6 Exciting Things to Do at Night in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a vibrant city at any time but it really comes to life in the evening. It has an exhilarating night scene, whether you’re looking for a great restaurant, live music, an exciting performance, or just want to relax and do some people-watching.  

6 Exciting Things to Do at Night in Santa Fe

These are some of our favorite places to spend the evening in Santa Fe. We’ve tried to provide a variety of experiences to pique your interest.

The Compound

The Compound is a popular fine dining restaurant amongst those who like their contemporary American fare seasoned with the traditional flavors of Spain. Owner/chef Mark Kiffin won the James Beard Award Best Chef of the Southwest in 2005.

El Flamenco Santa Fe

Enjoy authentic tapas, fine wines, and spectacular flamenco dancing by the resident dance company. El Flamenco Santa Fe is home to the Santa Fe School of Flamenco, so you know the dancing will be spectacular!

Santa Fe Margarita Trail

Purchase an official Santa Fe Margarita Trail Passport and enjoy forty-five margaritas especially crafted for explorers along the Trail. The passport costs just $3 and entitles you to $1 off each signature margarita. Earn prizes for the stamps you collect along the way.

La Fiesta Lounge at La Fonda

Looking for live entertainment and sensational cocktails? La Fiesta Lounge was voted Santa Fe’s best live entertainment venue where you can watch, listen and dance to some of the best local musicians! Enjoy the exceptional live music atmosphere with one of their signature margaritas or martinis.

The Santa Fe Plaza

People have been visiting the historic Santa Fe Plaza for nearly four hundred years. Located in the heart of town, it’s a great place to eat, listen to music, and people-watch. Catch a spectacular New Mexican sunset from one of the rooftop patios.

Second Street Brewery 

This popular local watering hole has expanded to fill three locations: the Original Second Street Brewery, the Railyard, and the massive Rufina Taproom. Enjoy delicious food, a rotating selection of the brewery’s beers on tap, and live music.

Experiencing “The City Different”

After enjoying Santa Fe’s lively nightlife, relax in one of our luxury vacation rental properties. We can help you find the perfect home base from which to explore everything Santa Fe has to offer – both day and night!