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Whiskey Baron Dance Hall & Saloon is trying something new

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GRIFFIN SWARTZELL
  • Griffin Swartzell
On a Tuesday night, Mark Travis’ massive North Academy honky-tonk and dance hall, Whiskey Baron Dance Hall & Saloon, is trying out something new: an 18-plus night, complete with a booze-free bar on one side of a sunken dance floor. The food menu’s a three-sided table topper, mostly small bites and snacks, and there’s no real drink menu so much as cheap beer, well drinks and a few good whiskeys.

The chicken fried steak sliders ($11.99/three) are full-sized food-service patties overhanging tiny slider buns, but they’re hot and crisp under peppery cream gravy, paired with nearly crunchy tater tots. Albuquerque egg rolls ($10.99/three) come packed with carnitas, corn and black beans — spinach, cheese and red pepper don’t really appear, though the avocado ranch adds mild kick. A mac & cheese grilled cheese ($8.99) is cavatappi in cheese sauce on buttered Texas toast, in need of salt and unity. Spice fans will enjoy added Hatch green chilies (99 cents) though.
Location Details The Whiskey Baron Dance Hall & Saloon
5781 North Academy Blvd.
Academy (North)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
465-3806
Bar/Club

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