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Critic Reviewed Albuquerque Bars

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Albuquerque - Downtown

Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar

510 Central Ave SE (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-0130
www.farinapizzeria.com
Mon: 11am-9pm Tues-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat: 5-10pm Sun: 5-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Pizza, Fine Dining

4.26 rating (35 votes)
Across Edith from the Artichoke Café, Farina’s proximity to some of the most established fine dining in Albuquerque isn't an accident. Farina is the punked-up younger sibling of jazzy Artichoke Café, and it brings a tantalizingly direct message to the neighborhood: pizza, beer and wine, and all of it damn good. There’s also meatballs al forno (plump orbs studded with pine nuts in an acidic-sweet balsamic glaze), a few gourmet salads and a mammoth (in size and flavor) calzone. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Ibiza at Hotel Andaluz

125 2nd St NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
505-242-9090
www.hotelandaluz.com/eat-dr...
Sun-Thu 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat 4pm-1am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late

2.8 rating (5 votes)
This rooftop bar, the flirty sister of the fancier (and pricier) Lucia, offers a breezy patio, a menu of small plates and specialty cocktails for the Los Angeles-inclined Downtown crowd. The food is hit or miss, but the house-created cocktails—like the spicy-yet-refreshing cucumber-jalapeño margarita—make it well worth a visit. (Alibi Staff, October 10, 2012)

Slate Street Café

515 Slate NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 243-2210
www.slatestreetcafe.com
Mon-Fri 7:30am-10pm Sat-Sun 9am-10pm Closed Sunday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner

3.83 rating (33 votes)
Modeled after a New York loft, Slate Street’s wine bar has an ultra-hip, modern, minimalist feel. This wine list is rhythmic, flowing and poetic, and it’s the most pleasurable to read and easiest to comprehend in Albuquerque. The wines are listed by style—“just a little sweet,” “ABC: Anything But Chardonnay” or “sexy, elegant, austere”—not varietal or region. Demystifying the label like this makes it easy for patrons to pair wine and food. The listings are simple, but not simplistic. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Far Northeast Heights

Jinja Bar & Bistro

8900 Holly NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 856-1413
jinjabistro.com
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm Sat-Sun: 11:30am-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Cuisine: Asian

3.38 rating (5 votes)
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, quaking 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. (Alibi Staff, October 10, 2012)

Pelican’s Restaurant

9800 Montgomery Blvd NE (Far Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 298-7678
www.pelicansabq.com
Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm Sun: 11am-10pm *Bar opens at 4pm every day (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Dinner

3.82 rating (21 votes)
Rough-hewn wood planks lead you into this nautically themed steak and seafood restaurant, which doesn’t start seating for dinner until 5 p.m. Luckily, happy hour begins at 4 p.m. Have a “Lady Godiva” hot cocktail and a baker's dozen of “topless” oysters in the bar while you wait. Then dive into creamy clam chowder, 10-ounce, butter-sweet Australian lobster tail and Ranchero center-cut top sirloin. There's plenty of key lime pie in the icebox and Phil Collins on the speakers.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Savoy Bar and Grill

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

3.36 rating (22 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—grouper in an almond-romesco sauce, seafood linguine, grilled peach and seared sea scallop salads, and the house charcuterie plate. For dessert, there’s praline-chocolate torte ($6), house-made blackberry-Chambord ice cream ($3.50), cheese plates and, of course, a glass of La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti ($5). Open ’til 10 p.m. weekdays, 11 p.m. weekends. (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)

4.68 rating (15 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 after—it 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 friendly—even to Brock Lesnar fans. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

The Fox and Hound

4301 The Lane at I-25 (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 344-9430
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

2 rating (1 vote)
At first glance, The Fox and Hound is your typical sports bar, hip-hop music blasting, TVs blaring, and pretty waitresses bustling. But one glance at the extensive menu is all it takes to clue you in that it is a fine restaurant as well. Unlike the usual fried piece of beer sponge that you get at most sports bars, the menu offers more elegant dishes like blackened mahi-mahi. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Sneakerz

4100 San Mateo Blvd NE (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 837-1708
www.sneakerzsportsbar.com
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am, Sun: 1pm-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
Nearby Theater: Movies 8 (See Film Times)

5 rating (1 vote)

Albuquerque - Nob Hill

Imbibe

3101 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-4200
www.imbibenobhill.com
Mon-Sat: 11am-1:30am Sun: noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late

3.25 rating (11 votes)
A bar you can smoke in! Imbibe is an über-trendy cigar lounge with backlit smoke-tendril art and contemporary seating. There are hordes of annoying knockoff-clad barflies as far as the eye can see, but the humidor is well-stocked and well-attended by knowledgeable staff, and there’s a rooftop deck (if you can make it up there; there’s always a line). Get there early for the best seats. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Nob Hill Bar and Grill

3128 Central Ave SE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 266-4455
www.upscalejoint.com
Tues-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-1:30am Sun: noon-9pm Closed Monday (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.7 rating (33 votes)
If you like your comfort food with a gourmet twist, it’s here. Nob Hill Bar and Grill boasts meatloaf (crowned with smoked bacon) and burgers (American kobe). Signature cocktails, a few vegetarian entrées, and a comfy but chic atmosphere make Nob Hill Bar and Grill a solid addition to the neighborhood. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 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 pleasant and less expensive than you’d think. It’s just as breezy and classy as ever in its high-ceilinged dining room, while the patio will have a nice, long season of pleasant weather. Now serving brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and there’s plenty of fresh-pressed espresso to sip with it. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

3009 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 254-ZINC (9462)
www.zincabq.com
Weekend Brunch Sat & Sun 11am-2:30pm Afternoon Intermezzo Mon-Sat 3pm-5pm Dinner Sun-Thur: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Cellar Bar Mon-Sat: 5pm-1am Sun: 5pm-11pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastBrunchLunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

4.33 rating (37 votes)
Best Wine Bar winners in 2008’s Best of Burque poll, Zinc is a delightfully renovated historic space in Nob Hill, reborn as an upscale restaurant serving elegant American food with noticeable French inspiration. Thirsty? Don't miss the mocha, with “Zinc” written in chocolate syrup, or the wonderful selection of wines by the glass. Downstairs, the wine bar attracts a younger crowd for drinks and music.

(Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - North Valley


5 rating (1 vote)
Vegetarians will want to skip this one. The Steer features an array of very meaty dishes, from a locally raised beef hamburger to fried pork belly niblets dipped in powdered sugar. Oh, there’s a meatless salad or two available, but choosing one in lieu of the beef is tantamount to eating one of the fake burgers at Thai Vegan: pointless and disappointing. So sharpen those canine teeth and dispel any preconceptions you may have about eating light before you head up here. (Alibi Staff, March 12, 2014)

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse

6855 Fourth Street NW (North Valley)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 341-0831
thehiddensteakhouse.com
Daily Reservations: 4:30-9:30pm Black Diamond Lounge: 4:30pm-close Cocktail Hours: Mon-Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm Fri-Sat 9pm-11pm Live music Wed through Sun. No cover. (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Movies West (See Film Times)

3.8 rating (20 votes)
Vernon’s is a swanky underground spot for good eats and high times, delivered speakeasy-style. The dining room is walled with lustrous, ebony-adobe, and the tables are clothed in crisp, black and white linens. By the glass or bottle, there’s plenty of quality hooch. The menu is classic steakhouse stuff, with beef tournedos in a silky demi-glace, fresh fish and a damn fine veal Oscar. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Old Town

Backstreet Grill

1919 Old Town (Old Town)
Albuquerque NM
505-842-5434
Sunday - Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am - 10pm (hours can change without notice)

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If you’re tired of the one-note mediocre New Mexican food that Old Town has become infamous for, look no further than this patio dining restaurant, pleasantly located beneath a spreading elm tree on the east side of Old Town. Fantastic hamburgers, Mexican pizzas and street tacos all await your jaded palate, and there’s plenty of local beer on tap to wash them down with. Finally, a new reason for locals to hit the plaza. (Alibi Staff, June 25, 2014)

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill

2031 Mountain Rd NW (Old Town)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 766-5100
seasonsabq.com
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner: Daily starting at 5 pm Rooftop Cantina: Mon-Thu 4pm-11pm Fri-Sat 4pm-11:45pm Sun 4pm-10:45pm Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4pm-6:30, 9pm-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

3.85 rating (20 votes)
Seasons’ rooftop patio is one of our favorite wine-drinking destinations, especially when it’s nice out. There are heaters up there for chilly nights, the courtyard fountain provides a calming gurgle, the view of the mountains is great, and the happy hour menu has outstanding dishes at more-than-reasonable prices. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - University

Maurya Cuisine of India

110 Yale SE (University)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 268-5327
rasoiabq.com
Mon-Sun: 11am-2:30pm, Sun-Thu: 5-9pm, Fri-Sat: 5-10pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.3 rating (20 votes)
Maurya’s decor is attention-grabbing—hot-orange walls, billowing curtains, shining silver mirrors, glittering tapestries and a gorgeous, bejeweled orb lamp in the middle of the dining room. And the food is equally resplendent. When vegetarians sleep, they’d do well to dream of sabz-e-bahar’s savory stewed vegetables in a spicy tomato-and-onion sauce, or the thick, creamy chana dal (lentil) soup, fragrant with fresh cilantro and ginger. Chicken makhani translates as “butter chicken,” and it lives up to the comparison. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Westside

Knuckleheads Bar & Grill

3230 Coors Blvd NW (Westside)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 839-8660
knuckleheadsbarandgrill.com
Sunday: 11:00-12:00am, Mon-Wed: 11:00am-11:00pm, Thurs-Sat: 11:00am-2:00am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Free Pool: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Happy Hour!: 3:00pm - 7:00pm

1.35 rating (17 votes)
This sports bar on Coors just north of I-40, has got your UFC fix on TV along with some satisfying bar food options. The rack of basted barbecue ribs are juicy, tender and fatty. A mesquite chicken sandwich, served on a ciabatta bun, is tasty. And the oven-roasted turkey club with poblano pepper and grilled onions is a winner. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

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