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Second Street Brewery

Not Rated.
Second Street BrewerySecond Street Brewery

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 80
Beer Avg: 3.66
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1814 2nd St
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505-3848
United States
phone: (505) 982-3030

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Reviews by BlueHammer:
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4.7/5  rDev +16.6%

Blink and you'll miss this place! I passed it the first time, then drove around several times looking for a parking space. Know this, if you cross the railroad tracks you've gone too far. It's nestled away behind an equally unassuming coffee shop and bakery.

Go in and seat yourself. Soon after I did, the live music began, interesting and entertaining! I ordered a half plate of nachos (they mistakenly brought me a full, only charged me for half!), onion rings to die for, and a huge portabella mushroom sandwich (super for the vegetarian!).

The place had a no frills atmosphere I liked. It had indoor and outdoor seating. My waitress was very knowledgable about the brews, which were also phenomenal... She even pronounced the saison with a perfect Belgian accent! It was a bit hard to flag her down and there was a long wait between when she'd come by my table. However, once she did take my order, the food was delivered FAST! I'm impressed and will be back the next time I'm in Santa Fe on business!

BlueHammer, Jun 23, 2006
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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coombski, Mar 29, 2014
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kvnklingler, Feb 10, 2014
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Lagerquestrian, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of CBearNM
4.66/5  rDev +15.6%

(This review is for the Second Street location, they have another location in the Railyard area)

Beer is not one of the first things that come to mind when one thinks of Santa Fe, NM. But that is changing. There are several very good places to taste the local brews and Second Street is one of the best.

As a local brewery the selection varies with on a monthly basis. Once they run out, you have to wait for the next batch. The seasonal options range from good to excellent. I tend to like trying different styles as they come up, but the standbys of IPA and Kolsh are always welcomed and available.

The names of the beers that they have available are on hanging wooden signs, but to get more detailed information on them, check out the 'menu' on the table. The listings have the ingredients as well as the ABV ratings other data. (Note, they don't serve harder alcohol, only beer and as I recall, maybe a couple varieties of wine as well as soft drinks. Remember, this is a brewery.)

If in doubt, request a sampler of their current offerings. Well worth the small investment, but I rarely find one I don't like. The narrowing process is more to help me select the best choice.

The service is very good. If you have any problems, they work hard to correct them. Ernie Bob is a great asset to the staff. He makes you feel like you've known him forever by the time you leave. And by now, he will just bring me what he thinks I'll like best.

The food is good for the typical bar variety. The green chili cheese fries and fish & chips are two standbys. But the daily specials usually offer a great value that pleases.

All in all, one of my favorite places to meet up with friends after a tough day at work. Usually, on Thursdays - Saturdays, they feature local musical acts in the evening.

Whether you are a visitor to Santa Fe or a local, it's a great place to have a bite and taste some unique beer.

CBearNM, Jan 29, 2013
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Second Street Brewery in Santa Fe, NM
90 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.