United States > New Mexico > Santa Fe
t0rin0 (1427) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 14, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited October 13, 2014.
Both locations offer a similar atmosphere, where itís quiet enough to talk to people yet itís dark enough that you donít have to be reminded that youíre drinking during daylight hours. Like the other location there is an irritating alley way to get into if you want to park. The building itself is nice looking.
They have eight taps which seem to rotate regularly. Most of the stuff looked like it would be year round but the wall next to the bathroom tells a different story. They have a sign for each beer theyíve had on tap and itís easily three dozen. During my visit they had two IPAs, a kolsch, a rauchbier, an Oktoberfest, an amber, a cream stout, and a mild. Not the most exciting lineup in the world but it seems to sell. As it turns out the second IPA was for the New Mexico IPA Challenge. Not sure thatís really fair, unless they have a rule that La Cumbre isnít allowed to enter.
The service was friendly and offered free tastes of several beers. They do individual tasters or they can give a splash of the beer for free. For things like the rauchbier and the amber I just went with a free taste, since those are inherently inferior styles. Prices were pretty good when you factor in the free tastes. I could see making this part of a pub crawl with Marble and all the stuff near the plaza.
deyholla (312) Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 11, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
A nice location in the Railyard with a large patio and a nice space inside. Our server was friendly and helpful and knew some things about the beer. There were 8 beers on tap and a sampler was available. Had a cheese and cold cut plate that left a little something to be desired. Prices were a bit high. A cool place overall.
DiarmaidBHK (736) Pennsylvania | September 21, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Located near an old railroad depot. Parking is not plentiful. I ended up with a spot a couple of blocks away. Interesting space though everything felt a bit cramped. They had 8 beers on tap which were solid but Not spectacular. You could say the same thing about the food. Decent local place but not really a destination.
miketd (125) Cleveland, Ohio | May 17, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Only thing that was bad here was the service - horrible, even on a slow day. The beer, ambiance/area, and food was good.
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | March 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Great location if youíre touring around near their location. Impressive space with a decent selection on tap. Definitely has potential.
Oakes (670) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 29, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I probably like the 2nd St location better than the Railyard, but they are similar. The bar area is smaller here, and the patio faces north so you donít get as much sun. I guess in July thatís a good thing, but in the autumn itís not as good. The beers are okay - same as the brewery location. The website is updated daily for the beer list, something all breweries should do. I really appreciate that from these guys. Service here is fine, the food is the same as the other location.
3fourths (1329) Boulder, Colorado | October 15, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
large interior. adjacent to the farmerís market. walkable from downtown area. decent beer but pretty much the same taps as the brewery location to the south. didnít eat.
Beershine (779) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 5, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This is in the Railyard district, which is Santa Feís attempt at urban. Not a bad job of it, considering the size of the town. On weekends is the best time to come down here, day or night, because of a festive atmosphere. From the brewpub patio you can watch all the action, and the people watching in Santa Fe is great--better than youíd think. There are live bands and DJs at the Railyard depot sometimes on the weekends, and of course farmers market on Sat makes this brewpub one of the better places to sit in warmer months when the patio is open and you can watch it all. I have to say, though, the kolsch was off at this location and I think the beers are overall better at flagship Second Street location.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 12, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
A cozy, cool brewpub in "downtown" Santa Fe (although it wasnít really what I would think of as downtown, it was right next to the railroad). A very open and inviting space with a fairly large bar and plenty of tables. In the month of July, they were priding themselves on their IPAs and 5 would be released that month - 2 were on when we were there which was awesome. The other beers I tried were outstanding as well and there were plenty more I would have liked to sample. The food menu looked great, very extensive, and not just your typical NM offerings. I got the chicken pot pie special (quite good, on the cheesy side) and side salad (very fresh and tasty). I canít wait to go back and try more of their food (and beers!) Other patrons seemed very interested in the beers and it was a kid-friendly place (if youíre into that). I thoroughly enjoyed my time here, canít wait to (hopefully) go back!
fredandboboflo (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 12, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Patio outside next to the quite well-kept tracks with a single-room interior with a square bar and tables dotting the relatively small floor. Wide open with large windows, wooden floor, my favorite brewpub set up. Not an endless list of beers on tap but well-rounded selection, currently with a month-long theme of IPAís, but nothing that dominates the whole list. Those IPAís are also mighty damn tasty to boot. Monday special chicken pot pie was decadent and delectable, as was the house-made blue cheese dressing, accompanied by fresh greens. Lots of local items on the menu always a plus as well; fresh, fresh, fresh. Beer is a touch expensive, $4.50/pint, though they were offering 20 oz. for $4.25, wasnít sure if this was an odd happy hour, or just some odd pricing, but I didnít care either way since everything else about the place was pure awesome.
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