Sleep Inn University
953 Sunland Park Dr.
El Paso, TX 79922
Phone: (915) 585-7577
Fax: (915) 585-7579
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.
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 chamber orchestra and choir holds a series of concerts from October through April.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
UTEP 's prolific Dinner Theatre has been churning out show after entertaining show since 1983, when a lowly undergraduate suggested that such a venue be a created. Now with well over 100 productions under his belt, director Greg Taylor has seen his suggestion become a delightful reality. The Dinner Theatre has done such plays as The Producers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita and many others. See website to see what's on currently.
UTEP's Studio Theatre is located on the first floor of the Fox Fine Arts Center. Referred to at times as Black Box, Studio Theatre hosts a number of events throughout the year, including concerts, plays and other performances. Phone or check website to see what's coming up.