Nightlife

Cafe in Raton

Enchanted Grounds

Downtown Raton is noticeably short on eating options, but you can pick up good coffee and snacks at this small cafe, a lively morning meeting place for locals close to the railroad station.
Bar in Las Vegas

Borracho's Craft Booze & Brews

The local watering hole features a bit too much corrugated metal, but serves an excellent variety of New Mexico beers, well-mixed cocktails and green-chile-infused vodka.
Bar in Las Vegas

Byron T's Saloon

Within the Plaza Hotel and named for its resident ghost, this more upscale saloon occasionally hosts live jazz, blues and country acts.
Soda in Las Vegas

Plaza Drugs

A quaint drug store off the plaza with an old-fashioned soda fountain as well as ice cream.
Lounge in Tucumcari

Pow-Wow Restaurant & Lizard Lounge

Though it serves a predictable menu of steaks and Mexican specialties ($8 to $20), the real draw here is the lounge. It's the only place that's open late in Tucumcari – don't expect much in the way of crowds, howeve…