10Best Santa Fe, NM Nightlife

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Quote OpenSanta Fe, a low-key city with a mañana vibe, lights up at night. After the sun sets, people head for trendy cocktail lounges like Secreto with its hip mixologists, dance clubs like The Den or Shadeh or out to hear a bit of music at the piano bar at Vanessie, ¡ Chispa! or even The Lensic Performing Arts Center, the city's premier concert venue.Quote Closed






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At night, Santa Fe is a city of lights especially during Christmas season when farolito, once sand-filled paper bags with candles, now made from plastic and electrified, sit atop adobe walls and buildings. It’s a slow-paced city. Think mañana. Nightlife in The City Different runs from really laid back to frenetic dance clubs. For mellow evenings check out the piano bar at Vanessie or the quiet Spanish music and jazz at ¡ Chispa! the bar at El Meson of head to Secreto at the Hotel St. Francis known for their ace mixologists. Ratchet it up a notch with the DJs at The Den or the bands at Cowgirl BBQ or El Farol. For real night club action head to Shadeh at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casinos; it really rocks. If you want a truly low-key evening, check out the Lensic Performing Arts Center, the premier concert venue. This 821 seat former movie house with its deco ambiance showcases anything from classical music to circus performers. Want something quieter? Make a leisurely dinner at a place like Geronimo your evening activity.

- Santa Fe Expert Billie Frank