Anyone that wants to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Albuquerque and Santa Fe has definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best liquor stores and wine shops in these towns will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Albuquerque and Santa Fe wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about wine, liquor, and beer in this part of the world.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Albuquerque & Santa Fe
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Albuquerque and Santa Fe:
- Total Wine & More at 6701 Uptown Blvd NE
- Jubilation Wine & Spirits at 3512 Lomas Blvd NE
- El Rey Liquors at 622 Central Ave SW
- Paradise Liquors at 6531 Paradise Blvd NW
- Susan’s Fine Wine & Spirits at 632 Agua Fria St, Santa Fe
- Cliff’s Packaged Liquor Store at 903 Old Pecos Tr, Santa Fe
- La Casa Sena Wine Shop at 125 E Palace Ave #10, Santa Fe
- Kelly’s Liquor Barn at 2885 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe
Total Wine & More is a liquor store offering fine wines, tastings, and classes that is open from 9am to 10pm Monday through Saturday and until 9pm every Sunday. Curated selections of liquors, wines, and beers with solid case discounts are available at Jubilation from 10am to 7pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 6pm every Sunday. Paradise Liquors is open from 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday, 10am to 9pm every Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 8pm every Sunday offering an extensive selection of local and national wines, beers, ports, sherries, mixers, bourbons, whiskeys, vodkas, tequilas, spirits, bitters, and much more.
More than 400 craft and imported beers, microbrews, wines, spirits, and plenty more are available at Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits from 10am to 7pm Monday through Saturday. For over 40 years Cliff’s Packaged Liquor Store has been selling flavored malt beverages, beers, wines, and spirits near you as well as snacks and hot tamales from 10am to 10pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 9pm every Sunday.
Over 2,000 fine wines from around the world as well as premium spirits and hand picked beers are offered at La Casa Sena from 11am to 5pm Monday through Thursday, 11am to 6pm every Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 5pm every Sunday. They have also received the Wine Spectator’s “Best Award of Excellence” for nearly two decades. Kelly’s Liquor Barn is open from 10am to 10pm on weekdays, 10am to 12am every Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 9pm every Sunday providing some of the most premium liquors in Santa Fe.
Breweries & Beer Bars In Your Area
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Rio Bravo Brewing at 1912 2nd St NW
- Hops Brewery at 7222 4th St NW
- Red Door Brewing at 509 Central Ave SW
- Alien Brewpub at 6601 Uptown Blvd NE
- Quarter Celtic Brewpub at 1100 San Mateo Blvd NE
- Second Street Brewery at 1607 Paseo De Peralta #10, Santa Fe
- Leaf & Hive Brew Lab at 1208 Mercantile Rd #A, Santa Fe
- Draft Station at 60 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe
- The Matador at 116 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe
24 tap handles, handmade root beers, cream sodas, and New Mexico wines are available at Rio Bravo Brewing every day from 11am to 10pm. You can order some of the best craft beers in your area at Bow and Arrow Brewing from 3pm to 9pm Monday through Wednesday, 1pm to 10pm every Thursday and Saturday, and 1pm to 8pm every Sunday.
Red Door excels at providing delicious beers, American malts, New Mexico spirits, wines, and non alcoholic beverages from 2pm to 11pm Monday through Thursday, 2pm to 1am every Friday and Saturday, and 12pm to 10pm every Sunday. Home brewed beer and pub food as well as international sports events on TV are offered at Alien Brewpub from 11am to 1am Monday through Thursday.
Quarter Celtic Brewpub has a patio where you can enjoy homestyle pub grub and international beers from 12pm to 8pm Monday through Thursday and until 9pm every Friday and Saturday. Beers, wines, and foods for dine in and take out are available at Second Street Brewery from 4pm to 10pm Monday through Friday, 12pm to 10pm every Saturday, and 12pm to 8pm every Sunday.
Local craft beers, pizzas, and other Italian dishes are served in a hip setting at Draft Station every day except Tuesday and Wednesday when they are closed. You can take your dogs to Fire and Hops where 11 draft craft beers, fine wines, artisanal ciders, and pub food are offered from 5pm to 9pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Wine Bars In Albuquerque & Santa Fe
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro at 3009 Central Ave NE
- Salt & Board at 115 Harvard Dr SE #9
- The Feel Good at 1720 Central Ave SW #a
- Farina Alto Pizzeria & Wine Bar at 10721 Montgomery Blvd
- NE MÁS Tapas y Vino at 125 2nd St NW
- Hervé Wine Bar at 139 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe
- TerraCotta Wine Bistro at 304 Johnson St, Santa Fe
- 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar at 315 Old Santa Fe Tr, Santa Fe
- La Boca at 72 W Marcy St, Santa Fe
Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro serves specialty cocktails, great spirits, fines wines, and Mexican flairs as well as decadent appetizers in an upscale setting at 4:30pm Monday through Saturday. There are charcuterie and cheese boards, gourmet toasts, pressed sandwiches, and salads as well as wines and craft beers at Salt and Board from 11am to 10pm Monday through Thursday and Sunday and until 11pm every Friday and Saturday.
The Feel Good provides sparkling, white, rose, and red wines in your area as well as cocktails and tasty food from 11am to 9pm Monday through Thursday and Sunday and until 10pm every Friday and Saturday. You can get home cured meats, beers, and wines at Farina Alto Pizzeria and Wine Bar from 11am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and Sunday and from 11am to 9pm every Friday and Saturday.
Hervé Wine Bar is a solid option for select and local craft wines, tapas, salads, paninis, and coffees from 2pm to 8pm every day except Monday and Tuesday when they are closed. You can also head to TerraCotta Wine Bistro for some of the best globally inspired foods, wines, and beers from 5pm to 8pm every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday and until 8:30pm every Friday and Saturday.
315 Restaurant and Wine Bar is a romantic French restaurant offering one of the most extensive wine lists near you and seasonal food from 4pm to 8pm Tuesday through Saturday. Since 2006 La Boca has been providing a large selection of carefully selected Mediterranean and South American wines as well as lunches and dinners from 11:30am to 9pm Wednesday through Sunday. They also offer happy hours and great live music.
Wineries & Vineyards Near You
While these wineries and vineyards may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Casa Rondeña Winery at 733 Chavez Rd
- Gruet Winery & Tasting Room at 8400 Pan American Fwy NE
- Noisy Water Winery at 301 Romero St NW
- Milagro Vineyards at 85 W Ella Dr
- Black Mesa Winery at 1502 NM-68
- Vivác Winery at 2075 NM-68
Since 1995 Casa Rondena Winery has been creating award winning wines, cheese plates, crackers, chocolates, and plenty more. They also have a gift shop, patio, and tasting room. Vintage white and red wines with sweet and dry options as well as library tastings are available at The Noisy Water Winery Friday through Sunday.
Milagro Vineyards produces old world style handcrafted wines in your area that are aged in fine French oak and offers cutting boards with an assortment of cheese, dried meats, and flatbread as well as tastings. Black Mesa Winery also provides tastings, ciders, beers, and much more in addition to being well known for their chocolate infused red wine called Black Beauty.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Albuquerque and Santa Fe can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- Elephant Bar Restaurant at 2240 Louisiana Blvd NE
- The Copper Lounge at 1504 Central Ave SE
- Gecko’s Nob Hill at 3500 Central Ave SE
- O’Niell’s at 4310 Central Ave SE
- The Dragon Room at 406 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe
- Santa Fe Capitol Grill at 3462 Zafarano Dr, Santa Fe
- Cowgirl at 319 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe
- Bourbon Grill at 104 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe
Elephant Bar offers made from scratch signature cocktails as well as some of the best happy hours near you on weekdays from 3pm to 6pm in addition to being well known for their traditional American fare and Pan Asian cuisine fusion. Inventive cocktails, cucumber mint drinks, and elevated pub plates as well as happy hours and karaoke are available at The Copper Lounge.
Gecko’s Nob Hill has been a cool hangout spot since 2006 providing signature food, beverages, and appetizers as well as live sports events on television including World Cup Soccer and Rugby matches. They also have local happy hours from 4pm to 7pm, karaoke on Tuesday nights, and a dog friendly patio.
Happy hours are offered from 3pm to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday at Savoy Bar and Grill as well as craft beers, creative cocktails, wines, delicious food, and much more. Quiz nights, live music, and some of the best ABQ happy hours are also available at O’Niell’s along with lunches, dinners, and appetizers with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options as well as beers and whiskeys.
The Dragon Room is one of the best well known spots offering happy hours from 4pm to 7pm. You can get draft beer, wine, signature drinks, and appetizer discounts every day from 3pm to 6pm at Santa Fe Capitol Grill.
American comfort food, live music, and happy hours from 3pm to 6pm are available every day at Cowgirl. Bourbon Grill has a large selection of some of the best bourbons, draft beers, house wines, signature cocktails, and appetizers as well as happy hours every day from 3pm to 6pm.
You can also read our:
- El Paso Local Alcohol Guide
- Tucson Local Alcohol Guide
- Phoenix Local Alcohol Guide
- San Antonio Local Alcohol Guide
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Albuquerque & Santa Fe
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.