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. Regionally renowned blues, jazz, folk, country 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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Agave Lounge

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The side bar at the Hotel Eldorado is stylish and contemporary, making it just as much of a hit with locals and nonguests as with those...

Bell Tower Bar

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The lofty rooftop perch at historic Hotel La Fonda is open only from mid-spring through mid-fall, but during the warmer months it's one...

Cowgirl BBQ

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This rollicking barbecue and burgers joint is one of the most popular places in town for live blues, country, rock, folk, and even karaoke.

Del Charro

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The laid-back saloon at Downtown's Inn of the Governors serves a fine green-chile cheeseburger, plus quality margaritas and the like.

Draft Station

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Beer aficionados can sample a remarkable variety of New Mexican craft brews—including selections from Marble Brewery, La Cumbre, Bosque...

Duel Brewing

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Sip superb Belgian-style ales, including a number of aromatic seasonal saisons, at the craft brewery bar and tasting room down the street...

El Farol

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With its long front portal and expansive back patio, this ancient adobe restaurant is a lovely spot to enjoy the afternoons and evenings...


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The quintessential old-school dive bar, this street-side spot a couple of blocks from the Plaza has pool tables downstairs, a good selection...

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,...

Santa Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting Room

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One of the Southwest's most acclaimed artisan distilleries, known for Expedition Vodka, Apple Brandy, Slow Burn Smoked Gin Liqueur, and...


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