Santa Fe Nightlife

Culturally endowed though it is, Santa Fe has a pretty mellow nightlife scene; its key strength is live music, which is presented at numerous bars, hotel lounges, and restaurants. Austin-based blues and country groups and other acts wander into town, and members of blockbuster bands have been known to perform unannounced at small clubs while vacationing in the area. But on most nights your best

bet might be quiet cocktails beside the flickering embers of a piñon fire or under the stars out on the patio.

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Rouge Cat

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Although not strictly a gay bar, this LGBT-owned bi-level nightspot does draw heavily from the alternative community—it's a fun and...

Santa Fe Brewing Company

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A little off the beaten path, about a 20-minute drive south of the Plaza right where the Turquoise Trail intersects with Interstate 25,...

Second Street Brewery

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This long-popular brewpub has two locations in town, the newest of which, at the Railyard, is especially spiffy and is within easy walking...

Secreto Lounge

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This beautifully designed bar inside the dramatically renovated Hotel St. Francis makes the best and most interesting craft cocktails...


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This retro-fabulous restaurant serving steaks and New Mexican fare is a legend in this town with politicos, reporters, and deal makers.


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Corazón has reinvented a well-known space in the Railyard District with great success. Depending on the night, it's hard to predict...

Dragon Room

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Dragon Room, at the Pink Adobe restaurant, long a hot spot in town, has been tidied up and, consequently, it's no longer the fun, lively...

Eldorado Court and Lounge

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Eldorado Court and Lounge, in the lobby of the classy Eldorado Hotel, is a gracious lounge where classical guitarists and pianists perform...

Milagro 139

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Milagro 139 draws a friendly, mixed-age crowd thanks to great DJs on Friday and Saturday nights. It's one of the liveliest dance spots...

Tin Star Saloon

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Tin Star Saloon is a welcome addition to Santa Fe's nightlife, with a great bar in a cozy room and live music almost every night. They...


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