By Andrew Collins. Santa Fe may be the most popular gay destination in New Mexico , but it tends to draw a relatively couples-oriented, arts-minded , romantic crowd - not too many singles seeking out nightlife options unless you count going out to a concert, or a performance at the world-class Santa Fe Opera. Santa Fe hasn't supported a full-time, dedicated gay bar for an especially long period of time - there was the LGBT hangout, the fun and centrally located Rouge Cat, which lasted a few years but, sadly, closed its doors in , then became the Blue Rooster, but that also is gone. Having said this, the city has almost always had at least one mainstream bar with a substantially gay following, and virtually all of its downtown hangouts enthusiastically welcome both gays and lesbian in with the rest of the mix. In the historic and atmospheric Hotel St.
People love to come here and stay here! Residents welcome tourists, despite the fact that they might butcher the pronunciation of the Spanish-named streets and crowd the tiny, one-way dirt roads with their massive SUVs. Santa Fe is very small there are only 70, or so full-time residents , the majority of the people are old enough to retire, and the nightlife in general is pretty quiet. Mostly all places in Santa Fe are gay-friendly.
That day, the Teahouse did not disappoint. Across from this duo, we spied a solo diner flipping through a magazine while her cat on a leash stepped through the branches of the tree above her table. Granted, the women surrounding us in that moment were predominantly white, and mostly over While this demographic is consistent with a significant percentage of gay women in this high desert town, it is not at all indicative of the community as a whole. Despite having previously lived in Santa Fe for four years, and being quite literally surrounded by lesbians, I was coming up short on ideas of how to actually meet queer women in a social context while in town.
Adobe buildings were traditionally made by shaping the mud-based substance into bricks, with supports provided by large logs, called vigas. Then , just southeast of downtown, Canyon Road is lined with more high-end options. The street is renowned for its art galleries, but is also home to dealers of fine leather goods and jewelry, ranging from southwestern to contemporary.