Santa Fe Region drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Santa Fe

Kakawa Chocolate House

Chocolate addicts simply can't miss this loving ode to the sacred bean. This isn't your mom's marshmallow-laden hot chocolate, though – these rich elixirs are based on historic recipes and divided into two categorie…
Top Choice Distillery in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Spirits

The local distillery's $10 tasting flight includes an impressive amount of liquor, including shots of Colkegan single malt, Wheeler's gin and Expedition vodka. Leather chairs and exposed rafters make the in-town tas…
Bar in Santa Fe


Everyone is welcome in this casual, rough-around-the-edges, cash-only joint, owned by the Klonis family since 1971 (ask owner-bartender Nick about his father's unusual fame). Drop in, put on some Patsy Cline and gra…
Pub in Santa Fe

Second Street Brewery

Both pubs run by Santa Fe's long-running brewery make good places for a pint after a long hike, serving their own handcrafted English-style beers plus a hearty selection of pub grub. Live music weekend nights. We pr…
Pub in Santa Fe

Fire & Hops

From baseball caps and beards to kale-pesto connoisseurs, this gastropub is often overflowing with an eclectic bunch filling up on green chile poutine and pork belly tacos, all washed down with a laudable selection …
Cafe in Santa Fe

Holy Spirit Espresso

With just enough room for a counter, an espresso machine and two or three customers, plus two tables somehow squeezed onto the sidewalk, there’s not really a lot to this tiny hole-in-the-wall cafe – but for a friend…
Cafe in Santa Fe


This spacious, relaxed indoor-outdoor cafe at the eastern end of Canyon Rd makes the perfect break while gallery hopping. One hundred and sixty teas from all over the world – with scones – plus a full menu (mains $1…
Brewery in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Brewing

New Mexico's oldest brewery is a bit of a haul, 13 miles southwest of town, but fans of Happy Camper IPA and Santa Fe Gold will want to make the trip for a tour (Saturdays at noon) or to sample limited small batches…
Wine Bar in Santa Fe

Gruet Tasting Room

The second-largest winery in New Mexico has a lovely bar in the Hotel St Francis, where you can sample five wines for $10. Wines are mostly sparkling and bottles sell at an excellent price.
Bar in Santa Fe

Rowley Farmhouse Ales

This one's for the beer geeks: it specializes primarily in sours – at least one of which is brewed on-site – and saisons (Belgian-style farmhouse ales), but with 20 brews on tap you'll be sure to find something to y…