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Santa Fe is the warm and welcoming Southwest at its best: mountian views, 300 days of sun, art and culture, friendly people. But if you are looking for a lively cruising nightlife scene, you are in the wrong place. There are a few bars, but their vibe is more like a cafe than a dance club, and most people go to... More
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THANK GOODNESS IT HAS CLOSED FOR GOODThis is a prime example on how NOT to operate a bar whether it is a Gay bar or str8 bar. Owner had no idea what he was doing. Bartenders were either not trained or did not know what they were doing and not friendly ! Prices varied from customer to customer. They had complaints after complaints after complaints but the owner would do nothing. Then when they closed, of course the owner likes to blame everybody but himself. GREAT that it is closed. Being a Gay person in Santa Fe is already so easy and any Gay person can walk into ANY bar and feel comfortable.
ummm wellI stopped by for Friday happy hour but it was closed so I went back couple of hours later and it was finally open. I love the decor in this place great lounge type setup with a dance floor in the basement. The blue Rooster shows the signs of being on the financial brink. There are no taps a sign your not selling enough beer to attract a distributor. Unless of course you do a big trade in specialty beers and micro-brews. Unfortunately the beer selection here looked like the cooler at 7-11, perhaps not even that good. 13 beers 3 of them imports (not interesting imports either) a 6 pack of Odoules and 1 cider type selection. No I am not kidding it looked like my dorm room fridge. I decided to go with whiskey so I had the Glenlivet 12 the closest thing they had to good scotch. The liquor selection like the beers implies they are not dealing with a distributor of any repute. I was the first customer in the bar and the bartender never spoke to me after taking my order except to tell me he couldn't make change yet. Two other couples came in it was obvious he knew them as he put their names on the POS tab (he never bothered ask mine I was labeled solo) but he didn't speak to them either. He spent a great deal of time dealing with the particulate material in the bottle of red label. I probably should have told the guy drinking it but he sat down beside me and immediately turned his back so ensuring I didn't say hello so I figured he didn't want my help besides who drinks blended whiskey and sour mix? I decided not to stick around and see if it got better because it's a 50 minute drive to the ABQ social club from here, but worth it for a single gay person.
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POPULAR BARS & CLUBS
1. The Matador (9 fans)
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2. Pink Adobe Dragon Room Bar (6 fans)
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3. Cowgirl Hall of Fame Restaurant (5 fans)
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4. Vanessie Piano Bar (3 fans)
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