Brent Kliewer harnesses his film-programming experience and passion for filmmaking for his curatorial duties at The Screen, a theater founded in 1999 at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. A former critic for the Santa Fe New Mexican and critical-studies professor in the university’s Moving Image Arts department, Brent relies on his encyclopedic knowledge of world and contemporary cinema to choose each week’s selection. Brent’s picks are projected in 35mm or digital format on a high-definition curved screen that boasts a 16-speaker Dolby Digital surround-sound system built within an old soundstage. In addition to an array of lauded celluloid, The Screen has hosted visits and screenings with numerous Hollywood stars and insiders, including Robert Redford, Tommy Lee Jones, Brokeback Mountain screenwriter Larry McMurtry, and an extra from Raiders of the Lost Ark who almost got to hug Harrison Ford.
Bottling the spirit of the Southwest is no easy task, but Colin Keegan took it upon himself to do so back in 2010, when he started Santa Fe Spirits. Since then, he's reaped the rewards of his passion and dedication to awesome artisinal spirits, raking in awards for not just one, or two, but all of the spirits he and his team have produced. These tipples include the mellow yet spicy Apple Brandy, the clean and smooth Expedition vodka, and the mesquite-smoked and rich single-malt Colkegan whiskey. Two tasting rooms give curious tipplers the opportunity to try the lineup of spirits, as well as a continually growing cocktail list inspired by riffs on classic and contemporary drinks.
For cafe options that won't disappoint, check out Slate Street Cafe. Gluten-free options are also available. Slate Street Cafe's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Bring the whole family to Slate Street Cafe, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Dine out in the open during Slate Street Cafe's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Slate Street Cafe, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings. A dance floor is on hand for folks ready to boogie the night away. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Slate Street Cafe. You can also serve food from Slate Street Cafe at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
If preferred, guests can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. The restaurant is known for its showstopper brunch, but they also offer lunch and dinner.
Relax and savor Barley Room's casual ambiance and classic American cuisine. None of the fare at Barley Room is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. Barley Room's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Just around the workday bend are Barley Room's happy hour food and drink bargains. Free wifi is available as well. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Barley Room is a great summer destination. Patrons are often seen swaying in their seats thanks to performances from Barley Room's live musical groups or DJs. The live music and dance floor at Barley Room are perfect for those who want to boogie the night away. Take your pet pooch along when you visit Barley Room — dogs are more than welcome to join their humans at the restaurant.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Barley Room, so plan accordingly. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. Through their catering service, Barley Room can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Barley Room is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30. Head on over to Barley Room first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Barley Room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, O'Niell's Pub is a top pick. Those with gluten sensitivities can still enjoy O'Niell's Pub — the menu includes a number of gluten-free options. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at O'Niell's Pub. Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune. O'Niell's Pub provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Got the whole gang with you? O'Niell's Pub is a great pick for large parties. Musical visitors frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food. No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at O'Niell's Pub.
Weeknights are often swamped, so plan ahead and make a reservation to avoid the restaurant's rush. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at O'Niell's Pub, known for its laid-back ambience. You can also have O'Niell's Pub cater your next event. Or, take your food to-go.
Those driving to O'Niell's Pub can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot.
With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a data at O'Niell's Pub. All major credit cards are accepted.
Snack on tasty pub fare at Uptown Sports Bar and Grill, a local favorite. The menu at Uptown Sports Bar and Grill does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Uptown Sports Bar and Grill's extensive drink list. Perfect for after-work outings, Uptown Sports Bar and Grill's happy hour is hard to beat. Get online gratis thanks to Uptown Sports Bar and Grill's complimentary wifi. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Uptown Sports Bar and Grill diners who prefer their meals al fresco. You'll also catch a live DJ spinning at Uptown Sports Bar and Grill some evenings. Between the music and the crowds, Uptown Sports Bar and Grill's noise levels can be intense. Dog-owners can bring their pups with them to this canine-friendly establishment.
If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy. If time is of the essence, Uptown Sports Bar and Grill's take-out option may be a better fit.
You'll like your bill almost as much as your meal at Uptown Sports Bar and Grill, with meals usually costing less than $15.