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Draft Station

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2 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

60 E San Francisco St
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501-3114
United States

(505) 983-6443 | map

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 1
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3.79/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

V-The Draft Station is located on the Plaza in the old/touristy part of Santa Fe. The rooftop deck seats about 20 people and is great for people watching and catching views of the mountains. The inside has a odd, slightly dirty feel with a large lounge area that includes overstuffed chairs and a shuffleboard table opposite a small bar that seats maybe eight people. A strange mix of styles here.

Q-The beers are all New Mexico offerings, which means that some are pretty awesome, e.g., La Cumbre's Elevated IPA, and some are less than spectacular. I'm not positive, but I suspect that some beers may not see regular turnover in the kegs.

Ser-The waiter that I had on both of my visits was friendly enough, but a bit slow. He offered general advice about the beers on the menu but he did not seem all that interested in being there. The beers are all served in shaker pint glasses which may not be a huge deal for some, but is kind of annoying.

Sel-As noted, all of the draft offerings are local. I'm cool with that, but it does limit you a bit. I visited in June and the menu was heavy on the IPAs and lighter options like Kolsch style beers and pale ales-there was just one stout and a brown out of the 15 or so beers on offer. No sours or barrel aged monkey business.

F-The Draft Station is affiliated with a pizza restaurant that does a New Mexico take on pizza. It is nothing fancy, but for a relatively cheap meal in downtown Santa Fe that isn't a taco, the food is OK.

O-I like what this place is trying to do, but feel like the Draft Station could step up their game a notch or two. Still, this is a nice place to watch people on the Plaza and drink a beer or two, and if you want to sample a lot of local beers, a flight would be useful here.

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Draft Station in Santa Fe, NM
Place rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 2 ratings