Asian Bars in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
Albuquerque - Downtown
Mon-Wed 4pm-midnight, Thu-Sun noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Wine • Cider • Live Music • DJ • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
This indoor-outdoor brewery is as cozy as it is fun. The bartenders are friendly and informative, and you’ll often find the owners working the taps with a smile. The identifying feature of the outdoor patio are metal towers stretching high above the building. Gaze up at them as you savor an American dark sour or Scarlet beh gose.
Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat-Sun: 11:30am-10pm Winter Hours: Sun-Mon Noon to 9:00 PM (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Catering • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Lounge
This Asian-American eatery has a reputation for retro Pacific Rim decor and the clink of drinks with little umbrellas in them. If you're in the mood for East-meets-West fare like lettuce wraps, orange peel beef or Tokyo crispy tofu, then load up the Prius and take a drive down Paseo del Norte. You’ll also find a large selection of fine loose teas and more liquor than you can shake a limbo stick at. Have a yen for wine? Here it comes in white, red and plum.
Albuquerque - Uptown
Sun-Thu: 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm (hours can change without notice)Happy Hour!: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
If you’re in the Uptown Mall and in need of a bite to eat, and perhaps an elephant safari, Elephant Bar might be your ticket. OK, so the elephants aren’t real, and you can’t ride on them, but the large dining room is full of carvings and sculptures of them, even more than palm trees. The food is Americanized Asian mishmash, with good salads and seafood. An organic green salad with walnuts and creamy gorgonzola is large, tasty and simple in a good way. The wood grilled trout with lobster sauce is pure joy to eat. Even better is the ahi tuna salad, available as both entrée and appetizer sized, which consists of slices of seared fish atop a pile of seaweed and salad greens, with pickled ginger, wasabi and green sesame seeds.