8 Best Beer Gardens in New Mexico!

A cold crisp sip of beer and a breath of fresh air. Does it get better? Beer gardens are a place for hanging out with friends and family, enjoying beer, playing games, and maybe digging into a nice meal, too. Discover places that meet those requirements and check out our favorite beer gardens in New Mexico!

Tall Pines Beer and Wine Garden, Ruidoso, NM

Make new friends sitting at the cozy outdoor patio and enjoy any one of two dozen craft beers, all from New Mexico. Two fire pits and four heated tables keep things warm in winter and misters bring the heat down in summer. Play some corn hole, enjoy the music, nibble on a cheese, fruit and nut platter, all the while hanging out with locals and visitors. It’s kid and pet-friendly. Bring your own food if you want more than a snack.

Marble Brewery, Albuquerque, NM

Grab a seat on one of two patios and enjoy a beer, live music and a little bit of grub at this brewery, one of the largest in the state. Bask in the beauty of the Sandia Mountains and glowing sunset on the upstairs deck. Downstairs patio is where the live music rocks. On any given evening, beers include a Pilsner, India Pale Ale or Oatmeal Stout. Supplement the small menu selection with fare from one of the nearby food trucks or bring some in.

Rowley Farmhouse Ales, Santa Fe, NM

This small independently-owned brewery has its finger on the pulse of the multitude of New Mexican beers made in the state and serves an extensive variety of them, in addition to their own hand-crafted beers. The covered patio has a friendly vibe and is a place to hang out with friends or make new ones. Plus it’s pet-friendly. Heaters make it cozy. The food menu covers everything from small plates to pub comfort food.

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Three Rivers Brewery Block, Farmington, NM

Gather ‘round the fire pit at either the restaurant or tap room patios—that’s where friendships are made, at least for the night over a beer and free popcorn. With 12 beers on tap at any given time and six flagship beers, it’s  likely you’ll find one you like. Live music, pool, darts, shuffleboard, video games and foosball all add to an evening of high-spirits.

Picacho Peak Brewing Company, Las Cruces, NM

The “Peak” claims to have the largest outdoor beer garden in the state, a hidden gem in town. The garden is a place to celebrate. Throw some horseshoes or play other lawn games, all the while rubbing elbows with your neighbor. You’ll find an ever-evolving list of hand-crafted ales, stouts, porters and IPAs. Appetizers, salads, burgers and pastas make this a spot to eat, drink and be merry. Plus it’s dog-friendly.

Truth or Consequences Brewing Co., Truth or Consequences, NM

Have the bartender pull you a pint and take it outside to the patio where the mood is casual and easy-going, full of hometown character. The beer can be as unexpected as the town. Porter, stout, ale and IPAs are on tap or available by the growler. Regular nights of live music, as well as open mic night for wannabe’s. Need to nosh … bring in some food, it’s ok.

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Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, Silver City, NM

This quirky town set against the backdrop of the Gila National Forest has quite a history, including a tie to Billy the Kid. This brewery takes the town’s history as seriously as they do beer. It’s housed in a 1940s warehouse, former home of the Silver City Liquor Co. The patio beer garden is a great place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. Comfortable couches and a fire pit keep things relaxed. Play some pool or darts while sipping on a Blonde, Amber or Pale ale brewed locally or from other breweries. Menu is extensive from appetizers to desserts.

Rio Bravo Brewing Company, Albuquerque, NM

The beer garden out back is large and welcoming, with a bandstand stage where live music is underway most weekend nights. Weekly karaoke and monthly corn hole tournaments raise everyone’s spirits. A wide-range of hand-crafted beers, as well as 32 tap handles make this a destination for those looking for an evening out. Food menu is short and sweet—appetizers to burgers.

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