It probably wasnít necessary to stop at both 2nd St locations in the same evening but most of the breweries in Santa Fe are right along Cerrillos Rd so it was a convenient stop on the way to Blue Corn for dinner. Also, I did find a tick there, which was their quad. If youíre not paying attention you might drive right by since itís a warehouse next to the train tracks and the parking lot is a narrow alley that surrounds the building. Once inside its more of a restaurant than the exterior would lead you to believe. Lots of tables and a large bar means lots of available seats. Nice place over all but just average beers.
Large one room place with a big semicircular bar. Decent range of beers on tap, including a 16th anniversary special. Beers were OK, but the food was above average. They had an anniversary dinner special also, with prime rib, good stuff.
I always come here with my sister who lives in SF, the food is always good and down home feel too it, not too foo foo for my blue collar background. Very laid back and the beers are smooth and taste good. Out of the searing hot touristy plaza its out of the way and quiet, worth the drive on the backstreets to go visit and relax.
Oakes (805) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 29, 2011
A biggish place, open but with a bar area at the back. Kind of insular, cause itís Santa Fe. The service is usually ok if you engage them. The beers are from the 1990s - not terribly exciting. But they seem to brew darker stuff pretty well, like the cream stout, the scotch ale and the smoked imperial porter. They rotate beers a lot and have three new seasonals each month, usually with a theme. The food isnít bad. The happy hour is solid, and is every single day from 4-6:30. There are often bands, but they are never loud. You can get here on the bike path that runs along the railway tracks, a big plus.
We are living a 10 min walk from here, or 3 minute bike ride so are turning it into our local. The location is very good--right on the main bike path in Santa Fe. Itís not necessarily a "where everybody knows your name" kind of place, and ppl can even seem a bit cold, but itís friendly enough. There is a fairly long bar. Some of the servers are a little clueless about the beers. The beers are good in general. Some are very good, like the imperial smoked porter. Iíd say their strong points are bitters, pale ales, and anything requiring solid malt character. Except the rauchbier, that one is disappointing. This location is very big, and often there are families there but not in a bad way. They accomodate live music often too. They have a large outdoor patio. Have never needed to eat here except some chips and salsa, seems a rather boring menu but Iím sure the food is fine.
Beer, as at the downtown location is stellar across the 8 taps, which makes the 8 taps plenty. This location seemed to have fewer interesting food items in my eyes, but now perusing the two online, they seem to simply be different, not necessarily more or less interesting, so make your own choice! Delicious of course either way. Probably nicer outdoor seating here, but I preferred the vibe of the service and the interior architectural concerns of the Railyard. Again, who really cares, both locations are great and thereís nothing to be disappointed about at either.
A nice, chill brewpub in Santa Fe. There is a fair amount of indoor seating, but everyone was sitting outside on the shaded patio on a Thursday afternoon/early evening. There was also a small band playing some country rock-ish type music as well. They had about 8 beers on tap, including 2 of their IPA series. I got a chicken caesar salad which was very good with tons of chicken in it. Great atmosphere here - if youíre looking for outdoor seating Iíd prefer this location over the Railyard (but for indoor seating Iíd pick the Railyard). Otherwise, everything else is pretty much the same between both sites- great food, great beer, good times.