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Bars in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico with Live Music

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Albuquerque

El Bruno's Restaurante Y Cantina

8806 4th Street
Albuquerque NM
505-897-0444
elbrunosabq.com
Monday-Wednesday 11 am -9 pm Thursday-Saturday 11 am-10 pm Sunday 9 am-9 pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchDinnerOpen Late

1.57 rating (14 votes)
New Mexican food in the Garduño’s veinplus burgers and boozein a bucolic valley setting. In fact, El Bruno’s does indeed occupy the site (and, one might assume, the demographic) of the former North Valley Garduño’s. (Alibi Staff, April 10, 2013)

Albuquerque - Downtown

Blackbird Buvette

509 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-0878
blackbirdbuvette.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-2am Sat: noon-2am Sun: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late

3.87 rating (44 votes)
The old home of Pearl's Dive has a new lease on life. Brainchild of local band The Dirty Novels, the Blackbird has been appropriately rock ’n’ rolled with excellent music, black-clad waitresses and a cool look. There are an impressive number of draft and bottled beers, and a few nice wines by the glass, which are fan-freaking-tastic on the back patio. By the way, "buvette" (boo-vet) is a loose French translation for "refreshment bar." Now you’re really in the know.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Burt's Tiki Lounge

313 Gold Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 247-2878
www.burtstikilounge.com
Mon-Sat 8pm-2am (hours can change without notice)

3.96 rating (13 votes)
Best of Burque 2009 (Best Dive Bar): Technically speaking, a dive bar indicates an establishment of ill repute. Furthermore, while we're being technical, Burt's Tiki Lounge is a tiki bar. In any case, however rough around the edges it may be, we think Burt's is one of the city's finest places to wet one's whistle, and so do you. Plus, the bartenders make an excellent Mai Tai. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

El Madrid

423 1st St SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
242-0829
12:00pm-8:00pm Mon-Thur, 12pm-1:30am Fri-Sat, 1pm-12am (hours can change without notice)

2.36 rating (11 votes)

El Rey Theater

624 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-2353
www.elreytheater.com
Hours vary according to shows (hours can change without notice)

3.14 rating (7 votes)

Best of Burque 2009 (Best Rock Bar): In Albuquerque there are a handful of rocking places to rock, but when it comes to really rocking out to some sweet rocking rock, be it shredding, noodling, head banging or self-conscious toe-tapping, the Launchpad is where the magic happens. And Burqueños seem to think so every single year. Long live Launchpad! (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

Marble Brewery

111 Marble NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-2739
www.marblebrewery.com
Mon-Sat 1pm-12pm Sun 1pm-10:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late

3.43 rating (21 votes)
Marble Brewery opened its doors in the spring of 2008, and since then it’s become a favorite haunt of Burque beer fans. Go in for a flight10 little glasses of every beer on tapand taste the meticulously brewed rainbow, each beer distinct and complex. Six-packs, bombers, growlers and kegs are good to go. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Sister

407 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
505-242-4900
sisterthebar.com
Mon-Sat 4 pm-2 am Sun 4 pm-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late

2.91 rating (11 votes)

Sunshine Theater

120 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 764-0249
during shows (hours can change without notice)

4.5 rating (5 votes)

Albuquerque - Fairgrounds

Caravan East

7605 Central Ave NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 265-7877
www.caravaneast.com
Tue 5pm-2am Fri-Sat 5pm-2am Sun 6pm-12am Closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
Happy Hour!: 4:30pm - 7:30pm

4.5 rating (2 votes)

The Cooperage

7220 Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-1657
www.cooperageabq.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: noon-10pm Sun: noon-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

2.83 rating (35 votes)
The Cooperage is old-school Albuquerque, right down to the dusty light fixtures. The barrel-shaped steakhouse has been a standby for 30 years thanks to its mile-long complimentary salad and soup bar, aged steaks (at a place like this, prime rib is king), and big dance floor that’s always packed on the weekends. Winners of Best Catering in 2007’s Best of Burque Poll. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

The Barley Room

5200 Eubank NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 332-0800
www.barleyroom.com/welcom.htm
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: High Ridge (See Film Times)

4.27 rating (24 votes)
The Barley Room is a watering hole in the far Northeast Heights that fills patrons up with live music, lots of libations and a surprisingly ample menu. Snack on bar-friendly fried things (say yes to the sweet potato fries!), or have a proper meal with burgers, salads, pasta, New Mexican dishes and a few grilled meat and fish entrées. There’s a palpable sports bar feel to the place, but a diverse clientele keeps this bar/grill comfortable for just about everyone. The kitchen stays open until midnight every night; go ahead and linger. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Gecko’s Bar and Tapas

5801 Academy NE (Northeast Heights) (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 821-8291
www.geckosbar.com
Mon-Fri 11:30-2 am Sat-Sun noon-2 am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.42 rating (12 votes)
Gecko’s has expanded with a popular Northeast Heights locationhoused in a building that looks like a jukebox, for some reason. Even though it’s clear across town, you’ll still probably bump into folks you know as you’re sipping a wicked Bloody Mary and enjoying tidbits from the affordably priced tapas menu. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Mykonos Café & Taverna

5900 Eubank Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 291-1116
www.mykonoscafeandtaverna-2...
Tues: 11am-9pm Wed-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 10:30 for brunch Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner

2.29 rating (20 votes)
This is Greek food that’s elegant, straightforward and absolutely delicious. White tile and recessed blue light create an island oasis that’s suggested rather than spelled out (no 8-foot murals here), and the service is friendly and attentive. The lentil soup is seasoned with just a whisper of aged balsamic vinegar, perfect with a toasty triangle of imported pita bread and a light Greek salad. Stop in for a snifter of ouzo and live jazz music on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - I-25 Corridor

Doc & Eddy's

6040 Brentwood Ln NE (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 884-2271
www.docneddys.com
Mon-Sat 11am- 2am Sun 11am-12am during football season. (Opens 11 am daily during the off-season.) (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

4.67 rating (16 votes)
Something that sets Doc & Eddy’s apart from other sports bars is that no cover charge is extracted on Ultimate Fighting Championship nights. What you will find are pool tables, waitresses who are not dressed like strippers (TDs is across the parking lot if that’s what you’re afterit also airs UFC) and a kitchen staff that takes its job seriously. The Lobo burger is a thing of beauty, with smoked bacon sparring nicely with cheese and green chile. The fries are skin-on, and the legit red chile is medium spiced with the occasional fleck of coriander. Maybe everyone doesn’t know your name, but it’s pleasant and friendlyeven to Brock Lesnar fans. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

Hooters Restaurant

4601 San Mateo Blvd NE (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 884-6600
www.hooters.com
Mon-Thurs-11-11, Fri-Sat-11-12, Sun 11-10 (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)
Cuisine: American
Happy Hour!: every weekday 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
: every weekday 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

5 rating (3 votes)

Nexus Brewery

4730 Pan American Fwy NE Suite D (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-4100
www.nexusbrewery.com
Sun- Thu 11:00 am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11: 00 am-11pm Kitchen hours: Closes at 9 p.m. Sun-Thu and 10 p.m. Fri-Sat (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

4.22 rating (10 votes)
The focus at Nexus is on balanced, drinkable beers that don’t smash customers in the mouth by a hop assault. That being said, Nexus beat out stalwart area breweries at the 2011 NM IPA Challenge. There are nine styles featured on tap, including standouts IPA, ESB, cream and Belgian white. The brewery is attracting quite a following, both for the beer and as a “New Mexican soul food” gastropub. The menu offers specialties of Southern-fried po’boys and the delicious marriage of chicken and waffles. It’s just the place to take your corn-bread-and-Frito-pie-craving friends while still getting your craft beer fix. And there’s live music, too. Nexus has bands booked several nights a week. (Alibi Staff, July 12, 2011)

Albuquerque - Midtown


3.89 rating (9 votes)
Sports-themed hotel bar with sandwiches, salads and pizza. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Monte Vista Fire Station

3205 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-2424
montevistafirestation.com
Dinner menu: Tue-Sat 5pm-11 pm Bar menu: Tue-Sat 3 pm-1am Sun noon-midnight Mon 2pm-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.14 rating (16 votes)
With sometimes too-loud live music and a party-hard crowd, it’s usually best to avoid this place on the weekends. But stop in for a late lunch or weeknight burger and a beer, and you’ll get a different experience. The beef here is grass-fed, New Mexico-grown, and steroid- and antibiotic-free, and the cooks at Monte Vista deserve praise for what they do with it. The freshly ground burgers are juicy and big, the steak frites hit the spot, and the beef skewers are tender and one of the best deals on cow in town. And if you do brave the weekend crowd, you’ll be rewarded by bowls of mussels served with your choice of several sauces, including coconut curry, Mexican and classic French. Served with a grilled baguette to soak up a small sea of broth, it’s a great way to fill a belly for $10. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-8781
www.scalonobhill.com
Sun 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–9pm Mon–Thu 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–10pm Fri–Sat 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.49 rating (52 votes)
The surprising thing about Scalo is that it’s simultaneously more fancy and less expensive than you’d think. It’s just as breezy and classy as ever in its high-ceilinged dining room. All of the bottles on the wine list are half-price on Monday nights, and there’s free, live music in the bar. Voted Best Italian for 2013. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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