Brewery Bars in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
Albuquerque - Corrales
Sun-Thu 11am-11pm Fri-Sat 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Il Vicino’s thin-crusted, gourmet-topped pizzas are perennial favorites among Alibi readers, but the big salads are equally popular. Order at the register and a server brings the food to your table, making weekday lunches speedy. The open kitchen gives you something to stare at while you wait. Stop in for a quick lunch or a late afternoon microbrew on the patio.
Albuquerque - Downtown
215 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
Albuquerque NM 87102
Sun-Wed 4-10pm, Thu-Sat 4-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Located behind JC’s New York Pizza Department, this tap room has 28 revolving taps from New Mexico breweries, national breweries and beer brewed on site. The staff is always friendly and the relaxed atmosphere is sure to cure any post-work stress.
Sun-Mon 3-10pm,Tue-Thu 3pm-midnight, Fri 3pm-2am, Sat 1pm-2am (hours can change without notice)
Boese Brothers Brewing doesn’t use any tricks or gimmicks to get people to come to their location because they don’t have to—people know they consistently serve good craft beer at a reasonable price. If you’re in the Downtown area and don’t want to walk into a crowded night club or bar to get a drink, Boese Brothers’ is the best place to go. With this variety of quality brews, there is a beer for anyone. We recommend going on a Sunday night when there’s a comedy open mic.
Mon-Wed 4pm-midnight, Thu-Sun noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Wine • Cider • Live Music • DJ • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
This indoor-outdoor brewery is as cozy as it is fun. The bartenders are friendly and informative, and you’ll often find the owners working the taps with a smile. The identifying feature of the outdoor patio are metal towers stretching high above the building. Gaze up at them as you savor an American dark sour or Scarlet beh gose.
Sun 1-8pm Mon-Thu noon-10pm Fri-Sat noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Take Out / To-Go • Live Music • DJ
Cruise down Central to this Belgian-style brewery in the heart of Downtown. There’s plenty of room for everyone in the enormous space and plenty of beers to choose from. Try the Manikin small Scottish ale, Whistler blonde or Fiction IPA. Get yours by the glass, bottle, growler or keg.
Mon–Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10:30am (hours can change without notice)
After admiring the expanded interior and hip industrial-style lighting, have an award-winning beer or three and wobble on over to whatever food truck is there (which you can find on their website). While the trucks stay until about 10pm, Marble is open ‘til midnight every night except Sunday. Listen to some live bands on the community patio every Saturday night, or grab a growler, six-pack or keg to go if you want to avoid the loyal following this Albuquerque favorite has gathered.
Mon noon-10pm, Tue-Thu noon–11pm, Fri-Sat noon-1am, Sun 11am–10pm (hours can change without notice)
Craft Beer • Bar snacks • Growler refills • Live Music • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
Rio Bravo Brewing Company’s motto is, “Live bold!” So go courageously into that good brewery, and open yourself up to the possibilities of the Duke City pils, La Luz lager or a Level 3 IPA. Pair your brew with something fresh from one of the rotating food trucks that visit, and dance the night away to the slick tunes brought by live musicians.
Mon-Thur 3-11pm, Fri 3pm-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-10pm (hours can change without notice)
If you’re in need of a good conversation and a personalized sampling flight, Sidetrack is the best brewery to go to. The servers are personable and chatty, but if you’re feeling introspective or want a private conversation, take your drink and meal (the food is provided by local restaurants that they have on rotation) and head out to the gorgeous patio. The beer selection is always changing, so there’s always something new to try at this modern taproom.
Albuquerque - Fairgrounds
1100 San Mateo Blvd NE Ste 50 (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 8710210
Albuquerque NM 8710210
Everyone’s a little Irish at this friendly place! The whole joint smells wonderfully like hot cereal, and the brewery tanks are visible from the eating area. Try any of the friend taps with other local brews or taste one of Quarter Celtic’s standards like the Crimson Lass or Quarter porter. We especially recommend their perfect fish and chips paired with a pint o’ the Rye’t Side of Dublin. Sláinte!
Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights
Sun-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Catering • Wireless Internet
Il Vicino’s thin-crusted, gourmet-topped pizzas are perennial favorites among readers, but the house-brewed beers are equally popular. Order at the register and a server brings the food to your table, making weekday lunches speedy. The open kitchen gives you something to stare at while you wait. Stop in for a quick lunch or a late afternoon microbrew at one of the patio tables.
Albuquerque - I-25 Corridor
Sun-Mon noon-10pm, Tue-Wed noon-10:30pm, Thu noon-11:30pm, Fri-Sat noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
$ • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Growler refills • Take Out / To-Go • Pool Tables • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly • Lounge
Jeff Erway presents a variety of beer styles brewed right on the premises, one of which will almost certainly fulfill your specific craving. In addition to the cold taps, one or two of the beers are often available woody and cellar-temperature from the cask. As you sip, play a game of pool upstairs, scratch under your well-behaved pet’s collar and chat with the always-friendly fellow beer-lovers.
4730 Pan American Fwy NE Ste. D (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM 87109
Albuquerque NM 87109
Mon-Thu: 11am-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 11am-8:30pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Growler refills • Take Out / To-Go • Live Music • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-Friendly
Chow down on “New Mexican soul food” and wash it all down with American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup-winning brews. The Imperial cream ale is crisp and smooth, the milk stout is rich and creamy. Not a beer person? Go for Black Mesa wines or Santa Fe Cider Works hard ciders.
Albuquerque - Midtown
Sun-Thu: noon-10pm Fri-Sat: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Wine Bar • Craft Beer • Growler refills • Take Out / To-Go • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet • Dog-FriendlyCask Conditioned Ale: every Wednesday 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canteen Brewhouse picks up where the Il Vacino Vassar taproom left off. The canteen is spacious, and so is its shaded patio filled with picnic benches—a comfortable spot to enjoy the brew, regular live music and a casual menu. There’s no pizza here, but there are satisfying sandwiches. As always, the ingredients are top-notch, the microbrews are award-winning, and the home-brewed root beer float is a real treat.
Sun 1-8pm, Mon 11am-8pm, Tue 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
This locally-owned and family-operated brewery serves award-winning beer brewed by the co-owner and brewmaster, Mike Campbell. Fridays you can enjoy food trucks that come at 5pm and live music is played on Saturdays. Drafty Kilt gives back to the community by serving Happy Hour prices all day every day to teachers, police officers, first responders, active military and veterans. We like the Groundskeeper Willie cream ale.
Sun noon-6pm, Mon-Wed 3-9pm, Thu-Fri 3-11pm, Sat noon-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Aside from the obvious priority of providing a fine selection of local beers, the customer service is top-knotch. We prefer the malty, bready pale ale, the Horned Honey Pale. Make sure to keep up to date on their seasonal beers like the summer 2017 Sour Cherry Wit or Flanders red ale.
3600 Cutler Ave NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM 87110
Albuquerque NM 87110
Sun 11am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Santa Fe Brewing Co. has made its home at Green Jeans Farmery. You can stay and have a beer or two, or take a growler or six-pack to go. That yellow can with the zia symbol is iconic and eye-catching anywhere. With a choice of over 25 beers on tap and the option to bring food in from other establishments, it’s hard to leave this beautiful building.
Albuquerque - Nob Hill
Sun-Thu noon–11pm Fri-Sat 11am–midnight (hours can change without notice)
The 377 makes a point to honor the men and women who have served in America's armed forces and public safety, which is likely why they’ve set up near Kirtland Airforce Base. They offer a variety of house brews and aim to create new beers every season. We prefer their Mexican lager.
Mon and Tue 4pm-9pm Wed 12pm-9pm Thur-Sat 12pm-9:30pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Booze Served • Full Bar • Craft Beer • Wine • Take Out / To-Go • Wireless Internet
This small restaurant has a straightforward goal: to serve the best damn local-beef hamburgers and microbrewed beers around. With eight burgers to choose from—including the delectable Nawlins with bleu cheese—and 33 local beers on tap, the joint should be a beacon for anyone with a carnivorous appetite while a selection of meatless burgers and impressive salads should satisfy vegetarians.
Mon-Wed: 11am-11pm Thurs:11am-midnight Fri-Sat: 11am-1am Sun: 12pm-11pm (hours can change without notice)
$$ • Vegetarian Available • Gluten-free available • Booze Served • Craft Beer • Growler refills • Outdoor Patio • Wireless Internet
Bosque has expanded its robust brew selection to a taproom in the Nob Hill/University area. This location offers food and a sunny patio.
Mon: Closed Tues-Thurs: 2–10pm Fri-Sat: 12–10pm Sun: 12–9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
The latest edition to the craft beer scene in Albuquerque, High and Dry Brewing has only a handful of flagship beers on tap at the moment, but they’re all pretty tasty. The place is owned by the good folks at Humble Coffee, so you know it looks real cute inside—and you can get Humble Coffee there when you’ve had enough of the whole alcohol thing. The small patio is a great spot to soak up some Vitamin D and put away a couple pints. There’s usually a food truck or two parked there from the middle of the afternoon on, so come hungry.