Susan's Fine Wine & Spirits

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1005 S Saint Francis Dr
Ste 105
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505-1723
United States

(505) 984-1582 | map

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Added by goochpunch on 07-17-2007

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Photo of cbcrunch
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of spoony
4.55/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

V-The store is located in a strip-mall not too far from the historic/touristy part of Santa Fe. It is a medium sized store with a wall of coolers storing most of the beer. A few spill overs are stored warm on shelves. I can't say that I noticed anything unusual about the felt like a good liquor store in an older commercial building. Lots of wine and spirits too. Nice lighting, I guess.

Q-The beer that I saw was nearly all fresh, as in IPAs bottled less than three days earlier and most of it was stored cold. The beers themselves were all pretty high-end stuff, including local beers, out-of-state craft, and imports. Well done.

Ser-The employees were friendly and offered some good advice to me and my group about local beers. I wasn't crazy about one of the beers they recommended, but they can't all be winners.

Sel-I was seriously impressed by the selection here. I have seen more beer at stores, but rarely have I seen such a high-quality selection. The imports were amazing (lots of Belgians, Germans, and a good number of Japanese offerings), and lots of good craft from the States. Susan's had a really solid line-up of local NM beers too.

O-One of the better stores I have found while traveling. If I lived here I would be a regular.

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Photo of braiden
4.73/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Very friendly and engaging staff. Beer selection and organization worlds better than any near by liquor store. Beer tastings on Saturdays! My favorite store thus far!

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

A great liquor store. Michael and Scott are two knowledgeable cats that I can always waste a half hour talking beer with. They're very responsive to my inquiries about certain beers, distribution, and new releases.

The selection here is always solid, pretty much very gem you can get in the state as per our distribution you'll find here, and the prices are perhaps the best of any store in New Mexico.

If I'm in Santa Fe, you can bet I'm ducking in here and spending some dough.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of pasatiempo83
5/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of chrunck
4.57/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Best bottle shop in Santa Fe. Most of their beer is in coolers, though they can sometimes get you room temperature ones if you ask, which can make a difference on some of the Belgian ales. They usually have a few bottles that I can't find in Albuquerque so I always stop by when I'm in town (for example they've had Brux in stock for the past year, which I could never get in Albuquerque).

They have a helpful staff that's willing to assist if needed but will leave you alone to browse if that's what you want.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.01/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

A nice atmosphere. A typical wine shop. All beers can be found in a cooler. No issues with bottled on dates. I was asked if I needed help, but did not need any. Folks seemed nice. A good selection, one of the best, if not the best, in Santa Fe. But not broad or deep. Prices are good and great if you come from a place like I do (Washington, DC).

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Photo of Buzz82
4.64/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Best place to find craft beers in Santa Fe. Good selection of regional beers. They also feature some collaboration beers and seasonal beers. They also sell bombers and single beers.

The staff is committed to providing Santa Fe with great choices in craft beers. I have found a lot of beers we do not get in North or South Carolina and Georgia.

This store is one of my "must stops" in Santa Fe. They have expanded the store and have a broader selection of beers to offer consumers.

Consumers are Otherwise known as beer advocates...

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Photo of JosephThompson
4/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Pretty good spot to check out if in Santa Fe. Fairly large space. Open. It's mostly win but they do have eight or nine coolers with some interesting beers, especially for someone from out of area.

Picked up some selections from Marble, Deschutes and Uinta varieties that aren't found too much in Jersey, and then some local stuff in Abbey Brewing and Santa Fe Brewing. They also had a good selection from Odell.

I went in the morning just after opening so it was pretty quiet but the guys in there were good with their help and always available if I had questions. Not truly sure of the options in this part of New Mexico but certainly Susan's seemed one that should on the list for a stop.

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Photo of calcio360jrd
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Susan's Fine Wine and Spirits in Santa Fe, NM is another great place to get some hard to find beers, especially in town! Went in last time with my uncle woody after we had been at Santa Fe Brewing Company to pick up some kickin chickin, the bourbon barrel aged barleywine that SFBC makes. Not only did i get a bunch of that, but they had a ton of good stuff, both domestic and import. Picked up a few things by brewdog, including paradox and tokyo, nogne 0, goose island, and some smaller colorado breweries i had never heard of before. The owner, at least i think she was, was very polite and answered my questions without having to go look things up in the back, always a good sign of a shop when the people that work there actually know what they are talking about. Will be going there again next time i'm back in NM!

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Photo of htomsirveaux
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%

Spent some money in here on 2 Feb 2011 while the kids waited in the car. They were asleep, so it wasn't a big deal.

Quite a nice selection of beers from New Mexico and beyond. Lots of Odell, Deschutes, Ska and Santa Fe. Also many imports that I have seen rarely, including Nogne O, JW Lees (damn did I pay $9 for 275 mL?!), Hitachino and Olfabrikken. Relative to Jubilation (where we stopped on 3 Feb), selection is slightly smaller and more exclusive, especially with the imports. Pricing where the selection overlaps is a bit better here. Friendly staff was willing to talk beer and help us bring our purchases to the car.

For what it's worth, the receipt lists the address as 1005 St. Francis Dr.

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Photo of smanders
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Located at the intersection of St. Francis and Cerrillos in Santa Fe, this shop has about everything one needs in order to become a beer aficionado. Local and semi-local (Colorado) brews are abundant as well as a great selection of Belgians and even a small sampling of Norwegians.

Prices, at least compared to Northern Virginia, are excellent. A bomber of Stone Ruination for $5.99? Unheard of!

Service is very helpful and polite, although I didn't get to test anyone's knowledge - I knew exactly what I wanted going into the store. There's plenty of free parking and beer tastings are on Saturdays, too.

I would definitely recommend a stop into Susan's for anyone visiting the Santa Fe area.

Thanks Susan's!

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Photo of goochpunch
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

This little place, which used to be Divine Liquors, may not have shelves and shelves of beers, but they do have a very solid selection. I'd say about 80% of the stuff sold here, I couldn't find in Texas. The micro section is mostly New Mexican and Coloradan beers with a good showing of Stone and Rogue products, to name a few. Nice Belgian selection (Cantillon and Boon among others) and a fantastic German selection (with the majority of the Germans NOT being from the typical German breweries such as Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, etc.). Decent prices. The guy at the front was helpful with questions I had, but wasn't all that well-informed. I can't complain, though. Great place, overall.

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Susan's Fine Wine & Spirits in Santa Fe, NM
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 17 ratings