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

Found 43 out of 136 Bars. (show all)
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Albuquerque - Downtown

Burt's Tiki Lounge

313 Gold Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 247-2878
www.burtstikilounge.com
Mon-Sat: 9pm-2am Sun: 8pm-12am (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Bar

4.05 rating (21 votes)
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. Plus, the bartenders make an excellent Mai Tai. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

El Madrid

423 1st St SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
242-0829
12:00pm-8:00pm Mon-Thur, 12pm-1:30am Fri-Sat, 1pm-12am (hours can change without notice)

2.31 rating (16 votes)
Put on your cowboy hat and make sure to bring cash (bar does not accept credit cards.) (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

El Rey Theater

624 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 242-2353
www.elreytheater.com
Hours vary according to shows (hours can change without notice)

3.25 rating (12 votes)

Launchpad

618 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 764-8887
www.launchpadrocks.com
4pm-2am (hours can change without notice)

4.47 rating (14 votes)
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. Grab a cocktail or a beer from the bar, head upstairs and enjoy the show. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

Marble Brewery

111 Marble Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 243-2739
www.marblebrewery.com
Mon-Sat 1pm-12pm Sun 1pm-10:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late

3.46 rating (107 votes)
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 till about 10, Marble is open ‘til midnight every night except Sunday. Listen to some live bands 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. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Rio Bravo Brewing Company

1912 2nd St NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
505-900-3909
www.riobravobrewing.com
Mon-Thu: 12pm – 10pm Fri-Sat: 12pm - 11pm Sun: 12pm – 9pm (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Brewery

2 rating (1 vote)

Sister

407 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
505-242-4900
sisterthebar.com
Mon-Sat 4 pm-2 am Sun 4 pm-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
Cuisine: Bar

3.48 rating (23 votes)
The cavernous, ground-floor counterpart to Anodyne, Sister is a space tailor-made for happenings. This is a perfect spot for enjoying a quiet dip into the vast draft beer selection with your comrades after work or boogying to the multitude of live bands that occupy its stage nearly every night. Foodies must try the Kimchi fries and the divine brisket tacos. (Alibi Staff, February 1, 2013)

Sunshine Theater

120 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102-3409
(505) 764-0249
during shows (hours can change without notice)

4.5 rating (10 votes)

Albuquerque - Fairgrounds

Caravan East

7605 Central Ave NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87108
(505) 265-7877
www.caravaneast.com
Tue 5pm-2am Fri-Sat 5pm-2am Closed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
Cuisine: Bar
Happy Hour!: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

3.93 rating (15 votes)

The Cooperage

7220 Lomas NE (Fairgrounds)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 255-1657
www.cooperageabq.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm Sat: noon-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm Sun: noon-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.3 rating (92 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 a big dance floor that’s always packed on the weekends. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

The Barley Room

5200 Eubank Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87111
(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)

4.34 rating (129 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 & Tapas

5801 Academy Rd NE (Northeast Heights) (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 821-8291
www.geckosbar.com
Sun-Thrs: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am- midnight Bar hours: Mon-Sun: 11am- midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.15 rating (75 votes)
Gecko’s expanded with a popular Northeast Heights location that’s housed 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 87111
(505) 291-1116
www.mykonoscafeandtaverna-2…
Sun-Thu: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner

2.29 rating (43 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. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Savoy Wine Bar & Grill

10601 Montgomery NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87111
(505) 294-9463
savoyabq.com
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2pm Dinner: Sun-Sat 5-10pm Happy Hour: Sun-Sat 3-6pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.2 rating (81 votes)
Wine flights are the best way to try different selections without going broke, and Savoy has some interesting choices. They pair perfectly with the restaurant’s stunning interiors and lovely New American dishes—stovetop clam bake, grilled peach salad and the house charcuterie plate. For dessert, there’s praline-chocolate torte, house-made blackberry-Chambord ice cream, cheese plates and, of course, a glass of La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - I-25 Corridor

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

3.14 rating (64 votes)

Krypton Blue

6040 Brentwood Ln NE (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 884-2271
krypton-blue.com
Mon-Fri: 2pm-midnight Sat: 11:30am-1am Sun: 11:30am-10:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

4.09 rating (86 votes)
Formerly Doc & Eddy’s, Krypton Blue is new, clean and ready for action. While the service staff isn’t the best in Albuquerque—double check that they’ve applied happy hour and other special pricing—they make a mean cocktail. Our favorite is the Lush which contains Hendrick's gin, fresh lime juice, cucumber slice, light lavender syrup and St. Germaine. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

Nexus Brewery

4730 Pan American Fwy NE Suite D (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 242-4100
www.nexusbrewery.com
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9:30pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 11am-8:30pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

4.08 rating (103 votes)
This brewery has quite a following, both for the beer and as a “New Mexican soul food” gastropub. The menu offers specialties of New Orleans style gumbo 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. (Alibi Staff, July 12, 2011)

Albuquerque - Midtown


3.15 rating (47 votes)
Wrung out from playing with the kiddos at the water park in Hotel Cascada? Head over to Altitude, a sports-themed hotel bar with sandwiches, salads and pizza. If lots of TVs with sports are what you’re looking for, this is the place. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Monte Vista Fire Station

3201 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 255-2424
montevistafirestation.com
Mon-Fri: 3pm-2am Sat: 11am-2am Sun: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.09 rating (74 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 chile cheese fries hit the spot, and the beef skewers are tender and one of the best deals on cow in town. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

Scalo Northern Italian Grill

3500 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 255-8781
www.scalonobhill.com
Sun: 11am–2:30pm & 5pm–9pm Mon–Tues: 11:30am–2:30pm & 5pm–9pm Wed–Fri: 11:30am–2:30pm & 5pm–10pm Sat: 11am-2:30pm & 5pm-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.51 rating (98 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. Try their Bloody Mary bar on the weekends, or their Sunday brunch. There’s plenty of fresh-pressed espresso to sip with it. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

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