5034 N. Desert Blvd
El Paso, TX 79912
Phone: (915) 585-2008
Fax: (915) 581-7027
A 14 screen movie theater that shows first-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films plus offers a large concession stand. Office phone: 915-587-5145
Good beer and the outdoors is always a good combo, and Aceituna's (olive in Spanish) never disappoints with its craft beer selection and patio. Aceituna's also presents live music on certain nights as well as some pretty good specials, including their awesome 'Borracho Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar' or the all-you-can-eat taco nights. Whatever the case, its a place where you can drink and eat for under USD20! Check website for more details and event calendar.
This chamber orchestra and choir holds a series of concerts from October through April.
Fiesta Lanes is the quintessential bowling spot, where the smell of grease along the ball retrievers and the crack of pins is pervasive throughout. Every night of the week, patrons love their specials, on Mondays it's unlimited bowling with food included! On Thursdays, its dollar beers and 25-cent wings. The place is also great for families, as they have party packages and events for the little ones as well as adults.
This quasi famous cantina located near the border of New Mexico is most famous for its association with Marty Robbins, the country singer known for his song 'El Paso' in which he mentions it. Upon first glance it doesn't appear to be much, however the food and cold beer inside make up for it. Lone Star beer at USD1.5 is always served and the prices for Mexican food dishes like enchiladas, tacos, tostadas are amazing as well, each one is under USD7. So sit back, listen to the Marty Robbins song at least once, sip your Lone Star and enjoy.
In the midst of the scenic Franklin Mountains lies the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, a venue that holds over 1,500 spectators. The theater hosts a number of events throughout the year, from plays and concerts to dance and opera, there is something for all ages. During the summer, the amphitheater presents its 'Cool Canyon Nights' series, it's free to public and always a nice entertainment option in the hot desert. See website for upcoming activities and a complete calendar of events.
With a name like Electric Banana, this place does raise quite a few eyebrows. Yet, thanks to its awesome line up of live music acts and band events, it is one of the most popular music venues in El Paso. Expect a great schedule of local musicians and up and coming artists here. The acoustics are right, and so is the feel of the place. Located on Mesa Street, Electric Banana forms a meeting point for several artists and music-lovers of the city. Drinks come cheap and they put on quite the show; all in all, a great hang!
Despite its name, tequila is not the only thing people come here for, The Garage is also known for its rambunctious music almost every night of the week. Whether its hip-hop on the decks or the jukebox is blaring, this place is not necessarily conducive to conversation. If you like this potent agave libation, then the Garage is just the place. Just remember that almost all of their bottles are top-shelf quality, so you can rest assured you will receive the real thing and not that stuff with caramel-coloring added and less than 55% pure agave.
Who would have thought that one can find a conveniently sequestered, peaceful, and gorgeous venue, just a few miles away from the chaos of the city center? But that is exactly what is on offer at Grace Gardens. Appropriately named, this tranquil patch of land offers a stunning location for your special event, be it a wedding, a meeting, or any other event. There are three spaces available: the Ballroom, the Tent Pavilion, and the Pond Island. So, take your pick of venue, and be sure to get set for a memorable evening at Grace Gardens.
UTEP's Magoffin Auditorium, a very large lecture hall, holds a variety events, from concerts to theater to lectures, naturally. It can seat nearly 1,200, and is fully equipped audio/visually-wise and lighting-wise. Check website for upcoming events.
Sun Bowl Stadium is located on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). It was built in 1963 and can hold nearly 52,000 rabid fans cheering on their beloved Miners. The stadium also hosts the annual Sun Bowl, the Sports World Sun Bowl 5k Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk, alongside many other events. Check the website for complete calendar.
A popular music venue with the students, the Lowbrow Palace is located in the Rim-University of El Paso. It presents an interesting line-up of artists from all over the country and it's usually crowded with locals seeking a place to let their hair down. Opened in 2010, this bar usually features diverse performances suitable for all types. If you don't like the music, the spot is usually relaxed enough to enjoy a drink over the soft din.