Fodor's Expert Review Taos Mesa Brewing
It's worth the 15-minute drive northwest of Taos Plaza to reach this fabulously bizarre-looking pub and microbrewery near the airport, just a few miles east of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. In a high-ceilinged, eco-friendly building with soaring windows, sample exceptionally well-crafted Scottish Ale, Black Widow Porter, and Kolsch 45. Live music and entertainment is presented on indoor and outdoor stages—the latter has amazing mountain and mesa views. Tasty tapas and bar snacks are served, too. You can also sip the same beers and eat outstanding pizza at the Taos Mesa Brewing Tap Room, near the plaza, and there's another branch up at Taos Ski Valley.