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…