR – $9.95
Crunchy romaine, herb-marinated chicken, grated parmesan, herb-toasted croutons, classic Caesar dressing, crowned with a parmesan crisp. (BH)
CHOPPED COBB – $9.95
Chopped fresh romaine, herb-roasted turkey, matchstick carrots, bacon, shaved red onion, hardboiled egg, cheddar, swiss, herb-toasted croutons, cucumber ranch. (MT)
CHIEF ROOT BEER FLOAT – $4.95
Bristol’s Chief Root Beer and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Sweet!
YOU GOTTA GET IT ON
POT ROAST AND MASHERS – $12.95
Juicy, slow roasted pot roast accompanied by mashed potatoes, brown gravy, roasted veggies. Comfort for the weary should. (LL)
MASS TRANSIT FISH FRY – $12.95
Mild white fish coated in our Mass Transit batter and fried light and crispy with tartar sauce alongside. Accompanied by Russet potato wedges, fresh coleslaw, and happiness. (MT)
And Now A Word From The Bristols
We absolutely love beer. That’s why we’ve been brewing and drinking it in Colorado Springs since 1994. We opened the Bristol Pub in 2013 because we wanted to create a place with a laid back, community vibe that would make people want to get off the couch and gather with friends to enjoy good conversation over a pint of Bristol–with a tasty meal to match.
We’d like you to know that our breads are made just down the hall at the Old School Bakery (OSB) each morning. We make our sausages, soups, sauces, and dressings in house. And if you look out the windows into the brewery, you’ll see us making the beers right before your eyes. We source as much as we can as close to home as we can, because we want to bring you our best every time you walk in the door.
We’re glad you’re here, so hang out with us, talk with your friends, make some new ones. Let’s all share some great food and beer together!
Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 10pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am – 11pm