Where to Grab a Drink in Santa Fe This Summer

A craft beer flight at one of the top breweries in Santa Fe

Most of the time, visits to local breweries are adjunct to all your other vacation-related activities. Sometimes, though, the craft brew scene is so good that it’s worth planning an entire day around – or maybe just a few fun afternoons! That’s certainly the case when it comes to breweries in Santa Fe. Here, you’ll find breweries crafting brews that are innovative and delicious, much like what you’ll find at local restaurants. 

Not only are breweries in Santa Fe serving up delicious pints of beer, but they also happen to be a fantastic place to immerse yourself in the local vibe of Santa Fe. They offer a welcome place to cool off in the heat of the afternoon sun, craft beverage in hand, and many of them also work with the best local food trucks and local musicians to bring you an authentic slice of The City Different. If you want to explore the Southwest’s “Frontier of Beer,” you can start right next door to our Bed and Breakfast at The Brakeroom, a popular outpost of Santa Fe Brewing. 

Whether you spend your days hiking in the hills and mountains beyond downtown Santa Fe or working your way through the city’s vast network of galleries, shops, museums, and cultural sites, you’ll find no shortage of fantastic things to do in Santa Fe. Our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located near the city’s best attractions, giving you an easy place to rest, recharge, and explore at your leisure while also giving you the peace and quiet you crave during your vacation. 

Whether exploring new craft beer is central to your vacation or just an excellent addition to an action-packed itinerary, there’s no better place to stay in Santa Fe than El Farolito Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today!

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Woman Drinking A Beer At One Of The Best Breweries In Santa Fe

Visit Santa Fe Brewing Next Door

There are plenty of great reasons to stay at our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast, but our convenient location is undoubtedly among the top things our guests look for when booking their getaways. We’re within easy walking distance of the New Mexico State Capitol campus, as well as the Santa Fe Plaza and many of the city’s top galleries, shops, and boutiques. But there’s another thing that makes our location great, and that’s our neighbor! The Brakeroom, one of the locations of Santa Fe Brewing, is our immediate neighbor. Not only is it one of the best breweries in Santa Fe, but it offers our guests a fun place to relax and unwind after a day of exploration. 

Santa Fe Brewing is hailed as the “original” brewery in New Mexico. They brewed their first batch of Santa Fe Pale Ale in 1988 and have been one of the top-performing breweries in Santa Fe ever since. Today, Santa Fe Brewing’s primary location is a 13,000-square-foot site on New Mexico’s Turquoise Trail. Their second outpost didn’t come until 2016, but today, Santa Fe Brewing has six different locations, including our neighbor, The Brakeroom. As an added bonus, The Brakeroom location features Bang Bite, one of the best Santa Fe food trucks!

In addition to being a great place to grab a craft brew, Santa Fe Brewing also hosts events throughout the year. They also host a fabulous array of concerts at The Bridge. The Bridge is a multi-faceted event venue that features indoor and outdoor seating. The concerts run throughout the summer until the end of September.  

4 More Great Breweries in Santa Fe

If you love a great pint of craft beer, don’t miss a stop at at least one of the Santa Fe Brewing locations. They are just one of the many great breweries in Santa Fe worth visiting, though – and there are even more in Albuquerque if you’re headed that way. There are actually more than 80 breweries in New Mexico, many of which have won plenty of awards and national recognition for their innovative flavors. 

Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite breweries in Santa Fe to consider this summer. 

  1. If you love sour beers, then Rowley Farmhouse Ales is the place to go! It’s one of the newer breweries in Santa Fe, but it’s been earning plenty of recognition at regional beer competitions.
  2. Second Street Brewery is another staple brewery in town, and it’s also a great place to grab lunch. 
  3. You’ll find more than great beer at the Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery – they also have some fantastic spirits and cocktails! It’s one of our favorite breweries in Santa Fe and is only about ten minutes from downtown. It’s an excellent spot for live music, too.
  4. Taste something unique at the Chile Line Brewery, one of the most unique breweries in Santa Fe. Here, you’ll find a signature smoky note and other unique-to-Santa Fe flavors, like red and green chiles, infused into your beer. 
Friends Enjoying Wine At Top Santa Fe Wineries

Don’t Forget about Santa Fe Wineries!

Craft beer isn’t your scene? Don’t fret! Breweries in Santa Fe aren’t the only great choices for grabbing a drink. There are several great Santa Fe wineries, not to mention tons of fabulous bars on the famed Santa Fe Margarita Trail. It doesn’t matter what your drink preference is – you’ll find it here. Santa Fe is a fantastic city for lovers of food, wine, beer, and other craft beverages.

If you’re looking for fantastic wineries in Santa Fe, you don’t have to travel far. Most are found just north of the city, but there are some outstanding wine bars and tasting rooms in town, too. One of the top Santa Fe wineries is Gruet Winery, which has a tasting room within easy walking distance of our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast. Below, find a list of our favorite Santa Fe wineries and wine-tasting bars. 

  1. Gruet Winery has a tasting room in downtown Santa Fe and Albuquerque. It is best known for its sparkling wine, but it’s well worth your time to sample a few while you’re here. 
  2. Head just north of Santa Fe, and you’ll find Vivác Winery, another top-rated choice among Santa Fe wineries. Vivác Winery is the highest-rated producer of red wine among all New Mexico wineries. 
  3. While you’re in the area, stop in for a tasting at Black Mesa Winery. The wines made here are produced using only grapes grown in New Mexico. They also serve cider and beer, making it a perfect stop for groups with diverse tastes. 
  4. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit La Chiripada Winery, the oldest winery in New Mexico. They have some fantastic low-intervention wines, and they utilize a process that dates back to the Neolithic period. The result is unique and delicious. 

If you don’t want to leave downtown Santa Fe but still want to enjoy the tastes of the top Santa Fe wineries, here are some recommended wine bars: 

  1. Herve Wine Bar is near the Historic Santa Fe Plaza, within walking distance of our Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast. They have a superb selection of local wines and lovely small plates to share.
  2. TerraCotta Wine Bistro is an inviting wine bar and cafe near the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in downtown Santa Fe. 
  3. Arroyo Vino offers so much more than a fantastic dinner menu. They also have one of the best wine lists in town, including plenty of selections from the top wineries in Santa Fe. 
  4. Find some great local wines at La Casa Sena Wine Shop. They’ve curated an excellent wine selection and won Wine Spectator‘s “Best Award of Excellence.” 

From Breweries in Santa Fe to wineries, distilleries, and beyond, we hope you carve out some time this year to explore the best of Santa Fe – and when you do, make sure to include a stay at Santa Fe’s top place to stay. Book your room today! 

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