Quality Inn Airport East
900 Yarbrough Dr.
El Paso, TX 79915
Phone: (915) 594-9111
Fax: (915) 590-4364
Bars & Cafes
Mulligan's is a great spot in El Paso to come and watch a game, whether its NBA, MLB, NHL or NFL, you can rest assured they'll have it. In addition to its reputation as a sports bar, the owners also present live acts throughout the month. Most of the music is usually rock or speed metal, but don't let that deter you, Mulligan's is an overall place of entertainment. As with many dives in El Paso, the beer prices are amazing and the happy hours are even better.
If you're looking to spend a relaxed evening with friends, Darkroom Hookah Lounge would be a good spot to pick. Known for its laid-back vibe, this hookah bar has comfortable couches on which you can lounge about for hours as you sample the different flavors on offer. On many nights, you also get to enjoy watching live bands perform. You can bring your own booze for an extra charge of USD2.
What began as a small bread bakery, has evolved into a fast, casual cafe offering a menu of healthy & delicious sandwiches, soups, pastas, salads, paninis, kid's selections and desserts. They offer catering services and Wi-Fi access for patrons dining in the cafe. Corner Bakery also offers a breakfast menu that is certain to start your day in a satisfying way.
A charming, romantic and casual cafe, La Tour Cafe & Wine brings the romantic ambiance of a Parisian cafe to the city's East Side. Sparsely furnished, with some scattered soft chairs and tables making up the main furniture, the cafe is colored in tones of red and black, with the walls adorned with pictures and black-and-white photographs. An ideal place for a first date, the cafe also plays host to live music occasionally. See the website or call to know more.
The Spirit Garden Lounge is located at Speaking Rock and is the perfect spot to chill, drink a few beers and catch the game (on large, flat-screen televisions, no less).
Located near Speaking Rock, Wyngs serves up friendly Mexican fare with tasty hospitality. Some of their specialties include the Chile Con Queso, the Chiles Rellenos, and the Queso Fundido. The tender Fajitas are a particular treat and their guacamole is excellent. A definite pleasurable dining experience made even more so by the full bar that always seems to be open. Call for hours.
A friendly, family-owned dining establishment, Carlos & Mickey's provides customers with stomach-satisfying authentic Mexican Cuisine, with a touch of Tex-Mex flavor as well. They boast an expansive menu full of well-prepared items, like their tasty tacos with pork, tender tamales and mouth-watering green enchiladas with zesty cheese sauce. C&M also has quality margaritas and a full bar, along with hip-shaking live music from Thursday through the weekend. Be forewarned, this is no hidden gem; this place is very popular and often packed on the weekends.
Every great town needs a wine bar and Mystic Grape fits the bill in El Paso. It's location near the airport may be convenient for business travelers, but it is a trek of about 15 miles to visit from downtown. Nonetheless, this wine bar has a dispenser that allows you to buy by the ounce, which is essentially do-it-yourself degustation. The customer has a smart card that is inserted to the slot above the wine, then an ounce of red or white is dispensed. A cool gimmick indeed for those who like to taste without the constant description from representatives, although the staff is always there to help. The amount of wines the proprietors put on display is immense and in addition to wine, the shop also sells craft beers.
The nightlife in El Paso is thriving and vibrant. There are many nightclubs, bars, lounges that the locals head to on weekends or even weeknight to get a drink, catch up with friends or just party till the first rays of the sun descend on the city. One of the popular places is the Hideaway Lounge. This little watering-hole hosts gigs, comedy shows, performances by DJs and other entertaining events. The atmosphere inside is one of complete frivolity and you will get the chance to checkout the city's happening night scene. The bar serves a nice mix of beers, cocktails and wines, so you will never go thirsty. Call for more information.
The Tap is the quintessential dive bar and restaurant, with cheap food, drinks and a loud jukebox, it doesn't get any more authentic than this. The interior transports guests to what seems like 1994, but most come in for the low prices. The crowd is mixed, from business folk to hipsters and tourists.
At Club Vallare, it's all about the hip-hop. Vallare hosts a number of concerts of the same or similar genre, and serve plenty of booze to boot. Things can definitely get a little rowdy hear at times, but it's all in good fun. All-in-all, a great place to dance with some dedicated DJs, if that's your thing.
The Network is one of El Paso’s leading spots where professionals come after work. Throughout the week, The Network hosts several theme nights, the most popular and consistent one is on Wednesdays, when live jazz is played. As far as drinks and food, they have a nice selection of craft beer, wine and premium alcohol in addition to the usual sandwiches, burgers, salads and small plates. Inside, the art canvases on the wall punctuate the exposed brick to create a trendy ambiance. On other nights, there is usually an impressive lineup of live musicians, DJs and stand-up comedians at this downtown hub.