The Taos News - Best of Taos 2020 : 2020-06-11

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Timmie Hoffman, Rolling Still Lounge Best Bartender Best Happy Hour Best Patio Timmie Hoffman, Rolling Still Lounge 5 Star Burgers Lambert’s of Taos 1032 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 758-8484 123 Bent Street, Taos; (575) 758-1009 110 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 613-0326 lambertsof­taos.com 5starburge­rs.com rollingsti­ll.com Quality fine dining in patio nooks and nichos, Lambert’s is a sanctuary for delicious food, wine and cocktails. Well-known for outstandin­g service and stellar fresh cuisine, all are offered in an elegant, warm and unpretenti­ous atmosphere. Whether indoors or on the patio, Lambert’s is the perfect place for any occasion when you want a fantastic meal. In addition to 5 Star’s award-winning burgers is its popular happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. daily, featuring its take on “sliders,” starting at $1.65 each. Also offered are discounted tap beers, house wines and appetizers such as Crispy Green Chile Strips and Frickles. Good stuff. No wonder it keeps winning this category. Timmie Hoffman at Rolling Still Lounge became a familiar and best-loved fixture behind the bar at Taos’ newest watering hole, which opened for its first year of business in 2019. Lounge owner Liza Barrett said Timmie was just excellent, great with customers and is passionate about craft cocktail creation.” Since the Lounge’s temporary closing for COVID-19, Hoffman has moved on to cocktail pastures south. She will be missed. Taos Mesa Brewing Company Treehouse at Lambert’s of Taos Common Fire Stephen Montoya, Hotel Don Fernando de Taos, Tapestry Collection by Hilton 123 Bent Street, Taos (575) 758-1009 88 State Road 150, El Prado (505) 803-9113 1005 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos (575) 751-4444 lambertsof­taos.com taoscommon­fire.com Best Margarita Best Brewery Best Bar/Nightlife Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership Adobe Bar at the Historic Taos Inn 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-2233 20 ABC Mesa Road, El Prado (575) 758-1900 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos (575) 758-2233 taosinn.com taosmesabr­ewing.com taosinn.com Year after year “the living room of Taos” is the place to get a fiesta in a glass. Soaking up the free live music and eclectic vibe of this Taos landmark just wouldn’t be complete without trying one of the bar’s famous margaritas. The most popular on the margarita menu is the Cowboy Buddha, a timeless cocktail of top-shelf Herradura Silver tequila, Cointreau and fresh-squeezed lime juice – a great option for those who prefer a less sweet margarita, as it calls for no sweet-and-sour mix. “TMB” hasn’t drifted far from its award-winning recipes since its inception in 2012. The 10-barrel, all-grain infusion-mash brewhouse installed in early 2016, and by April that year was pouring 100 percent of TMB-made beers. The improved brewing system allows the master brewers more time to experiment with new recipes – music to the ears of beer lovers. With 12 distinct house beers on draught at all times, the brews can be enjoyed at two locations: the Mothership and Taos Tap Room, 201 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos. The Adobe Bar isn’t referred to as “the living room of Taos” by chance. This popular, historic inn is known for free, nightly local music. The bar area was once a family home built in the 1800s. Known for its margaritas, the Cowboy Buddha is one of the best in town. It should come as no surprise that the Adobe Bar started racking up first-place votes beginning with the first Best of Taos poll in 1999. Treehouse at Lambert’s of Taos Red River Brewing Company The Alley Cantina 217 W. Main Street, Red River (575) 754-4422 121 Teresina Lane, Taos (575) 758-2121 123 Bent Street, Taos; (575) 758-1009 redriverbr­ewing.com alleycanti­na.com lambertsof­taos.com 12 BEST OF TAOS 2020 TAOSNEWS.COM/BEST-OF-TAOS

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