El Paso, Texas, has one of the most robust and diverse nightlife scenes in the United States. While not as well known as hot spots like New Orleans or Las Vegas, El Paso has plenty of unique elements that make it a can’t-miss destination for club hoppers, night owls, and all types of party people.
Whether you’re looking for a place to dance, a place to drink, or a place to get in touch with America’s history, El Paso has what you’re looking for. To give you the best possible time on your trip, follow our guide to the best party spots and hubs to check out on your trip.
A city’s night scene lives and dies by its nightclubs, and El Paso is no exception. Fortunately, the city is home to several banging nightclubs that anyone looking for a party just has to check out. Those in the LGBT+ community will find the city has rich and popular gay clubs abound, so much so that members of the community come far and wide to see them. EPIC El Paso is one of the biggest gay and lesbian nightclub, but you’d be remiss to not also see Briar Patch and Touch while you’re looking for a good place to dance and live as you are. El Paso also has its fair share of genre-specific dance clubs, including Ricky D’s (Hip-hop), Little Bit of Texas (EDM), and Teddy’s Lounge (Latin).
Cultural exploration isn’t typically what people coming to El Paso for its night scene are looking for, but it’s a sight worth seeing at night as much as in the day. Those shoppers browsing El Paso houses for sale will find that much of the city’s prime real estate is within walking distance of many of El Paso’s historical landmarks, such as Billy the Kid Jail, the El Paso Historic Mission Trail, and San Jacinto Plaza. Mexican history is a huge part of life in El Paso, as the city lies on the border between the U.S. and Mexico, so Mexican culture permeates and flows through the lives of those living in and visiting the great city. In addition, El Paso is one of the safest cities in Texas with a party scene of its size, so you can rest assured that your nights won’t be interrupted.
Restaurants and Breweries
Bar hopping is a quintessential part of the nightlife experience, so it should be no surprise that El Paso has its fair share of late-night restaurants and bars. The Village Inn is a 24-hour restaurant for those taking a break from the club scene. Plenty of delicious dishes can be found there and at any of the many night restaurants in the city, from pulled pork, Philly sandwiches, craft beer, signature dishes such as Pershing Inn’s Chicken Sammich, and so many more. The food in El Paso is to die for, and it’s plentiful, so there;s no reason not to try as much as you can.