Party Planning Santa Fe NM

Local resource for party planning in Santa Fe. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to party planners, caterers, wine and spirits and liquor stores, as well as advice on themed parties and mixed drinks.

Cowgirl Hall of Fame
(505) 982-2565
319 S Guadelupe St
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Cowgirl Hall of Fame - Locals and tourists alike congregate at this cowgirl-themed watering hole for southwestern food and a variety of indoor and outdoor live music. Locals enjoy the friendly service all year round. This cozy spot keeps patrons through the winter by its barside fireplace.

Dragon Room Bar
(505) 984-0691
406 Old Santa Fe Trl
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Dragon Room Bar - Adjoining the well-known Pink Adobe Restaurant, the Dragon Room also has a small menu of its own. The bar is often loud and crowded, but it is a place to "see and be seen" and some locals argue that no spot better captures the soul of Santa Fe.

Evangelos Inc
(505) 982-9014
200 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Evangelos Inc - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Evangelos Inc, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Rooney's Tavern
(505) 984-9112
402 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Rooney's Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Rooney's Tavern fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Lobby Lounge
(505) 988-5531
211 Old Santa Fe Trl
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Lobby Lounge, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Lobby Lounge

Garrett's Desert Inn
(505) 982-1851
311 Old Santa Fe Trl
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Garrett's Desert Inn - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Garrett's Desert Inn? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Swig
(505) 955-0400
135 W Palace, Level 3
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Swig - If you are from one of the coasts, or want to act like you are from one of the coasts, Swig is the best Santa Fe replication of an big city lounge. Unfortunately, that also includes coastal prices ($$$!). The current "in" place in Santa Fe featues pool tables, 4 color themed rooms, astro-turf-covered bathrooms, an Asian-themed menu, and good DJs--but, alas, no dance floor!

Paramount Night Club / Bar B
(505) 982-8999
331 Sandoval St
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Paramount Night Club / Bar B - This versatile spot is the premier dance club in Santa Fe. The club hosts themed nights and DJs. It also serves a short menu of pizzas, sandwiches, and salads which you can have delivered to your home. (Not bad for a trendy nightspot.) Adjoining is the alternative lifestyle-friendly Bar B decked out in swanky red velvet and offering some more bohemian pleasures like poetry reading and live jazz.

Second Chance Saloon Inc
(505) 984-0600
110 Don Gaspar Ave
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Second Chance Saloon Inc - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Second Chance Saloon Inc, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Club Alegria
(505) 471-2324
Agua Fria Rd
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Club Alegria - The best latin club in Santa Fe is set in this spacious and rustic-looking building. Patrons enjoy the flashy stage shows, the pool tables, the full bar, and, especially, the dancing.

Ideas for a New Years Party

By Russ Cobbe

If you are planning to host a New Years Eve party this year you might be looking for some help to make it extra special or at the very least more unique. A big part of most New Years Eve party's is various alcoholic drinks. Instead of just providing (or having guests bring their own) the regular beer, wine, rum, vodka and rye, why not create a theme around the drinks available.

There are various cocktails and shooters that have New Years names. A quick visit to www.idrink.com shows about 20 different recipes around the New Years Eve party. One idea is to setup a table with the various ingredients for the drinks with small recipe cards and the appropriate glasses so everyone can be their own bartender. Trying something new and breaking old habits is part of the long-standing tradition of New Years. Here is a sample of some recipes to try:

Happy New Year

0.25 oz Brandy
4.0 oz Champagne
0.75 oz Orange juice
0.75 oz Port

Shake brandy, port and orange juice well over ice cubes in a shaker. Strain into a champagne flute, fill with champagne, and serve.

Celebration

1.0 oz Cognac
1.0 oz Cointreau
1.0 oz Lemon juice
1.5 oz Rum

Shake over ice and pour into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Steaming Hot Holiday Punch Recipe

3.0 cups Apple Juice
1.5 teaspoons ground Cinnamon
3 sticks Cinnamon
0.75 teaspoon ground Cloves
6.0 cups Cranberry juice
0.75 cup Maple syrup
0.75 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
3.0 cups Orange juice
2.0 ...

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