Whole Foods Market - Cerrillos / Piñon Pub

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Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

753 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505-3029
United States

(505) 992-1700 | map

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Added by rhoadsrage on 05-25-2009

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place is a huge addition to Santa Fe's and New Mexico's beer drinking scene. Kind of sad that it takes Whole Foods to make a bad ass beer bar in New Mexico, but that's the reality.

The tap selection is massive and has a good local representation and then tons of national craft beer on top of that. There are a good number of bottled beers available too.

They have light snacks and occasionally will have some other food option available, but you can always pick up food from the hot bar or salad bar and eat here with a beer (or wine).

This Whole Foods to-go beer selection seems to have suffered since Piñon Pub opened up, but that's fine, as Susan's is close by if you need to beer shop. The allure here is grabbing a beer on tap with some good grub.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%

This whole Foods has a good size parking lot in a small strip mall and other than the stucco facade it looked like any other Whole Foods. I usually don't expect much from grocery store beer sections but typical Whole Food has some good session beers. The beer section is in the back by the cheese and wine and other refrigerated products. I was surprised to see an open cooler wall about 12 ft long full of beer and no American Light Lagers. There was a good mix of bombers, 750ml, and 12 oz bottles with many mainstream west coast craft beers like Stone and many mainstream European beers like Chimay and Samuel Smith. I was surprised that they didn't have any local beers in the mix except 6-packs from Marble Brewing, which makes a great IPA. I didn't see any limited edition beer or many seasonal either.

It was a nice little beer selection with a good choice for any mood just not the depth that some of the liquor stores down the street have. However, all the beer was in the cooler with no warm beer which was interesting. I picked up some beers to sip back at the hotel but nothing to pack in the suitcase to take home.

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Whole Foods Market - Cerrillos / Piñon Pub in Santa Fe, NM
4.07 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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