Restaurants

Albuquerque Bars with Live Music

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Albuquerque - Downtown

Burt's Tiki Lounge

515 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 247-2878
www.burtstikilounge.com
Sun 7pm-midnight, Mon-Sat 8pm-2am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Open Late
Cuisine: Bar

4.13 rating (33 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, the new location for the old Albuquerque favorite is shiny, new and better than ever. The two-level bar not only is getting the best musical acts in the country, they remain showcasing the best local talent. Get whatever your mood requires: Chi Chi, Mai Tai or PBR, there’s no judgement here. (Alibi Staff, December 23, 2010)

Dialogue Brewing

1501 First St NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 585-1501
www.dialoguebrewing.com
Mon-Wed 4pm-midnight, Thu-Sun noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late

4.5 rating (2 votes)
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. (Alibi Staff, February 22, 2017)

Duel Taproom

606 Central Ave SW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 508-3330
duelbrewing.com
Sun 1-8pm Mon-Thu noon-10pm Fri-Sat noon-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4 rating (1 vote)
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. (Alibi Staff, February 3, 2017)

Launchpad

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

4.47 rating (17 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 noon–midnight, Sun noon–10:30am (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: DinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: Brewery

3.47 rating (114 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 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. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Rio Bravo Brewing Company

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

2.82 rating (11 votes)
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. (Alibi Staff, October 26, 2015)

Sister

407 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
505-242-4900
sisterthebar.com
Sun-Sat 11am-2pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late

3.69 rating (35 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. Make sure to try one of their fun and refreshing cocktails like the Ho Chi Minh coffee. (Alibi Staff, February 1, 2013)

Zullo’s Bistro

509 Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505)242-6909
https://www.zullosbistro.com
Tues 430PM-9PM, Wed-Thurs 11AM-130AM, Fri-Sat 11AM-130AM, Sun 430PM-1130PM (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Cuisine: Italian

4.27 rating (15 votes)
For your consideration: Zullo’s Bistro. Pop over to sip a glass of pinot noir and munch on a insalata caprese in their spacious back patio, complete with twinkle lights and overhead shades. (Alibi Staff, June 2, 2017)

Albuquerque - Fairgrounds

The Cooperage

7220 Lomas Blvd 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

3.31 rating (97 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
Mon-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: High Ridge (See Film Times)

4.35 rating (131 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

3.12 rating (77 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

2.27 rating (47 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 Blvd 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

3.17 rating (82 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

3.17 rating (65 votes)

Nexus Brewery

4730 Pan American Fwy NE Ste D (I-25 Corridor)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 242-4100
www.nexusbrewery.com
Mon-Thu: 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)
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. (Alibi Staff, July 12, 2011)

Albuquerque - Midtown


3.16 rating (49 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)

Drafty Kilt Brewing Company

4814 Hardware Dr NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 881-0234
draftykiltbrewingco.com
Sun 1-8pm, Mon 11am-8pm, Tue 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Cuisine: Brewery

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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. (Alibi Staff, February 22, 2017)

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)

3.1 rating (75 votes)
If often too-loud live music and a party-hard crowd is what you’re searching for, look no further. All the dude-bros from UNM will be happy to hang out with you and get rowdy. Pair your Long Island iced teas with daily specials like Monday $1 tacos. (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)

3.52 rating (102 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)

Two Fools Tavern

3211 Central Ave NE (Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 265-7447
www.2foolstavern.com
Sun-Thu: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am-midnight (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinnerOpen Late
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.53 rating (72 votes)
This British Isles-style pub is the brainchild of successful restaurateur Tom White (Scalo and Il Vicino). Highlights include buckets of beer, scads of Scotches, and Saturday and Sunday brunch with, of course, live Celtic music. They also serve a perfectly rationed hot toddy. Order one in the colder months and sip on it by the fireplace—you won’t be disappointed. Or go for a perfectly poured Guinness during the hotter months. They’ll even decorate the head with a nifty little shamrock! (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)