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“Good beer and food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of High Desert Brewing Co

High Desert Brewing Co
1201 W Hadley Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005-2422
575-525-6752
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Ranked #29 of 326 Restaurants in Las Cruces
Cuisines: American, Armenian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
maine
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“Good beer and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

This is a nice local brewpub. I had the fresh hop IPA and it was very good, and priced well. The food is good pub grub and priced very reasonably as well. Las Cruces is lucky to have a nice, friendly brewpub, that is pet friendly as well.

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El Paso, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great Pub 'n Grub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

High Desert Brewing Co. has been around some 17 years, and has a loyal group of local fans. It's nestled in an industrial area away from the mall crowds. A small front covered patio welcomes folks with dogs and friendly chat makes you feel at home. If the temperature is a bit high, inside it's nice and cool in the summer. The beer menu is extensive (27), but they brew up a limited number for their taps, and also allows for a varied and changing brew selection. We visited on Labor Day, and enjoyed their Oktoberfest, which was slightly spicy and aromatic and very smooth. I also tried the Porter, which was dark and toasty, and would be great for after your meal. They offer IPA's, specialty brews and wheat varieties. And don't overlook their hand-crafted Root Beer if you're the designated driver or "teetotaler".

The "Pub grub" food menu is varied and interesting. They have a nice burger selection and great appetizer munchies featuring local spicy chili. The sandwiches are really special. The wife enjoyed a wonderful Turkey and Avocado sandwich, and I enjoyed the Ruben with a great crunch of Sauerkraut. They also have Quesadillas and luscious chicken sandwiches.

They do feature live entertainment on Thursdays and Saturdays (8pm - 11pm) with a nice rotating list of performers from around the country.

Fun and friendly staff, great beer and wonderful food - what's not to like? A must try if you favor hand-crafted beer.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We sampled and shared about 3 of their micro beers - Amber, Brown, & Imp Stout, and nachos; beers about average good not too hoppy; nachos - a small order but it was so big!! (and real white cheese) - we had to leave some

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great Beer good Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We looked up High Desert Brewery because we like to sample the local microbreweries of the places we travel to. We arrived there at almost 10pm on Thursday and the place was in full swing. Live music inside – fiddlers’ ensemble-, friendly and helpful staff, nice inviting atmosphere. Smoking is allowed only in the outside patio. Selections of fresh brews are offered on a rotation basis. We really enjoyed the down to earth local community atmosphere and the beers.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“One of the friendliest places in LC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Nice staff, dog friendly patio, good beer.
A place where you always feel welcom!

Visited May 2012
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