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Santa Fe 21+

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

Top 10 New Mexico Experiences

#8: Santa Fe 21+

Best kept secrets of Santa Fe, by Stag Tobacconist.

Out of towners can have a hard time finding a good time in Santa Fe. Now, it's easy.

This short list of the best nightlife in Santa Fe is a great guide for you. Start off at our place, and enjoy a cigar in our new smoking lounge, then hit one or all of our favorites from the list below.

Stag Tobacconist of Santa Fe

For over 40 years, Stag has been the "go to" place in Santa Fe for the best selection of cigars and the finest customer service. Enjoy your favorite cigar in our free smoking lounge!

Monday 9:30AM–6PM

Tuesday 9:30AM–6PM

Wednesday 9:30AM–6PM

Thursday 9:30AM–6PM

Friday9:30 AM–6PM

Saturday 9:30AM–6PM

Sunday Closed

Desert Dogs Brewery & Cidery Taproom

21 beer and cider taps. Live music. Free pool, shuffleboard, and foosball. Serving delicious affordable street tacos and more!

(505) 983-0134


Monday Closed

Tuesday 4–10PM

Wednesday 4–11PM

Thursday 4–11PM

Friday 12PM–12AM

Saturday 12PM–12AM

Sunday 12–10PM

Cowgirl BBQ

Late in 1987 a small group of New York City restaurateurs were poking about for the next new dining concept, when a couple of gals (Sherry from Texas and Pam from Colorado) came up with the idea of promoting the culture of the American Cowgirl through the foods of the American West and Southwest. Soon enough, they’d roped in a talented chef from south Texas and started gathering family recipes as well as their favorite regional road-trip recipes.

Within weeks they’d partnered up with the late Margaret Formby, the founder of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Museum in Hereford, Texas. The resulting Cowgirl Hall of Fame Restaurant opened in New York’s West Village on Valentine’s Day 1988. Success quickly followed as New Yorkers rediscovered the savory flavors of authentic barbecue and comfort food.

Not content just to ride the chilly canyons of Manhattan, one of the New York partners, Barry Secular, got the urge to move some of the “Q” to the True West and the seeds that would become the Santa Fe Cowgirl were planted. Come June of 1993, the second Cowgirl Hall of Fame Restaurant opened in a hundred-year-old building in the historic Guadalupe district of Santa Fe.

Fast forward a couple of decades later and the Cowgirl BBQ occupies almost the entire block where it started, now having added a Billiard Parlor, a commercial catering kitchen and several private party rooms. The patio is one of the most inviting summertime venues for locals and tourists alike and the Cowgirl has become a local institution. Check out the COWGIRL LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR!

Monday 11:30AM–9PM

Tuesday 11:30AM–9PM

Wednesday Closed

Thursday Closed

Friday 11:30AM–9PM

Saturday 11:30AM–9PM

Sunday 11:30AM–9PM

Happy hour 3–6PM

New Mexico Hard Cider Taproom

Offering NM 33 taps of local cider, beer and wine! Free pool table, and full menu.

Monday 3–11PM

Tuesday 3–11PM Wednesday 3–11PM

Thursday 3–11PM

Friday 3–11PM

Saturday 4–11PM

Sunday 2–11PM

La Reina

Enjoy a variety of offerings including signature cocktails, mezcal, beer, wine + saké

Located in: El Rey Court

Monday 5–11PM

Tuesday 5–11PM Wednesday 5–11PM

Thursday 5–11PM

Friday 5–11PM

Saturday 5–11PM

Sunday 5–11PM

Have a great Experience in Santa Fe!

Mike & Frank Stag Tobacconist

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