Since RoCB is headquartered in central Arkansas, we decided to feature one of our favorite spots for reliably cold beer as the first post in our Cold Beer Traveler series. Located downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas, Colorado Grill pours some of the coldest beer in town.
Set in a historic building that is over one hundred years old, the atmosphere is unique but friendly. Exposed brick walls and multi-level floors set it apart from the run-of-the-mill box store restaurant.
Starting off with homemade chips and salsa, the food is excellent! Shrimp enchiladas, chicken grande chimi, and the colorado buritto with steak have all been solid, but our favorite has to be the steak fajitas. Easily the best in town. Add a large white queso, and some grilled jalepenos, and you have a meal that is hard to top.
More importantly, Colorado Grill gets an A++ for cold beer. Not just cold, but frozen mug, ice chips in the foam cold. Our favorite kind. Not a huge selection on tap, a few light domestics, and the only one you need, Dos XX amber. Nothing beats cold Mexican beer with hot Mexican food!
The only downside here as far as we can tell, is that they are closed on Sunday and Monday. That, and fact that the closest (good) hotels are at the edge of walking distance. Not out of reach for the downtown hotels, but this spot is worth the Yellow Cab ride if you are staying anywhere in Hot Springs. We can recommend the Best Western Winners Circle, a mile or so down the road, and across Central Avenue from the Oaklawn Jockey club.
If you are looking for a good place to enjoy cold beer in Hot Springs, we hope you’ll try out our first Cold Beer Traveler recommendation. We hope you like it, and come back to check out more reviews that are coming soon!