The Thirsty Parrot, which opened in 2005 in downtown Colorado Springs, is a decent-sized spot with two large bars that can hold up to 700 people on two levels, both of which feature live entertainment. â??The Parrot,â? as itâ??s known to locals, brings in DJs and live music on the weekends. With sixteen high-definition TVs and a twenty-foot HD projection screen, the bar is also a good place for game-watching. The menu includes a variety of appetizers, including its famous barbecue nachos, as well as burgers, brisket, steak and ribs.