Zodiac Venue and Bar 

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Best Of 2013: Place to Meet Men (tie)

With 10 years under its belt, it's easy to see why Club Q bills itself as "Colorado Springs' best gay bar." It also makes sense that patrons would choose it as Colorado Springs' best place to meet men, a distinction it shares this year with Zodiac. The downtown venue may have the corner on live music, but Club Q boasts the inexhaustibly talented drag deejay Kyree Myst, who can lay claim to hosting, performing at or producing some 200 events a year. And while the two clubs were neck-and-neck in this category, we're confident they'll rise above any rivalry. After all, there are plenty of men to go around. — Bill Forman

Best Of 2013: Place to Meet Women

Adam Shotwell started Sinful Living in January in an effort to "make Colorado Springs more fun for people who don't like to go to church." Even if you do go to church, you might still find a place for yourself with these folks, as their only objective is to create enjoyable events in a judgment-free environment. A party with Adam and Co. might feature fire spinners, body painters and naughty games. One group you might not expect to find in attendance? A significant swinger population from within the military. But lo and behold, with Sinful Living, expect the unexpected.— Gracie Ramsdell

Best Of 2013: Open Mic Night

Best Of 2013: Karaoke Bar

This is the second year in a row that Zodiac has won for its Monday night open mics, and the first for its Thursday night karaoke. Not at all bad for a venue that has yet to reach its third anniversary, and won't until this coming February. "I think we've solidified our identity as Zodiac," says Gentle Fritz, "as opposed to being the bar that used to be ..." The venue co-owner can be forgiven for trailing off before reminding folks of the location's former tenant. (Spoiler: It was the Rocket Room.) Also complementing ongoing live performances by local and touring musicians, Zodiac has added Kids Karaoke on the first Saturday of each month. — Bill Forman

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 6 Users

Features:  Best Of

Neighborhood:  Downtown

Reviews / Comments (9)

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well the underground always supports goth night so i wouldn't put them down,everyone else always abandons the scene.

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Posted by forevergoth on 03/31/2011 at 4:44 AM

Re: “Rory Lewis Band

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Rory Lewis Band rocked th eplace. the crowd was awesome and felt exhausted from screaming all night when I got home.

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Posted by ladyMuze on 08/25/2013 at 11:37 PM

One more comment on the Goth Night. We love having it. We'd love to expand it and I'd love to book some goth bands if you know of any locally or in state. In order to grow Goth Night there needs to be a good showing for it each week. It's getting better all the time. That said, your suggestions about how it could improve are always welcome. I know Gentle always has an open ear and is looking to make it as good as it can be. So, thanks for your feedback.

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Posted by chewbacaface on 06/28/2011 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Peaks and Pasties 5th Anniversary Celebration

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Best titty show ever! get your fix!

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Posted by Bare Buttons on 03/15/2013 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Sugar Hi-5, Wild Hares, Rough Age

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There's actually no cover for this show.

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Posted by Nathan Archer on 09/07/2012 at 2:06 PM

I've been in a few times, and I REALLY love it. I was crushed when the Rocket Room, the previous club, closed... but this has TRULY made up for it. The decor is beautiful, the music is fabulous, and the staff and regulars include some of the fundamental players in the local scene going back as far as the 80's. If it's this fabulous when it's this new, I expect that within a few more months it will be one of the hottest clubs in town, and may even destroy the Underground's HUGELY outdated rep as THE local goth club. I give it four stars.. and will raise it to five if they add bar food.

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Posted by Jo-Day on 03/30/2011 at 10:44 PM
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I didn't put them down, indeed many people I love dearly are guests and staff there. I simply think that goth night can be more. The Zodiac is showing very strong potential to give just that. I'm writing a review of the club and it's perfectly appropriate to cite the competition.

This was meant to be more about the Zodiac than the Underground, but that being said, it's been a long time since The UG has really been drenched in the goth spirit. It's nice that it's there and has been for so long, but that doesn't mean it cannot nor should not be done better. Just because it's the oldest, doesn't mean it's the best or even a real measure of what a goth club should be.

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Posted by Jo-Day on 04/01/2011 at 2:26 AM

Re: “"Create Your Own Burlesque Act"

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This workshop changed my life. If you look back at our family pictures prior to my attending the workshop, you rarely ever see me. My children even asked why they had no pictures of me. Since the workshop, I have found a creative outlet and my self-confidence has blasted off, AND my family has lots of pictures of me, with and without them. Thank you Spitfire, Sparkle, and Bee!!! <3 XO ~Ida Claire

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Posted by Ida Claire on 08/30/2011 at 1:12 AM
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Working hard on the bar food scenario. I have been booking the shows there for the last couple months and I agree that food is a huge plus for any place. I kind of look at it like this... my favorite places in Denver (to see shows) all have some sort of food attached or next door. So, that would be a win-win for Zodiac. Hopefully, we can make it happen in the near future.

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Posted by chewbacaface on 06/28/2011 at 2:22 PM
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