The Venue

The skinny on local clubs

August 24, 2006|By MARC SHAPIRO

Santa Fe Cafe

This college bar doubles as a concert venue on weekends and some weeknights.

Where -- 4410 Knox Road, College Park

Call -- 301-779-1345

Web site --

Notable -- Nightly drink specials, with combinations like half-price drafts and $1.50 Bacardi drinks on Mondays and 25-cent wings, dollar Yuengling bottles and $1.50 rail drinks on Wednesdays. Located in the downtown College Park area, it is an easy walk to the University of Maryland campus.

Vibe -- Although it's a smoky, noisy place filled with college students, the stage is practically an arm's-length away, offering an up-close and personal concert environment.

Crowd -- It's nothing but college students.

What to wear -- Party or "out" clothes are fine, but don't overdress.

Music -- Mostly local music, although national acts have come through. Coming shows include Basshound, Fools and Horses, Josh Kelley and the Bridge.

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