Nightly live music and some of the best margaritas in Taos draw folks to the small bar at the Taos Inn. The patio is a great spot to people-watch; if you're going to bump into someone you know in town, it'll be here. If you can get a waiter's attention, grab a "Cowboy Buddha" margarita (Herradura Silver tequila, Cointreau, and hand-squeezed lime juice) and enjoy music that ranges from folk to jazz and beyond. Performers play in the hotel lobby by the fireplace, leaving the patio free for hobnobbing.