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Welcome to Thunder & Buttons

Kick back, relax and take a look at what's going on

All of our food is prepared fresh daily. We have daily specials including a ‘soup of the day’ and up to five specialty dishes. Thunder & Buttons has a great daily Happy Hour and nightly drink specials.  Happy Hour ALL day Sunday! Karaoke on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.  Voted Best of Karaoke & Westside Bar 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017! 2015 Best Wait Staff! 2016 & 2017 Best Bar Crowd! Voted by the Colorado Springs Independent! On Tuesday nights we have Geeks Who Drink Trivia!


In 1888 a rowdy, Colorado City resident named Prairie Dog O’Byrne (so named because of the prairie dog running in a wheel on the back of his wagon) purchased two bull elk and hitched them to his carriage. He named the elk Thunder and Buttons. O’Byrne and Laura Bell, another infamous West Side character from the red light district, would race the elk drawn carriage up and down Colorado Avenue and down into the heart of Colorado Springs – causing an upset to the gentry. O’Byrne spent most of his time carousing in the 21 saloons lining Colorado Avenue in what is now “Old Colorado City”. In 1978, a local historian told this story to a young entrepreneur who purchased one of the old saloons on Colorado Avenue. He decided to name his new “saloon and eatery” after the two elk. Thunder and Buttons was born. A fire closed the doors to the original restaurant and bar in 1989. Thunder and Buttons II was established in 2004. The current owners purchased the business in September of 2010 and continue the tradition of Thunder and Buttons today. We would love to welcome you to come in, kick back, try our made from scratch food, have a drink and relax!





Contact Us

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Phone: 719.447.9888

2415 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Monday - Sunday: 11am to 2am
(Open at 10:30am for all regular season Sunday NFL games)

Thunder & Buttons II is a BBB Accredited Business. Click for the BBB Business Review of this Restaurants in Colorado Springs CO