Santa Fe Reporter - Bar & Nightlife Guide <![CDATA[Bar Stars - SFR’S 2013 Bar Guide]]>
In this year’s Bar & Nightlife Guide, SFR took the opportunity to highlight the stars of Santa Fe’s bar scene.]]>
<![CDATA[Best Local Brew - SFR’S 2013 Bar Guide]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
Earlier this month, SFR unveiled its first-ever Local Beer Championship.]]>
<![CDATA[Born To Be Wild - Karaoke kings, queens and cult leaders]]>
By: Loren Bienvenu
Nanci Bushrow, co-host of Showcase Karaoke, paces in front of the packed lounge in a western button-up shirt, sternly shaking her permed, blonde head like a teacher scolding an uncooperative class.]]>
<![CDATA[Best Outdoor Drinking Spots - SFR's 2013 Bar Guide]]>
By: Mia Rose Carbone
It’s a shame to hide from the fresh mountain air, sweet scent of lilacs and green oases of mountain aspens and river-lining cottonwoods.]]>
<![CDATA[Best Happy Hour Deals - SFR's 2013 Bar Guide]]>
Though happy hours are popular at well-known Santa Fe destinations like the Cowgirl, many of the city’s best end-of-the-workday deals remain well-kept secrets.]]>
<![CDATA[Best Place to Smoke - SFR's 2013 Bar Guide]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Smokers are modern-day lepers.]]>
<![CDATA[Best Summertime Drinks - SFR's 2013 Bar Guide]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Summer’s on the way, and with it the opportunity to indulge in libations that, like my preference in men, are strong yet fruity and ideally toting a parasol.]]>
<![CDATA[Eight Days A Week (Well, Six) - SFR's 2013 Bar Guide]]>
Karaoke all week.]]>
<![CDATA[Best Manhattan - SFR's 2013 Bar Guide]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
While I tend to consider my own Manhattan recipe pretty fantastic, several local bars present a stiff challenge to its dominance.]]>
<![CDATA[Best Late-Night Eats - SFR's 2013 Bar Guide]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger
Don’t believe the hype: It is not impossible to find food in Santa Fe after 9 pm.]]>
<![CDATA[2013 Margarita Challenge - SFR's Bar Guide]]>
This spring, for the second year in a row, SFR brings you the result of our annual Margarita Challenge.]]>
<![CDATA[Night Life - SFR's 2012 Guide to Santa Fe's Best Bars and Nightlife]]>
In June 2009, The Atlantic published a story titled “Cold Fusion”—a heavily serious headline for an article about cocktail ice. Suffice it to say that, in some coastal cities, mixology is a discipline, and cocktails are an art. Characteristically, Santa Fe is looking both ways—twice—before it crosses that street, but we’re getting there.]]>
<![CDATA[The Cocktail Different - Rob Rittmeyer makes an Old Fashioned]]>
Rob Rittmeyer makes an Old Fashioned with a little bit of bourbon, a little bit of sugar and “a little bit of love.”]]>
<![CDATA[Sobriety Sorrows - 21? Don't Drink? You're Screwed!]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I can sum up my advice for non-drinking over-21ers in Santa Fe in two words: good luck! Short of actively choosing alcoholism, your options are pretty limited—as I recently learned during a multi-night stab at fun with my freakjob brother.]]>
<![CDATA[Beer Me - A Quick and Dirty Guide to Santa Fe's Locally Crafted Ales]]>
Santa Fe has just four microbreweries to choose from, and two of them are owned by the same guy (art mogul Gerald Peters). But luckily, each location—Santa Fe Brewing Company, Second Street Brewery, Blue Corn Café and Brewery and the Marble Brewery Tap Room—offers a different experience. And, of course, different brews.]]>
<![CDATA[Where to Drink a Gluten-Free Beer - You want a beer, pal, you're gonna pay for it]]>
By: Matthew Irwin
The Atomic Grill carries gluten-free beer. I learned this back in September, when my baby mama and I moved to Santa Fe. We spent the days looking for work and a rental home, suppressing the dinner urge until late-night, only to discover that Santa Fe late-night begins at 9:30 pm, except at the Atomic. So we go in, expecting your typical diner fare, but what’s this on the beer list? Gluten-free Bard’s Gold.]]>
<![CDATA[Alternative Transportation - How to party hardy and get home without breaking your body (or anyone else's)]]> Tescia Schell
Once, in a college sociology class, my professor told the class that alcohol doesn’t affect your ability to make decisions; it affects your ability to care about the outcome. Since then, every time I go out, before I partake in libations, I make my decision on how I’m getting home and throw away the key (sometimes almost literally).]]>
<![CDATA[Underage, Undermined? - Two perspectives on Santa Fe's under 21 options (plus some options you migh not have considered)]]> SFR
This city is terrified of young people, but it’s even more terrified of losing them. I am 19, and a stranger recently thanked me for being in Santa Fe—as if I had voluntarily entered a war zone.]]>
<![CDATA[Putting the Local in Liquor - Three regional distillers heat up the hooch]]>
By: Zane Fischer
Alcohol is, of course, a legal drug—given certain usage constraints—and I’ve just had a smidge too much of it in the service of exploring the offerings put forth by New Mexico distillers. ]]>