The Blue Rooster (Closed Permanently)

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    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Hates it

      This 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.

    • ericdiggity
      ericdiggity Over a year ago
      Hates it

      ummm well
      I 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.

    • MartyfromSF
      MartyfromSF Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The ONLY gay bar in Santa Fe
      Yup. And its a shame, as all other bars are rustic and western. The BR looks like a blue, white and crystal beauty salon. Drinks were tought to come by as the bartender spent time chatting with freinds. Its a shame. Santa Fe is lit and needs some choices.

    • Lmhdc
      Lmhdc Over a year ago
      Loves it

      This is Santa Fe's Gay Bar!
      My partner and I are visiting Santa Fe from Washington, DC and we were searching for a place to grab a drink and hang around "family" in a chill environment; thankfully we found The Blue Rooster!!! This is a new place, very chill lounge vibe with nice people and the staff, owners and patrons welcome you right into the mix. Asked the bartender to make me his speciality and damn was this drink good! Really glad we found this place and we'll be back tomorrow night.