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.
CLASSIC SOFT PRETZELS – $8.00
Beer’s best friend. Enjoy three of ‘em partnered with our cheddar sauce. (LL)
JALAPENO WONTON POPPERS – $8.00
Roasted jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar, all wrapped up in wontons and fried so they’re nice and crunchy. With sweet chili sauce for dunking. (BH)
FRIES – $5.00
Golden french fries (you know you love ‘em).
With Sriracha ketchup for dipping.
Dress up your fries with herb garlic seasoning or a jerk seasoning for an extra $1.50. (LL)
SWEET POTATO FRIES – $6.50
Super-delicious superfood. Yessss.
With curry mayo alongside for righteous dipping. (RR)
HIPSTER BRUSSELS SPROUTS – $8.00 .
Deep fried until lightly charred, tossed with Himalayan pink salt and a splash of white vinegar. (LL)
PLOUGHMAN’S BOARD – $17.50
A moveable feast of artisanal meats, cheeses and our chef’s pick of assorted tasty accompaniments, plus crostini and focaccia. A feastly starter among friends, or dinner for two. (LL)
All sandwiches come with your choice of a side salad, roasted vegetables, fresh chips, or fries. Or choose sweet potato fries as your side for an extra $1, or a cup of soup for an extra $3.
LAUGHING LAB BRATWURST – $11.00
Bratwurst simmered in Laughing Lab Scottish Ale and served on a roll with our spicy mustard. Top it with either caramelized onions and peppers or sauerkraut–your wish is our command. (LL)
RED ROCKET REUBEN – $13.50
Corned beef and sauerkraut slow roasted in Red Rocket Pale Ale, swiss, house made 1000 Island dressing, grilled up hot ‘n’ tasty on marble rye. (RR)
BLT: TEXTBOOK OR BLTA – $11.50
Hickory smoked bacon, fresh lettuce, sliced tomato, mayo, on toasted sourdough. Tasty, yet delicious! Or make it BLTA by adding avocado for an extra $1.25. Tasty, yet delicious! (LL)
COLORADO CUBANO – $12.50
The Cuban sandwich comes west, with a slight twist. Citrus braised pork, black forest ham, swiss, pickles, yellow and dijon mustards, mayo. Pressed hot on Cuban bread. (IS)
SPICY SRIRACHA CHICKEN SANDWICH – $13.00
Cage free chicken breast dry-rubbed with Sriracha seasoning, fried in luscious Laughing Lab batter. House made pickled veg on top, mayo on the brioche bun. (C)
PORTOBELLO SANDWICH – $11.50
Sliced sautéed portobello mushrooms, sautéed red peppers, fresh romaine, goat cheese, balsamic glaze on ciabatta. (C)
HALE AND HEARTY
All burgers come with your choice of a side salad, roasted vegetables, fresh chips, or fries. Or choose sweet potato fries as your side for an extra $1, or a cup of soup for an extra$3.
BRISTOL BURGER – $13.00
All natural, hormone-free beef and cheddar on a toasted brioche bun. Lettuce, tomato, pickle, red onion alongside. (RR)
KOREAN BBQ BURGER – $14.00
All natural, hormone-free beef, spicy Korean BBQ sauce, crushed peanuts, dry slaw, NY sharp white cheddar, on a toasted brioche bun. (LL)
AXE AND THE OAK BURGER – $15.00
All natural, hormone-free beef, hickory smoked bacon, lettuce, smoked cheddar, whiskey sauce, on a toasted brioche bun. Cheers to our friends at Axe and The Oak downstairs! (LL)
NOT IN THE MOOD FOR BEEF? Say the word and we’ll make any burger with a grilled cage free chicken breast or a portobello mushroom instead.
CHICKEN TENDERS FOR US BIG KIDS – $12.00
Who can resist a righteous plate of chicken tendys? This one’s got five all natural, cage free boneless chicken tenders fried in buttermilk batter, with BBQ sauce and ranch alongside for your dunking pleasure. Spice ’em up with Sriracha seasoning for an extra $1.50. (BH)
CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP – $7.00 BOWL $5.00 CUP
Laughing Lab-braised thigh meat simmered in Mexican spices, then shredded and combined with black beans, tomatoes, onions, mixed peppers in a flavorful soup, and topped with cilantro, cotija cheese, and crispy tortilla strips. Spicy! Accompanied by crostini and a wedge of lime. (C)
BEEHIVE CHEDDAR SOUP – $6.00 BOWL $5.00 CUP
Warm and wondrous, made with our honey wheat, topped with crispy fried onions and fresh scallions. Crostini alongside. (BH)
ROASTED VEGETABLES – $4.00
Seasonal vegetables simply roasted in olive oil and garlic with salt and pepper. (MT)
SOUTHWEST CHICKEN COBB – $12.00
Romaine lettuce tossed in chipotle ranch, and all your favorites artfully arranged on top: grilled cage free chicken breast, bacon, hard-boiled egg, red onion, tomatoes, black beans, roasted corn, cheddar, crispy tortilla strips. (BH)
ALMOND PEACH SALAD – $10.00
A light, fresh mix of spring greens, diced peaches, crumbled goat cheese, almonds, house peach vinaigrette. (C)
CHIEF ROOT BEER FLOAT – $4.95
Bristol’s Chief Root Beer and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Sweeeet!
LAUGHING LAB BEER FLOAT – $5.00
A scoop of vanilla ice cream in your beer! Malty, creamy–you won’t believe how good it is till you try it.
MAC ‘N’ CHEESE – $9.00
Pasta shells smothered in a smooth Beehive cheddar sauce, topped with lightly toasted breadcrumbs. (C)
TACOS (OF COURSE) – $10.00
Each week our chef chooses a different meat to braise in Laughing Lan and spices. Then he fills three soft corn tortillas with the magical result, and tops it pico, cilantro, salsa verde, cotija, and creme fraiche. Lime wedges alongside. Ask your server for this week’s juicy details. (LL)
BURGER HAPPINESS – $13.00
On Wednesdays our kitchen gets to go off-trail and make whatever-the-heck burger they want. Could be a tried-and-true, like the Mass Transit, could be something new and creative. Definitely worth watching for.
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’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!