There’s an old saying that the sidewalks roll up at 9:00 in Taos. And while it’s true that some of us turn in a bit early (hey, we have to get up early tomorrow to ski!), that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for the night owl to do in Taos. The artistic reputation of Taos means that performers come from all over the world to play in Taos; you can catch them at intimate concerts in a local bar or gallery, or take in the spectacle at an epic outdoor music festival. On just about any night of the week, there’s someone singing or strumming somewhere in Taos.
Bars and nightlife in Taos can mean a downtown locals’ hangout with pool tables, a live local band, and an atmospherically sticky floor. Or it can mean hitting the taproom of one of our local breweries or distilleries to catch a game and a snack. You can sip a martini or margarita under the stars on one of Taos’s magnificent restaurant patios or do the two-step with a cowboy (or cowgirl) in a country-style bar.
We may not always party into the wee hours here in Taos, but when we do stay up, we’re sure to have a good time.
Casual and family friendly, the menu offers up such items as chicken fried steak and red chili fries as well as a good burger and beer.
Abe’s Cantina y Cocina, located in Arroyo Seco, is a local favorite on the road to Taos Ski Valley. Serving the Great Breakfast Burrito for over 30 years, pick one up for only $5.00! Also try the world’s greatest deep fried chicken taco.
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 4PM-9PM
Consistently voted “Best Bar” and “Best Margarita” in town, the Adobe Bar is one of a kind. Whether you’re meeting old friends or making new ones, there’s no better spot than the Living Room of Taos.
Enjoy signature culinary and beverage options in Anaconda Bar located in the AAA Four Diamond, El Monte Sagrado.
The Midtown Market and Lounge is your one-stop shop for supplies, nightlife and local events. Locally-owned convenience market and lounge.
Come experience a unique casual fine dining atmosphere set in the beautiful architecture of this historic Ranchos De Taos landmark. Our fare is a marriage of refined European simplicity with traditional New Mexican dishes.
Located on the Plaza in what is probably the oldest building in Taos, the Alley has a rich history dating back over 400 years. Live music, menu featuring bar food favorites, games, and a lively locals and visitors scene.
A fresh and modern approach to casual dining with a dedication to New Mexican grown foods, plus a great selection of craft beers, world wine, and premium tequila. The restaurant’s second-story patio provides spectacular views of Taos Plaza.
A boutique “tasting room” set in a renovated, historic building with a colorful past and exploding with charm, the atmosphere, and interior design make it fun to delight in the luxury of a carefully crafted cocktail.