Top 12 Bars in El Paso to Grab a Cocktail

Unwind and enjoy premium cocktails at these popular bars in El Paso

El Paso is not just known for its delicious Tex-Mex cuisine, but also for its diverse and exciting bar and cocktail scene. Whether you prefer specialty cocktails or ice-cold beer, you'll find the perfect spot to quench your thirst in this vibrant city.

To help you navigate the bustling bar scene, we've compiled a list of the top 12 cocktail bars in El Paso where you can enjoy great drinks with friends. Check out our recommendations now and raise a glass to the amazing bar scene in El Paso!

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1. The Hoppy Monk

Lively indoor and outdoor bar and grill with extensive craft beer, cocktails, and single-malt scotch selections!

4141 N Mesa St | El Paso | thehoppymonk.com

El Paso has plenty of cocktails that stand out, and the locals cannot get enough of the selection here. The Hoppy Monk has got you covered with all your beer needs and most importantly, tasty cocktails to keep you refreshed.

Stop by on Wednesdays and enjoy a wide selection of cocktails. Fill up on drinks such as Hemingway Daiquiri, Sherbert Gimlet, Margarita En Fuego, To Collins, and Taste the Terroir from the $5 menu. Still on the menu, you can also sample signature cocktails such as Lucky Ol’Sun which features a blend of gin, tarragon, elderflower, and lemon.

“Excellent choice of beers with food that exceeds expectations. A hidden gem. Would recommend a visit.” - Yelp Review

2. Craft and Social

Contemporary hangout serving craft beers, charcuterie, and elevated American fare, with growlers to go!

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Unwind with a craft beer and some delicious Italian food! Image courtesy of Yelp.

305 E Franklin Ave | El Paso | facebook.com

Craft and Social delivers exactly what its name promises – creative cocktails, craft brews, and fun times. This fun and contemporary joint rocks a beautiful local art on the walls and is popular for serving a list of pizza selections, Italian food, and different draught beers, which are rotated weekly.

Most locals rave about the Foghorn sandwich and E-talian sandwich, made with black forest ham and pepperoni, plus the antipasto salad. The beer and cocktail selection is also different from what you’ll normally find in El Paso. Most of the draught beers are seasonal picks and you can order one of the sides to enjoy along with your drink.

“This is my go-to spot for beer in downtown El Paso. They always have a great selection to choose from and normally a good range from double IPAs to Shandies. It's hard to beat how chill and relaxed the place is too. Everyone that works there is really nice and welcoming.” - Yelp Review

3. Hope and Anchor

Friendly hangout serving signature cocktails, wine, and draft beers with an expansive, lantern-themed outdoor patio!

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Grab a burger and a cocktail! Image courtesy of Yelp.

4012 N Mesa St | El Paso | hopeandanchorelpaso.com

How about a fun and funky spot, with live music and a social vibe? Well, this is what you get at Hope and Anchor. Nothing beats hanging out at this hangout where they serve incredible cocktails, wines, and draft beers besides delicious tacos, sandwiches, disco fries, bar nachos, and more.

Go ahead and try favorites such as capital punishment – an extremely hot kick from their ghost pepper vodka mixed with the Bloody Mary mix, and Italian salt rim, or the Left of Albuquerque which includes a carrot-infused gin with fresh, summer flavors. You should also try the Presidente, a classic that comes with orange and vanilla rum.

There are also several beers available on the menu including Deadbeach chihuahefe, Marble double white, and Dogfish Head perfect disguise. If you are into liquor they have a whole menu dedicated to that with all the American whiskey, Bourbon Whisky, tequila, vodka, and homemade infusions you can think of.

“I first stumbled upon Hope and Anchor a year ago and fell in love with the aesthetic, the vibes, and the restaurant next door (Sabertooth) was one of the reasons I've decided to come back. They are also very involved in supporting our local community and they are a safe bar to hang out at and make new friends.” - Yelp Review

4. Puff Social Hookah & Cocktail Lounge

Mellow bar serving creative hookahs, signature cocktails, and non-alcoholic in a cozy setting!

Puff offers a wide selection of fun cocktails! Image courtesy of Yelp.

‍3800 N Mesa St | El Paso | elpasohookahlounge

Cocktail and beer lovers, here is another favorite spot you should add to your list if you want to enjoy a night out. When you come to Puff Social Hookah & Cocktail Lounge, you will be amazed by the quality, jaw-dropping décor and atmosphere, and top-notch service to ensure you get your orders right away.

Apart from serving the finest tobacco in the finest Traditional Syrian, this popular nook offers the finest hookah with the largest Hookah and flavor menu in town with over 40 different flavors to choose from including juice bases, fruit heads, and ice hoses. They also have a full cocktail bar with a wide variety of hard liquor, import, domestic, and craft beer.

Non-alcoholics are also available with selections such as soft drinks, hot Turkish coffee, Virgin Coladas and Daiquiris, hot tea, hot Lebanese milk tea, monster, lemonades, and red bull. No doubt you will have lots of fun when you come to the PUFF.

“Amazing stuff and excellent hookah's!!! We went there as a group the guy came over and checked up on us every 10 mins. Offered us different kinds of drinks and their Chia (tea) was amazing. I would definitely recommend this place over any hookah lounges in the area!” - Yelp Review

5. 1922

Upscale nook serving classic and signature cocktails, plus wines and draft beers!

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Enjoy a Coco Chanel Cocktail, or two, with a friend! Image courtesy of Yelp.

502 N Oregon St | El Paso | 1922ep.com

Don’t be fooled by the name, 1922 is actually a modern spot located in El Paso’s beautiful historic downtown. They offer a wide selection of fine drinks. However, what really stands out is their signature one-of-a-kind cocktails that will surely keep you refreshed throughout the evening and night too. They specialize in delicious craft-made cocktails prepared by experienced mix masters in a beautiful timeless setting.

Not sure what to order, go ahead and try specialties such as coco chanel a mixture of deep eddy ruby red vodka, freshly squeezed lime juice, cranberry, lime wheel, and edible glitter, or Duke Ellington with absolut vodka, vanilla liqueur, and cold brew coffee. You can also sample the classic such as Bee’s knees a combination of gin, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh rosemary, and house-made honey syrup, or the incredible Oaxacan old-fashioned option with reposado tequila, mezcal, and a sugar cube.

“Really good experience and the environment was great. Great place if you want to go out and not have to go through the normal bar drama and fights you experience other places. Very classy and great music.” - Yelp Review

6. Eloise

Cozy option for eclectic, vegan-friendly New American cuisine plus signature cocktails, beer, and coffee!

255 Shadow Mountain Dr | El Paso | eloiseelpaso.com

Eloise is another contemporary spot in the charming Thunderbird valley in El Paso, with curated music, local art on the walls, and plenty of great vibes. Established in 2012, this cozy spot offers a welcoming European-inspired atmosphere built to share their love for food, cocktails, coffee, and conversation. It’s a great place to hang out with friends and have drinks at the bar or even mix it up and have a casual fine-dining experience.

If you’re looking to grab a quick drink, sit at the bar and order a draft beer including porter/stout, blonde and amber ale, IPA, and more. They also serve an extensive wine list of red, white, rose, and sparkling wines as well as a coffee option just in case you want something to keep you energized throughout the evening.

“This is a great place with a fantastic beer selection. The decor is cozy, but modern. Service is pretty good, even when they're busy. There's a nice mix of clientele, so it's really got a little something for everyone.” - Yelp Review

7. Joe Vinny & Bronsons Bohemian Café

Artsy cafe that offers delicious cocktails and dishes in El Paso

While it’s primarily a coffee house, Joe Vinny also offers beer and wine. Image courtesy of Yelp.

824 N Piedras St | El Paso | joevinnyandbronsons.com

Looking for a quaint spot to relax and unwind with friends? Visit Joe Vinny & Bronsons Bohemian Café! 

This charming cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. For drinks, you’ll find a wide beer and wine selection. As a coffee shop, it also offers a versatile assortment of teas and coffees including café con leche, chai, cappuccinos, and more! Hungry? Treat yourself to some beignets or wings alongside your drink. 

“This place is pretty awesome! A little eclectic. A little modern, great atmosphere. Customer service is great, food is delicious but the thing that sent me over the moon was their Cafe de Olla and Cafe Bon Bon.” - Yelp Review

8. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo

Popular movie theater that is known for its delicious foods and fun cocktails

Grab a drink and a bite to eat before heading into the theater! Image courtesy of Yelp.

250 E Montecillo Blvd | El Paso | drafthouse.com

Want to grab dinner and a movie? Rather than fueling up at a restaurant before driving to a theater, you can enjoy great food and a movie all in one place at Alamo Drafthouse. 

Alamo’s drink menu boasts a wide range of beers, signature cocktails, boozy shakes, and wines. Some of our favorite selections include Tito's Top Hat Mule, Pineapple Ti’ Punch, and Fresh Smoked Paloma. Hungry? Pair your treat with one of Alamo’s delicious meals like the BBQ Smoked Bacon Burger or Tomato Basil pizza. 

“Obviously the food and drinks are what they're best known for, and rightfully so, the food is delicious and they have a plethora of craft beers and drinks available.” - Yelp Review

9. The Tap

Mexican dive bar where everyone will have a good time

Grab a beer and relax! Image courtesy of Yelp.

408 E San Antonio Ave | El Paso | thetap.rocks

If you’re looking for a low-key spot where you can just relax and unwind with friends, you’ll love The Tap. For decades, locals have flocked to The Tap for its fun cocktails and savory Mexican dishes. 

Their most popular drink is the Margarita Coronita, which is filled with tequila, triple sec, lime, and orange juice with a Coronita on top. They also offer delicious mocktails like the Bloody Merry and Blueberry Mocktail along with non-alcoholic beer. 

“We love this place. It's a legit "old guy/dive bar" that walks the line of somehow remaining true to itself while being friendly to tourists and office workers.” - Yelp Review

10. The Berkeley

Specialty cocktail lounge in Downtown El Paso

317 E Mills Ave | El Paso | berkeleylounge.com

The Berkeley is a chic cocktail lounge located in Downtown El Paso. Designed to have an elegant living room atmosphere, The Berkeley is the perfect spot for a date night or for celebrating a special occasion.

On the menu, you’ll find an eclectic selection of classic cocktails, specialty cocktails, old fashions, and negronis. Some of their most popular drinks include the Classic Negroni, Black Walnut Old Fashion, and Daiquiri in the Dark. But you really can’t go wrong with any drink here. 
“Such a fun and swanky little spot to relax with tasty cocktails in hand. Not gonna lie; I did not expect to find something like this in El Paso. But damn was it a joy to find! The Berkeley is totally my kind of vibe. The dim lighting, colorful and artsy decor, and jazzy vintage atmosphere is straight killer.” - Yelp Review

11. Top Golf

Popular venue where you can golf and enjoy great food and drinks

You don’t have to be a pro golfer to enjoy a night at Top Golf! Image courtesy of Yelp.

365 Vin Rambla Dr | El Paso | topgolf.com

If you love golfing, good drinks, and hearty food, you’ll love Top Golf! This popular entertainment venue is suitable for golfers of all levels, whether you’ve never picked up a club in your life or you’ve been playing since you can walk. 

Draft beer, cocktails, wine, and fountain drinks are all available on Top Golf’s extensive drink menu. They also offer Top Golf originals like the Blueberry Lemon Drop Martini, Maker’s Tipsy Palmer, and Spiked Strawberry Lemonade. Bottoms up! 

“Good friend of mine recommended me to Top Golf, and initially I couldn't understand what the hype was... until I actually visited. I gotta say, the wife and I had an absolute blast!! Good thing there's no judgment, because my wife handed my a** on a platter for each game we played!” - Yelp Review

12. Proof and Press

Hidden gem in El Paso that serves some of the best cocktails in the city

Proof and Press is the perfect spot to grab a cocktail and relax with friends. Image courtesy of Yelp.

3737 N Mesa St, Suite B | El Paso | proofandpressep.com

Last, but certainly not least, on the list is Proof and Press. While it’s one of the newer restaurants on the list, it has already made a splash in El Paso. And for good reason. This quaint cocktail bar offers an impressive selection of drinks like the Pisco Sour, Gold Rush, and Cucumbertini. Draft beer like the Dallas Blonde Ale and Lagunitas IPA is also available. They have house shots too! You can start your night off strong with the Little Coloda shot or some House Fireball. 

“Hey guys! You all should stop by this quaint little cocktail bar. It's super cozy and the bartenders are amazing at preparing one of a kind cocktails. The vibe is super chill and you can't go wrong with anything you order. I highly recommend you all check this place out!” - Yelp Review

If you’re the type that wants to just relax in the evening over a glass of your favorite cocktail or beer, then these places come highly recommended by the locals. Make sure you try some of them and let us know your experience in the comments below!

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