Down a side street, along the Rio Grande Gorge, or above the mesa in a hot-air balloon, you will encounter the unusual and the unusually beautiful in Taos. Explore national treasures that include the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument, the Taos Pueblo—the oldest continually inhabited Pueblo in the U.S.—and San Francisco de Asis Mission Church (one of Yahoo's top places to see before you die). Taos offers visitors an opportunity to experience living historic "museums" that uphold authentic ancient Indian and Hispanic cultures. Add to that a community that is deeply rooted in making all kinds of art, and you have an atmosphere that is unique as well as exotic.

Nightlife & Dining in Taos

After the lifts close, Taos offers craft microbrews, creative cocktails, and excellent food, ranging from the sophisticated to the home-style. Here are a few local favorites:

  • 401 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
  • (575) 758-5522

The Burger Stand @ Taos Ale House is a restaurant with a diverse selection of handcrafted beer and eclectic and delicious burgers.

  • 201 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
  • (575) 759-1900

Taos Mesa Brewing’s Tap Room is nestled in the heart of historic downtown Taos. This brewpub location features fresh brews & artisan cuisine including wood-fired pizza. The Taos Tap Room welcomes new friends and imparts an understanding of the authentic Taos, New Mexico vibe.

  • 1114 Don Juan Valdez Ln
  • 575-751-1450

Colorful Mexican eatery with an open kitchen for enchiladas, fish tacos, margaritas & craft beer. Voted Best Mexican Food in Taos County since 2005!

  • 121 Teresina Ln
  • 575-758-2121

Located in what may be the oldest building in Taos, and a one-time the office of Governor Charles Bent. It is said that his daughter Teresina's ghost haunts the building. It became a restaurant in 1944 and was known for many years as El Patio. It has been known as the Alley…

  • 50 Los Baños Drive Hwy 414
  • 1-877-977-8212

Just north of Santa Fe, you'll find Ojo's secluded oasis. Deemed sacred by Native Americans of Northern New Mexico, Ojo's legendary waters have been soothing body, mind and spirit naturally for thousands of years. Ojo is one of the oldest natural health resorts in the US and the…

  • 23 State Highway 150
  • (575) 776-1014

Two guys from Utica, New York putting a Taos twist on pizza! Delicious appetizers, hot and cold sandwiches, fresh salads, New York-style pizza, savory pastas, kids menu, tasty treats, beer & wine, spectacular patio views, great music.

  • 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
  • (575) 758-2233

Fondly called 'the living room of Taos' by locals and visitors alike, The Adobe Bar is the place to be. With local color and atmosphere drawn from the cultural, historic, and artistic traditions of this unique community, The Adobe Bar delights its guests with the area’s best live…

Fresh powder in Santa Fe? You bet. Santa Fe boasts more than 320 days of sun a year, featuring brilliant blue skies and carpets of white-light snow throughout the winter season. These skies make the perfect background for a day of spectacular winter sports in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. When you've wrapped up your last run for the day, it is time to enjoy an après ski margarita or pint of craft beer in one of Condé Nast's best small cities in America.

Nightlife & Dining in Santa Fe

Find world-class dining, experience vibrant nightlife, or hit Santa Fe's Margarita Trail for real post-shredding relaxation. Check out these can’t-miss spots:

  • 309 W San Francisco St
  • 505-988-4455

Enter a world of celebrated culinary delight - with the best Happy Hour in Santa Fe - in a casual setting. Enjoy shared plates and entrees, signature margaritas, and premium cocktails.

  • 555 W Cordova Rd
  • 505-983-7929

We use only the best quality, New Mexico grown or produced ingredients when possible. We use no trans-fats in our cooking and fry in non-cholesterol Canola oil. There has never been a microwave oven at Maria's! Everything we make is from scratch. Watch our cooks make traditional…

  • 193 Paseo de Peralta
  • 505-983-7401

We cater to the tastes of Santa Feans who love authentic New Mexican chile, but also offer a small but carefully crafted selection of American dishes such as burgers with house-cut fries, Southwest Chicken Salad, and Meat Loaf. When possible, we purchase New Mexico grown…

  • 60 E. San Francisco St.

The Draft Station’s main focus is to support the craftsmanship of New Mexico brewers as they set the bar for excellent and stylistically pleasing craft beer. New Mexico is quickly staking its claim in the craft beer industry and has over 25 breweries statewide. The Draft Station…

  • 330 East Palace Avenue

A New Chapter in the Staab Story Welcome to Julia: Santa Fe’s best new restaurant and an homage to one of its oldest tales. Enjoy a flurry of Southwestern flavors with an enticing, exciting, and unexpected collection of courses. Julia is defined by its focus on locally sourced…

  • 222 N. Guadalupe

Fire and Hops is the creation of Joel Coleman and Josh Johns. Joel and Josh met in 2010 while working for two other Santa Fe entities – Koi Restaurant and 2nd Street Brewery. As camaraderie and friendship ensued, so did the seeds of a future endeavor. Returning to Santa Fe…

  • 21 Ten Thousand Waves Way
  • (505) 982-9304

The tradition of bathing in hot water goes back millennia due to the abundance of thermal waters in Japan. The Japanese learned early on about the powerful healing and release gained by sitting in hot water surrounded by the beauty of nature. Ten Thousand Waves has taken this…

  • 1477 NM State Road 475
  • (505) 982-4429

Join us at Totemoff’s for a signature warm cocktail, a hot chocolate or a local craft beer and a bite to eat. Located mid mountain, Totemoff’s is the place to be for live music throughout the season as well as for events like Brewski, Gladfelter, Rail Jam and Slush Cup.

Red River has been known as the "Ski Town of the Southwest" for decades, but what makes this place so unique is not the "ski" as much as it is the "town." Nestled right up against the Red River Ski Area is a place so special that skiers and snowboarders continue to come back year after year, generation after generation. Why? There are a number of reasons, but primarily because Red River is simple.

Nightlife & Dining in Red River

Great dining options, from classics steakhouses to gourmet pizzerias, await you in Red River — rest your weary muscles at these après classics

  • 403 W. Main Street
  • 575-754-6506

Shotgun Willie's has been a Red River institution for over 20 years. We specialize in BBQ, hand made hamburgers and have the best breakfast in town! We offer friendly counter service and are open year round to serve you. Family and pet friendly, Shotgun's is a great place to come…

  • 400 E Main St
  • 575-754-2922

Texas Red was an outlaw who roamed north and west Texas around the middle of the 19th century. It was said that he once traded all the loot from a train robbery for a good steak and a bottle of whiskey. Texas Red was also the nickname of the man who built the building that was…

  • 401 E. Main Street
  • (575) 754-2593

The Legendary Bull. A Local Watering Hole established in 1939 to serve great drinks and food to our friends and guests in a casual and fun atmosphere.

  • 400 Pioneer Road
  • (575) 754-2223

The Grill at the Lift House has been transformed into a beautiful get away on the Pioneer Corridor at the base of the The Face next to the Platinum Lift. With a full menu featuring appetizers, sandwiches, wraps and salads you'll be sure to find exactly what you're craving. A full…

  • 400 Pioneer Road
  • (575) 754-2223

Located at the top of the mountain near the top of the Platinum and Copper chairlifts. The Ski Tip Restaurant and Deck has great views of the surrounding mountains and is available for both winter and summer. Burgers, soups, deli type selections and more. Beer and Wine selections…

  • 110 Pioneer road
  • 575-754-6297

Welcome to Capo's "Ristorante Italiano"! Here you will find excellent food, great prices, and superior service are our main goals. We offer daily specials that are sure to please as well as a wide variety of Italian favorites that have satisfied our patrons for over 45 years. We…

Ruidoso is a small town with a laid-back atmosphere and attitude. Families come back time and again for its moderate temperatures, cool shopping, arts scene, historic sites, and decidedly Western charm. For snow fun, the Winter Park Recreation Area offers tubing—day and night—with a magic-carpet lift and huge tubes to hold you and your little ones safely together. Ruidoso offers visitors a wide selection of lodging establishments, from cabins in the woods to luxury private homes. Choose from rustic to the fully outfitted, situated in neighborhoods that make it easy to walk to town for shopping, dining, and live music. Ruidoso sports an alpine feel that is both outgoing and welcoming.

Nightlife & Dining in Ruidoso

In Ruidoso, the flavors are as delicious as the sky is big and blue. After you ski Apache, unwind at these local après hangs:

  • 287 Carrizo Canyon Road
  • 575-464-7059

Situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico just outside of Ruidoso, guests return time and time again to Inn of the Mountain Gods to enjoy the clean mountain air, stunning panoramic views, and exciting entertainment options. Upon your arrival, you’ll be…

  • 2801 Sudderth Drive
  • 575-257-6112

Welcome to Ruidoso's friendliest wine and specialty food shop! The Cork & Kettle boasts a selection of the best New Mexico wines from a number of outstanding vintners, and has complimentary tastings on-site. You can purchase wine by the bottle or the glass. Enjoy an expertly…

  • 2516 Sudderth Dr.
  • (575) 257-9982

Win, Place, or Show is a true honky tonk bar and has been a landmark in downtown Ruidoso for many years. This honky-tonk bar is a great place to do some two-stepping into the wee hours, with live country western music every night.

  • 1097 Mechem
  • 575-808-8340

From MILD to WILD Burgers, Fresh Hand Breaded Chicken, Fried Catfish, Fish & Chips, House made appetizers, biggest craft beer selection in town!

  • 2408 Sudderth Dr.
  • (575) 257-0497

The Hidden Tap is all about Bringing the finest New Mexico beer and wine to the people! Come find us — we are where "Somebody Goes to be Nobody"

  • 441 Mechem Dr.
  • 575-808-8456

The Sierra Blanca Brewing Co. began in Lincoln County, NM back in 1996 — since then, the brewery has expanded up in Moriarty, developing more award-winning craft beers with their Rio Grande Brewing Co. brand. Enjoy great craft beers, fine wines, favorite appetizers and salads…

Enjoy peace and quiet — enjoy your family In Angel Fire; we have peace and quiet. Forget honking horns, sirens and big-city light pollution. Here is where bright stars, pristine nature and amazing wildlife are your neighbors. Hiking, biking, skiing, cycling and more are just outside your door. Wake up each morning, and it's all right here for you and your family to enjoy all year, every day.

Nightlife & Dining in Angel Fire

Off piste, you’ll blend right in with the locals at these post-ski favorites, all locally owned and operated.

  • 20 Sage Ln
  • 505-507-8687

We work hard to share the excitement of creating delicious and drinkable craft brewers. Tucked in a valley in Northern New Mexico at high altitude, we seek out the best ingredients to make the best possible recipes to satisfy the most discerning craft brew drinker. Established in…

  • 3375 Mountain View Blvd Suite H
  • 575-377-2774

Located in the center of Angel Fire. We offer creative specialty pizzas or you build your own delectable creation from our extensive toppings and cheeses. We also have calzones that you customize the way you like. Our homemade soups offered daily pair nicely with one of our…

  • 3431 Mountain View Blvd
  • (575) 377-6358

Restaurant in Angel Fire, NM Whether you are someone who barely knows how to work an oven or someone who only eats out on special occasions, everyone needs a go-to spot that they can rely on for great food, quality service and a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience. For many…

  • 10 Miller Lane

Legends Grill is a family-friendly restaurant that offers a variety of comfort food dinner options including Homemade Chicken Fried Steak, Carne Adovada Chimichanga and Fish & Chips. In addition to dinner fare you will also find a full-service bar with specialty drinks with…

  • 10 Five Springs Rd
  • (575) 377-3753

Beautiful views, delicious affordable food, great atmosphere to get together with friends. Come enjoy our patio and the picturesque Angel Fire sunset!

Like the perfect equation, the magic of Los Alamos doesn't come from any single element or interaction. Just 2,000 feet and five miles down the hill from Pajarito Mountain, the high altitude, high desert experience continues with some of the best recreation and cultural venues in northern New Mexico. With so many sunny days and more than 150 miles of trails throughout the town, hiking, running and mountain biking are year-round sports. World famous attractions are just a short drive away. The Historic and Creative Districts feature unique, family friendly and free cultural assets, tours and award-winning museums that tell the story of Los Alamos.

Nightlife & Dining in Los Alamos

The secret to “Secret City”? Hop off the lift and go where the locals go. Here are a few hometown après favorites:

  • 614 Trinity Ave
  • 505-662-8877

Los Alamos' first brewpub with more than 20 beers on tap, great food, casual, friendly atmosphere and dynamite location.

  • 163 Central Park Square
  • 505-500-8381

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op began with a simple idea: create a brewery and taproom in Los Alamos as a place for the community to gather and enjoy great, locally brewed beer. We wanted to create a place for the members of the Los Alamos community to gather, relax in a comfortable…

  • 751 Trinity Drive
  • 505-661-2757

More than 200,000 items throughout the 110,600 square-foot store will surprise and delight customers at every turn. Shoppers will find a wide assortment of natural, organic and specialty foods; a large assortment of fine wine and spirits including selections stored within a…

  • 145 Central Park Square
  • 505-412-4833

UnQuarked is the premier wine tasting room in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Located in Central Park Square, we serve a wine menu that features three local New Mexico wineries: Anasazi Fields, Black's Smuggler, and Vivác. Whether you are a fruit wine enthusiast, a connoisseur of old…

Diverse cultures, authentic art, and vibrant traditions have shaped the centuries-old story of Albuquerque, New Mexico's largest city. There are so many fantastic outdoor activities that Outside Magazine included Albuquerque on its list of Best Big Cities for Active Families. Just 20 minutes from Sandia Peak Ski Area via tramway, Albuquerque is a great place to start your winter vacation. The city of Albuquerque sits more than 5,000 feet above sea level, but Sandia Peak reaches nearly 10,700 feet. As such, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy fresh powder on the mountain but rarely see snow once they retreat back to the city.

With plenty of live music and casinos, you’ll never spend a dull night in Albuquerque.

Nightlife & Dining in Albuquerque

Ski Sandia and head downhill for a plethora of options for cuisine, both unique and traditional, and a killer nightlife after the slopes close. Find a few nearby options here:

  • 2846 New Mexico 14
  • 505-473-0743

In the 1950's most of the mines closed and Madrid became known as a ghost town for about 20 years. Today it's a mecca for live entertainment, great food and the amazing ambiance of times long past!

  • 11 Plaza Loop
  • 505-286-2700

Come in for our delicious appetizers, salads and quality homemade pizzas. Enjoy with a cold beer or glass of wine.

  • 2381 Aztec
  • 505-881-2737

The Il Vicino Brewing Company began in 1994 so we could provide hand-crafted beers in our wood-oven pizza restaurants. Over the years, the brewery has grown beyond our expectations, winning over 115 local, national and international awards. So, we opened the I.V.B. Canteen…

  • 12220 New Mexico 14
  • (505) 281-422

We serve only the best USDA choice beef and grade A pork. All the meats are carefully seasoned and slowly smoked for up to 16 hours with hickory that comes from Missouri and East Texas, which is carefully bended with local oak to produce just the right smoke.

  • 546 State Hwy 333

Molly's is proud to support live music in New Mexico. Many venues in the area do not offer the same quality of entertainment value. When passing through our doors you will find friendly faces, an efficient wait staff, and many of the finest Bands & musicians performing several…

  • 28 Arroyo Seco road
  • (505) 281-2828

Specialty brewery in the heart of the East Mountains focusing on Belgian and wild ales.