"Mary's Bar" Cerrillos Things to Do Tip by toonsarah
Cerrillos Things to Do: 3 reviews and 7 photos
This bar was until fairly recently simply called Cerrillos Bar, but its name was changed to Mary’s Bar for the shooting of the film Vampires in 1998 and never changed back – Los Cerrillos is that sort of place, somehow. From the outside I assumed the building was no longer in use, it was that dilapidated. But as I stood there taking photos a couple arrived, walked up to the door and went in. So naturally I followed.
At first sight the interior looked almost as unused as the front had done, with a few almost empty shelves and a “just about to move out” appearance. But then I realised that there was a counter on the right with a few people sat up at it and a lady serving drinks. I would have liked to have stayed for a cold one but we had spent rather a long time chatting to the priest at the church and decided that we should perhaps head off for Santa Fe at this point. I read afterwards though that Mary, who has run the bar since the 1970s, usually has a tale or two to tell about serving drinks to the cast of the Young Guns films, so maybe we should have lingered.
Directions: On First Street - turn right as you arrive in the town - or better still, park up and wander around