I live in the bay area but I have an Arizona issued Identification card. I haven't been to Santa Fe in years and thought I'd go out with some friends for a drink. When I went to the Cowgirl, I was let in at the door, appropriately carded, and paid the cover. Inside I ordered a drink and was carded again, no problem, as I am of legal age, but shockingly enough I WAS THEN TURNED DOWN and accused of having a fake ID? I then suggested that they look it up, that it was a legit ID or to even scan it. The bartender, who then was apparently already intoxicated and belligerent, stated she couldn't, telling me to not have attitude, sure, whatever, I was just trying to get her to cooperate. I then left the bar and was confronted by another intoxicated waiter on the ersatz dancefloor where I was told to leave, unless I wanted to "hang out" but could not "sip off anybody's drink." Just then I turned to find some burly bouncer idiot in front of me. He started calling me "BABY GIRL" and then had enough nerve to falsely accuse me of having a fake handstamp, as if I took the time to get someone to transfer theirs to my hand. I don't think I would have even gone out of my way to do so to gain entrance to the Cowgirl even if I was underage, I mean, come on.
The bouncer then made a joke that if I "even graduated high school" I must have had a time machine. What a bunch of jerks. I never once raised my voice yet after I left, I was told that the manager, bouncer, and doorman called my friend and I "crazy bitches" outside on the patio. Way to be completely disrepectful, guys.
This place is only for compliant tourists, I guess. Ask around Santa Fe, the locals will tell you they aren't THAT into the Cowgirl. There is a lot of unnecessary attitude here. I've never in my life been accused of having a fake ID. I've never been called "baby girl" repeatedly by a bouncer. I've never had a bartender slur so meanly in my face. Also, I saw a cook picking his teeth with his hands.