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“Good for what ales you!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eske's Brew Pub

Eske's Brew Pub
116 Des Georges Ln, Taos, NM 87571-4112
575-758-1517
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Ranked #31 of 106 restaurants in Taos
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Benson
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good for what ales you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Really cool little place! The waitress was superb! She brought several samples of their brews. The husband didn't like the Green Chile Beer (the waitress said it's one of those love/hate beers), but he did love the Brown Ale. I was in the mood for a hot toddy after a long day of skiing, but only brews--dang. Asked for water and the waitress asked if I wanted hot water. That's a first as I've asked for hot water in the past and been looked at like I was strange. She offered it to me which either means I'm normal or this place is a little unusual. Eskes is unusual but in a good way. We had green chile stew and green chile burrito. Both were very good, but the burrito was the best. Mashed potatoes inside--yum! The burrito will feed two unless you're a big eater. It started to snow mid-meal which added to the pleasure. It's an old house that's been converted so looking out the windows felt like being at home. We'll definitely return.

Visited December 2012
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Poncha Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Quaint brewery, live music, perfect atmosphere with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This brewery was a welcome part of a spring break trip to Taos. We are beer snobs, and this brewery did not disappoint. We did the visitor thing and had the sample platter of beers. The most unique and intriguing was their green chili ale. Delicious with a hint of fire. The brewery is housed in an older building, with multiple small rooms, giving it a very friendly and homey feel. Service was great, live music was entertaining, food was delicious. We will return next time we are in Taos.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wall Township, New Jersey
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190 reviews 190 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“OND = one 'n done!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The menu is unusual and while the food is good, they need to revamp the menu. The beer was less than average. I wanted a pale ale, the tap was not working, later they brought a sample of the pale ale but it was not cold which was true with all the the beers, they were not cold.

The were rated the #1 brew pub in Taos, well they are the only brew pub in Taos, and they would not make my top 200 microbrew list, actually they would be left off any list.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Canmore, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“13 years since last visit and even better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

When we used to live in New Mexico over 13 years ago we used to stop in to Eskes after a hike to have a Fatty and a couple of beers and while vacationing here this time we were waiting o return. This afternoon after the prerequisite hike we stopped on for the 'usual' and it was honestly better than I remembered it. If you are visiting Taos and need that taste fix, this it, say hello to Wanda in the open kitchen and bring an appetite, thanks, great memory!

Visited November 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Wonderful Find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Arrived in Taos very hungry and looking for a nice place to have a late lunch. Eske's was a wonderful find, with a terrific staff and very good food. Two of our group had the Apricot Beer and raved about it. Highly recommend a stop here.

Visited October 2012
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