Chilled Spots To Grab Incredible Cocktails With Friend in El Paso

February 11, 2022
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
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We are used to the delicious Tex-Mex cuisine prepared creatively when we visit El Paso. But they have an amazing list of an eclectic mix of drinking holes in the city to enjoy the night. Whether you are in for a beer or specialty cocktail, there are some amazing bars in El Paso to try it all. They have the best drinks, ambiance, and dance floors, and the selection is enough to satisfy everyone.

Here are the best spots around town to raise a glass and enjoy signature cocktails right now!

If you have a friend who likes to party all night out, why not surprise them with an electronic GiftYa gift card to any of their favorite cocktails spots on this list. These cards are easy to customize and can be applied to several different restaurants around El Paso. You can even add a personalized message to make the experience special.

The Hoppy Monk

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4141 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79902

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

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.

Apart from an extensive list of specialty cocktails and draft beers, they also serve incredible burgers and sandwiches. Brunch staples such as bacon and egg burgers, as well as Bakka ranch ribeye sandwiches served with provolone, basil aioli, and grilled red onions, are also great options to enjoy with your signature drink.

Craft and Social

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305 E Franklin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901

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

Craft and Social delivers exactly what its name promises – creative cocktails, craft brews, and fun times. This fun and contemporary joint rocking a beautiful local art on the walls are popular for serving a list of pizza selection, 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 than 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.

Still hungry, go ahead and try the craft block charcuterie served with aged white Cheddar with blue cheese, genoa salami, brie, prosciutto, green apple, fruit jam, and toasted baguette slices. The next time you want to enjoy a night out, make sure you go to Craft and Social and enjoy their unique brews and grab something to eat as you sip your drink!

Hope and Anchor

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4012 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79902

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

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.

They have a large patio where you sit and relax as you sip your cocktails in the great outdoors. 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 that 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.

The Black Orchid Lounge

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6127 N Mesa St Ste A, El Paso, TX 79912

Modern bar specializing in craft cocktails, wine selections and draft beers, and plenty of bar fare!

Who can say no to a trip to The Black Orchid Lounge to watch the big game or just relax and enjoy one of their signature cocktails? This local speakeasy-style bar specialized in craft cocktails, but they also have a variety of wine and draft beers as well.

Try the specialties such as the Backyard Burn with a mixture of the Botanist gin, bitter aperitif, scotch, aloe liqueur, and barbecue bitter. The Khaki Scout is also a great option and contains special reserve bourbon, Aztec chocolate bitters, marshmallow tincture, and smoke. You should also try the Mexican firing squad, a guest cocktail with Tequila Ocho Blanco, habanero shrubs, grenadine, and lime.

If you’re hungry, you can try their tacos served on a warm corn tortilla, and topped with tomatoes, cabbage, and pickled red onions. The Hangover Fries served with ranch dressing, cheese, pickled jalapenos, and bacon bits are also a perfect treat to enjoy as you sip your favorite cocktail! The experience is memorable.

Puff Social Hookah & Cocktail Lounge

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3800 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79902 elpasohookahlounge

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

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 Daquiris, 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.


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502 N Oregon St ste b, El Paso, TX 79901

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

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 channel a mixture of deep eddy ruby red vodka, freshly squeezed lime juice, cranberry, lime wheel, and edible glutter, 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.

They also serve tasty wines and draft beers that are awesome. If you’re hungry, you can order from the food menu. We recommend the Caprese Crostini served with fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, and basil on melba toast with a balsamic glaze drizzle. They won’t disappoint.


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255 Shadow Mountain Dr, El Paso, TX 79912

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

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 energized throughout the evening.

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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