Desperate for a good drink? Thirsty guests can rejoice in our guide to Santa Fe’s top drinking spots — curated based on staff favorites and recommendations from none other than our very own Innkeepers here at Inn of the Turquoise Bear! You’ve come to the right place for a list of breweries, bars, tasting rooms, pubs, and lounges in the Santa Fe area. Read on to find out details on how you can get to local hot spots from our Inn, what drinks we love the most and all of the delicious food you can pair it with while you’re there!
Dubbed The Brakeroom, Santa Fe’s largest brewer and newest Tap Room is an easy 10-minute walk from the Inn! And here at Inn of the Turquoise Bear, we’re fans of their Nut Brown Ale, Freestyle Pilsner and their seasonal Adobe Igloo and Oktoberfest. For something a little different, you can sample their Los Innovadores barrel aged sours.
Located in the Railyard District, just a 10-minute walk from Santa Fe Brewing Co. This spot is home to our favorite beers in town! So much so that it’s actually a weekly ritual for Innkeeper Dan and his partner David. It’s a great place to grab something to eat or small plates to prepare for your pub crawl. With fantastic self-brewed brews and food, and the beers on tap always changing, we trust that you’ll love it here as much as we do! We highly recommend the Boneshaker or Rod’s Best Bitter, 2920 IPA, and Salvation Stout. And don’t leave without tasting their Brewpub Nachos, The Original Alien Burger, Smoke Portabella Wrap or Green Chile Mac & Cheese… or simply get their fries! You won’t regret it.
Or perhaps desert spirits are more your thing? Just 5 minutes from Second Street Brewery, you can enjoy some of the most unusual yet pleasant premium desert spirits we’ve ever tasted. Dan loves the Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey while Alex digs the Expedition Vodka. Their tasting room on Read Street is just a 10-minute walk from the Inn. Tasty, fun and educational!
With live music often on the menu, you can’t go wrong at this amazing wine bar. A 9-minute walk from Santa Fe Spirits will bring you here, which is just a block of Santa Fe’s historic Plaza. Featuring New Mexico’s St. Clair Winery, be sure to stop by to see it even if you’re not into wine. If you are into wine, we recommend sipping on a glass one of their D.H. Lescombes wines. But first, order their Tuna Tartare, Nicoise Salad, or if you have a sweet tooth, one of their decadent desserts!
Yet another one of our favorites, just 3 blocks from the Hervé Wine Bar! Fire & Hops is the creation of two of our favorite young Santa Fe Chef’s, Joel Coleman and Josh Johns. With nothing short of exceptional dining and delicious brew in a casual setting, it’s a nice spot to grab small plates and enjoy a beer while dining. They change their menu often so we’re hesitant to suggest anything specific, but get the pickle plate and count yourself lucky if they’re serving their Pork Spare Ribs with Gochujang BBQ or Ceviche. Chef Coleman makes his own ice cream and our favorites are Green Chile, of course, and Chocolate Sea Salt. While they don’t brew their own beer, they primarily feature New Mexico brews.
On your way back to the Inn, stop about midway at Santa Fe’s famous Dragon Room Lounge. Always filled with a fun crowd, this funky watering hole has been a local favorite for generations and is only a 10-minute walk to the Inn. With a kiva fireplace and one of the best patios in town, it’s a comfortable setting in all seasons. So no matter what month you choose to stay with us, you can soak up the true Santa Fe atmosphere, enjoy a strong drink and bowl of green chile stew. Yum!
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After a fun night out on the town, you can take comfort in knowing that you’ll have a comfortable room waiting for you. Lay your head down on your choice of a king or queen bed made up with luxury linens for a good night’s rest! Your new home away from home comes fully equipped with only the most thoughtful of amenities and top-notch service. Plus, we’ll have a multi-course gourmet breakfast ready in the mornings and afternoon tea – all included in your room rate!