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A popular haunt amongst the young citizens of the city, Prickly Elder is the place to be for a relaxed, yet enjoyable drinking session. The moment you set foot into this place you are transported a few decades back in time with its classic, living room style decor, replete with old-school furniture, floral wallpaper, vintage telephones, a fire places and old-fashioned carpets. With an eclectic selection of brews, spirits, wines and cocktails, your drinking session is certain to last for more than just a single round.
From the outside, you can't make anything out. But once inside, Gray Dog is one of the most popular watering holes in town. The decor is an ode to the owners' gray schnauzer where you will find the dog on their colorful wallpaper and art pieces as a quirky subject. The bar is made of wire and painted stones. Dimly lit with Oriental light fixtures, it has an extensive list of drinks from the region and nationally. From signature cocktails to craft beers and other alcoholic beverages, you can just tipple on them during their happy hours.
Whether it be DJs, after-parties, country music, rock, speed metal, punk, there is always something going on at Bowie Feathers. In addition to its nightly entertainment, the bar presents stiff drinks, imported and domestic brews as well as eclectic and diverse crowds. Occasionally the bar collaborates with other businesses in the area for events, some include 'El Paso Vegan Drinks', where local restaurant Hello Day Cafe brings its grub to accompany your beers or their fun trivia nights.
Tabla is an trendy, hip modern bistro that focuses on small plates or tapas to the delight of El Paso denizens. Simplicity and complexity rule the roost here and the melange of simple, yet effective ingredients only establishes this place as one to visit. On the extensive menu, you'll find interesting twists on traditional Spanish tapas, like the 'Patatas Bravas' come with an aioli instead of a tomato sauce or the 'Pinxtos' come with pork and Piquillo peppers in lieu of classic salmon and cream cheese. Another benefit is that its location downtown gives Tabla the ideal spot to start out or finish the evening when visiting attractions or attending events nearby.
This quasi-dive located just north of downtown El Paso is a homespun spot with one of the best patios in the city with views over the Franklin Mountains. The drinks fulfill the trinity of cheap, strong and large and the staff is always pretty relaxed. Check out their 'Tequila Tuesday' if you like this potent libation.
Love Buzz is a fabulous place in the Five Points West area to enjoy a drink or two. Replete with a retro look, this friendly watering hole regularly hosts live music and has a jukebox that churns great music. Specialty cocktails and an impressive array of craft beers will make you want to come back for more. Tipple on these drinks and nosh on their creative tacos.
One of the most popular watering holes in the neighborhood, Black Orchid Lounge is a great place to unwind, over a round of drinks, on a busy day. Its contemporary decor, dim-lighting and lively atmosphere makes it perfect for a fun-filled night out with friends. Its well-stocked bar boasts some of the best imported spirits and wines, while beer lovers can take their pick from a variety of local draught and bottled brews. Along with classic alcoholic beverages, this bar is also known to serve some of the best cocktails in tow. From its classic martinis, mimosas and margaritas, to the innovative Hemingway, Kung Fusion and Spiked Cider, the concoctions served here are to die for.