Spending time in Briargate? Get to know this Colorado Springs neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Thai restaurant to a hair salon.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Briargate, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Chaang Thai
Topping the list is Chaang Thai. Located at 7525 N. Academy Blvd., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 302 reviews on Yelp.
Grilled beef salad, pad thai, six kinds of curry, and chicken, beef and salmon teriyaki are among the menu options, as well as stir-fried ginger, chicken satay and stir-fried vegetables. It also has gluten-free and vegan menus.
2. Thai Mint
Next up is Thai Mint, situated at 1725 Briargate Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 541 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Featured on the menu are fried tofu, shrimp in sour soup, drunken fried rice and a variety of curries, including green, yellow, red, massaman and panang. Numerous gluten-free options are also on offer.
Hair salon Toni&Guy is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1605 Briargate Parkway, Suite 123, four stars out of 35 reviews.
The salon's services include women's haircuts, styling, blow dry and color, as well as haircuts for men and children.