It broke my heart to find out the Santa Fe Brewing Company Pub & Grill on NM 14 just south of Santa Fe has CLOSED!!
This was one of my favorite places to hang out, have a beer and see a live band (second only to the Troubadore in West Hollywood, CA)
I had been checking the Brew Co's website and had wondered why no bands were scheduled beyond February, or why I had not seen any shows listed on Pollstar.
Tonight I Googled it and came up with an older article from the Albuquerque Journal about it having financial problems and back rent.
They report it closed in December. Woe is me.
After a bitter cold winter I was SO looking forward to making it up the Turquoise Trail [back road to Santa Fe] and sitting on the patio having a beer and seeing a band. This really breaks my heart. The place, the crowd.... it was just one of the coolest, least pretentious places I have ever hung out at.
In memory, here are some video memories from shows I've been to there in the past.
Excuse me while I have a moment to myself and wallow....
^ Brett Dennen and Angus & Julia Stone ^
^ Yonder Mountain String Band ^
^ Drive By Truckers ^
I'm gonna miss you Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Albuquerque Journal article on the closing of the SFBrew Co: