From its Pueblo-style architecture to its vibrant restaurant scene, Santa Fe, New Mexico, transports visitors to another world. During the day, the New Mexico capitol offers incredible museums, tours, shopping, and more. At night, Santa Fe truly comes alive. You absolutely have to experience Santa Fe nightlife during your visit at El Farolito. Relax, dance, eat, drink, and be entertained at the Santa Fe nightlife venues! Each exemplify Santa Fe culture in their own way, from Flamenco dancing to traditional music.
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The 5 Best Santa Fe Nightlife Venues with Music
¡Chispa! At El Meson
The energy of the bar at El Meson is sure to keep you lively until its 2 AM closing time. The bar, ¡Chispa!, offers live music 5 nights a week. Every Tuesday, professional and novice dancers alike take the floor to dance the Argentine Tango. Sit back and watch, or take part in this intricate dance duet with a partner!
El Farol is the oldest bar and restaurant in Santa Fe, providing locals and visitors over a century of food, fun, drinks, and memories. Their menu features traditional Spanish tapas and small plates as well as daily specials. However, the restaurant is probably best known for its dinner shows featuring musicians and dancers from the renowned National Institute of Flamenco!
Evangelo’s Cocktail Lounge
Evangelo’s Cocktail Lounge gives patrons options for their Santa Fe nightlife experience. Live music is played in the calmer main bar, then the scene changes a bit in the second bar called “The Underground.” Enter “The Underground” for either a DJ or more live music, depending on the night! Just remember, this bar is cash only!
La Boca and Taberna
La Boca and Taberna are sister restaurants. The front dining room is home to La Boca and provides a romantic setting for dinner. In the back, Taberna resembles more of a bustling tavern with live music and seating both indoors and outdoors. Enjoy tapas or dinner in the Taberna as you listen to the live music by local artists into the late hours of the night.
La Cantina at Casa Sena
A show comes with your dinner at La Cantina at Casa Sena, literally! Get ready for your server to deliver your meal through song. From Broadway show tunes to today’s pop music, the trained singing waiters cover it all! There are even themed evenings with scores from a particular show or band. Get ready for a night of fantastic food and singing!
After Your Santa Fe Nightlife Experience, Retreat Back to El Farolito
After your Santa Fe nightlife experience, retreat back to El Farolito. Our luxurious yet homey bed and breakfast is just minutes from downtown, making it the perfect location to explore all that Santa Fe has to offer! Relax in one of our cozy rooms featuring traditional Southwestern decor, then wake up to a delicious homemade breakfast to start your day off right. Book your Santa Fe stay today!