Bars in Santa Fe

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On a single block in downtown Santa Fe, you can find dive bars, upscale cocktail lounges, hotel bars, and brewery tasting rooms. Most locals traipse ... Read More

On a single block in downtown Santa Fe, you can find dive bars, upscale cocktail lounges, hotel bars, and brewery tasting rooms. Most locals traipse blithely from one to the other without worrying about dress codes—Santa Fe is all casual, all the time. The city’s bars all have their own niches, so stop at one place for a touch of absinthe and then pop over to another for a local microbrew or the mead on tap. Most of all, don’t forget to hit the Margarita Trail, which highlights 31 great places serving the tequila cocktail.

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  • Bar Alto

    High above the city on the roof of the brand-new Drury Hotel is Bar Alto. It’s vast, modern, and looks nothing like any bar in Santa Fe. With big, plush... Read More

  • CrowBar

    Relatively new to the Santa Fe bar scene, CrowBar, half dive, half cocktail spot, is an interesting mix of local color and high-end drinks in a... Read More

  • Dragon Room at the Pink Adobe

    Located in the venerated Pink Adobe restaurant, the Dragon Room is heavy on eclectic charm with trees growing through the floor and out the roof,... Read More

  • Duel

    Hidden away on Parkway Drive is Duel Brewing, Santa Fe’s own Belgian brewery and taproom. Homey and warm, the space is conceived as a pub and community... Read More

  • Gruet Tasting Room

    Gruet, a champagne-style sparkling wine made by vintners from Champagne, is the gem of New Mexico’s viticulture scene. The bubbly comes in several... Read More

  • New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom

    The New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom at 505 Cerrillos is a neighborhood bar, but everyone is welcome as a regular. With a long list of mostly local beers... Read More

  • Root Cellar

    Santa Fe now has a speakeasy. The Root Cellar, a gastropub and taproom created by chef Greg Menke of Beestro Bistro, is located underneath the Hive... Read More

  • Santa Fe Spirits

    This distillery is only six years old, but it has already gained a reputation for its award-winning house spirits. In 2010, architect Colin Keegan and... Read More

  • Staab House

    An evening at Staab House is like going back in time to an era when bars had high-backed chairs and fireplaces and people swirled cognac in snifters.... Read More

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