If you're into dive bars than we have the best one for you. You can find The Matador just off of the main Santa Fe Plaza. Warning! You might miss it! To enter The Matador, you have to go down a narrow staircase which is dimly lit with one red and one green light. Once you find your way, you will be hit with loud punk and metal music and the smell of beer. We told you it was a dive bar! Make sure you bring lots of cash though as this dive bar is cash only. When you head down into The Matador, it feels like you are completely escaping Santa Fe and going back to the old college days being in a sticky dive bar. The var has no Southwestern flares and no fancy drinks. But it does have cheap drinks and if you like dive bars, you'll be in love.
Some of you who don't understand dive bars may be confused how this bar made the cut for our 5 favorite bars in Santa Fe. Here's the thing, the drinks are cheap, the service is the friendliest staff and sometimes we all just need to go to a dive bar and pay cash. The bar has an endless array of whiskey beckons and you can get a PBR for only $3.