Where can one catch a game or concert, have a beer or craft cocktail and then try some unexpectedly delicious food all in one visit? Boxcar, of course. With a kitchen open till 1:30 am, this community-minded bar and eatery goes deeper than you might expect, too, from aged Nebraskan steak ($38) and fish 'n' chips ($14) to one of the best sandwiches we've ever had in Santa Fe—the Adult Grilled Cheese ($9.50, and a steal with oozing cheese, green chile and bacon). Get healthier options such as the chicken Caesar wrap ($11) or banana berry smoothie ($6) if you're into that, plus five specialty burgers and a special brunch menu on Sundays—try the biscuits and gravy with fried chicken ($10-$14). It all makes this the kind of place where anyone can be comfortable and eat like royalty.
530 S Guadalupe St., 988-7222
Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday; brunch Sunday